Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"My Dearest Friend"

The Boston Globe ran a short notice this weekend of a new book, My Dearest Friend: Letters of John and Abigail Adams (Harvard University Press). Jim Taylor and Maggie Hogan, two of the main editors of the Adams Papers project at MHS, have done a wonderful job selecting, editing and presenting some (well, almost 300) of the best letters between John and Abigail Adams. I got a chance to see the book recently - it's beautifully-designed - and look forward to having a chance to read through it more carefully.

My Dearest Friend will "launch" officially at 7 p.m. on 19 November with a public reading of some Adams letters at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Governor and Mrs. Patrick, Senator and Mrs. Kennedy, and former Governor and Mrs. Dukakis are planning to be in attendance as readers. It's going to be quite an event, so mark your calendars!