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Adams, Frank P., b. circa 1886
Frank P. Adams (born circa 1886)
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Frank P. Adams papers
contain correspondence from Robert B. Applebee to Adams, in addition to some
miscellaneous items such as Adams' writing and research notes.
SERIES I. Correspondence SERIES II. Other
Scope and Content Note
The Frank P. Adams papers contain correspondence from Robert B. Applebee to Adams, in
addition to some miscellaneous items such as Adams' writing and research notes. This
collection has been divided into two series.
Series I. Correspondence contains correspondence from
Robert B. Applebee to Adams, discussing research and topics relating to maritime
history, in addition to some personal details. There are also a few notes included
within the correspondence; however, it is unclear whether the notes belonged to
Adams or Applebee. Because of the correspondence is from Applebee, it contains a
large amount of information about his research, daily activities, and family. The
materials have been arranged in chronological order.
Series II. Other contains an extract from Adams'
article "Shipbuilding at Lubec, Maine" from the Herald
Magazine. Also included are lists of vessels built in Lubec, postcards
from Maine, and materials about the Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts.
Frank P. Adams was born in 1886. He lived in Dorchester,
Massachusetts, in the late 1950s, and Beverly, Massachusetts in 1962. He had a
sister, Maude, who lived in Bangor, Maine. He was married to Alice M. Adams, and it
is possible that they had a son, Frank Jr., as Frank (born 1886) is addressed as
Frank Sr. Adams appears to have been researching shipbuilding in New England during
the time period during the time this collection covers; he often conducted research
at the Peabody Museum.
During his research, Adams often contacted Robert B.
Applebee (1885-1979), with whom he traded ship information. Applebee was
a former United States Customs worker, avid maritime history collector, and a member
of the Nautical Research Guild. Applebee often received visits from scholars who
wished to do research using his collections. In fact, he was known for his
outstanding private library and was recognized as an authority on maritime history,
happily sharing his knowledge of the subject with the world community (Maine
Maritime Museum). He was a trustee and historian at the Penobscot Marine Museum. He
lived in Stockton Springs, Maine, at the time of his exchanges with Adams.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
Frank P. Adams (born circa 1886) Papers, MH 27, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex
Museum, Salem, Mass.
This material was found in the collection.
Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, December 2014.
Adams, Frank P. Notes on the Maritime History of Lubec,
Maine. Salem, MA: American Neptune, 1964.
Applebee, Robert B. Sailing Ship History: A Talk to the
Masonic Lodge Searsport, Maine. Searsport, ME: Penobscot Marine Museum,
Applebee, Robert B. Sailing Vessels Built in the Penobscot
River Towns in Maine: Compiled by Towns and Collectively from Various
Sources. 1938 (typescript).
Applebee, Robert B. Some Castine, Maine Vessels.
Applebee, Robert B. Vessels Built in St. Andrews, N.B. and
St. Stephen, N.B.: Compiled from Various Sources. 1938 (typescript).
Applebee, Robert B. 200 Sailing Vessels of the
Portland-Falmouth Customs District and the Builders. 1942
Maine Maritime Museum. "Applebee, Robert B. (1885-1979): Historical Note."
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