To the President and Corporation of Harvard College
Paris, 3 March 1780. LbC (Adams Papers).
This was a cover letter for that of 2 March from Antoine Court de Gébelin to the President and Corporation presenting the first six volumes of Gébelin’s nine volume Monde primitif to the college. John Adams’ letter, except for the formal opening and closing, and excerpts from Court de Gébelin’s letter, are printed in note 2 to a letter of 13 Oct. 1780 from Edward Wigglesworth, treasurer of Harvard College, to AA (Adams Family Correspondence description begins Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963–. description ends , 4:4–6). That note also contains an account of the means by which the six volumes reached their destination.
LbC (Adams Papers.)