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

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Preferred Citation

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

Subseries B: Letters to Ref. John Adams

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

Subseries C: Letters from Ref. John Adams

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

Subseries D: Other Writings of Ref. John Adams

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

Subseries E: Financial Materials

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

Subseries F: Other Material Concerning Ref. John Adams

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

Subseries G: Church Materials

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

Subseries H: Miscellaneous Material

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

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

Subseries B: Letters from Sarah Sanderson Adams

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

Subseries C: Other Papers of Sarah Sanderson Adams

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

Series 3: 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 23Letters from Martha A. Mathes, 1944-1845
Box 8, Folder 24Letters from Edwin Sanderson (cousin), 1842-1845
Box 8, Folder 25Letters from Joseph Thompson, 1843-1845
Box 8, Folder 26Letters from Various People: A to Z, 1852-1853

Subseries B: Letters from John Isaac Ira Adams

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

Subseries C: Other Papers of John Isaac Ira Adams

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

Series 4: 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
Box 9, Folder 8Letters to Joseph Martin Reuter Adams: A to Z, 1860-1911
Box 9, Folder 9Diaries, 1869-1871
Box 9, Folder 10Diaries, 1872-1874
Box 9, Folder 11Diaries, 1873-1878
Box 9, Folder 12Diaries, 1879-1880
Box 9, Folder 13Diaries, 1879-1880
Box 9, Folder 14Account Book, 1852-1862
Box 9, Folder 15Deeds, 1865-1928
Box 9, Folder 16Tax Receipts, 1852-1923
Box 9, Folder 17Insurance Material
Box 9, Folder 18Ledger Accounts
Box 9, Folder 19Miscellaneous Bills, etc
Box 9, Folder 20Miscellaneous Bills, etc
Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1“A Book of Recordes for the Methodist Episcopal Church in East Kingston”

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

Subseries B: Letters from Enoch George Adams

Box 10
Box 10, Folder 171845-1852
Box 10, Folder 181853-1854
Box 10, Folder 191855-1856
Box 10, Folder 201857-1860
Box 10, Folder 21February - September, 1861
Box 10, Folder 22October - December, 1861
Box 10, Folder 23January - April, 1862
Box 10, Folder 24May, 1862
Box 10, Folder 25June - August, 1862
Box 10, Folder 26September - December, 1862
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1January - May, 1863
Box 11, Folder 2June - August, 1863
Box 11, Folder 3September - December, 1863
Box 11, Folder 41864-1865
Box 11, Folder 51866
Box 11, Folder 61867
Box 11, Folder 71868-1869
Box 11, Folder 81870
Box 11, Folder 91872-1876
Box 11, Folder 10undated
Box 11, Folder 11undated
Box 11, Folder 12undated, damaged
Box 11, Folder 13Envelopes

Subseries C: Other Papers from Enoch George Adams

Box 11, Folder 14School 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 16Poems
Box 11, Folder 17Miscellaneous Writings
Box 11, Folder 18Published Poems
Box 11, Folder 19Financial Papers
Box 11, Folder 20Financial Papers
Box 11, Folder 21Civil War Papers
Box 11, Folder 22Civil War Papers
Box 11, Folder 23Miscellaneous Papers

Series 6: Various 19th Century Members of the Adams Family

Subseries A: Sarah Plummer Adams

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

Subseries B: Olive Esther Libbey Adams

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

Subseries C: Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams

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

Subseries D: Other 19th. Century Adamses

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

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

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

Series 9: Analesa Foss Adams MacLeod

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

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

Series 10: Adams Family and Adams Point

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

Series 11: Miscellaneous

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

Series 12: Photographs

This series consists of photographs of the Adams Family, Adams Point, of a house on Adams Point, Misc. photographs of the Point, various Adams Relatives and other people, the Foss family, Sanderson Family (Sarah Sanderson was the wife of Reformation John Adams), and others (in alphabetical order). The latter part of the series contains miscellaneous unidentified people, local places, boats, small and large photograph albums, and glass plate negatives.

Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1John Isaac Ira Adams
  • e. 1: John I. Adams
  • e. 2: Charles Branscombe, John I. Adam’s brother-in-law
  • e. 3: Arthur B. Adams, son of John I. Adams, and Helen Branscombe
  • e. 4: Arthur B. Adams, son of John I. Adams, and Helen Branscombe
  • e. 5: Half-brother of Arthur Adams
Box 21, Folder 2Mary Abigail Adams Senter
  • e. 6: Mary A. Senter
  • e. 7: Half-brother of Arthur Adams
  • e. 8: Half-brother of Arthur Adams
Box 21, Folder 3Mary Abigail Adams Senter
  • e. 9: Joseph Martin Reuter Adams (tintype)
  • e. 10: Albert Howard Adams, his son (one tintype)
  • e. 11: Albert Howard Adams, his son (one tintype)
  • e. 12: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
  • e. 13: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
  • e. 14: Mary Esther Adams Langley, his daughter
  • e. 15: Mary E. A. Langley (3 tintypes)
  • e. 16: Mary E. A. Langley (3 tintypes)
  • e. 17: Rev. and Mrs. Hooper, married Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive E. Adams (2 tintypes)
  • e. 18: Rev. and Mrs. Hooper, married Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive E. Adams (2 tintypes)
  • e. 19: Rev. and Mrs. Hooper, married Joseph M. R. Adams and Olive E. Adams (2 tintypes)
  • e. 20: Group picture: Joseph M. R. Adams, Olive Esther Adams, Edward H. Adams, and Frances H., Cass and Avis at Adams Point
Box 21, Folder 4Olive Esther Libbey Adams
  • e. 21: Olive E. L. Adams (daguerreotype?)
  • e. 22: Olive E. L. Adams With Frances H., Avis in 1925
  • e. 23: Eliza Libbey, her mother (tintype)
  • e. 24: Eliza Libbey, her mother
  • e. 25: Eliza Libbey, her mother
  • e. 26: James Libbey, her father
Box 21, Folder 5Enoch George Adams
  • e. 27: During the Civil War (daguerreotype)
  • e. 28: During the Civil War (tintype)
  • e. 29: During the Civil War
  • e. 30: During the Civil War
  • e. 31: During the Civil War
  • e. 32: Enoch G. Adams in 1869
Box 21, Folder 6Enoch George Adams
  • e. 33: Enoch G. Adams with his family, Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams, Blanche H., and James Bernie Adams
  • e. 34: Enoch G. Adams in his later years
  • e. 35: Mary Elizabeth Libbey Adams, Enoch G. Adams 2nd wife
  • e. 36: Blanche Hermine Adams Young, daughter of Enoch G. Adams
  • e. 37: The Grave of Bernal Henry Adams in Masonic Cemetery, Germany Hill, Columbia County, Oregon
  • e. 38: Blanche Hermine Adams Young, daughter of Enoch G. Adams
  • e. 39: Envelope 39: Blanche Adams (Young) and Mary Esther Adams Langley, (tintype)
Box 21, Folder 7Enoch George Adams
  • e. 40: James Bernie Adams, son of Enoch G. Adams
  • e. 41: James Bernie Adams with wife Minnie and one of their daughters
  • e. 42: James B. Adams’ wife Minnie and their first child
  • e. 43: Dorothy – Bernie Adams’ daughter
  • e. 44: Lt. Col. Dimon
  • e. 45: Orrin Dore
  • e. 46: James Lucas
  • e. 47: An officer at Fort Rice just after the Civil War
  • e. 48: A Civil War comrade of Enoch G. Adams
  • e. 49: Blanche Hermine Adams at age 16
Box 21, Folder 8Edward Hamlin Adams
  • e. 50: Edward H. Adams as a child (tintype)
  • e. 51: Edward H. Adams as a child (tintype)
  • e. 52: Edward H. Adams as a child
  • e. 53: Edward H. Adams in 1884
  • e. 54: Edward H. Adams in 1884
