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Finding Aid for the Lady Agnes Anne Adams Papers, 1914-1954
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lady Agnes Anne Adams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1954
    Collection number: 1361
    Creator: Adams, Lady (Agnes Anne), 1869-1942
    Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Lady Adams (1869-1942) was born Agnes Anne Cook in Scotland. She wrote popular articles for newspapers and magazines. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera related to Lady Adams's life and writings.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Maven Thorpe, 1979.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lady Agnes Anne Adams Papers (Collection 1361). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462140 


    Lady Adams was born Agnes Anne Cook in Scotland in 1869; married John Adams in Glasgow, 1893; his academic career took him to the University of London, University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA and also on travels to New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa; Lady Adams wrote popular articles for newspapers and magazines; widowed, 1934; died in Los Angeles, 1942; posthumous selection and bibliography of writings published as Tea-Time (1942).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera related to the life and writings of Lady Adams. Includes material concerning her friend, Maven Thorpe.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Notes, fragments, clippings, speeches, photographs, ephemera (Box 3).
    3. Correspondence (Box 4).
    4. Posters and watercolor of New Zealand (Box 5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Adams, Lady (Agnes Anne), 1869-1942--Archives.
    Thorpe, Maven.
    Women journalists--Archival resources.