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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2327

Photographs of Henry Adams


Photographs of and concerning the American historian Henry Adams.


  • Creation: 1858-1902

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (9 folders in 1 box)

Includes photographs and tintype of: Adams, Adams memorial ("Grief"), Adams in a group portrait, Mabel Hooper La Farge, and the Outing Club House on Quantico Island.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) was a graduate of Harvard College Class of 1858, the son of Charles Francis Adams and Abigail Brown Brooks Adams. He was an historian, man of letters, and author of The education of Henry Adams.


Arranged alphabetically, by photographer or title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*89M-44. Gift of Benjamin La Farge, Station Hill Road, Barrytown, N.Y. 12507; received: 1989 Nov. 19.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Photographs of Henry Adams: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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