COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1846-1885

Guide to the Photograph Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of Albums 7, 8, and 9 is restricted. Color digital facsimiles of these three volumes are available in the MHS Reading Room, DF-003.

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of three albums of photographs taken by Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams from 1883-1885. These images include formal and informal portraits of U.S. politicians, various members of the Adams and Hooper families, family friends, and portraits taken by others of Marian Hooper Adams. Also included are photographs of Washington, D.C., Bladensburg, Md., Old Sweet Springs, Va., and the Adams family homes in Quincy and Beverly Farms, Mass.

Biographical Sketch

Marian Hooper Adams (MHA) was born in Boston, 13 Sep. 1843, to Robert W. Hooper, an ophthalmologist, and Ellen (Sturgis), a Transcendental poet. Her maternal grandfather was William Sturgis, a prominent merchant and pioneer of the Boston-China trade. Known to friends and family as "Clover," she and her two siblings were raised by her father after her mother died when she was only five. Clover married historian and writer Henry Adams (HA) in 1872, and the couple spent their honeymoon in Europe. They moved to Washington in 1877, where Clover was known for her "salon" and hostess abilities. She took up photography in 1883 and her work was widely admired, although Henry Adams apparently discouraged publication of her photographs.

After her father's death in 1885, Clover suffered from an overwhelming depression, an illness that seemed to plague a number of her family members. In early December of 1885 she took her own life. Henry Adams erected a memorial monument to Clover by Augustus St. Gaudens in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Collection Description

This collection of Clover Adams photographs was created by gathering together all of the known photographs by her and images of her at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The majority of the photographs were removed from the Henry Adams photographs (Photo. Coll. 40), the Adams-Thoron photographs (Photo. Coll. 42), and the Hooper-Adams papers. The remainder of the photographs came from either loose miscellaneous photographs or are of an unknown origin. Some of the photographs in this collection remain in their original locations, and this is noted in the list. These include the daguerreotype of Clover, glass-plate negatives, and images in Henry Adams's photograph albums 5 and 6.

Clover kept a chronological notebook (in the Hooper-Adams Papers) from May 1883-Jan. 1884 listing many of her photographs and commenting on exposures, lighting, etc. A photocopy of the notebook is located with this collection for reference. This guide notes (where it has been determined) that an image is mentioned in the notebook, as "Notebook, [date], [number]" in the photograph list.

The Marian Hooper Adams photographs consists of three photograph albums and 25 loose photographs by or of Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams (MHA). These three albums are numbered 7, 8, and 9, from their original order in the Henry Adams photographs (Photo. Coll. 40). Album 7 contains 47 images; Album 8 contains 48 images, and Album 9 contains 18 images. There are 14 other (loose) images taken by or possibly taken by MHA. There are 9 images of MHA, one of which (Photo. #50.128) have in the past been considered to be images of her but which are now questionable. In addition, there are two photographs (Photos. #50.132-133) of pages from a steamer letter written to her father in July 1872. The original letter is in the Adams papers at the MHS.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the photographs were removed from the Henry Adams photographs (Photo. Coll. 40), the Adams-Thoron photographs (Photo. Coll. 42), and the Hooper-Adams papers.

Restrictions on Access

Use of Albums 7, 8, and 9 is restricted. Color digital facsimiles of these three volumes are available in the MHS Reading Room, DF-003.

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Photographs by Marian Hooper Adams

Inscription inside cover: "Marian Adams/ 1883-1884/ Washington". Inscription on an inside page: "Marian Adams/ May 1883 -/ Washington/ D.C -/ Vol 1 - ". All photographs taken by Marian Hooper Adams, except where otherwise noted.

A. Album 7: Washington, D.C., 1883-1884

Arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

NOTE: Use of this album is restricted. Color digital facsimiles are available in the MHS Reading Room, DF-003.

Vol. 7p. 1#50.1
"Lafayette Sq., Dec. 1883."Caption written by MHA.

Taken in Washington, D.C.

Vol. 7p. 2#50.2
"N. L. Anderson's house, 16th & K Sts.,1883."Caption written by MHA.

Taken in Washington, D.C.

See Notebook, 11/19/83, no. 4.

Vol. 7p. 3#50.3
"K. St. gate."Caption written by MHA.

Driveway designed by H. H. Richardson, Washington, D.C.

See Notebook, 11/19/83, no. 5.

Vol. 7p. 4#50.4
"Rafael Pumpelly."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 5#50.5
"John Hay, 1883."Caption written by MHA.

With Democracy.

See Notebook, 11/27/83.

Vol. 7p. 6#50.6
"John Hay, 1883 ."Caption written by MHA.

Writing at desk.

