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John Adams loved to read, and he loved annotating his books. People who see the original books from his library are fascinated by the comments and arguments he wrote in the margins.

Take a look at some of Adams' original notes, written in the margins of Book V, Chapter I of English philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft's An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution.



Thanks to the Boston Public Library Rare Books Department for sharing their images of, and their knowledge about, Adams' presidential library of more than 3,000 books.

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