Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915) papers, 1860-1933; bulk: 1890-1918

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Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915) papers, 1860-1933; bulk: 1890-1918

1860-1933; bulk: 1890-1918

The papers of Charles Francis Adams II (1835-1933) consist of diaries (1861-1915), personal journals, and literary drafts, and delineate his long life and diverse interests. Subjects are: Adams' service in the Civil War, his work with the Massachusetts Railroad Commission, his presidency of the Union Pacific Railroad, his historical writings and long association with the Massachusetts Historical Society, and his efforts in behalf of educational reform and anti-imperialism in the Philippines as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and the Anti-Imperialist League. Other family members represented in the collection are: Brooks Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), Henry Adams, John Quincy Adams (1833-1894), John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Mary Ogden Adams and Mary Adams Quincy. Correspondents include: James Bryce, Elizabeth Cameron, Edward Channing, Charles W. Eliot, Worthington C. Ford, Charles Milnes Gaskell, Edwin L. Godkin, John Hay, Marcus A. Hanna, George Frisbie Hoar, J. Franklin Jameson, Clarence King, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Cecil Spring-Rice, Carl Schurz, Moorfield Storey, William Howard Taft, George Otto Trevelyan, James Harrison Wilson, Woodrow Wilson and Justin Winsor.

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Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

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Adams, John Quincy, 1833-1894

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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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Soldier, businessman, civic leader and historian. Descendant of two presidents and the son of a noted diplomat, Adams served with distinction as a Union officer during the Civil War. After the war, he became a nationally recognized authority on the railroad industry, chairing the Massachusetts Railroad Commission from 1869 to 1879, and ultimately taking on the presidency of the Union Pacifc Railroad for six stormy years, 1884-1890. From 1890 to 1915, Adams was content to be a man of a...

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Massachusetts Historical Society

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King, Clarence, 1842-1901

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Massachusetts Railroad Commission.

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Union Pacific railroad company

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Anti-Imperialist League

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Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941

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Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918

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British ambassador to the United States. From the description of Letters, 1914-1918. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 24778350 British ambassador to the United States and author. From the description of Sir Cecil Spring Rice papers, 1897-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980513 ...

Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925

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Gaskell, Charles Milnes.

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Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897

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Historian, cartographer, and librarian of the Boston Public Library. From the description of Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Henry Harrisse, Paris, France, 1891 Oct. 10. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40998446 Winsor graduated from Harvard in 1853 and was a librarian at Harvard and at the Boston Public Library. From the description of Papers of Justin Winsor, 1847-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972933 Winsor was libr...

Channing, Edward, 1856-1931

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Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902

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Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922

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Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937

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American educator and historian. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Baltimore, to Paul L. Ford, 1887 Jan. 30-1887 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544451 Historian and librarian. From the description of Papers of J. Franklin Jameson, 1604-1994 (bulk 1900-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82730569 J. Franklin Jameson was a prominent American historian in the early 20th century. From the guide to the J. Franklin...

Quincy, Mary Adams, 1845-1928

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Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

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Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Cameron, Elizabeth, 1857-1944

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Student at University of Maine. From the description of Folklore paper, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70939302 ...