Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Adams, Henry

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ADAMS, HENRY, an American historian; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 16, 1838; grandson of J. Q. Adams. He was for some time editor of the “North American Review,” and Professor of History in Harvard College. He wrote “The Life of Albert Gallatin” (1879); “John Randolph” (1882), etc. His principal work is the “History of the United States from 1801 to 1817,” which constitutes an authoritative history of that period. An autobiography, at first printed for private circulation only, was brought out for general circulation in 1919 as “The Education of Henry Adams” and received much attention. He died May 27, 1918.