  • e. 55: Edward H. Adams in 1884
  • e. 56: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
  • e. 57: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
  • e. 58: Edward H. Adams in 1888-1902
Box 21, Folder 9Enoch George Adams
  • e. 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
  • e. 60: Edward H. Adams with his wife, Frances H. Adams
  • e. 61: Edward H. Adams with his wife and mother-in-law (Susan Thompson Harvey)
  • e. 62: Edward H. Adams in 1947, July; and a portrait of him undated (glossy finish)
  • e. 63: Edward H. Adams in 1947, July; and a portrait of him undated (glossy finish)
  • e. 64: Edward H. Adams with his son Cass
  • e. 65: Edward H. Adams with his ship models
  • e. 66: Edward H. Adams with Emma Hoyt Foss and Blanche Adams Young
  • e. 67: Photos of his gundalow models
  • e. 68: Photos of his gundalow models
  • e. 69: Photos of his gundalow models
  • e. 70: Photos of his gundalow models
  • e. 71: Photos of his gundalow models
  • e. 72: Photos of his gundalow models
Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1Enoch George Adams
  • e. 73: [See Box 30]
  • e. 74: [See Box 30]
  • e. 75-86: The Fanny M, his gundalow
  • e. 87-95: The building of the gundalow Driftwood, 1930-1950
Box 22, Folder 2The Driftwood
  • e. 96-114: The building of the Driftwood, 1930-1950
Box 22, Folder 3The Driftwood
  • e. 115-137: Launching the Driftwood
Box 22, Folder 4The Driftwood
  • e. 138-161: Launching the Driftwood
Box 22, Folder 5The Driftwood and other Gundalows
  • e. 162-178: Launching the Driftwood
  • e. 179: [See box 30]
  • e. 180: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
  • e. 181: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
  • e. 182: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Box 22, Folder 6The Driftwood
  • e. 183-188: Miscellaneous boat, ship, and gundalow photos
Box 22, Folder 7Edward H. Adams
  • e. 189: [See box 30]
  • e. 190: Edward H. Adams standing in hay wagon
  • e. 191: Edward H. Adams with Cass
  • e. 192: Edward H. Adams with steer at Adams Point
  • e. 193: Edward H. Adams with his wife, Frances Harvey Adams at James Kent Farm
  • e. 194: Edward H. Adams at Adams Point
  • e. 195: Edward H. Adams with Cass
Box 22, Folder 8Edward H. Adams
  • e. 196: Frances H. Adams in 1884 (2 photographs)
  • e. 197: Frances H. Adams in 1888
  • e. 198: Frances H. Adams in 1888
  • e. 199: Fred Oak Hill (Home of the Harveys in Epping)
  • e. 200: Fred Oak Hill (Home of the Harveys in Epping)
  • e. 201: Wesley Harvey
  • e. 202: Carol Ann Harvey
  • e. 203: Frances H. Adams with her son Harvey
  • e. 204: Frances H. Adams with 2 unidentified persons
  • e. 205: Harvey T. Adams, Frances H. Adams’ son who died at age 4 months, 11 days
  • e. 206: Harvey T. Adams
  • e. 207: Harvey T. Adams
  • e. 208: Harvey T. Adams
  • e. 209: Harvey T. Adams
Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1Avis Suzanne Adams
  • e. 210-217: Portraits
  • e. 218: Avis S. Adams with Cass Adams (with the favorite horse, Oakwood)
  • e. 219: Avis S. Adams and Edward Cass Adams in center (Cass behind her)
  • e. 220: Avis S. Adams and Cass
Box 23, Folder 2Avis Suzanne Adams
  • e. 221: [See box 30]
  • e. 222: Avis S. Adams with students, 1920-1922
