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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 September 28
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 September 29
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 October 13
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 November 21
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 December 11
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862 December 21
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863 January 21
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863 April 10
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863 July 5
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863 September 7
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1864 November 29
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Treatise on Acute Alcoholism and the Uses of Chloroform

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Paper, Typho-Malarial Fever

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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List of Maxims

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Samuel Adams Papers

Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Medical notes
Letters (correspondence)
Compact discs
Place:
Fredericksburg (Va.)
Gettysburg (Pa.)
Antietam (Md.)
Date:
1862-1933
bulk 1862-1865
Summary:
The Samuel Adams Papers document a surgeon's perspective on several major battles and events occurring during the United States Civil War.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into four series and includes letters and other papers of the Civil War surgeon Samuel Adams, as well as two CDs containing scans of the letters and transcriptions, and other documentation. The letters were sent to Adams's family and were written from the sites of major battles of the Civil War, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. One letter mentions Lincoln's assassination. The collection contains medical papers written by Adams, a military pass, and a list of "maxims" written by Adams's body servant, WIlliam. Additionally, genealogical information connecting the collection donor to Samuel Adams, transcriptions of all handwritten documentation, and a copy of Grandfather to Grandson, which is a collection of letters written by the donor's great-grandfather during the Great Depression, are included.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Supplemental Documentation, 1862-1933, undated

Series 2: Civil War Letters, 1862-1865 (bulk 1862-1863)

Series 3: Medical Papers, undated

Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1861 July 16, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Adams was born in Maine around 1839, and was a surgeon for the Union Army during the United States Civil War. Adams enlisted on April 16, 1862 as an assistant surgeon, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Medical Staff as part of the regular Army. Adams received two promotions by brevet during the war to Captain and then to Major. He was present during the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, and died of yellow fever on September 9,1867 in Galveston, Texas.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert K. Hollingsworth on September 26, 2013.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Antietam, Battle of, Md.,1862  Search this
Assassinations  Search this
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  Search this
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va.,1862  Search this
Civil war -- United States  Search this
Surgeons -- United States  Search this
Medical sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Medical notes
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Compact discs
Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Letter

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1865 April 15 [letter was mistakenly dated March 15 by author]
Scope and Contents:
Letter misdated March 15, 1865. Should read April 15, 1865. First line of letter reads "We are all utterly horrified and shocked at the murder of our noble President [Abraham Lincoln]."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Civil War Letters

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1865
bulk 1862-1863
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 12 handwritten letters from Samuel Adams to his family members. Letters are dated between September of 1862 and March of 1865, and contain descriptions or information relating to Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's assassination, and the battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and others.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Medical Papers

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains two handwritten papers by Samuel Adams and a set of handwritten medical notes. It is unclear if the notes were written by Samuel Adams or another party. The two papers, which may or may not have been presented formally, are on the topics of acute alcoholism and the uses of chloroform, and typho-malarial fever.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Miscellaneous Documents

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1861 July 16
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains an official military pass dated July 16, 1861, a list of maxims written by Adams's body servant, William, and 11 envelopes. The pass is signed by both Charles Adams (Samuel's father) and aide-de-camp Drake De Kay. The envelopes are primarily addressed to Charles Adams, and many include their original stamp.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310, Series 4
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Supplemental Documentation

Collection Donor:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.  Search this
Collection Author:
Adams, Samuel  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1862-1933
Scope and Contents:
This series contains supplemental documentation provided by the donor, Robert K. Hollingsworth. The transcriptions are for all of the handwritten letters, medical papers, notes, genealogical information connecting the donor to Samuel Adams, and a copy of nine letters written by the donor's great-grandfather during the Great Depression. The documentation was created in 2012 and stored on compact discs. Access copies were printed in 2015.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Samuel Adams Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1310, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
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