John Quincy: An Address to honor Colonel John Quincy of Mount Wollaston, inscribed by Charles F. Adams, the grandson of John Quincy Adams.
Octavo, 84pp. Beige paper boards over brown cloth, title printed on label affixed to front cover. Rubbing to boards, some wear to tips. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. Obituary for Charles F. Adams affixed to front pastedown endpaper, resulting in toning to opposite page. Complete with numerous photographs, all with tissue cover. Signed on the front free endpaper: “Dr. Edmund Jennings Lee, With high regards of Charles F. Adams / Washington D.C. 12 II, 1910.” Dr. Edmund Jennings Lee (1853-1922) was a cousin of General Robert E. Lee and a great-grandson of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (1835-1915) was the great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson of President John Quincy Adams. He fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War, serving with distinction at Gettysburg. By the end of the war, he was promoted to the rank of colonel, and in 1866, he was awarded the rank of brevet brigadier general. Adams would later serve as the President of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1884-1890, after which he would become a prominent American historian.