The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Alvin

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ADAMS, Alvin (1804-77). The founder of Adams Express Company of America. He was born at Andover, Vt., and in 1840 established between New York and Boston an express route which, subsequently extended, led in 1854 to the incorporation of the Adams Express Company. Consult: Stimson, History of the Express Business (New York, 1881).