  • e. 223: Avis S. Adams with Mrs. Doyle (teacher?)
  • e. 224: Avis S. Adams with Hazel and Julia
  • e. 225: Avis S. Adams with Betty Shepperd, 1922 or 1923
  • e. 226: Avis S. Adams at Adams Point
  • e. 227: Avis S. Adams with unidentified person, Avis on right
  • e. 228: Avis S. Adams as a young girl at Adams Point
  • e. 229: Avis S. Adams at left of photograph – “The Whole Bunch”
  • e. 230: Avis S. Adams in center of photo with 2 unidentified people (2 photos)
  • e. 231: Avis S. Adams walking along a road (2 photos)
  • e. 232: Group picture – Avis (left), Grandmother Adams, Frances H. Adams, and Edward H. Adams
  • e. 233: Group picture – Avis and Cass Adams are the two in the back, at Adams Point. (The rest are unidentified)
  • e. 234: Group picture – Hope Adams in front, l.to r. in rear, Esther Adams, Avis S. Adams, Alberta Adams and unidentified
Box 23, Folder 3Edward Cass Adams
  • e. 235-240: Edward C. Adams from infancy to adolescence
Box 23, Folder 4Edward Cass Adams
  • e. 241-242: Edward C. Adams with his sows during WWI
  • e. 243: Edward C. Adams with 3 unidentified persons
  • e. 244: Edward C. Adams haying
  • e. 245: Edward C. Adams with Emma H. Foss, wife Analesa, Edward H. Adams, and Phil Johnson
  • e. 246: Edward C. Adams with monument made out of stone
  • e. 247: Edward C. Adams with N.H. Clean Water Committee, 1955
  • e. 248: [See Box 30]
  • e. 249-260: Edward C. Adams’s funeral, July 28, 1959 (taken by E. Browne)
  • e. 261: Edward C. Adams as a young boy
Box 23, Folder 5Edward Cass Adams
  • e. 262-264: Edward C. Adams with his pet horse Oakwood
  • e. 265: Edward C. Adams on McIntosh’s Island; Adams Point in background
  • e. 266: Edward C. Adams on a boat
  • e. 267: Edward C. Adams smoking a pipe
  • e. 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
  • e. 269: Edward C. Adams with Analesa and Edward Adams
  • e. 270: Edward C. Adams in the Driftwood
Box 23, Folder 6Analesa Foss Adams (wife of Edward C. Adams)
  • e. 271-273: Baby pictures and as a child
  • e. 274: Analesa Foss Adams as a child
  • e. 275: [See Box 30]
  • e. 276: Analesa Foss Adams in 1930s (?)
  • e. 277: Analesa Foss Adams with Miss May Hooker
Box 23, Folder 7Adams Point as a tourist spot, miscellaneous photographs of guest and activities
  • e. 278-281: [See box 28]
  • e. 282: The Cottage, Miss Dore, Edith Ayass, others
  • e. 283: The Scout
  • e. 284: Miscellaneous picture of 2 boys and a dog
  • e. 285: The Kiboko at Adams Point pier
  • e. 286: Cass Adams album prints, pictures of party at Watson’s place in Newmarket
  • e. 287: Adams Point
  • e. 288: 4 unidentified people on dock
  • e. 289: Shot geese
  • e. 290: Bessie Johnson, boarded at Adams house
  • e. 291: Moving the cottage from Thanes Point to Kittery Point
  • e. 292: Haying at Adams Point
  • e. 293-295: Ducks at Adams Point in 1912
Box 23, Folder 8Adams Point cont.
  • e. 296-298: Steer at Adams Point
  • e. 299-300: 2 photographs of a horse at Adams Point
  • e. 301: An old car with 4 unidentified people at Adams Point
  • e. 302: Kate, a black horse, and Grace, her colt, at Adams Point
  • e. 303: The old Welsh cupboard sold to Nat Lunt by Edward H. Adams
  • e. 303a: Plan of property, August 1847 (negatives and copy print)

