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Edward F. Adams collection, 1850-1958 (bulk 1900-1940)
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Edward F. Adams collection, 1850-1958 (bulk 1900-1940)
Adams family papers


Adams, Frank, 1875-1967, creator, collector.


Adams, Frank, 1875-1967


Adams, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1839-1929


Papers of Edward F. Adams assembled by his son Frank and papers of Frank Adams. Carton 1: papers of Edward F. Adams: correspondence, 1894-1930, undated; writings, 1850-1928, undated; speeches, 1905-1920, undated. Carton 2: papers of Frank Adams: correspondence, 1902-1946; Commonwealth Club, 1909-1922; writings (including bound copy of "California Irrigation Districts, 1887-1893") and speeches, 1915-1958; working files (including irrigation, water, UC Berkeley Division of Irrigation data file index); biographical sketch of Frank Adams.


1900 (issued)


Adams, Edward F. (Edward Francis) -- 1839-1929 -- Archives
Adams, Frank -- 1875-1967 -- Archives
Adams family
Commonwealth Club of California.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Irrigation.
Farmers -- California
Agriculture, Cooperative -- California


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Edward F. Adams collection, BANC MSS 69/16 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Printed materials transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
Related collection: Additional Frank Adams papers at the Water Resources Center Archives.
Edward F. Adams was a farmer and businessman who settled in California. In California, he farmed in Santa Cruz County, was an organizer of farm cooperatives, and eventually agricultural editor and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Commonwealth Club of California.
Frank Adams was a distinguished professor of irrigation at the University of California Berkeley and an international consultant on agriculture. He was key to the development, distribution, and use of water in the West.
In English.
Edward F. Adams, 1839-1929 / by Frank Adams. Berkeley, Calif., 1966.


Family papers.

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2 cartons (2.0 linear feet)




United States

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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.