Adams, Charles Francis Sr.
|born on||18 August 1807 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )|
|Place||Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04|
|Timezone||LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°36' 28°19 Asc. 02°43'|
American historical editor, politician and diplomat. He was the son of President John Quincy Adams and grandson of President John Adams, about whom he wrote a major biography.
Adams served in the Massachusetts State Senate, before running unsuccessfully for Vice-President (Free Soil Party) in the election of 1848. During the Civil War, Adams was Lincoln’s foreign minister in London, where he played a key role in keeping Britain neutral, while southern agents were trying to achieve official recognition of the Confederacy. This meant conducting dialogue with both sides, and monitoring the British connection in the supply of commerce raiders.
He became an overseer of Harvard University, and built a library in honor of his father in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Charles Francis Adams and his wife Abigail Brown Brooks had seven children. He died in Boston on November 21, 1886.
- parent->child relationship with Adams, Brooks (born 24 June 1848)
- parent->child relationship with Adams, Charles Francis Jr. (born 27 May 1835)
- parent->child relationship with Adams, John Quincy II (born 22 September 1833)
- parent->child relationship with Kuhn, Louisa Catherine Adams (born 13 August 1831)
- child->parent relationship with Adams, John Quincy (born 11 July 1767)
- sibling relationship with Adams, George Washington (born 12 April 1801)
- sibling relationship with Adams, John II (born 4 July 1803)
- sibling relationship with Adams, Louisa Catherine (born 12 August 1811)
- other kin relationship with Adams, John (born 30 October 1735)
Sy Scholfield quotes father's diary published on the Massachusetts Historical Society website: "18 [August 1807] . . . born at half-past eight o'clock this Morning." .
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor