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mssHM 79415-79479  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Phinehas Adams Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1759-1911
    Collection Number: mssHM 79415-79479
    Creator: Adams, Phinehas, 1726-1779.
    Extent: 200 pieces in 2 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 200 items of the family and descendants of Phinehas Adams (1726-1779) of Connecticut and Ohio. The bulk of this collection contains letters, manuscripts, documents including Connecticut and Ohio land deeds, documents, personal and business affairs of the Adams and their relatives, chiefly concerning land transactions; and everyday life in Ohio in the middle of the 19th century.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Phinehas Adams Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Fannie M. Adams, June 1939.

    Biographical Note

    Phinehas Adams of Lisbon, New London county, Connecticut, married Lydia Fitch in 1751. His son Phinehas Adams, born about 1762, married Lydia Bishop and was succeeded in turn by still a third Phinehas Adams, born in 1796. The third generation moved from Connecticut to Ohio, where in the course of the nineteenth century they married into the Bennett and Bingham families.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 200 items of the family of Phinehas Adams of Connecticut and Ohio. The bulk of this collection contains letters, manuscripts, documents including Connecticut and Ohio land deeds, documents, personal and business affairs of the Adams and their relatives, chiefly concerning land transactions; everyday life in Ohio in the middle of the 19th century. There are also genealogy notes relating to the Adams and Bennett family in ephemera; 1 map; and several printed items.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following order:
    • Box 1: Documents and manuscripts (arranged chronologically) and followed by correspondence (arranged alphabetically)
    • Box 2: Ephemera (arranged by type)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Adams, Phinehas, 1726-1779.
    Real property -- Connecticut.
    Real property -- Ohio.
    Ohio -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

    Forms/Genres

    Letters (correspondence) -- United States.
    Property records -- United States.
    Maps -- United States.
    Family papers -- United States.

    Additional Contributors

    Adams, Phinehas, active 1751.
    Adams, Phinehas, 1796-.
    Adams family.