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2151[February 1782] (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Went to the shops, and bought some things A.M. P.M Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to the German play, I stay’d at home. Artaud’s identity is uncertain, but in a Diary entry written seventeen years later, JQA provides a fuller account of his relationship with this man. “The Chevalier de Villenotte, told me,” JQA wrote, “he had seen me at Artaud’s at Petersburg in the year...
2152N.(1782)S. February 1st. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day.
21532d Saturday. (Adams Papers)
Went to the shops, and bought some things A.M. P.M Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to the German play, I stay’d at home. Artaud’s identity is uncertain, but in a Diary entry written seventeen years later, JQA provides a fuller account of his relationship with this man. “The Chevalier de Villenotte, told me,” JQA wrote, “he had seen me at Artaud’s at Petersburg in the year 1782. I had altogether...
21543d. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Thermometer in the morning at 15 degrees cold. Fine weather. I went to take a walk with Mr. Peyron the Swedish Consul, and Mr. Montréal. Went into the house where Peter the great resided; it is of wood painted in imitation of brick and is but one Story high, and has four very small rooms in it. There is a Porch since put round it to sustain it, and under the Porch is kept a barge of Peter the...
21554th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Very unwell all day, but went notwithstanding that to the English Library and took out the 3d. and 4th. Volume’s of Humes history, and begun the third, but read but a few pages.
21565th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. Fine weather. The Thermometer at night was. 15 degrees below.0. which is the degree of freezing. On the 20th. of December last and on the 25th. of the same month our Thermometer was at 25. below 0. and at that of the academy it was at 28, which is colder than it has been here since the year 1776. In 1759 it was as low as 33. The...
21576th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Staid at Home all day. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff the banker’s. Member of Strahlborn and Wolff, St. Petersburg bankers, who handled financial matters for Dana in the Russian capital (Dana to Benjamin Franklin, 29 April/[10 May] 1782, and to Robert Morris, 21 Oct./[1 Nov.] 1782, both LbC , MHi :Dana Papers).
21587th. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. D. very unwell all day. Mr. Artaud dined out. Finished the 3d. Volume of Hume’s history. 472 pages.
21598th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
Thermometer at 18 below.0. in the morning. Mr. D. Continues unwell. Stay’d at home all day as well as, Yesterday. Begun Hume’s 4th. Volume, Mr. Montréal came to pay us a visit in the forenoon.
21609th. (Adams Papers)
Staid at Home all day.
216110th. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Finished Hume’s 4th Volume. 480 pages. Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. Peyron Mr. Montreal and Mr. Abraham came to pay us a visit.
216211th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Peyron, Mr. Montréal and several other gentlemen dined with us. I went to the English Library and took out the 5th. and 6th. Volumes of Hume’s history of England, begun the fifth but read but 3 or 4 pages; went in the evening to the concert got home at about 9. o’clock.
216312th. (Adams Papers)
Thermometer in the morning at 22 ½ degrees below.0. Stay’d at Home all day.
216413th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Thermometer in the morning at 25 degrees below 0. Went in the forenoon to Mr. Rimbert’s. In the afternoon, I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops, and bought some things. Thermometer at night at 26 ½ degrees. below.0. Fine clear weather all day.
216514th. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Artaud dined out. Stay’d at home all day.
216615th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
Fine weather all day. Thermometer at 28 degrees below.0. At the Academy it was 30. Finished the 5th. Volume of Hume’s history of England 577. pages, and begun the 6th.
216716th. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
Thermometer in the morning at home 29 academy 32 degrees below 0. Stay’d at home all day.
216817th. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Montréal came in the forenoon to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went out for the first time since his sickness. Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit in the afternoon.
216918th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Finished the 6th. Volume of Hume’s history. 480 pages. Went to the English Library and took out the 7th. and 8th. volumes of Hume’s history. Begun the 7th. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops.
217019th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Went to two booksellers shops in the forenoon for some books. Mr. Artaud dined out. Fine clear weather all day. None of JQA ’s extant books is inscribed with this date, though he may be referring to at least one book, Peter Rondeau [i.e., Johann Theodor Jablonsky], Nouveau dictionnaire françois—allemand, Basel, 1739, which he records as having bought on 18 Feb. ( Catalogue of JQA’s Books...