See Notebook, 11/27/83, "very good".

Vol. 7p. 7#50.7
"George Bancroft, 1883." Caption written by MHA.

Writing at desk.

See Notebook, 11/28/83, no. 7.

Vol. 7p. 8#50.8
"Mrs. Bancroft, 1883."Caption written by MHA.

Mrs. George Bancroft (Elizabeth Davis).

See Notebook, 11/28/83, no. 5, 6.

Vol. 7p. 9#50.9
"R. Dodge."Caption written by MHA.

Rebecca Dodge with banjo.

See Notebook, 12/28/83, no. 11, "very good".

Vol. 7p. 10#50.10
"R.D., Feb. 8, 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Rebecca Dodge, seated, in Roman costume.

Vol. 7p. 11#50.11
"H. H. Richardson, 1884." Caption written by MHA.

In Henry Adams's study.

See Notebook, 1/18/84.

Vol. 7p. 12#50.12
"Señor Dupuy de Lome."Caption written by MHA.
Vol. 7p. 13#50.13
"Señora Dupuy de Lome."Caption written by MHA.

Taken in Mantilla.

See Notebook, 1/20/84, no. 5, 6.

Vol. 7p. 14#50.14
"Judge O. W. Holmes Jr., Feb. 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Oliver W. Holmes Jr., seated, facing right.

Vol. 7p. 15#50.15
"O.W.H. Jr., 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Oliver W. Holmes Jr., seated, facing left.

Vol. 7p. 16#50.16
"Possum, Marquis, Boojum." Caption written by MHA.

Three dogs at tea in garden.

See Notebook, 11/5/83, no. 8, "extremely good".

Same image as photo #50.45.

Vol. 7p. 17#50.17
"L.S."Caption written by MHA.

Unidentified African-American woman.

Vol. 7p. 18#50.18
"L.Q.C. Lamar, Feb. 23, 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, holding newspaper.

Vol. 7p. 19#50.19
"J.B. Gordon, Feb. 23, 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, holding newspaper.

Vol. 7p. 20
[Photograph missing.] "H.A., 1884."Caption written by MHA.
Vol. 7p. 21#50.20
"Jerome Bonaparte, March 16, 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, with trumpet.

Vol. 7p. 22#50.21
"Mrs. F.D. Millet."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, in Roman costume.

Vol. 7p. 23#50.22
"Mrs. F.D. Millet."Caption written by MHA.

Standing, in Roman costume.

Vol. 7p. 24#50.23
"R. Dodge, Feb. 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Rebecca Dodge, standing, in Roman costume.

Vol. 7p. 25#50.24
"Miss Silsbee."Caption written by HA.

Patty Silsbee.

See Notebook, 1/22/84, no. 8.

Vol. 7p. 26#50.25
"J.W. Field, Feb. 1884."Caption written by MHA.
Vol. 7p. 27#50.26
"Mrs. Field, 1884."Caption written by MHA.
Vol. 7p. 28#50.27
"Feb. 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Ed. Beale's mastiff, outside, standing.

Vol. 7p. 29#50.28
"Feb. 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Ed. Beale's mastiff, outside, lying down.

Vol. 7p. 30#50.29
"Wm. M. Evarts, March 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, with book, facing left.

Vol. 7p. 31#50.30
"Wm. M. Evarts, 15 March 1884."Caption written by MHA.

Seated, with book, facing right.

Vol. 7p. 32#50.31
"Mme Enrique Dupuy de Lome of the Spanish Legation."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 33#50.32
"Mrs Willius [?] Peters"Caption written by HA.

Seated, with screen.

Vol. 7p. 34#50.33
"Mrs. Willius [?] Peters."

Standing, profile.

Vol. 7p. 35#50.34
"Mrs Willius [?] Peters."Caption written by HA.

Standing, hand on chair.

Vol. 7p. 36#50.35
"Miss Lucy Frelinghuysen."Caption written by HA.

In H.A.'s study, seated, 3/4 length.

Probably in notebook, 9/4/83.

Vol. 7p. 37#50.36
"Miss Pendleton."Caption written by HA.

Seated, playing harp.

Vol. 7p. 38#50.37
"House on Tenally-town Road."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 39#50.38
"House in Georgetown."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 40#50.39
"Pine-tree on the Tenally-town Road."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 41#50.40
"Mrs. George Bancroft." Caption written by HA.

Elizabeth Davis Bancroft.

Vol. 7p. 42#50.41
"Arlington."Caption written by HA.

View of cemetery

See Notebook, 11/15/83, no. 11.

Same image as #50.94

Vol. 7p. 43#50.42
"Adams House at Quincy."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 7p. 44#50.43
Charles F. Adams Jr., seated, facing camera.
Vol. 7p. 45#50.44
"C. F. Adams Jr."Caption written by HA.

