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Guide to the Adams Family Papers, 1731-1964

Collection number: MC 56

Size: 36 boxes
(12 cu.ft.)


About the Adams Family

The Adams family resided at Adams Point in Durham, New Hampshire from 1835 until
1960. The principal figures of the family are: “Reformation” John Adams (1791-1851),
Methodist minister and founder of the Adams Point branch of the family; his son
Enoch George Adams (1829-1900), Union officer, poet and newspaper editor; and Edward
Hamlin Adams (1860-1951), gundalow builder.

For further information about the Adams family see Evelyn Browne’s “Reformation John
Adams of Adams Point,” M.A. thesis, University of New Hampshire, 1962.


About the Adams Family Papers

The Adams Family papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, documents,
and photographs of the family, its kin and the local area. The collection also
includes papers from other local families related to the Adams Family (Coleman,
Foss, Harvey, Hoyt, Libbey, Sanderson) and materials concerning the Adams Point
property. NOTE: The Fanny Adams papers, containing letters, newspaper clippings,
notes, and lists (including one made by her husband, Edward Hamlin Adams, of the
timber he needed to build the gundalow named after her, The Fanny M, the last
working gundalow in the world), are held at the Durham Historic Association Museum.
(See DHA Newsletter #204, June 2001, for more information).


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Adams Family Papers, 1731-1964, MC 56, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
USA.

Acquisitions Information

Mulitple accessions:

Donations: primarily by Analesa MacLeod and Evelyn Brown, March 1980 – July 1984 (accession
numbers: 7942, 8057, 8153, 822, 8217, 8218, 847)

Purchase: R.R. Allen Books, Knoxville, TN (accession number: 95.015)


Collection Arrangement

This material in this collection has been arranged into fourteen series, nine of
which are organized by Adams family member. Series made up of each family members’
papers are organized
in chronological order by year of birth. Other series are organized based on the
materials they contain, including scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous papers.
Oversized materials are primarily scrapbooks of news clippings and can be found in
the corresponding series at the end of the finding aid. More detailed information
about each Adams family member can be found at the beginning of their specific series.


Collection Contents


Series I: Reformation John Adams, 1791-1851

John Adams was born in Newington, New Hampshire on February 14, 1791 to John
Adams and Abigail Coleman Adams. As a teenager Adams converted to Methodism
and as a young man he became an itinerant preacher. He was appointed elder
of the Bristol Conference in Rhode Island in 1810. In 1820 he married Sarah
Sanderson of Watertown, Maine. He was known for his emotional appeals and
fiery preaching and remained a popular minister through the 1830s. His
preaching career spanned the period of the “Second Great Awakening” and
primarily took him throughout the New England area. In the 1840s his
preaching style and mental instability caused him increasing difficulties.
Since his religious message was often unwelcome, Adams turned to preaching
about temperance issues and using his singing voice. Adams died in 1851
after a period of illness.

This series includes material from Adams’s parents and covers the
period between 1731 and 1828.


Subseries A: Early Adams Papers

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Miscellaneous Papers, 1788-1804
Box 1, Folder 2 Miscellaneous Papers, 1805-1828
Box 1, Folder 3 Coleman Family Papers, (family of Abigail Coleman Adams,
mother of Ref. John Adams), 1731-1739
Box 1, Folder 4 Coleman Family Papers, 1768-1788
Box 1, Folder 5 Benjamin and Nathaniel Adams, Miscellaneous Papers, 1788-1828


Subseries B: Letters to Ref. John Adams

Box 1, Folder 6 Letters from J. F. Adams, 182?-1849
Box 1, Folder 7 Letters from Amos Binney, 1826-1827
Box 1, Folder 8 Letters from Ephraim Coleman, 1818-1829
Box 1, Folder 9 Letters from James Coleman, 1829-1844
Box 1, Folder 10 Receipts related to business with Nathaniel Coleman,
1832-1844
Box 1, Folder 11 Letters from Eleazar Dunham, 1823-1829
Box 1, Folder 12 Letters from Andrew Marston, 1843-1848
Box 1, Folder 13 Letters from Jeremiah Pease, 1823-1826
Box 1, Folder 14 Letters from Jeremiah Pease, 1832-1844
Box 1, Folder 15 Letters from J. A. Pickering, 1847-1848
Box 1, Folder 16 Letters from Moses Rowe, 1823-1838
Box 1, Folder 17 Legal Materials Concerning Debt Owed Adams, 1842-1844
Box 1, Folder 18 Letters from Joseph Sanderson (Ref.John Adams’
brother-in-law), 1828-1846
Box 1, Folder 19 Letters from Moses Sanderson, (Ref.John Adams’
brother-in-law), 1822-1849
(?)
Box 1, Folder 20 Letters from O. Scott, 1833-1837
Box 1, Folder 21 Letters from Mary Waterhouse, 1819-1825
Box 1, Folder 22 Letters from Nathaniel and Joseph Wheeler, 1819-1831
Box 1, Folder 23 Letters from John Whittlesey, 1822-1824
Box 1, Folder 24 Letters from William Wyman, 1824-1834
Box 1, Folder 25 Letters from William Wyman, 1837-1847
Box 1, Folder 26 Letters from William Wyman, 1848-1850
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Miscellaneous Letters, A
Box 2, Folder 2 Miscellaneous Letters, B
Box 2, Folder 3 Miscellaneous Letters, C to D
Box 2, Folder 4 Miscellaneous Letters, F to G
Box 2, Folder 5 Miscellaneous Letters, H
Box 2, Folder 6 Miscellaneous Letters, I to J
Box 2, Folder 7 Miscellaneous Letters, K to L
Box 2, Folder 8 Miscellaneous Letters, M
Box 2, Folder 9 Miscellaneous Letters, N to P
Box 2, Folder 10 Miscellaneous Letters, R
Box 2, Folder 11 Miscellaneous Letters, Sa to Si
Box 2, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Letters, Sm to St
Box 2, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Letters, T
Box 2, Folder 14 Miscellaneous Letters, U to W
Box 2, Folder 15 Invitations to Preach, 1819-1824
Box 2, Folder 16 Invitations to Preach, 1825-1828
Box 2, Folder 17 Invitations to Preach, 1829-1831
Box 2, Folder 18 Invitations to Preach, 1832-1835
Box 2, Folder 19 Invitations to Preach, 1836-1840
Box 2, Folder 20 Invitations to Preach, 1841-1843
Box 2, Folder 21 Invitations to Preach, 1844-1849
Box 2, Folder 22 Invitations to Preach, Undated
Box 2, Folder 23 Testimonials, 1818-1828
Box 2, Folder 24 Testimonials, 1835-1846
Box 2, Folder 25 Letter Fragments


Subseries C: Letters from Ref. John Adams

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Letters to his Family, 1820-1843
Box 3, Folder 2 Letters to his Family, 1845-1846
Box 3, Folder 3 Letters to his Family, 1847
Box 3, Folder 4 Letters to his Family, 1848
Box 3, Folder 5 Letters to his Family, 1849-1850
Box 3, Folder 6 Letters to Others, 1818-1824
Box 3, Folder 7 Letters to Others, 1825-1827
Box 3, Folder 8 Letters to Others, 1833-1844


Subseries D: Other Writings of Ref. John Adams

Box 3, Folder 9 MS Family History
Box 3, Folder 10 Obituaries for Methodist Periodicals, 1822-1827
Box 3, Folder 11 Obituaries for Methodist Periodicals, 1833-1843
Box 3, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 14 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 15 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 16 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 17 Miscellaneous Writings, sermons, etc. (mostly
undated)
Box 3, Folder 18 Undated Notebooks
Box 3, Folder 19 Undated Notebooks
Box 3, Folder 20 Undated Notebooks
Box 3, Folder 21 Undated Notebooks
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1 Diaries, Day Books, and Accounts, 1830-1833 and 1844-1846
Box 4, Folder 2 Diaries, etc., 1846-1848
Box 4, Folder 3 Diaries, etc., undated and fragments
Box 4, Folder 4 Intro and Index to Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 5 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 6 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 7 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 8 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 9 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 10 Transcribed Diary
Box 4, Folder 11 Transcribed Diary and miscellaneous scraps
Box 4, Folder 12 Printed Poetry


