Moses Adams papers [undated].


Moses Adams papers [undated].

Materials include the Moses Adams manuscript, its transcription by W. Amos Abrams, and papers generated by Eric Olsen related to the manuscript. Ballads include "The Cumberland Traveller," "Cumberlin' Land" and "Sweet Sally." Eric Olson's materials include a brief genealogy of the Adams family, a list of ballads and his notes on the Abrams transcription. Materials are undated but it is believed the Adams manuscript dates from the 1830s and the Olson papers from the late 1980s or early 1990s.

0.2 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 7646441

Appalachian State University, ASU

Related Entities

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Appalachian State University. W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Archives. (corporateBody)

Adams family. (family)

Abrams, William Amos, 1904- (person)

Olson, Eric (person)

Adams, Moses, 1803- (person)

Moses Adams, the original owner of the Moses Adam manuscript (a homespun clothbound, handwritten book of ballads) was born in 1903 in Dehart, North Carolina. The manuscript was passed down in the family until 1932 when folk song collector W. Amos Abrams purchased it from Luther Adams. From the description of Moses Adams papers [undated]. (Western North Carolina Library Network). WorldCat record id: 51987925 ...