. This early journal was broken up for souvenirs by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Coombs
Adams, sometime in the 19th century. Three fragments survive today. One fragment,
of two leaves, was in the possession of Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, which in August
1963 offered a single leaf for sale. The Flying Quill,
Aug. 1963. A second, of ten pages, is in MQHi
. A third single leaf is owned by the Bostonian Society. The three together form more
or less consecutive parts of a single journal covering the period Jan. 1761 to Jan.