Subseries E: Financial Materials

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1 Real Estate, 1814-1838
Box 5, Folder 2 Real Estate, 1841-1847
Box 5, Folder 3 Book Selling Receipts, 1820-1845
Box 5, Folder 4 Notes Bearing Interest
Box 5, Folder 5 Family Expenses, 1840-1850
Box 5, Folder 6 Receipts, 1823-1829
Box 5, Folder 7 Receipts, 1830-1831
Box 5, Folder 8 Receipts, 1832
Box 5, Folder 9 Receipts, 1833
Box 5, Folder 10 Receipts, 1834
Box 5, Folder 11 Receipts, 1835
Box 5, Folder 12 Receipts, 1836
Box 5, Folder 13 Receipts, 1837
Box 5, Folder 14 Receipts, 1838-1839
Box 5, Folder 15 Receipts, 1840
Box 5, Folder 16 Receipts, 1841
Box 5, Folder 17 Receipts, 1842
Box 5, Folder 18 Receipts, 1843-1844
Box 5, Folder 19 Receipts, 1845
Box 5, Folder 20 Receipts, 1846
Box 5, Folder 21 Receipts, 1847-1848
Box 5, Folder 22 Receipts, 1849-1850
Box 5, Folder 23 Tax Receipts, 1822-1847
Box 5, Folder 24 Promissory Notes, 1818-1834
Box 5, Folder 25 Miscellaneous Undated Receipts and Notes
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1 Account Book, 1825-1856
Box 6, Folder 2 Account Book, 1846-1860
Box 6, Folder 3 Deeds and Mortgages, 1824-1828
Box 6, Folder 4 Deeds and Mortgages, 1829-1832
Box 6, Folder 5 Deeds and Mortgages, 1833-1838
Box 6, Folder 6 Deeds and Mortgages, 1841-1848, and undated


Subseries F: Other Material Concerning Ref. John Adams

Box 6, Folder 7 Character References, 1846-1848
Box 6, Folder 8 Memorabilia from Ref. John Adam’s Trip Abroad, June 9 to October 13,
1846
Box 6, Folder 9 Memorabilia
Box 6, Folder 10 Program of Evangelical Alliance Conference, 1846
Box 6, Folder 11 Account of Death of John Adams, by John Adams, transcribed by
Enoch George Adams
Box 6, Folder 12 Inventory of the Estate of Ref. John Adams, December 12, 1850
Box 6, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Material Related to John Adams, 1828-1903


Subseries G: Church Materials

Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1 Church Affairs, 1819-1829
Box 7, Folder 2 Church Affairs, 1833-1839
Box 7, Folder 3 Church Affairs, 1840-1846
Box 7, Folder 4 Church Affairs, undated
Box 7, Folder 5 Church Affairs, undated
Box 7, Folder 6 Church Affairs, Expenses, 1820-1826
Box 7, Folder 7 Church Affairs, Expenses, 1827-1845
Box 7, Folder 8 Church Affairs, Expenses, undated
Box 7, Folder 9 Church Affairs, Subsciption Lists
Box 7, Folder 10 Sermons, Religious Writings
Box 7, Folder 11 Church Papers Concerning ref. John Adams, 1818-1847
Box 7, Folder 12 Hymnals
Box 7, Folder 13 Pamphlets on the Methodist Episcopal Church in NH, 1821-1846
Box 7, Folder 14 Various Methodist Societies, 1811-1838
Box 7, Folder 15 Sundry Lists
Box 7, Folder 16 Marriage Bans, 1819-1821
Box 7, Folder 17 Marriage Bans, 1822-1824
Box 7, Folder 18 Marriage Bans, 1825-1829
Box 7, Folder 19 Marriage Bans, 1830-1834
Box 7, Folder 20 Marriage Bans, 1834-1839
Box 7, Folder 21 Marriage Bans, 1840
Box 7, Folder 22 Marriage Bans, 1841-1845
Box 7, Folder 23 Woodbury v. Haskell, 1826
Box 7, Folder 24 Church Pamphlets, 1830-1848
Box 7, Folder 25 Church Related Broadsides and Handbills, 1819-1877
Box 7, Folder 26 Miscellaneous Church Related Material


Subseries H: Miscellaneous Material

Box 7, Folder 27 Clippings on the Death of John Quincy Adams
Box 7, Folder 28 Miscellaneous Printed Material
Box 7, Folder 29 Miscellaneous Material


Series II: Sarah Sanderson Adams, 1797-1879

Sarah Sanderson Adams was the wife of “Reformation” John Adams. The two were
married in 1820. This series includes Sanderson family papers and deeds.


Subseries A: Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams

Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1 Letters from Joni Branscomb (sister of John Isaac Ira Adams’s
wife, Helen), 1862-1868
Box 8, Folder 2 Letters from Aaron Sanderson, 1820-1874
Box 8, Folder 3 Letters from Joseph Sanderson, 1845-1873
Box 8, Folder 4 Letters from Mary and Steven Sanderson, (parents of Sarah
Sanderson Adams), 1820-1832
Box 8, Folder 5 Letters from Moses Sanderson, 1821-1829
Box 8, Folder 6 Letters from Moses Sanderson, 1831-1845
Box 8, Folder 7 Letters from Moses Sanderson, 1846-1858
Box 8, Folder 8 Letters from Moses Sanderson, 1861-1873
Box 8, Folder 9 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: A to C,
1826-1876
Box 8, Folder 10 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: E to H,
1824-1870
Box 8, Folder 11 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: M to R,
1824-1857
Box 8, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: S, 1826-1859
Box 8, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: T, 1823-1853
Box 8, Folder 14 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams: W, 1837-1863
Box 8, Folder 15 Miscellaneous Letters to Sarah Sanderson Adams:
Unidentifiable


Subseries B: Letters from Sarah Sanderson Adams

Box 8, Folder 16 Letters from Sarah Sanderson Adams to Others, 1823-1848
Box 8, Folder 17 Letters from Sarah Sanderson Adams to Others, 1852-1859
Box 8, Folder 18 Letters from Sarah Sanderson Adams to Others, 1861-1862, and undated


Subseries C: Other Papers of Sarah Sanderson Adams

Box 8, Folder 19 Financial Papers, 1841-1859
Box 8, Folder 20 Legal Materials, 1851-1859
Box 8, Folder 21 Miscellaneous
Box 8, Folder 22 Sanderson Deeds, 1825


Series III: John Isaac Ira Adams, 1826-1857

John Isaac Ira Adams was born to “Reformation” John Adams and Sarah Sanderson
Adams in July of 1826 on Martha’s Vineyard. After attending Yale, John
became a teacher at both Martha’s Vineyard and Newington, New Hampshire. He
also wrote many articles and poems for several newspapers. Newspapers
containing the writings of John Isaac Ira Adams can be found in Oversize Box
1.


