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Guide to the Samuel Adams Journal and Papers, 1849-1901
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Documents

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A copy of the agreement drawn up between John O. Whitehouse, Charles Rowland, and Samuel Adams whereby said partners have formed themselves together for the purpose of shipping goods to California. Describes the terms of contract. 1/23/49

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Designates Samuel Adams a government mail agent. 4/30/1853

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Postmaster General awards Adams free passage to New York as agent of the department.5/26/1853

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Letters

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Samuel Adams to Philemela Adams; New York City, 1/20/1849

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Describes his visit to the Mazeppa preparatory to setting sail for California and his feelings on the eye of departure--a moving and loving letter to his wife of 10 years.
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Samuel Adams to Philemela Adams; Rio de Janeiro, 3/20/1849

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Describes letters and journals forwarded to her, moneys sent, and advises her on childrens' affairs; describes Rio de Janeiro; his feelings that trip could change his attitudes.
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Samuel Adams to Philemela Adams; San Francisco, with note appended dated May 15am 5/14/1850

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Describes his business as prospering; she is to address his letters c/o druggist, corner Kearny and Jackson.
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J. Wm. (?) Campbell to Dr. Samuel Adams, 7/14/1853

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Denies Adams the appointment to take charge of mail destined for San Francisco.
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Misc. Papers

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Contents of the May, 1853 mail from San Francisco to New York for steamers Golden Gate and Georgia; transfer of some mail to steamers Crescent City and Falcon.

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Letters

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Mrs. Adams to son Samuel; Winthrop, Me., 1/14/1852

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Concerns his illness while away from home.
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Mrs. Adams to son Samuel; Winthrop, Me., 2/4/1852

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Describes presents his father has sent; contains separate letter to his teacher.
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Miss Jennie Brown to pupil Samuel Adams; Salem, Mass., 5/13/1852

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Small-town news to Adams' son Samuel who has been ill.
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Misc. Papers

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Receipts for payment of school tuition for the Adams children; report card for his son George from the City College of San Francisco. Religious awards of merit to Samuel Adams and his son Samuel G., 1/2/1852 - 4/1/1861

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Various letters and covers from Susie G. Job of Walpole, Mass. to Mrs. Adams, 8/14/1899 - 10/6/1901

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Includes various family records and newspaper clippings, including one of Adams' death in 1888 and of the death of his Son Samuel G. in 1891; a fragment of a land-company letterhead; handwritten copies of 2 addresses by Geo. E. Young

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Contains a single newspaper clipping of an 1899 graduating class in which a relative of Mrs. Adams played a part.

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Comprises the two volumes of Adams' journal and typewritten and longhand copies of the journal.