Standing, 3/4 length.

Vol. 7p. 46#50.45
"George & Molly at Beverly Farms."Caption written by HA.

George C. Adams and Mary Adams.

Vol. 7p. 47#50.46
"Miss Graff at Beverly Farms."Caption written by HA.

Seated in hammock with book.

Vol. 7p. 48#50.47
"Beverly Farms."Caption written by HA.

View of piazza.

B. Album 8: Portraits and landscapes, 1883

Arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

NOTE: Use of this album is restricted. Color digital facsimiles are available in the MHS Reading Room, DF-003.

Vol. 8p. 1#50.48
"Wests' Beach, G.C. Adams' cat boat." Caption written by MHA.

Dandelion, with CFA 3rd.

See Notebook, 8/19/83, nos. 1-4.

Vol. 8p. 2#50.49
"G.C.A., C.F.A 3d, M.O.A., M.A." Caption written by MHA.

George C. Adams, Charles F. Adams, Mary O. Adams, and Mary Adams, at Beverly Farms, seated on rocks.

Possibly in notebook, 7/12/83, nos. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12: "Ames & Adams group in front of rock".

Vol. 8p. 3#50.50
"H. Adams & Marquis." Caption written by MHA.

Seated with dog on steps of piazza.

See Notebook, 5/6/83, no. 3.

Vol. 8p. 4#50.51
"Miss Langdon, Toto & Marquis." Caption written by MHA.

Seated with two dogs on steps of piazza.

See Notebook, 5/6/83, no. 4.

Vol. 8p. 5#50.52
Henry Adams seated at desk in study, writing, in light coat.

Photo. 6.2.1: Glass plate negative from Hooper-Adams papers.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

Possibly in notebook, 8/19/83, no. 6.

Vol. 8p. 6#50.53
"'Umbrella' tree, Smith's Point."Caption written by MHA.

See Notebook, 8/26/83, no. 11 or 12.

Vol. 8p. 7#50.54
Adams group on rocks.

Possibly in notebook, 7/12/83, nos. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12.

Vol. 8p. 8#50.55
Adams group on rocks.

Possibly in notebook, 7/12/83, nos. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12.

Vol. 8p. 9#50.56
"Pitch Pines Hill." Caption written by MHA.

House at Beverly Farms.

Possibly in notebook, 7/24/83, no. 6.

Vol. 8p. 10#50.57
"Powhatan."Caption written by MHA.

Horse with groom, Brent.

See Notebook, 7/27/83, no. 9 or 10.

Vol. 8p. 11#50.58
"F. Parkman."Caption written by MHA.

Francis Parkman seated in wicker chair, facing left.

See Notebook, 7/29/83, no. 11 or 12.

Vol. 8p. 12#50.59
"F. Parkman."Caption written by MHA.

Francis Parkman seated in wicker chair, facing right.

See Notebook, 7/29/83, no. 11 or 12.

Vol. 8p. 13#50.60
"C.F.A., A.B.A."Caption written by MHA.

Charles F. Adams and Abigail Brooks Adams on piazza at Old House in Quincy.

See Notebook, 7/30/83, no. 1 or 2.

Vol. 8p. 14#50.61
"Snowdon & B. A."Caption written by MHA.

Brooks Adams with horse and dog.

See Notebook, 7/31/83, no. 4.

Vol. 8p. 15#50.62
"Mrs. T. Lyman & T. L. Jr."Caption written by MHA.

Mrs. Theodore (Mimi) Lyman and "Teddy" (T.L. Jr.) under trees.

See Notebook, 8/8/83, prob. no. 8.

Vol. 8p. 16#50.63
"Mrs. J. Scott & Boojum."Caption written by MHA.

Mrs. Jim Scott and dog seated by rock at east end of Singing Beach, Manchester.

: Glass plate negative from Hooper-Adams papers.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

See Notebook, 8/8/83, no. 9.

Vol. 8p. 17#50.64
Mrs. Jim Scott seated on rock at east end of Singing Beach, Manchester.

See Notebook, 8/8/83, no. 10.

Vol. 8p. 18#50.65
"Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Howe, A. Pratt."Caption written by MHA.

Mrs. Ellerton Pratt, Mrs. George D. Howe, and Alice Pratt on rocks at Smith's Point.

See Notebook, 8/8/83, no. 1.

Vol. 8p. 19#50.66
"Mrs. Bell."Caption written by MHA.

Mrs. Joseph Bell on rock at Smith's Point.

See Notebook, 8/8/83, no. 11.