Subseries A: Letters to John Isaac Ira Adams

Box 8, Folder 23 Letters from Martha A. Mathes, 1944-1845
Box 8, Folder 24 Letters from Edwin Sanderson (cousin), 1842-1845
Box 8, Folder 25 Letters from Joseph Thompson, 1843-1845
Box 8, Folder 26 Letters from Various People: A to Z, 1852-1853


Subseries B: Letters from John Isaac Ira Adams

Box 8, Folder 27 Letters to Various Persons, 1844-1845
Box 8, Folder 28 Letters to Various Persons, 1846
Box 8, Folder 29 Letters to Various Persons, 1847-1848
Box 8, Folder 30 Letters to Various Persons, 1849
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1 Letters to Various Persons, 1851-1855
Box 9, Folder 2 Letters to Various Persons, 1857
Box 9, Folder 3 Letters to Various Persons, undated


Subseries C: Other Papers of John Isaac Ira Adams

Box 9, Folder 4 Manuscripts
Box 9, Folder 5 Financial Papers
Box 9, Folder 6 School Pamphlets
Box 9, Folder 7 Miscellaneous


Series IV: Joseph Martin Reuter Adams, 1838-1917

Joseph Martin Reuter Adams was born to “Reformation” John Adams and Sarah
Sanderson Adams in May of 1838 on Adam’s Point, Durham, New Hampshire. In
1860 he married Olive Esther Libbey. Joseph opened up the family house as a
summer hotel in 1900 and ran it until his death in 1917.

Box 9, Folder 8 Letters to Joseph Martin Reuter Adams: A to Z, 1860-1911
Box 9, Folder 9 Diaries, 1869-1871
Box 9, Folder 10 Diaries, 1872-1874
Box 9, Folder 11 Diaries, 1873-1878
Box 9, Folder 12 Diaries, 1879-1880
Box 9, Folder 13 Diaries, 1879-1880
Box 9, Folder 14 Account Book, 1852-1862
Box 9, Folder 15 Deeds, 1865-1928
Box 9, Folder 16 Tax Receipts, 1852-1923
Box 9, Folder 17 Insurance Material
Box 9, Folder 18 Ledger Accounts
Box 9, Folder 19 Miscellaneous Bills, etc
Box 9, Folder 20 Miscellaneous Bills, etc
Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1 “A Book of Recordes for the Methodist Episcopal Church in East
Kingston”


Series V: Enoch George Adams, 1829-1900

Enoch George Adams was born to “Reformation” John Adams and Sarah Sanderson
Adams in February of 1829 in Bow, New Hampshire. He attended Yale with his
brother John Isaac Ira. He served in the Civil War in Company D, Regiment 2
of the 2nd. New Hampshire. After his service Adams was engaged in several
Indian wars in the mid-west including an engagement with Sitting Bull. He
settled for a time in the Pacific Northwest and edited The Vancouver
Register. Enoch George Adams transcribed and edited his father’s journals
and wrote poetry. He was married to Sarah Plummer and Mary Elizabeth Libbey.
Newspapers that Enoch George Adams edited or contributed in some manner can
be found in Oversize Box 1.


Subseries A: Letters to Enoch George Adams

Box 10, Folder 2 Letters from Preston M. Glines, 1860-1862
Box 10, Folder 3 Letters from Charles H. Long, 1861
Box 10, Folder 4 Letters from James Lucas, 1861-1862
Box 10, Folder 5 Letters from Attorneys Philips and Gillis (regarding his
first wife’s will), 1858-1859
Box 10, Folder 6 Letters from Samuel Sayles, Commander of 2nd Regt. of NH
volunteers, 1862-1868
Box 10, Folder 7 Miscellaneous Letters: A to Z, 1850-1862
Box 10, Folder 8 Miscellaneous Letters: C to D, 1850-1866
Box 10, Folder 9 Miscellaneous Letters: E to H, 1850-1872
Box 10, Folder 10 Miscellaneous Letters: I to L, 1859-1862
Box 10, Folder 11 Miscellaneous Letters: M, 1850-1862
Box 10, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Letters: P to R, 1853-1863
Box 10, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Letters: S, 1847-1862
Box 10, Folder 14 Miscellaneous Letters: T to W, 1860-1861
Box 10, Folder 15 Miscellaneous Letters: Unidentifiable, 1849-1862
Box 10, Folder 16 Envelopes


Subseries B: Letters from Enoch George Adams

Box 10, Folder 17 1845-1852
Box 10, Folder 18 1853-1854
Box 10, Folder 19 1855-1856
Box 10, Folder 20 1857-1860
Box 10, Folder 21 February – September, 1861
Box 10, Folder 22 October – December, 1861
Box 10, Folder 23 January – April, 1862
Box 10, Folder 24 May, 1862
Box 10, Folder 25 June – August, 1862
Box 10, Folder 26 September – December, 1862
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1 January – May, 1863
Box 11, Folder 2 June – August, 1863
Box 11, Folder 3 September – December, 1863
Box 11, Folder 4 1864-1865
Box 11, Folder 5 1866
Box 11, Folder 6 1867
Box 11, Folder 7 1868-1869
Box 11, Folder 8 1870
Box 11, Folder 9 1872-1876
Box 11, Folder 10 undated
Box 11, Folder 11 undated
Box 11, Folder 12 undated, damaged
Box 11, Folder 13 Envelopes


Subseries C: Other Papers from Enoch George Adams

Box 11, Folder 14 School Workbook, Mathematics
Box 11, Folder 15 “J. Adams’ Farewell to Martha’s Vineyard [by Ref. John
Adams]” and “Further Particulars of the Adams’ Genealogy [by Enoch
G. Adams]“
Box 11, Folder 16 Poems
Box 11, Folder 17 Miscellaneous Writings
Box 11, Folder 18 Published Poems
Box 11, Folder 19 Financial Papers
Box 11, Folder 20 Financial Papers
Box 11, Folder 21 Civil War Papers
Box 11, Folder 22 Civil War Papers
Box 11, Folder 23 Miscellaneous Papers


Series VI: Various Adamses, 19th Century


Subseries A: Sarah Plummer Adams

Box 11, Folder 24 Letters to Sarah P. Adams
Box 11, Folder 25 Letters to Enoch G. Adams from Sarah P. Adams, 1850-1853
Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1 Letters to Enoch G. Adams from Sarah P. Adams, 1850-1854
Box 12, Folder 2 Manuscripts
Box 12, Folder 3 Miscellany


Subseries B: Olive Esther Libbey Adams

Box 12, Folder 4 Letters to Olive E. A. Adams, 1917-1919
Box 12, Folder 5 Letters from Olive E. A. Adams, 1873-1881
Box 12, Folder 6 Financial Papers
Box 12, Folder 7 Miscellaneous Papers


Subseries C: Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams

Box 12, Folder 8 Letters to Mary E. L. Adams, 1870-1881
Box 12, Folder 9 Letters from Mary E. L. Adams
Box 12, Folder 10 Autograph Album, Notebook
Box 12, Folder 11 Miscellaneous Libbey Papers, James Libbey, Surveyor,
1829-1891
Box 12, Folder 12 Libbey Account Books, 1839-1864
Box 12, Folder 13 Libbey Account Books, 1838-1862


Subseries D: Other 19th. Century Adamses

Box 12, Folder 14 Blanche Adams
Box 12, Folder 15 Albert Howard Adams
Box 12, Folder 16 Albert H. Adams, Diaries, 1878-1880
Box 12, Folder 17 Albert H. Adams, Diaries, 1882,
1884
Box 12, Folder 18 Mary Esther Adams, 1879-1890
Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1 Helen Branscomb Adams, Letters by Helen B. Adams, 1857-1864
Box 13, Folder 2 Helen B. Adams, Letters by Helen, B. Adams, 1868-1869
Box 13, Folder 3 Helen B. Adams, Miscellaneous
Box 13, Folder 4 Arthur Adams, Letters from Arthur Adams, 1866-1870
Box 13, Folder 5 Arthur Adams, Letters from Arthur Adams, 1873-1874 and
miscellany
Box 13, Folder 6 Mary Abigail Adams Senter, Letters from Mary A. Senter,
1856-1864
Box 13, Folder 7 Mary A. Senter, Letters from Mary A. Senter, 1865-1876
Box 13, Folder 8 Mary A. Senter, Letters from Mary, A. Senter
Box 13, Folder 9 Mary A. Senter, Envelopes
Box 13, Folder 10 Mary A. Senter, Letters from Others A to L, 1843-1866
Box 13, Folder 11 Mary A. Senter, Letters from Others, M to Z, 1855-1883
Box 13, Folder 12 Mary A. Senter, Miscellany
Box 13, Folder 13 Unidentified Diaries, 1869, 1922,
1923


