Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958

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Author and journalist. Adams was an important member of the staffs of McClure's and Colliers magazines during the muckraking days. He was active in exposing medical frauds and instrumental in bringing about the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906). Adams used fictional settings in a long series of novels dealing with the American background and exploring issues such as dishonest journalism (The Clarion, 1914) and the Harding Administration scandals (Revelry, 1926). He also wrote the Average Jones stories.

From the description of Papers 1905-1990 1905-1958. (Hamilton College). WorldCat record id: 57583181

American author.

From the description of ALS, 1909 October 2, The Players, 16 Gramercy Park, to Mr. [Willard] Austen. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935411

American novelist and magazine writer.

From the guide to the Samuel Hopkins Adams autograph, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871-1958) was an American author. He was born on January 26, 1871, the son of Myron and Hester Rose Hopkins Adams. After receiving his A.B. from Hamilton College in 1891, Samuel Hopkins Adams joined the staff of the New York Sun, moving in 1900 to McClure's magazine, where he became in succession, managing editor, advertising manager, and staff member in the heyday of Lincoln Steffens and Ida M. Tarbell. Eventually, Adams turned to freelance writing and became a highly successful and versatile writer of short stories (many appeared in the New Yorker), biography, and novels dealing with Americana. His most famous books are: Revelry, a story of the Harding administration which was banned in Washington and sold over 100,000 copies, 1926; A. Woollcott: His Life and His World, 1946; Banner by the Wayside, 1947; Plunder, 1948; Sunrise to Sunset, 1950; The Pony Express, 1950; The Santa Fe Trail, 1952; Canal Town, 1953; Grandfather Stories, 1955.

In 1926, Hamilton College awarded Adams an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. He died at the age of eighty-seven in Beaufort, South Carolina on November 15, 1958.

From the guide to the Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection, 1921-1958, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, 1873-1946. Arthur Bartlett Maurice correspondence, 1905-1945. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918-1949. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Irita Taylor Van Doren Papers, 1920-1967 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958. Papers 1905-1990 1905-1958. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Coli-Actine Feng-Collins Products (inclusive), 1907-1972. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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creatorOf Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964. Papers, 1904-1965. Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, FVRL District Headquarters
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966. Irita Taylor Van Doren papers, 1920-1967. Library of Congress
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Winrod, Gerald B.-Wisconsin State Journal (inclusive), 1912-1977. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
creatorOf Samuel Hopkins Adams autograph, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Taylor Dunn and family papers, 1813-2000 (bulk 1860-2000). Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958. ALS, 1909 October 2, The Players, 16 Gramercy Park, to Mr. [Willard] Austen. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Stewart Hall Holbrook papers, 1904-1965, 1940-1965 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Brandt & Brandt Records, 1935-1957 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964. Stewart Hall Holbrook papers, 1904-1965. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Peruna-Pharmaceutical Services (inclusive), 1901-1973. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
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referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rovere, Richard Halworth, 1915-1979. Richard Halworth Rovere papers, 1926-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958. Correspondence file, 1928-1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958. [Letter, 1924 Apr. 5, Auburn, New York to Dixie] [manuscript]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Thompson, Charles Willis, 1871-1946. Charles Willis Thompson papers, 1884-1946 (bulk 1890-1940) Princeton University Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Cults-Cures, Not Commercialized (inclusive), 1907-1981. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn William Young Correspondence, 1882-1919 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection, 1921-1958 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Scipione, Paul A. A study of the Grandfather stories of Samuel Hopkins, 1967. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
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Advertising--Books
Authors, American
Literature--American Fiction
Novelists, American
Authors and publishers
Journalism
Journalists--United States
Manuscripts, American
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Authors, American
Authors
Journalists
Novelists
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Birth 1871-01-26

Death 1958-11-15

Americans

English

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