Samuel Adams papers

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Description
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was an American revolutionary and post-revolutionary era political leader. Adams served as lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793, and was governor from 1794 to 1797. The Adams papers contain letters to Adams and drafts of letters by him, chiefly on public affairs; as well as manuscripts of addresses, petitions, committee minutes, resolutions, and other documents. Much of Adams’ correspondence is with notable figures of the period in America and Europe including John Adams, Samuel Cooper, Christopher Gadsden, Horatio Gates, Elbridge Gerry, Joseph Hawley, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, James Lovell, Thomas Paine, and James Warren. There are also letters (1778-1781) to Adams’ wife, Elizabeth Wells Adams, on family matters, as well as letters neither to nor from Adams.
Names
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (Creator)
Adams, Elizabeth Wells (Correspondent)
Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Contributor)
Cooper, Samuel, 1725-1783 (Contributor)
Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805 (Correspondent)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Correspondent)
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814 (Correspondent)
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788 (Contributor)
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Correspondent)
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792 (Contributor)
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794 (Contributor)
Lovell, James, 1737-1814 (Correspondent)
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 (Correspondent)
Warren, James, 1726-1808 (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1760 - 1803
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 20
Topics
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Adams family
Governors -- Massachusetts
Politicians
United States -- History -- 1783-1815
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
Genres
Correspondence
Documents
Certificates
Petitions
Minutes (Records)
Notes
Biographical/historical: Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was an American revolutionary and post-revolutionary era political leader. Adams served as lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793, and was governor from 1794 to 1797.
Content: The Adams papers contain letters to Adams and drafts of letters by him, chiefly on public affairs; as well as manuscripts of addresses, petitions, committee minutes, resolutions, and other documents. Much of Adams’ correspondence is with notable figures of the period in America and Europe including John Adams, Samuel Cooper, Christopher Gadsden, Horatio Gates, Elbridge Gerry, Joseph Hawley, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, James Lovell, Thomas Paine, and James Warren. There are also letters (1778-1781) to Adams’ wife, Elizabeth Wells Adams, on family matters, as well as letters neither to nor from Adams.
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 2.25 linear feet 7 boxes, 5 oversized folders
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12428746
MSS Unit ID: 20
Archives collections id: archives_collections_20
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e5c485b0-0e1f-0134-5da2-00505686d14e
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