Series VII: Edward Hamlin Adams, 1860-1950

Edward Hamlin Adams was the oldest son of Joseph Martin Reuter Adams and
Olive Esther Libbey Adams. Edward served as the last of the gundalow
skippers on the Piscataqua River. Gundalows are low built boats with lateen
riggings which were used primarily for shipping cargo; they were peculiar to
the Piscataqua region. After the use of gundalows died out, Edward and his
son Edward “Cass” built two gundalows, The Fannie
M
and The Driftwood. Edward
married Martha Francis Harvey (known thereafter as “Fanny Adams,”) for whom
The Fannie M was named, in 1885. He died
in 1950 soon after the launch of The
Driftwood
. This series contains material dating from
1830-1962.

Box 13, Folder 14 Letters to Edward H. Adams, A to Z, 1909-1950
Box 13, Folder 15 Letters to Edward H. Adams, 1927-1951
Box 13, Folder 16 Diaries, 1891, 1929; Notebook
Box 13, Folder 17 Account Book
Box 13, Folder 18 Financial Papers
Box 13, Folder 19 Financial Papers
Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1 Launching of Gundalow – The
Driftwood
Box 14, Folder 2 Clippings on Gundalows, esp. The
Driftwood
, 1830-1860
Box 14, Folder 3 Magazine Articles on Edward H. Adams, 1950-1962
Box 14, Folder 4 Miscellaneous
Box 14, Folder 5 Frances Harvey Adams, Letters for Francis H. Adams, 1907-1929
Box 14, Folder 6 Frances H. Adams, Letters from Frances H. Adams, 1920
Box 14, Folder 7 Frances Harvey Adams, Miscellany
Box 14, Folder 8 Sarah Thompson Harvey Adams, Letters from Abbey Thompson,
1842-1860
Box 14, Folder 9 Sarah T. H. Adams, Letters from Elizabeth Thompson, 1847-1850
Box 14, Folder 10 Susan Thompson H. Adams, Letters from Others, 1832-1857
Box 14, Folder 11 Susan T. H. Adams, Letters from Others, Unsigned, 1849-1865
Box 14, Folder 12 Susan T. H. Adams, Leters from Susan T. H. Adams, 1849
Box 14, Folder 13 Susan T. H. Adams, Manuscripts, poetry
Box 14, Folder 14 Susan T. H. Adams, Manuscripts, prose
Box 14, Folder 15 Susan T. H. Adams, Minutes of Walnut Grove Lyceum, 1849-1853
Box 14, Folder 16 Avis Suzanne Adams, Letters to Avis S. Adams, 1918-1952
Box 14, Folder 17 Avis Suzanne Adams, Letters of Recommendation, 1923-1926
Box 14, Folder 18 Avis Suzanne Adams, Miscellaneous


Series VIII: Edward Cass Adams, 1892-1959

Edward Cass Adams was born to Edward Adams and Francis Harvey Adams in 1892.
Like his father and grandfather, Cass Adams lived on Adams Point. He married
Analesa Foss of Rye, New Hampshire in 1936. Cass Adams served on several
local civic committees and was active in anti-water pollution efforts in the
region. When he died in 1959 no more Adams descendants lived on Adams Point.
The property itself came to be owned by the State of New Hampshire and is
currently run as a nature preserve.

Box 14, Folder 19 Letters to Edward C. Adams: A to C, 1934-1958
Box 14, Folder 20 Letters to Edward C. Adams: D to F, 1927-1958
Box 14, Folder 21 Letters to Edward C. Adams: G to K, 1927-1958
Box 15
Box 15, Folder 1 Letters to Edward C. Adams: L to M, 1938-1958
Box 15, Folder 2 Letters to Edward C. Adams: N to Z, 1917-1959
Box 15, Folder 3 Letters from Edward C. Adams, 1933-1955
Box 15, Folder 4 Notes on his Life, by Edward C. Adams, 1892-1959 (and typed transcription of
same by Evelyn Browne)
Box 15, Folder 5 Notes and Class Exercises
Box 15, Folder 6 Anti-Taxation Exercises
Box 15, Folder 7 Water Pollution Writings
Box 15, Folder 8 Miscellaneous Writings>
Box 15, Folder 9 Drawings, 1892-1856
Box 15, Folder 10 Sketchbook
Box 15, Folder 11 Miscellaneous Personal Material
Box 15, Folder 12 Materials on the Seacoast Redevelopment Association, 1945-1958
Box 15, Folder 13 Material from Other Associations Edward C. Adams was Associated
wit
Box 15, Folder 14 Great Bay Materials
Box 15, Folder 15 Soil and Water Conservation Plan for Durham Point
Box 15, Folder 16 Durham and Durham School Proposal


Series IX: Analesa Foss Adams MacLeod

Wife of Edward Cass Adams. The two were married in 1936.

Box 16
Box 16, Folder 1 Letters from Evelyn Browne, 1960-1964
Box 16, Folder 2 Letters from Others
Box 16, Folder 3 Letters to Evelyn Browne, 1960-1964
Box 16, Folder 4 Letters to Others, 1941-1965
Box 16, Folder 5 Appointment Book, 1948
Box 16, Folder 6 Miscellaneous Papers
Box 16, Folder 7 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Letters to Hoyt, 1845-1854
Box 16, Folder 8 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Writings
Box 16, Folder 9 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Writings
Box 16, Folder 10 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Writings, printed material
Box 16, Folder 11 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Sermons
Box 16, Folder 12 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Sermons
Box 16, Folder 13 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Marriage Bans, 1835-1841
Box 16, Folder 14 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Marriage Bans, 1842-1888
Box 16, Folder 15 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Newsclippings
Box 16, Folder 16 Rev. Samuel Hoyt, Miscellaneous Papers
Box 16, Folder 17 Other Hoyts, Frank M. Hoyt, Papers, 1894-1944
Box 16, Folder 18 Other Hoyts, Katherine S. Hoyt, Daybook, 1857
Box 16, Folder 19 Other Hoyts, Emma Foss, Papers
Box 16, Folder 20 Other Hoyts, Grade Book and Account Books
Box 16, Folder 21 Other Hoyts, Miscellaneous, 1816-1952
Box 16, Folder 22 Other Hoyts, Clippings
Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1 Diary fragments – authors unknown
Box 17, Folder 2 Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 17, Folder 3 Haliburton Papers, mostly finance, 1848-1905
Box 17, Folder 4 Foss Correspondence
Box 17, Folder 5 Unidentified diaries, 1898 and
1900
Box 17, Folder 6 Unidentified diaries, 1908 and
1910
Box 17, Folder 7 Unidentified diary, 1920
Box 17, Folder 8 Foss scrapbook
Box 17, Folder 9 Miscellaneous papers
Box 17, Folder 10 Miscellaneous papers
Box 17, Folder 11 Miscellaneous papers
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1 Hymns
Box 18, Folder 2 Almanacs, 1850, 1557, 1879
Box 18, Folder 3 Religious Tracts
Box 18, Folder 4 Rule of House and Senate of NH, 1849 and 1851


