American Antiquarian Society
Letters, 1673–1954, 211 items. Contains 2 letters from John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) when he was minister to Russia, 1809–14. (NUCMC 74–3)
Diaries, 1762–1799. 1 folder, 4 items. Minister. The diaries contain references to political upheavals in Russia.
Robert Fotherby (fl. ca. 1613)
1 vol., folio. English author and navigator. Kept a journal (attributed) recording 7 whaling ships' voyage from London to the Spitzbergen archipelago (Arctic Ocean) in 1613. The Muscovy Company financed the expedition. The journal, 21 11., contains details of the geography, wildlife, weather, and whaling. Whaling activities and wildlife are illustrated by 12 watercolors. A map, in poor condition, of part of the Spitzbergen coast is kept loose in the notebook. The complete journal has been published by Samuel F. Haven in Transactions of the AAS ("Voyage to Spitzbergen"), vol. 4. The watercolors are reproduced in Edward Pellham's God's power a providence (1631).
Papers, 1880–1937. 3 boxes and 1 vol. Correspondence of Charles Henry Taylor (1846–1921) and Charles Henry Taylor, Jr. (1867–1941), who ran the Boston Globe from publishers and journalists, including some letters from Arthur Elliott Sproul, a news correspondent in Russia in 1917.