Photographs of House on Adams Point

  • e. 304: Two photographs of a mantlepiece in a house in South Berwick, built by Reformation John (the paintings may be by Olive Esther Adams)
  • e. 305: Porch on Adams Point house
  • e. 306: Pigs at Adams Point
  • e. 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 9Photographs of House on Adams Point
  • e. 315: Boat House
  • e. 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)
  • e. 323-332: Eight photographs of the house and area, December 27, 1960. (Negatives included)
  • e. 333-337: Photographs of Adams Point auction, 1961. (Negatives included)
  • e. 338: The House
  • e. 339: Showing driftwood on shore
Box 23, Folder 10Photographs of House on Adams Point, cont.
  • e. 340: The House
  • e. 341: The Cottage
  • e. 342: Approach to the house; someone sitting in stone seat by barn
  • e. 343: The House
Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1Miscellaneous photographs of the Point
  • e. 344: McIntosh Island from Adams Point (also Calico, a cat) 2 photographs
  • e. 345: Aerial shot
  • e. 346: In 1890s. 2 photographs
  • e. 347: On May 4, 1948
  • e. 348: 2 postcards of the Point
  • e. 349: Cove at the Point
  • e. 350: Looking towards the Point from Newington Shore
  • e. 351: The ledge of the pier at Adams Point (3 photos)
  • e. 352: The ledge off the pier at Adams Point (2 photos)
  • e. 353: Aerial view (tomb at left in clump of bushes)
  • e. 354: 5 transparencies (slides)
  • e. 355: The Pier
  • e. 356: Top of hill before entering stone posts; red boat house at bar showing
  • e. 357-360: Photographs of the view from the Point
Box 24, Folder 2John Greenleaf Adams
  • e. 361: John G. Adams’ portrait
  • e. 362-364: John G. Adams’ wife
  • e. 365-366: John G. Adams (cousin to Rev. S. Hoyt)
  • e. 367: John G. Adams (standing position)
Box 24, Folder 3Foss Family
  • e. 368: Alba Robinson Holmes Foss (Father of Analesa Foss Adams) holding a unicycle, 1888
  • e. 369: Alba R. H. Foss with his wife
  • e. 370: Home on Washington Road, Foss Beach, Rye, N.H
  • e. 371: Home on Washington Road, Foss Beach, Rye, N.H
  • e. 372-374: Dover Point, Thomas Point, and view from Fox Point (photo by Alba R. F. Holmes)
Box 24, Folder 4Foss Family
  • e. 375: Photograph of surf at Rye (photo by Alba R. F. Holmes)
  • e. 376-377: Surf at Rye (Foss photo)
  • e. 378: Wreck of the Lizzie Carr at Wallis Sands, Rye, 1905
  • e. 379: Blowing up Henderson Point, Portsmouth (3 postcards)
  • e. 380: Dwight Hale, 1951, nine months (Great-great grandson of Sarah Quincy Foss Pickering)
  • e. 381-383: [See Box 28]
  • e. 384: [See Box 29]
Box 24, Folder 5Foss Family
  • e. 385: Emma Harriet Hoyt Foss (Mother of Analesa Adams) as a child
  • e. 386-388: Emma H. H. Foss portraits as an adolescent, at age 16 into old age
  • e. 389: [See Box 29]
  • e. 390-392: Emma Harriet Hoyt
  • e. 393: Front chamber in Hoyt house in Newington, N.H.
  • e. 393a: Emma Harriet Hoyt in Hoyt house in Newington
Box 24, Folder 6Foss Family
  • e. 394: Hoyt farm in Newington, N.H.
  • e. 395: Mary Brackett Hoyt and Everett Ransom (on Mary’s wedding day)
  • e. 396: Rev. Samuel Hoyt
  • e. 397: Rev. Samuel Hoyt
  • e. 398: Mrs. S. Harriet Hoyt (2 photographs)
  • e. 399-400: Frank Murray Hoyt, son of Rev. Samuel and Harriet S. Hoyt
  • e. 401: Harriet S. Hoyt
  • e. 402: Arthur Greenleaf Hoyt, son of Rev. Samuel and Harriet S. Hoyt
  • e. 403-404: Harriet S. Hoyt
  • e. 405: Manly Ruland Hoyt, son of Arthur G. Hoyt
  • e. 406: Mrs. F. M. Hoyt and Lawrence B. Hoyt
Box 24, Folder 7Foss Family
  • e. 407-408: Alfred M. Hoyt
  • e. 409-410: Martin Von B. Hoyt
  • e. 411: Alfred Coburn Hoyt
  • e. 412: Mrs. John Edward Hoyt
  • e. 413: Samuel Hoyt
  • e. 414: Albion W. Hoyt, son of Samuel W. Hoyt
  • e. 415: Relatives of Mrs. Harriet S. Hoyt
  • e. 416: Two tintypes of a man
  • e. 417: One tintype of a young man
  • e. 418: Mrs. McClellan (drawing like photo)
  • e. 419: Emma H. H. Foss with Frank M. Hoyt at Newington
  • e. 420: Martha Adeline Hoyt (Married Ira Coffin)
  • e. 421: Three photographs of Emma H. H. Foss
Box 24, Folder 8Sanderson Family

Sarah Sanderson was the wife of Reformation John Adams.

