Lida Mayo

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Lida Mayo is chief historian of the Ordnance Corps, Department of the Army, and a contributor to the official U.S. Army in World War II series. Aside from this work, her special field of interest is American social history. She is currently working on a biography of the nineteenth-century newspaperman George Alfred Townsend. Quotations from the Adams Papers are from the microfilm edition, by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
For further reading: John Adams , by Page Smith (Doubleday, 1962, 2 vols.); Abigail Adams , by Janet Whitney (Little, Brown, 1947).

Articles by this Contributor

April 1962

“You may marry anybody you please & I don’t care.” Thus the famous English author to wild, pretty Sally Baxter of New York; which is to say that he—and his American love—never got over it at all.

February 1965

Eighteenth-century equivalents of “Yankee go home!” greeted the Adams family when, in 1785, they arrived in London. Nevertheless, there were certain delightful compensations—especially for an eligible young lady