217120th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to a booksellers and bought Cicero’s catilinaries French and Latin, and to the academy to get an almanack. In the evening Mr. Rimbert came to pay Mr. D. a visit. This is undoubtedly Phillippiques de Demosthene, et Catilinaires de Ciceron . . ., transl. Pierre Joseph Thoulier, l’Abbé d’Olivet, Paris,...
217221st. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to the Hotel of the Marquis de Verac, the French minister here. Mr. Artaud dined out. In the afternoon Mr. D. went to take a ride. Finished the 7th. Volume of Hume’s history of England. 526. pages. Cloudy weather in the morning, but in the afternoon it cleared up. Charles Olivier de Saint Georges, Marquis de Vérac , formerly French minister to Denmark,...
217322d. Friday. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Begun The 8th. Volume of Hume’s history of England. Mr. D. wrote a letter to Holland. In the after­ noon he went to Mr. Wolff’s. Cloudy in the morning, but clear’d up in the afternoon. Undoubtedly Dana to JA , 21 Feb. , the only letter written to Holland at this time in Dana’s letterbooks; the letter was sent by post on 22 Feb. ( Adams Papers ; MHi :Dana Papers).
217423d. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
Finished translating the first Oration of Cicero against Catilina, and began the second. In the forenoon Mr. D. went out to take a walk. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather. M/JQA/45, Adams Papers, Microfilms , Reel No. 240. See entry for 30 Jan., note 2 (above).
217524th Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Finished the 8th. and last volume of Hume’s history of England 327. pages. Mr. D. went to Mr Wolff’s in the forenoon, and dined at Mr. Rimberts. Mr. Artaud dined out also. Mr. D. receiv’d a letter from England in the afternoon. Cloudy weather. Stay’d at Home all day.
217625th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Went in the morning to the English Library and took out the three first volumes of Mrs. Macauley’s History of England begun the first. Went to the Hotel of the French Minister. Went to the shops with Mr. Artaud and Mr. Montréal, and to a booksellers. In the afternoon Mr. Artaud went to the concert. Cloudy weather all day, and it is so warm that it does not freeze at present. Catharine...
217726th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon Mr. D. went to take a walk. After dinner I went to a booksellers and bought a Latin and French Dictionary. Cloudy weather. This is possibly Jean Boudot, Dictionarium Universale Latino-Gallicum, Paris, 1774, or his third edition, Paris, 1775, both of which contain JQA ’s earliest bookplate, but no date of purchase. During his first month in St. Petersburg, he bought for “8 R...
217827th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to a bookseller’s and bought the King of Prussia’s works. Mr. D. went to take a walk after dinner. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit. Mr. Artaud dined out. Cloudy weather all day. Frederick the Great, ( Oeuvres du philosophe de Sans-Souci, 4 vols., Neuchatel, 1760, with JQA ’s notation: “bo’t St. Petersbourg, Feby. 16/27, 1782 ... 3 R u bl es , 25 Cop ecks ”...
217928th. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon I received a letter from Holland, from my Father; and another From America. Mr. D went to take a ride after dinner. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather. Finished the first volume of Mrs. Macaulay’s history of England 420 pages and begun the 2d. That of 5 Feb. ( Adams Family Correspondence Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . ,...
2180[March 1782] (Adams Papers)
Mr. D went to take a walk in the forenoon. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather. In the Forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. Went to a bookseller’s for a book for Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops, and bought some things. Cloudy weather. Several persons dined and supped here this day. Mr. D. receiv’d some letters from America. Stay’d at home all day....
Mr. D went to take a walk in the forenoon. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather.
21822d. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
In the Forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. Went to a bookseller’s for a book for Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops, and bought some things. Cloudy weather.
21833d. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Several persons dined and supped here this day. Mr. D. receiv’d some letters from America. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather.
21844th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
A French Gentleman dined with us this day. I wrote a letter to my Father. Stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather. Finished Mrs. Macaulay’s second volume 498. pages: and begun the third. Mr. Artaud went to the concert in the evening. Adams Family Correspondence, Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . 4:286–287 .
21855th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Went to Mr. Wolff’s and to Mr. Rimbert’s in the afternoon to carry letters to be sent to Holland. Mr. D. went after dinner to take a walk. Cloudy weather. In addition to his own letter of the 4th to his father, JQA probably carried Dana’s to JA of the same date ( Adams Papers ).
21866th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Went in the forenoon with Mr. Artaud to take a walk. Mr. D stay’d at home all day. Cloudy weather in the morning, and snow in the afternoon.