  • e. 422-423: Joseph Sanderson, brother of Sarah
  • e. 424: Aaron Sanderson, nephew of Sarah and John
  • e. 425: Betsy? sister of Grandmother Adams (Sanderson)
Box 24, Folder 9Sanderson Family
  • Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 24, Folder 10Sanderson Family
  • Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 24, Folder 11Sanderson Family
  • Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1Sanderson Family
  • Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 25, Folder 2Sanderson Family
  • Other Relations of Analesa F. A. MacLeod
Box 25, Folder 3Other Individuals, Adams-Davis
  • e. 427: Adams, Arthur Branscombe (tin type)
  • e. 428: Beane, Frank
  • e. 429: Beane, Mrs. Roxanna, mother of Frank and Vesta (Peterson
  • e. 430: Benjamin, Mrs.
  • e. 431: Bennett, Rev. (Pastor at Greenland, N.H. Methodist Episcopal Church)
  • e. 432: Bennett, Mrs.
  • e. 433: Branscombe, Charles’ nurse
  • e. 434: Brasbridge, 8 years old, June 21, 1871
  • e. 435: Brasbridge, Mr., 2 pictures, one showing side profile
  • e. 436: Cobb, Charles H. (2 pictures
  • e. 437: Cobb, Mr.
  • e. 438: Cobb, Mrs. Sarah (Sarah Stoodley)
  • e. 439: Coleman, Mrs. Enoch
  • e. 440: Davis, Rev. Franklin, Pastor at Newington
Box 25, Folder 4Other Individuals, Demeritt-Greenlaw
  • e. 441: Demeritt, Jane
  • e. 442: Demeritt, Jennie Mabel
  • e. 443: Demeritt, Mrs.
  • e. 444: Dore, Charles
  • e. 445: Dore, Orrin (2 pictures)
  • e. 446: Drew, Ada
  • e. 447: Drew, Nellie
  • e. 448: Dudley, Arianna S.
  • e. 449: [See Box 29]
  • e. 450: Garland, H. Elizabeth (Hodgdon)
  • e. 451: Greenlaw, Harry, 12 years old September 1870. Roslindale, Mass. Grandson of Louisa Hodgdon
Box 25, Folder 5Other Individuals, Greenough-Lidbury
  • e. 452: Greenough, Mrs. Hatty
  • e. 453: Hanscom, Lydia
  • e. 454: Higgin, Addie (cousin to Abbie H.)
  • e. 455: Hodgdon, Abbie A. April 16, 1889, 2 photos
  • e. 456: Hodgdon, Lydia (King)
  • e. 457: Hodgdon, Rhoda Maria, 2 photos
  • e. 458: Hodgdon, Mrs., wife of O.M. Hodgdon
  • e. 459: Hussey, Belle
  • e. 460: Kent, Richard
  • e. 461: Knowlton, Frances and Ruthie
  • e. 462: Langdon, Mrs. Sarah Ann (Coleman)
  • e. 463: Lidbury, Mrs.
  • e. 464: Lidbury, Sarah Warburton
Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1Other Individuals, Lucas-Nason
  • e. 465: Lucas, Ann
  • e. 466: Martin, Bill (tintype)
  • e. 467: Marsh, E
  • e. 468: Marstin, Mr. and Mrs.
  • e. 469: Mathes, Belle S., picture given to Cass for Christmas
  • e. 470: Mathes, Belle’s sons
  • e. 471: Mathes, Harry and Austin W. Lowell at Adams Point after 1938 hurricane
  • e. 472: Mills, Mary E (Cobb, “Kitsy”) 2 photos
  • e. 473: Murray, Addie
  • e. 474: Murray, Charlie
  • e. 475: Murray, Mrs. Charles
  • e. 476: Murray, Flora
  • e. 477: Murray, George Albert
  • e. 478: Murray, Rosie (tintypes)
  • e. 479: Nason, Mr. (September 1884)
Box 26, Folder 2Other Individuals, Nason-Quimby
  • e. 480: Nason, Mrs. Sarah Warburton (September 1884)
  • e. 481: Nason, Sarah Warburton
  • e. 482: Norris, Elder
  • e. 483: Page, Rev.
  • e. 484: Pickering, Frederick M.
  • e. 485: Pickering, Mrs. Frederick
  • e. 486: Pickering, Hannah J.
  • e. 487: Pickering, Sarah Mathes, daughter of Alfred and Susan Pickering (2 photographs)
  • e. 488: Pickering, Mrs. Sarah (Foss)
  • e. 489: Potter, Miss Jennie E., teacher in Newington
  • e. 490: Putney, Mr. Freeman, teacher in Newington
  • e. 491: Quimby, Fred
  • e. 492: Quimby, Narcissus
Box 26, Folder 3Other Individuals, Rand-Towle
  • e. 493: Rand, Nancy (tintype)
  • e. 494: Senter, George
