The New Student's Reference Work/Adams, Henry

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Adams, Henry (1838), LL.D., American historical writer, third son of the late Charles Francis Adams, was born in Boston, Mass., and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1858. Three years later he accompanied his father as private secretary when that diplomat was appointed American Minister to England, and on his return to this country he was for several years instructor at Harvard. During the years 1875–76 he edited The North American Review, and in the latter year he published a work on Anglo-Saxon Courts at Law. Later on he took up his residence at Washington, and there devoted himself to historical research, writing Lives of Albert Gallatin and John Randolph, and an important History of the United States, in nine volumes, treating of the period 1801–17, the administrations of Jefferson and Madison. The latter work was published in 1889–91.