Series X: Adams Family and Adams Point

Box 18, Folder 5 History of Adams Family with Biographical Sketches, Whittemore,
Henry, 1893
Box 18, Folder 6 Copy of History of Adams Family
Box 18, Folder 7 Genealogical Material, Memorial Pamphlet>
Box 18, Folder 8 Genealogical Material
Box 18, Folder 9 Genealogical Material, Copy of Analesa F. A. MacLeod’s
Genealogical Notebook. [Adams Point]
Box 18, Folder 10 Printed Material
Box 18, Folder 11 Purchase of Adams Point by NH Fish and Game Dept., 1961-1962
Box 18, Folder 12 Public Auction, 1961
Box 18, Folder 13 Post-1961 Actions
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1 Guest Log, 1936
Box 19, Folder 2 Guest Logs, 1941-1949
Box 19, Folder 3 Guest Logs, 1949-1950
Box 19, Folder 4 Guest Log, 1950
Box 19, Folder 5 Guest Logs, 1958,
1960
Box 19, Folder 6 Illustrated handmade booklet: “Calico, a Cat That Once Lived on
Adams Point” by Isabel Sewall Hunter, Nov.
30, 1946


Series XI: Miscellaneous

Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1 Miscellaneous, Large Fragments
Box 20, Folder 2 Miscellaneous, Small Fragments
Box 20, Folder 3 Miscellaneous, Zion’s Herald, February 5, 1902
Box 20, Folder 4 “Tacoma: the city with a snow-capped mountain in its
dooryard”
Box 20, Folder 5 Miscellaneous publications
Box 20, Folder 6 Subscription letter
Box 20, Folder 7 Unidentified letters
Box 20, Folder 8 Miscellaneous unidentified papers


Series XII: Photographs


Subseries A: Adams Family


Subseries : John Isaac Ira Adams

Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1 Envelope 1: John I. Adams
Envelope 2: Charles Branscombe, John I. Adam’s
brother-in-law
Envelope 3: Arthur B. Adams, son of John I. Adams, and Helen
Branscombe
Envelope 4: Arthur B. Adams, son of John I. Adams, and Helen
Branscombe
Envelope 5: Half-brother of Arthur Adams


Subseries : Mary Abigail Adams Senter

Box 21, Folder 2 Envelope 6: Mary A. Senter (See this item)
Envelope 7: Half-brother of Arthur Adams
Envelope 8: Half-brother of Arthur Adams


Subseries : Joseph Martin Reuter Adams

Box 21, Folder 3 Envelope 9: Joseph Martin Reuter Adams (tintype)
Envelope 10: Albert Howard Adams, his son (one tintype)
Envelope 11: Albert Howard Adams, his son (one tintype)
Envelope 12: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
Envelope 13: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
Envelope 14: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
Envelope 15: Mary E. A. Langley (3 tintypes)
Envelope 16: Mary E. A. Langley (3 tintypes)
Envelope 18: Rev. and Mrs. Hooper, married Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive E. Adams (2
tintypes)
Envelope 19: Rev. and Mrs. Hooper, married Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive E. Adams (2
tintypes)
Envelope 20: Group picture: Joseph M. R. Adams, Olive Esther Adams, Edward H. Adams,
and Frances H., Cass and Avis at Adams Point


Subseries : Olive Esther Libbey Adams

Box 21, Folder 4 Envelope 21: Olive E. L. Adams (daguerreotype?)
Envelope 22: Olive E. L. Adams With Frances H., Avis in 1925
Envelope 23: Eliza Libbey, her mother (tintype)
Envelope 24: Eliza Libbey, her mother
Envelope 25: Eliza Libbey, her mother
Envelope 26: James Libbey, her father


Subseries : Enoch George Adams

Box 21, Folder 5 Envelope 27: During the Civil War (daguerreotype)
Envelope 28: During the Civil War (tintype)
Envelope 29: During the Civil War
Envelope 30: During the Civil War
Envelope 31: During the Civil War
Envelope 32: Enoch G. Adams in 1869
Box 21, Folder 6 Envelope 33: Enoch G. Adams with his family, Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams, Blanche
H., and James Bernie Adams
Envelope 34: Enoch G. Adams in his later years
Envelope 35: Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams, Enoch G. Adams 2nd wife
Envelope 36: Blanche Hermine Adams Young, daughter of Enoch G. Adams
Envelope 37: The Grave of Bernal Henry Adams in Masonic Cemetery, Germany Hill, Columbia
County, Oregon
Envelope 38: Blanche Hermine Adams Young, daughter of Enoch G. Adams
Envelope 39: Blanche Adams (Young) and Mary Esther Adams Langley, (tintype)
Box 21, Folder 7 Envelope 40: James Bernie Adams, son of Enoch G. Adams
Envelope 41: James Bernie Adams with wife Minnie and one of their daughters
Envelope 42: James B. Adams’ wife Minnie and their first child
Envelope 43: Dorothy – Bernie Adams’ daughter
Envelope 44: Lt. Col. Dimon
Envelope 45: Orrin Dore
Envelope 46: James Lucas
Envelope 47: An officer at Fort Rice just after the Civil War
Envelope 48: A Civil War comrade of Enoch G. Adams
Envelope 49: Blanche Hermine Adams at age 16


Subseries : Edward Hamlin Adams

Box 21, Folder 8 Envelope 50: Edward H. Adams as a child, (tintype)
Envelope 51: Edward H. Adams as a child, (tintype)
Envelope 52: Edward H. Adams as a child
Envelope 53: Edward H. Adams in 1884
Envelope 54: Edward H. Adams in 1884
Envelope 55: Edward H. Adams in 1884
Envelope 56: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
Envelope 57: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
Envelope 58: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
Box 21, Folder 9 Envelope 59: Edward H. Adams with his family and parents: Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive
E. L. Adams, Francis H. Adams, Edward Cass Adams, and Avis Adams
Envelope 60: Edward H. Adams with his wife, Frances H. Adams
Envelope 61: Edward H. Adams with his wife and mother-in-law (Susan Thompson Harvey)
Envelope 62: Edward H. Adams in 1947, July; and a portrait of him undated (glossy finish)
Envelope 63: Edward H. Adams in 1947, July; and a portrait of him undated (glossy finish)
Envelope 64: Edward H. Adams with his son Cass
Envelope 65: Edward H. Adams with his ship models
Envelope 66: Edward H. Adams with Emma Hoyt Foss and Blanche Adams Young
Envelope 67: Photos of his gundalow models
Envelope 68: Photos of his gundalow models
Envelope 69: Photos of his gundalow models
Envelope 70: Photos of his gundalow models
Envelope 71: Photos of his gundalow models
Envelope 72: Photos of his gundalow models
Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1 Envelope 73: [See Box 30]
Envelope 74: [See Box 30]
Envelopes 75-86: The Fanny M, his gundalow
Envelopes 87-95: The building of the gundalow Driftwood, 1930-1950
Box 22, Folder 2 Envelopes 96-114: The building of the gundalow Driftwood, 1930-1950
Box 22, Folder 3 Envelopes 115-137: Launching the Driftwood
Box 22, Folder 4 Envelopes 138-161: Launching the Driftwood
Box 22, Folder 5 Envelopes 162-178: Launching the Driftwood
Envelope 179: [See box 30]
Envelope 180: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Envelope 181: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Envelope 182: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Box 22, Folder 6 Envelopes 183-188: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Box 22, Folder 7 Envelope 189: [See box 30]
Envelope 190: Edward H. Adams standing in hay wagon
Envelope 191: Edward H. Adams with Cass
Envelope 192: Edward H. Adams with steer at Adams Point
Envelope 193: Edward H. Adams with his wife, Frances Harvey Adams at James Kent Farm
Envelope 194: Edward H. Adams at Adams Point
Envelope 195: Edward H. Adams with Cass


Subseries : Frances Harvey Adams (wife of Edward H. Adams)

