Adams office papers, 1656-1969; bulk: 1890-1969.


Adams office papers, 1656-1969; bulk: 1890-1969.

Unprocessed collection of business records kept by several generations of the Adams family at various offices in Boston, Mass. Includes account books, architectural drawings, deeds, estate appraisals, maps, nautical charts, real estate holdings, security transactions, tax records, and trust fund accounts relating to the Adams Memorial Society, Adams Temple and School Fund, Charles River School, Farm and Trades School, Massachusetts Historical Society, Commonwealth Ave. Trust, and the Riverbank Improvement Co. Also includes a series of correspondence regarding the posthumous award of the Pulitzer Prize for biography to Henry Adams for his Education of Henry Adams; and copyright extension. Corporations and trusts represented in the collection include the Francis Real Estate Trust, Adams Securities Co., and the Adams Real Estate Trust, which owned properties in various cities in Massachusetts as well as Kansas City (Mo.), Salt Lake City (Utah), Helena (Mont.), and Spokane (Wash.). Company principals and others represented in the collection include Arthur G. Adams St., Charles Francis Adams, III, John Adams, III, Thomas Boylston Adams, Francis A. Dewson, and George B. Dewson. Trusts were established under the wills of Brooks Adams; Charles F. Adams; Charles F. Adams, II; Elizabeth Ogden Adams; Fanny C. Adams; Henry Adams; John Adams, III; John Q. Adams, II; Marian M. Adams; Mary O. Adams; Frederick S. Grand d'Hauteville; Ebenezer Francis; Harvey Jewell; Caroline E. Johnson; Mary A. Quincy; Thomas Slidell; Elizabeth de Zogheb among others.

81 record cartons (stored offsite) and 2 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 4 extra oversize boxes (stored onsite)


SNAC Resource ID: 7548651

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Adams family (Quincy, Mass.) (family)

In 1720, John Adams Sr. purchased a farm in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts. He was the father of the second U.S. President, John Adams Jr., and grandfather of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams....

Adams, John Quincy, 1833-1894 (person)

American politician. Grandson of the 6th President John Quincy Adams. Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1867 and 1871. From the guide to the John Quincy Adams letters, 1876-1877, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Adams, Thomas Boylston, 1910-1997 (person)

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 (person)

Henry Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, was educated at Harvard and served as secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, when he was Minister to England. He rejected a political career to teach history at Harvard and edit The North American review, 1870-1877, then returned to Washington. He wrote prolifically on many subjects and is best known for his Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (1904) and The education of Henry Adams (1907). From the description of Henry Adam...

Adams, Mary Ogden, 1843-1935 (person)

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886 (person)

American diplomat, lawyer, and biographer; son of John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848; U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts 1859-61, U.S. Minister to England, 1861-68; U.S. Arbitrator at the Geneva Tribunal ("Alabama" claims), 1871-72. From the guide to the Charles Francis Adams letters, 1844-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Massachusetts Historical Society (corporateBody)

Adams Temple and School Fund (Quincy, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Adams, Elizabeth Ogden, 1873-1945. (person)

Commonwealth Avenue Trust (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Zogheb, Elizabeth de. (person)

Adams Real Estate Trust (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Charles River School (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Quincy, Mary Adams, 1845-1928 (person)

Adams Memorial Society (Quincy, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Adams, Frances Crowinshield (person)

Adams, Arthur G., 1877-1949. (person)

Dewson, George. (person)

Francis, Ebenezer, 1775-1858 (person)

Adams, John, 1875-1964 (person)

Adams Securities Company (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Slidell, Thomas, 1805-1864 (person)

Francis Real Estate Trust (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

D'Hauteville, Frederick Sears Grand, 1838-1918 (person)

Jewell, Harvey, 1820-1881 (person)

Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927 (person)

American historian. From the description of Letter, 1912 Oct. 9, Quincy, to the editor of the American Biographical Cyclopedia. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 166327901 Adams was an American historian. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1899-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581267 From the guide to the Miscellaneous papers, 1899-1907., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Brooks Ad...

Dewson, Francis A. (person)