  • e. 495: Stoodley, Benjamin, brother to Mrs. Sarah Cobb
  • e. 496: Stoodley, May
  • e. 497: Stoodley, Mrs. (Sarah’s mother?)
  • e. 498: Stread, Rev. G. E., 1890, Exeter, N.H.
  • e. 499: Tasco, S., former teacher in Newington
  • e. 500: Thompson, C. F.
  • e. 501: Thompson, Lottie, Librarian of Durham Library
  • e. 502: Thompson, Pliny (tintype)
  • e. 503: Towle, Mrs. Clarinda (Neal)
Box 26, Folder 4Other Individuals, True-Young and Unidentified
  • e. 504: True, Alice
  • e. 505: Wetherell, William
  • e. 506: Willey, Kate
  • e. 507: Young, Alfred
  • e. 508-519: Unidentified People
Box 26, Folder 5Other Individuals, Unidentified
  • e. 520-533: Unidentified People
Box 26, Folder 6Other Individuals, Unidentified
  • e. 554-559: Unidentified People
  • e. Envelopes 560-562: [See Box 29]
Box 27
Box 27, Folder 6Local Places
  • e. 563: Newington Shore, Piscataqua River, looking South from Fox Point, about 1900
  • e. 564: Newington
  • e. 565: Squamscott River Bridge
  • e. 566: Smith Garrison? Bay Road?
  • e. 567: St. John’s Church
  • e. 568: [See Box 30]
  • e. 569: Newington Church
Box 27, Folder 2Local Places
  • e. 570: Newington Congregational Church, where minister Joseph Adams was the first minister, 1714-1783
  • e. 571: Newington Church
  • e. 572: Newington, Rev. Samuel Hoyt’s?
  • e. 573: Sullivan House, in 1909
  • e. 574: James Kent farm
  • e. 575: Moving Dr. Treadwell’s house downriver to York
  • e. 576: Summer home from the south shore on which the cottage is situated
  • e. 577: Entrance hall at Shankhassick, Durham, N.H.
  • e. 578-580: [See Box 29]
Box 27, Folder 3Boats
  • e. 582: Unidentified Boats
  • e. 583-585: Newburyport, Mass. (8 photographs)
  • e. 586: View from the Wentworth, New Castle, N.H.
  • e. 587: [See Box 30]
  • e. 590: [See Box 31]
  • e. 591: Aerial of Adams Point
Box 27, Folder 4Albums
  • Small Photo Album
Box 27, Folder 5Albums
  • Photo Album
Box 27, Folder 6Albums
  • Photo Album (by relatives of Analesa F. A. Adams?)
Box 28
Glass Plate Negatives
  • e. 278-281 Analesa F. A. MacLeod as a child
  • e. 381 Dynamiting of Henderson Ledge
  • e. 382 Rye Beach at Low Tide
  • e. 383 Rye Beach at Low Tide
Box 29
Glass Plate Negatives
  • e. 384 An Old House, photo by Alba H. R. Foss
  • e. 389 Emma H. H. Foss
  • e. 560 Unidentified People
  • e. 561 Unidentified People
  • e. 562 Unidentified People
  • e. 578 Monument to Capt. John Smith, 1623-1899, Star Island, Isle of Shoals
  • e. 579 House and Barn with Automobile in Front, Rye?
  • e. 580 House and Barn with two men and horse and buggy, Rye? Foss House?
Box 30
Large Photographs and Photo Albums

Note: These items have been removed from the preceeding boxes in the series due to their size.

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

Series 13: Scrapbooks

Box 31
Box 31, Item 1Scrapbook of European History and Sights by sister of Edward Cass Adams
Box 32
Box 32, Item 12 Scrapbooks, Inclusive dates approximately 1870-1930; Newsclippings, poems, some family related materials
Box 33
Box 33, Item 13 Scrapbooks, Inclusive dates approximately 1870-1930; Newsclippings, poems, some family related materials
Box 34
Box 34, Item 1Large 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
Papers and Photographs
  • 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
  • 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 A7Maps, Floor Plans, and Blueprints

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

Formats

Diaries
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Photographs, Slides & Negatives