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Charles Follen Adams Papers

Identifier: P-176

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a handwritten excerpt from American poet Charles Follen Adams’s, “Leedle Yawcob Strauss” dated “Boston. Mass. Nov. 16/82.” A reprint of a photogravure of Adams, which is signed by him, is also included.


  • 1882


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

Adams was born on April 21, 1842 to Ira and Mary Elizabeth (Senter) Adams in Dorchester, Massachusetts. A businessman by trade, Adams is also known for his dialectic poems, including “Leedle Yawcob Strauss” (1876), for which he is most well known. Married in 1870 to Hattie Louise Mills, they had two children, Charles Mills and Ella Paige Adams (married name: Sawyer.)


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)


Charles Follen Adams was born in 1842 and was known for his dialectic poems. This collection includes an excerpt from "Leedle Yawcob Strauss" (1876) dated 1882 and signed, as well as a reprint of a photogravure signed by Adams.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2009

Guide to the Charles Follen Adams Papers, P-176
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
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Processed by Stephanie Call, Schilder Assistant Archivist, made possible by a grant from the Schilder Family Fund. This collection has been digitized, made possible by a grant from the Trustees u/w of Herman Dana.

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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