Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Adams, George Burton
ADAMS, GEORGE BURTON, an American educator; born in Fairfield, Vt., in 1851. He graduated from Beloit College in 1873 and carried on post-graduate studies in Germany. He was professor of history in Drury College from 1877 to 1888. In the latter year he was appointed to the same chair in Yale University. From 1895 to 1910 he was editor of the “Historical Review.” He edited many important books and documents dealing with the history of the Middle Ages, and was the author of “Civilization During the Middle Ages”; “The Growth of the French Nation”; “The Origin of the English Constitution,” etc. He also wrote articles and delivered many addresses on historical subjects.