Box 22, Folder 8 Envelope 196: Frances H. Adams in 1884 (2 photographs)
Envelope 197: Frances H. Adams in 1888
Envelope 198: Frances H. Adams in 1888
Envelope 199: Fred Oak Hill (Home of the Harvey’s in Epping)
Envelope 200: Fred Oak Hill (Home of the Harvey’s in Epping)
Envelope 201: Wesley Harvey
Envelope 202: Carol Ann Harvey
Envelope 203: Frances H. Adams with her son Harvey
Envelope 204: Frances H. Adams with 2 unidentified persons
Envelope 205: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11
days
Envelope 206: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11
days
Envelope 207: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11
days
Envelope 208: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11
days
Envelope 209: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11
days


Subseries : Avis Suzanne Adams

Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1 Envelopes 210-217: Portraits
Envelope 218: Avis S. Adams with Cass Adams (with the favorite horse, Oakwood)
Envelope 219: Avis S. Adams and Edward Cass Adams in center (Cass behind her)
Envelope 220: Avis S. Adams and Cass
Box 23, Folder 2 Envelope 221: [See box 30]
Envelope 222: Avis S. Adams with students, 1920-1922
Envelope 223: Avis S. Adams with Mrs. Doyle (teacher?)
Envelope 224: Avis S. Adams with Hazel and Julia
Envelope 225: Avis S. Adams with Betty Shepperd, 1922 or 1923
Envelope 226: Avis S. Adams at Adams Point
Envelope 227: Avis S. Adams with unidentified person, Avis on right
Envelope 228: Avis S. Adams as a young girl at Adams Point
Envelope 229: Avis S. Adams at left of photograph – “The Whole Bunch”
Envelope 230: Avis S. Adams in center of photo with 2 unidentified people (2 photos)
Envelope 231: Avis S. Adams walking along a road (2 photos)
Envelope 232: Group picture – Avis (left), Grandmother Adams, Frances H. Adams, and
Edward H. Adams
Envelope 233: Group picture – Avis and Cass Adams are the two in the back, at Adams
Point. (The rest are unidentified)
Envelope 234: Group picture – Hope Adams in front, l.to r. in rear, Esther Adams,
Avis S. Adams, Alberta Adams and unidentified


Subseries : Edward Cass Adams

Box 23, Folder 3 Envelopes 235-240: Edward C. Adams from infancy to adolescence
Box 23, Folder 4 Envelopes 241-242: Edward C. Adams with his sows during WWI
Envelope 243: Edward C. Adams with 3 unidentified persons
Envelope 244: Edward C. Adams haying
Envelope 245: Edward C. Adams with Emma H. Foss, wife Analesa, Edward H. Adams, and
Phil Johnson
Envelope 246: Edward C. Adams with monument made out of stone
Envelope 247: Edward C. Adams with N.H. Clean Water Committee, 1955
Envelope 248: [See Box 30]
Envelopes 249-260: Edward C. Adams’s funeral, July 28, 1959 (taken by E. Browne)
Envelope 261: Edward C. Adams as a young boy
Box 23, Folder 5 Envelopes 262-264: Edward C. Adams with his pet horse Oakwood
Envelope 265: Edward C. Adams on McIntosh’s Island; Adams Point in background
Envelope 266: Edward C. Adams on a boat
Envelope 267: Edward C. Adams smoking a pipe
Envelope 268: Edward C. Adams and Analesa Adams being driven from her home at Foss
Beach, Rye, N.H. after just being married August 8, 1936; Gordon and Eloise Wilks in front seat; Ruth Alder Williams inside car
Envelope 269: Edward C. Adams with Analesa and Edward Adams
Envelope 270: Edward C. Adams in the Driftwood


Subseries : Analesa Foss Adams (wife of Edward C. Adams)

Box 23, Folder 6 Envelopes 271-273: Baby pictures and as a child
Envelope 274: Analesa Foss Adams as a child
Envelope 275: [See Box 30]
Envelope 276: Analesa Foss Adams in 1930s(?)
Envelope 277: Analesa Foss Adams with Miss May Hooker


Subseries B: Adams Point


Subseries : Adams Point as a tourist spot, miscellaneous photographs of guest and activities

Box 23, Folder 7 Envelopes 278-281: [See box 28]
Envelope 282: The Cottage, Miss Dore, Edith Ayass, others
Envelope 283: The Scout
Envelope 284: Miscellaneous picture of 2 boys and a dog
Envelope 285: The Kiboko at Adams Point pier
Envelope 286: Cass Adams album prints, pictures of party at Watson’s place in Newmarket
Envelope 287: Adams Point
Envelope 288: 4 unidentified people on dock
Envelope 289: Shot geese
Envelope 290: Bessie Johnson, boarded at Adams house
Envelope 291: Moving the cottage from Thanes Point to Kittery Point
Envelope 292: Haying at Adams Point
Envelopes 293-295: Ducks at Adams Point in 1912
Box 23, Folder 8 Envelopes 296-298: Steer at Adams Point
Envelopes 299-300: 2 photographs of a horse at Adams Point
Envelope 301: An old car with 4 unidentified people at Adams Point
Envelope 302: Kate, a black horse, and Grace, her colt, at Adams Point
Envelope 303: The old Welsh cupboard sold to Nat Lunt by Edward H. Adams
Envelope 303a: Plan of property, August 1847 (negatives and copy print)


Subseries : Photographs of House on Adams Point

Envelope 304: Two photographs of a mantlepiece in a house in South Berwick, built
by Reformation John (the paintings may be by Olive Esther Adams)
Envelope 305: TPorch on Adams Point
Envelope 306: Pigs at Adams Point
Envelopes 307-314: Seven photographs of AF leaving Adams Point, Sunday, December 18, 1960. The last of the Adamses to leave for good. (Negative included)
Box 23, Folder 9 Envelope 315: Boat House
Envelopes 316-322: Seven photographs of the house and the area, December 19, 1960;
First time in 130 years Adam’s Point was left alone. (Negatives included)
Envelopes 323-332: Eight photographs of the house and area, December 27, 1960. (Negatives
included)
Envelopes 333-337: Photographs of Adams Point auction, 1961. (Negatives included)
Envelope 338: The House
Envelope 339: Showing driftwood on shore
Box 23, Folder 10 Envelope 340: The House
Envelope 341: The Cottage
Envelope 342: Approach to the house; someone sitting in stone seat by barn
Envelope 343: The House


Subseries : Miscellaneous photographs of the Point

Envelope 344: McIntosh Island from Adams Point (also Calico, a cat) 2 photographs
Envelope 345: Aerial shot
Envelope 346: In 1890s. 2 photographs
Envelope 347: On May 4, 1948
Envelope 348: 2 postcards of the Point
Envelope 349: Cove at the Point
Envelope 350: Looking towards the Point from Newington Shore
Envelope 351: The ledge of the pier at Adams Point (3 photos)
Envelope 352: The ledge off the pier at Adams Point (2 photos)
Envelope 353: Aerial view (tomb at left in clump of bushes)
Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1 Envelope 354: 5 transparencies (slides)
Envelope 355: The Pier
Envelope 356: Top of hill before entering stone posts; red boat house at bar showing
Envelopes 357-360: Photographs of the view from the Point


Subseries C: Adams Relatives and other People


Subseries : John Greenleaf Adams

Box 24, Folder 2 Envelope 361: John G. Adams’ portrait
Envelopes 362-364: John G. Adams’ wife
Envelopes 365-366: John G. Adams (cousin to Rev. S. Hoyt)
Envelope 367: John G. Adams (standing position)