21877th. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
This morning Mr. D. went with Mr. Artaud to get some maps at the Academy. I went to a bookseller’s and bought Manstein’s Memoir’s upon Russia, and Anecdotes du Nord. Mr. Artaud dined and supped out. Clear weather. Christoph Hermann von Manstein, Memoires historiques sur la Russie depuis 1727 jusqu’à 1744 , Paris, 1771, with JQA ’s notation: “bo’t at St. Petersbourg, March 7th., 1782, No. 20”;...
21888th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon I went to the English Library for some books but the keeper was not at Home. Finished the third volume of Mrs. Macaulay’s history of England. 443 pages.
21899th. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
Finished the second oration of Cicero against Catilina. In the morning about ten o’clock Mr. D. Mr. Artaud and myself went to Mr. Rimbert’s, where we breakfasted; and then The Swedish Consul and his Lady and two of Mr. Rimbert’s Nephews, and another Gentleman and the rest of us set off in three slays for Cronstadt. We left the city at 10 o’clock and 40 minutes and arrived at Cronstadt at 12...
219010th. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
This morning we went to see the palace at Oranienbaum, and then dined and after dinner set off in our slays from Oranienbaum for Peterhoff at five minutes past two o’clock, and arrived there, at three o’clock wanting twenty minutes the distance being 9 wersts. We came from Oranienbaum to Peterhoff on the land whereas yesterday we were upon the Gulph of Cronstadt. We saw the palace of Peterhoff...
219111th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
This day Mr. Blondot and Mr. Cussy dined here, after dinner I went with Mr. Artaud to the Concert. Went after the concert was over, and supped at Mr. Rimbert’s. Mr. D. receiv’d this day a letter from Holland inclosing some from America. Thaxter to Dana, 15 Feb. ( MHi :Dana Papers).
219212th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
In the afternoon I went to take a ride with Mr. D. Begun the third Oration of Cicero against Catiline. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit in the evening. Mr. Artaud supp’d out. Cloudy weather. M/JQA/45, Adams Papers, Microfilms , Reel No. 240.
219313th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon I went to the English Library and took out the 4th and 5th volumes of Mrs. Macaulay’s history of England and the first volume of Robertson’s history of Charles the 5th. Begun Mrs. Macaulay’s 4th. volume. After dinner I went to a bookseller’s and bought some books. Cloudy weather. William Robertson, The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. . . ., 3 vols., London, 1769.
219414th. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
This morning when we got up we found our Thermometer stolen. In the forenoon Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to take a ride; we dined at Mr. Rimbert’s; Mr. Artaud supp’d out. In the evening Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit.
219515th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
This morning I went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to take a walk. After dinner I went in a Slay with Mr. Artaud to a place called Crasna-Kabak at about eleven wersts or eight English Miles from the city, and drank coffeé there. In the evening I went to carry a letter for Mr. D. to Mr. Rimbert’s. to be sent to Holland. Mr. Artaud supped out. Dana to JA , 4 March O.S. ( Adams Papers ).
219616th. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
This morning I went to the Academy and bought some almanacks. After dinner I went with Mr. Artaud to the Post office to subscribe for the French Amsterdam Gazette. We went after that to the Club, and return’d home at about nine o’clock. Clear weather. Most likely the English Club, described by Henry Storch as containing about three hundred members and requiring 40 rubles for admission and 20...
219717th. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
This morning Mr. Peyron and two of Mr. Rimbert’s Nephews came to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff’s. We dined with Mr. Rimbert, Mr. Peyron and several other gentlemen, at Mr. Colombi’s. Wrote a letter for America. To Elizabeth Cranch ( Adams Family Correspondence, Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . 4:297–299 ).
219818th. Monday. (Adams Papers)
This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Academy and bought a Russian and French Grammar. Wrote a letter to Mr. Thaxter. Went to carry out letters to Mr. Felleisen. Mr. D. dined at Mr. Wolff’s. After dinner Mr. D. Mr. Artaud and myself went to the concert. We returned at about 9 o’clock. Same Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . , p. 299–300 .
219919th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
This forenoon Mr. D went to take a walk. After dinner he went with Mr. Artaud to the shops. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit.
220020th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
This morning Mr. D and Mr. Artaud went to take a ride, in the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to take a ride in a slay. In the evening, news came of Port Mahon’s being taken. Fine weather.