This weekend Britain celebrates the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, and we at Footnoting History are thrilled. Join us as we mark the occasion by discussing another cross-Atlantic union: the marriage of US President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Johnson of England.
Podcasters: Christine and Elizabeth
Catherine A. Allgor, "Adams, Louisa Catherine Johnson", American National Biography Online, Oxford University Press, (February 2000).
Joan R. Challinor, "The Mis-Education of Louisa Catherine Johnson", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, 98 (1986), 21-48.
Mary W. M. Hargreaves, "Adams, John Quincy", American National Biography Online, Oxford University Press, (February 2000).
Margery M. Heffron, ""A Fine Romance": The Courtship Correspondence between Louisa Catherine Johnson and John Quincy Adams", The New England Quarterly, 83:2 (June 2010), 200-218.
Louisa Thomas, Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, Penguin, 2016.
The Diaries of John Quincy Adams, via Massachusetts Historical Society.
The Presidential Elections of 1824 and 1828, Resource Guides via Library of Congress.
"Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams" via Whitehouse.gov.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)