Subseries : Foss Family

Box 24, Folder 3 Envelope 368: Alba Robinson Holmes Foss (Father of Analesa Foss Adams) holding a unicycle,
1888
Envelope 369: Alba R. H. Foss with his wife
Envelope 370: Home on Washington Road, Foss Beach, Rye, N.H
Envelope 371: Home on Washington Road, Foss Beach, Rye, N.H
Envelopes 372-374: Dover Point, Thomas Point, and view from Fox Point (photo by Alba
R. F. Holmes)
Box 24, Folder 4 Envelope 375: Photograph of surf at Rye (photo by Alba R. F. Holmes)
Envelopes 376-377: Surf at Rye (Foss photo)
Envelope 378: Wreck of the Lizzie Carr at Wallis Sands, Rye, 1905
Envelopes 379: Blowing up Henderson Point, Portsmouth (3 postcards)
Envelopes 380: Dwight Hale, 1951, nine months (Great-great grandson of Sarah Quincy
Foss Pickering)
Envelopes 381-383: [See Box 28]
Envelope 384: [See Box 29]
Box 24, Folder 5 Envelope 385: Emma Harriet Hoyt Foss (Mother of Analesa Adams) as a child
Envelopes 386-388: Emma H. H. Foss portraits as an adolescent, at age 16 into old
age
Envelopes 389: [See Box 29]
Envelopes 390-392: Emma Harriet Hoyt
Envelope 393: Front chamber in Hoyt house in Newington, N.H.
Envelope 393a: Emma Harriet Hoyt in Hoyt house in Newington
Box 24, Folder 6 Envelope 394: Hoyt farm in Newington, N.H.
Envelope 395: Mary Brackett Hoyt and Everett Ransom (on Mary’s wedding day)
Envelope 396: Rev. Samuel Hoyt
Envelope 397: Rev. Samuel Hoyt
Envelope 398: Mrs. S. Harriet Hoyt (2 photographs)
Envelopes 399-400: Frank Murray Hoyt, son of Rev. Samuel and Harriet S. Hoyt
Envelope 401: Harriet S. Hoyt
Envelope 402: Arthur Greenleaf Hoyt, son of Rev. Samuel and Harriet S. Hoyt
Envelopes 403-404: Harriet S. Hoyt
Envelope 405: Manly Ruland Hoyt, son of Arthur G. Hoyt
Envelope 406: Mrs. F. M. Hoyt and Lawrence B. Hoyt
Box 24, Folder 7 Envelopes 407-408: Alfred M. Hoyt
Envelopes 409-410: Martin Von B. Hoyt
Envelope 411: Alfred Coburn Hoyt
Envelope 412: Mrs. John Edward Hoyt
Envelope 413: Samuel Hoyt
Envelope 414: Albion W. Hoyt, son of Samuel W. Hoyt
Envelope 415: Relatives of Mrs. Harriet S. Hoyt
Envelope 416: Two tintypes of a man
Envelope 417: One tintype of a young man
Envelope 418: Mrs. McClellan (drawing like photo)
Envelope 419: Emma H. H. Foss with Frank M. Hoyt at Newington
Envelope 420: Martha Adeline Hoyt (Married Ira Coffin)
Envelope 421: Three photographs of Emma H. H. Foss


Subseries : Sanderson Family (Sarah Sanderson was the wife of Reformation John Adams)

Box 24, Folder 8 Envelopes 422-423: Joseph Sanderson, brother of Sarah
Envelope 424: Aaron Sanderson, nephew of Sarah and John
Envelope 425: Betsy? sister of Grandmother Adams (Sanderson)
Envelope 426: Sanderson brothers?
Box 24, Folder 9 Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 24, Folder 10 Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 24, Folder 11 Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1 Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 25, Folder 2 Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod


Subseries : Others, in Alphabetical Order

Box 25, Folder 3 Envelope 427: Adams, Arthur Branscombe (tin type)
Envelope 428: Beane, Frank
Envelope 429: Beane, Mrs. Roxanna, mother of Frank and Vesta (Peterson)
Envelope 430: Benjamin, Mrs
Envelope 431: Bennett, Rev. (Pastor at Greenland, N.H. Methodist Episcopal Church)
Envelope 432: Bennett, Mrs
Envelope 433: Branscombe, Charles’ nurse girl
Envelope 434: Brasbridge, 8 years old, June 21, 1871
Envelope 435: Brasbridge, Mr., 2 pictures, one showing side profile
Envelope 436: Cobb, Charles H. (2 pictures)
Envelope 437: Cobb, Mr
Envelope 438: Cobb, Mrs. Sarah (Sarah Stoodley)
Envelope 439: Coleman, Mrs. Enoch
Envelope 440: Davis, Rev. Franklin, Pastor at Newington
Box 25, Folder 4 Envelope 441: Demeritt, Miss Jane
Envelope 442: Demeritt, Jennie Mabel
Envelope 443: Demeritt, Mrs
Envelope 444: Dore, Charles
Envelope 445: Dore, Orrin (2 pictures)
Envelope 446: Drew, Ada
Envelope 447: Drew, Nellie
Envelope 448: Dudley, Arianna S
Envelope 449: [See Box 29]
Envelope 450: Garland, H. Elizabeth (Hodgdon)
Envelope 451: Greenlaw, Harry, 12 years old September 1870. Roslindale, Mass. Grandson of Louisa Hodgdon
Box 25, Folder 5 Envelope 452: Greenough, Mrs. Hatty
Envelope 453: Hanscom, Lydia
Envelope 454: Higgin, Miss Addie (cousin to Abbie H.)
Envelope 455: Hodgdon, Abbie A. April 16, 1889, 2 photos
Envelope 456: Hodgdon, Lydia (King)
Envelope 457: Hodgdon, Rhoda Maria, 2 photos
Envelope 458: Hodgdon, Mrs., wife of O.M. Hodgdon
Envelope 459: Hussey, Belle
Envelope 460: Kent, Richard
Envelope 461: Knowlton, Frances and Ruthie
Envelope 462: Langdon, Mrs. Sarah Ann (Coleman)
Envelope 463: Lidbury, Mrs
Envelope 464: Lidbury, Sarah Warburton
Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1 Envelope 465: Lucas, Ann
Envelope 466: Martin, Bill (tintype)
Envelope 467: Marsh, E
Envelope 468: Marstin, Mr. and Mrs
Envelope 469: Mathes, Belle S., picture given to Cass for Christmas
Envelope 470: Mathes, Belle’s sons
Envelope 471: Mathes, Harry and Austin W. Lowell at Adams Point after 1938 hurricane
Envelope 472: Mills, Mary E (Cobb, “Kitsy”) 2 photos
Envelope 473: Murray, Addie
Envelope 474: Murray, Charlie
Envelope 475: Murray, Mrs. Charles
Envelope 476: Murray, Flora
Envelope 477: Murray, George Albert
Envelope 478: Murray, Rosie (tintypes)
Envelope 479: Nason, Mr. (September 1884)
Box 26, Folder 2 Envelope 480: Nason, Mrs. Sarah Warburton (September 1884)
Envelope 481: Nason, Sarah Warburton
Envelope 482: Norris, Elder
Envelope 483: Page, Rev
Envelope 484: Pickering, Frederick M
Envelope 485: Pickering, Mrs. Frederick
Envelope 486: Pickering, Hannah J
Envelope 487: Pickering, Sarah Mathes, daughter of Alfred and Susan Pickering (2 photographs)
Envelope 488: Pickering, Mrs. Sarah (Foss)
Envelope 489: Potter, Miss Jennie E., teacher in Newington
Envelope 490: Putney, Mr. Freeman, teacher in Newington
Envelope 491: Quimby, Fred
Envelope 492: Quimby, Narcissus
Box 26, Folder 3 Envelope 493: Rand, Nancy (tintype)
Envelope 494: Senter, George
Envelope 495: Stoodley, Benjamin, brother to Mrs. Sarah Cobb
Envelope 496: Stoodley, May
Envelope 497: Stoodley, Mrs. (Sarah’s mother?)
Envelope 498: Stread, Rev. G. E., 1890, Exeter, N.H.
Envelope 499: Tasco, S., former teacher in Newington
Envelope 500: Thompson, C. F.
Envelope 501: Thompson, Lottie, Librarian of Durham Library
Envelope 502: Thompson, Pliny (tintype)
Envelope 503: Towle, Mrs. Clarinda (Neal)
Box 26, Folder 4 Envelope 504: True, Alice
Envelope 505: Wetherell, William
Envelope 506: Willey, Kate
Envelope 507: Young, Alfred


