Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918

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Charles Follen Adams was a dealer in dry and fancy goods in Boston, Mass., who achieved great popularity as the author of German dialect verse. His most famous piece was "Leedle Yawcob Strauss" (1876).

From the guide to the Charles Follen Adams papers, 1857-1917., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Poet.

From the description of Leedle Yawcob Strauss : manuscript poem, circa 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983734

Adams was born on April 21, 1842 to Ira and Mary Elizabeth (Senter) Adams in Dorchester, Massachusetts. A businessman by trade, Adams is also known for his dialectic poems, including “Leedle Yawcob Strauss” (1876), for which he is most well known. Married in 1870 to Hattie Louise Mills, they had two children, Charles Mills and Ella Paige Adams (married name: Sawyer.)

From the guide to the Charles Follen Adams, papers, 1882, (American Jewish Historical Society)

Charles Follen Adams was born and lived in Massachusetts. After serving in the Civil War, he published popular comic verse written in German dialect.

From the description of Charles Follen Adams poems and letters, 1885-1911. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49668869

Adams was a dealer in dry and fancy goods in Boston, Mass., who achieved great popularity as the author of German dialect verse. His most famous piece was "Leedle Yawcob Strauss" (1876).

From the description of Charles Follen Adams papers, 1857-1917. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370742

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creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Charles Follen Adams poems and letters, 1885-1911. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946. Additional letters of Ernest Thompson Seton [manuscript], 1899-1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Letters [manuscript], 1910. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Papers of Charles Follen Adams [manuscript] 1888-1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Papers [manuscript], 1888-1913. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Charles Follen Adams, papers, 1882 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Letter [manuscript], 1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, William T. (William Taylor), 1822-1897. William Taylor Adams papers [manuscript] 1869-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Papers of Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, 1857-1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. Papers of John Townsend Trowbridge [manuscript], 1858-1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Papers, 1862-1865. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard Endowment Fund Committee. Records of Harvard Endowment Fund, 1916-1939 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Leedle Yawcob Strauss : manuscript poem, circa 1878. Library of Congress
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Collection [18 pieces] by poets/lyricists of the 19th and early 20th centuries, [1810-1907], various locations. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Charles Follen Adams papers, 1857-1917. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Charles Follen Adams papers, 1857-1917. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benjamin Penhollow Shillaber Collection, 1857-1890 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Abbott, Ira A. person
correspondedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886 person
associatedWith Adams, Charles Mills. person
associatedWith Adams, Ella Paige person
associatedWith Adams, William T. (William Taylor), 1822-1897. person
associatedWith Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919, person
correspondedWith Barnabee, Henry Clay, 1833- person
correspondedWith Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857- person
correspondedWith Burdette, Robert Jones, 1844-1914 person
correspondedWith Butterworth, Hezekiah, 1839-1905 person
associatedWith C. F. Adams. person
correspondedWith Clark, Charles Heber, 1841-1915 person
correspondedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 person
correspondedWith Deland, Margaret (Campbell) 1857-1944 person
correspondedWith Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910 person
correspondedWith Dorr, Julia Caroline (Ripley) 1835-1913 person
correspondedWith Edeson, Robert. person
correspondedWith Emerson College of Oratory. corporateBody
correspondedWith Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 person
correspondedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1816-1881 person
correspondedWith Field, Vernon A. person
correspondedWith Foss, Sam Walter, 1858-1911 person
correspondedWith Gould, Elizabeth Porter, 1848-1906 person
correspondedWith Griswold, A. M. person
correspondedWith Guest, Edgar Albert, 1881- person
correspondedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 person
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correspondedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
correspondedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 person
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associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, Julia (Ward) 1819-1910 person
correspondedWith Knowles, Frederic Lawrence, 1869-1905 person
correspondedWith Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith MacLarty, J. M. person
correspondedWith Moulton, Ellen Louise (Chandler) 1835-1908 person
correspondedWith Needham, Alicia Adelaide person
correspondedWith Nye, Edgar Wilson, 1850-1896 person
correspondedWith Oliver Holden. person
correspondedWith Pearce, John T. person
correspondedWith Pickard, Samuel Thomas, 1828-1915 person
associatedWith Prang, Mary Amelia Dana Hicks, 1836-1927, person
correspondedWith Quinby, William E. person
correspondedWith Read, Opie, 1852-1939 person
correspondedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, pres. U. S., 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Russell, Sol Smith, 1848-1902 person
associatedWith Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946. person
associatedWith Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. person
correspondedWith Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895 person
associatedWith Starrett, Mr., person
correspondedWith Stoddard, Chester L. person
correspondedWith Stone, C. E. Whiton person
associatedWith Strauss, Leedle Yawcob, person
associatedWith Sweeney, Morgan J. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Morgan J. (Boz) person
associatedWith Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. person
correspondedWith Tyler, Fannie A. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 13th Volunteers (1861-1865) corporateBody
correspondedWith Upham, Grace Le Baron (Locke) 1845- person
associatedWith Varney, George Leon, person
correspondedWith Waterman, Nixon, 1859- person
correspondedWith Wells, Kate (Gannett) 1838-1911 person
correspondedWith Whitson, John Harvey, 1854- person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
correspondedWith Wilder, Marshall Pinckney, 1859-1915 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
United States
Boston (Mass.)
Subject
Dialect literature, English
Poets, American--Correspondence
Dialect poetry, German
Humorous poetry, American
American poetry--19th century
American literature--19th century
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Authors and publishers
Dialect poetry
Occupation
Poets
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Birth 1842-04-21

Death 1918-03-15

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