Edmonds, John Henry, 1873-

Alternative names

Hide Profile

John Henry Edmonds (1873-1929), son of Michael and Joanna M. L. Fechter Edmonds, was born in Boston, Mass. After graduating from the Boston English High School in 1891, he worked in the city surveyor's office until 1895 and then in the city engineer's office unitl 1907. In that year Frederick Lewis Gay (1856-1916), collector of early New England books and manuscripts, engaged Edmonds as his librarian and research secretary. After Gay's death, Edmonds was curator of his patron's bequest of printed books to Harvard University's library. He was appointed State archivist in 1918 and served in that office until his death. His special field of knowledge was early Massachusetts history and his main hobby was the subject of early New England pirates. He was elected to the American Antiquarian Society in 1918 and died in Cambridge, Mass.

From the description of Papers, 1892-1925. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259319

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916. Notebooks, ca. 1905-ca. 1916. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913. David McNeely Stauffer papers, 1817-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Edmonds, John Henry, b. 1873. Papers, 1892-1925. Gadsden Public Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Gay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916. person
associatedWith Kidd, William, d. 1701. person
associatedWith Pound, Thomas, d. 1703. person
associatedWith Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745. person
associatedWith Southack family. family
associatedWith Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913. person
Place Name Admin Code Country


Birth 1873


Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6db9jrw

Ark ID: w6db9jrw

SNAC ID: 70469455