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Elliott Adams papers, 1844-1945.
Adams, Elliott, 1838-1919.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 240  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Adams, Elliott, 1838-1919.
Title : Elliott Adams papers, 1844-1945.
Physical Description : .25 linear feet.
General Note : A tintype of Elliott Adams in his Civil War uniform ha been removed from the collection. It is located with the VHS tintype collection, FB-27.
Summary :

The papers include a diary kept by Elliott's father, Ansil, in the years 1844-1848, which tells of his life as a farmer in Wilmington, Vermont. The daily entries are brief, but give a good idea of the variety of tasks involved in early farming, and an active church life. The papers also include some records and accounts of Elliott's experiences in the Civil War, including settling up his dry goods store accounts before going into the army. There are a number of letters from his future wife, correspondence involving the settling of his father's estate, and some records of the cost of setting up his married home. There is also a collection of photographs, including Adams family graves in Wilmington, and Wells and Banfield relatives.

Biographical or historical data :

Elliott Adams (1838-1919) was the third child of Ansil Adams (1808-1858), a farmer in Wilmington, Vermont, and Lucinda Colman Adams. Elliott Adams served in the 16th Regiment, Co. F, Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War. In 1872 Elliott married Sarah E. Wells of Wilmington, Vermont and the couple moved to Chelsea, Massachusetts, where he worked as a photographer. Elliott and Sarah Adams had a child, Helen Moore Adams, who married Edward C. Banfield in 1912.

Personal Subject : Adams family.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 16th 1862-1863.
Subject Term : Farm life Vermont Wilmington.
Geographic Term : Wilmington (Vt.) Biography.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Occupation : Photographers.
Added Author : Adams, Ansil, 1808-1858.
Wells, Sarah E.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.