Subseries D: Miscellaneous


Subseries : Unidentified People

Envelopes 508-519: Unidentified People
Box 26, Folder 5 Envelopes 520-533: Unidentified People
Box 26, Folder 6 Envelopes 554-559: Unidentified People
Envelopes 560-562: [See Box 29]


Subseries : Local places

Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1 Envelope 563: Newington Shore, Piscataqua River, looking South from Fox Point, about
1900
Envelope 564: Newington
Envelope 565: Squamscott River Bridge
Envelope 566: Smith Garrison? Bay Road?
Envelope 567: St. John’s Church
Envelope 568: [See Box 30]
Envelope 569: Newington Church
Box 27, Folder 2 Envelope 570: Newington Congregational Church, where minister Joseph Adams was the
first minister, 1714-1783
Envelope 571: Newington Church
Envelope 572: Newington, Rev. Samuel Hoyt’s?
Envelope 573: Sullivan House, in 1909
Envelope 574: James Kent farm
Envelope 575: Moving Dr. Treadwell’s house downriver to York
Envelope 576: Summer home from the south shore on which the cottage is situated
Envelope 577: Entrance hall at Shankhassick, Durham, N.H.
Envelopes 578-580: [See Box 29]


Subseries : Boats

Box 27, Folder 3 Envelope 582: Unidentified Boats
Envelopes 583-585: Newburyport, Mass. (8 photographs)
Envelope 586: View from the Wentworth, New Castle, N.H.
Envelope 587: [See Box 30]
Envelope 590: [See Box 31]
Envelope 591: Aerial of Adams Point


Subseries : Photograph Albums

Box 27, Folder 4 Small Photo Album
Box 27, Folder 5 Photo Album
Box 27, Folder 6 Photo Album (by relatives of Analesa F. A. Adams?)


Subseries : Glass Plate Negatives

Box 28
Box 28, Envelope 278-281 Analesa F. A. MacLeod as a child
Box 28, Envelope 381 Dynamiting of Henderson Ledge
Box 28, Envelope 382 Rye Beach at Low Tide
Box 28, Envelope 383 Rye Beach at Low Tide
Box 29
Box 29, Envelope 384 An Old House, photo by Alba H. R. Foss
Box 29, Envelope 389 Emma H. H. Foss
Box 29, Envelope 560 Unidentified People
Box 29, Envelope 561 Unidentified People
Box 29, Envelope 562 Unidentified People
Box 29, Envelope 578 Monument to Capt. John Smith, 1623-1899, Star Island, Isle of Shoals
Box 29, Envelope 579 House and Barn with Automobile in Front, Rye?
Box 29, Envelope 580 House and Barn with two men and horse and buggy, Rye? Foss House?


Subseries : Large Photographs and Photo Albums

Box 30
Box 30, Envelope 17 Hope Adams, granddaughter of Joseph M. R. Adams by Albert H. Adams
Box 30, Envelope 73 The Fanny M, Edward H. Adams’ Gundalow
Box 30, Envelope 74 The Fanny M, Edward H. Adams’ Gundalow
Box 30, Envelope 179 Launching the Driftwood
Box 30, Envelope 189 Gundalow and reflection
Box 30, Envelope 221 Scrapbook page with two postcards of Sullivan House and a photo of a young Cass and
Avis Adams
Box 30, Envelope 248 Edward Cass Adams with Analesa, family wedding picture, 1936
Box 30, Envelope 275 Analesa Foss Adams with Edward Cass Adams on her wedding day
Box 30, Envelope 449 Frisbee Family portrait: Alberta Adam Frisbee, Joseph Frisbee, Judith and Alberta,
Jr
Box 30, Envelope 587 Gundalow loading or unloading at dock – Dover NH? Late 19th century?
Box 30, Envelope 590 Avis Adams, Photo Album


Series XIII: Scrapbooks

Box 31
Scrapbook of European History and Sights by sister of Edward Cass Adams
Box 32
2 Scrapbooks, Inclusive dates approximately 1870-1930; Newsclippings, poems, some family related materials
Box 33
3 Scrapbooks, Inclusive dates approximately 1870-1930; Newsclippings, poems, some family related materials
Box 34
Large Book of “Samples of Dance Orders, Tickets and Menus, J. C. & Co., Inc.”
Oversize Box 1
Prints of Lithograph of “Reformation” John Adams
Newspapers with contributions by John Isaac Ira Adams:

The Holyoke Independent, 2 issues, September 14, 1845 and January 4, 1855

The Holyoke Mirror, October 31, 1857

The Missionary Advocate, 1 issue

The Vineyard Gazette, 3 issues, May 21, 1846; July 2, 1846; and July 30, 1846

The Vineyard Gazette, 3 issues, August 6, 1846; August 20, 1846; August 27, 1846

The Vineyard Gazette, 4 issues, September 10, 1846; September 10, 1846; September 24, 1846; and November 12, 1846

The Vineyard Gazette, 4 issues, March 25, 1847; December 10, 1847; September 14, 1847; and November 3 1848

School Papers with contributions by John Isaac Ira Adams:

Our Little Pet, vol.1, no.4, November 21, 1856, Holyoke Village School

The Gallinipper, vol. 1, no.1, December 1849, Yale

Yale Banner, vol.6, no.1, October 16, 1849

The Yale Banger, vol.3, no.1, October 27, 1847

The Berwick Scholar, October 1888, Berwick Academy

Western Papers with contributions from or edited by Enoch George Adams:

The Columbian, (St. Helen’s, Oregon, vol.2, no.16, November 25, 1881

The Vancouver Register, vol.4, no.50, September 25, 1869 and vol.6, no.24., March 25, 1871 [both issues loose]

The Vancouver Register, Bound Volume 4, vol.4, no.2 [no.1 missing], October 24, 1868 to vol.4, no.52, October 9, 1869

The Vancouver Register, Bound Volume 5, vol.5, no.1, October 16, 1869 to vol.5, no.52, October 8, 1870

Oversize Box 2
Reformation John Adams:

Letter from Sam. Wyman to Ref. John Adams, March 10, 1828

Edward Hamlin Adams:

Diploma, Avis S. Adams, Durham Public Schools, 1912

Wildlife Drawings by Avis S. Adams, 3 Items

Swan Cut-out

Photographs

Photograph of Unidentified Room

Photograph of Unidentified Students

Matted photograph of Henderson’s Point in Portsmouth being blown up, 1905, A. R. H. Foss

Map Drawer A7 Enoch George Adams:

Map of The Town of St. Helen’s on the Columbia River, Pacific Northwest, ca. 1870s

About the Adams Family and Adams Point:

Floor Plans and Diagrams of the Adams House on Adams Point, 6 Items

Plan of “Big Front of House at Adams Point, ca. 1895

Map of Adams Point, hand-drawn by Alfred M. Hoyt, ca. 1847

Print of Gundalows on Portsmouth Harbor [missing]

Blueprint of Sail Plan for the Fannie M, May 21, 1937

One Response to “Guide to the Adams Family Papers, 1731-1964”

  1. Gordon Russ Says:

    Two of the newspapers Enoch G. Adams edited may also be found online:

    The Vancouver Register (Washington State Library, http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx)

    and

    The Frontier Scout (that he edited while at Fort Rice in the Dakota Territory) (http://history.nd.gov/archives/frontierscout.html).