Adams, John W.

John W. Adams papers, 1869–1912.
1 folder, plus 1 oversize folder (0.08 linear feet).
About John W. Adams

Captain John W. Adams was master of various schooners including W.G. Bartlett and Ocean Traveller.

About the collection

Papers related to the career of Capt. John W. Adams, including a master’s license (1912), accounts for several schooners, a diagram of Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, correspondence, and cabinet photographs, possibly of men who served under Adams, and an account book for the schooner Ocean Traveller, 1869-1872. The account book volume was later used by Adams’ son Robert R. Adams, as a notebook while he was studying to be a minister, circa 1893.

  • Ocean Traveller (Schooner)
Types of material
  • Account book
  • Correspondence
  • Cabinet photographs
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