The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Charles Baker
ADAMS, Charles Baker (1814-53). An American naturalist. He was born at Dorchester, Mass. He graduated at Amherst; assisted Prof. Edward Hitchcock in the geological survey of New York; became tutor at Amherst, 1836; professor of chemistry and natural history in Middlebury College, Vermont, 1838 to 1847, and was professor of astronomy and zoölogy at Amherst from 1847 till his death. From 1845 to 1847 he was State geologist of Vermont. He went several times to the West Indies in the interest of science; wrote on conchology, and with the assistance of Prof. Alonzo Gray, of Brooklyn, published an elementary work on geology.