Vol. 8p. 20#50.67
"Betsy & Dandy."Caption written by MHA.

Betsy Wilder and dog on piazza.

See Notebook, 8/10/83, no. 3 or 4.

Vol. 8p. 21#50.68
"R.W.H. & Kitty."Caption written by MHA.

Robert W. Hooper in wagon pulled by horse.

See Notebook, 8/12/83, no. 5 or 6.

Vol. 8p. 22#50.69
"R.W.H."Caption written by MHA.

Robert W. Hooper standing outdoors with tree.

See Notebook, 8/12/83, no. 7 or 8.

Vol. 8p. 23#50.70
"Aunt Eunice Hooper, b. 1800"
"E.H."
First caption written by HA, second caption written by MHA.

In bedroom at Marblehead.

See Notebook, 8/13/83, no. 11.

Vol. 8p. 24#50.71
"H.A."Caption written by MHA.

Henry Adams seated at desk, writing, diff. image from p. 5.

Probably in notebook, 8/19/83, no. 5.

Vol. 8p. 25#50.72
Umbrella tree at Smith's Point.

See Notebook, 8/26/83, no. 11 or 12.

Different image from album 8, p. 6.

Vol. 8p. 26#50.73
"J. Lowndes & Marquis."Caption written by MHA

James Lowndes and dog in window of playhouse.

See Notebook, 8/30/83, "very good".

Vol. 8p. 27#50.74
"J. Lowndes & Boojum."Caption written by MHA

James Lowndes at Beverly Farms, seated outdoors in wicker chair, reading book, with dog at feet.

See Notebook, 8/27/83.

Vol. 8p. 28#50.75
"Polly, Ellen, and Loulie."Caption written by MHA

Hooper girls on Lee Rocks at shore.

See Notebook, 8/19/83, no. 11, "very nice".

Vol. 8p. 29#50.76
"Marquis & Possum."Caption written by MHA

Two dogs at tea in garden.

See Notebook, 8/27/83.

Vol. 8p. 30#50.77
"Mr. Sidney Bartlett."Caption written by MHA

Seated in chair on porch, with cigar.

See Notebook, 8/31/83, no. 5 or 6.

Vol. 8p. 31#50.78
Sidney Bartlett seated in chair on porch, with cigar.

See Notebook, 8/31/83, no. 5 or 6.

Different image from #50.77.

Vol. 8p. 32#50.79
"Miss Minot."Caption written by MHA.

Grace Minot, half-length, outdoors, with parasol.

See Notebook, 9/4/83.

Vol. 8p. 33#50.80
"'Dana' beach."Caption written by MHA.

Otherwise known as Graves' Beach.

See Notebook, 9/11/83, "very good".

Vol. 8p. 34#50.81
"L. de Hegermann."Caption written by MHA.

Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone, half-length, in Spanish dress.

See Notebook, 9/16/83, no. 1 or 2.

Vol. 8p. 35#50.82
Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone, half-length, in Spanish dress.

See Notebook, 9/16/83, no. 1 or 2.

Different image from #50.82

Vol. 8p. 36#50.83
"Mme de Hegermann-Lindencrone's daughter."
"N. Moulton."
First caption written by HA, second caption written by MHA.

See Notebook, 9/16/83, no. 3.

Vol. 8p. 37#50.84
"Mrs. Lucius Sargent."
"Mrs. Sargent."
First caption written by HA, second caption written by MHA.

Mrs. Lucius M. Sargent (Marian Appleton Coolidge).

See Notebook, 9/16/83, no. 4.

Vol. 8p. 38#50.85
"Beverly Farms."Caption written by MHA.

T.K. Lothrop's cows in meadow at Beverly Farms.

Probably in notebook, 9/20/83, "very good".

Vol. 8p. 39#50.86
T.K. Lothrop's cows in meadow at Beverly Farms.Caption written by MHA.

See Notebook, 9/24/83, no. 2 or 3.

Different image from #50.85.

Vol. 8p. 40#50.87
"Parlor at B. Farms."Caption written by MHA.

See Notebook, 9/22/83, no. 1.

Vol. 8p. 41#50.88
"Miss Minot in study at Beverly Farms."
"Muse of American History."
First caption written by HA, second caption written by MHA.

Grace Minot in Henry Adams's study at Beverly Farms.

Notebook, 10/9/83, no. 12.

Vol. 8p. 42#50.89
"J. Hay, Cleveland, O."Caption written by MHA.

John Hay's house, Cleveland, interior view.

See Notebook, 10/10/83, no. 3.

Vol. 8p. 43#50.90
"Alice Hay."Caption written by MHA.

Alice Hay outside, in velocipede.

See Notebook, 10/10/83, no. 1, "very good".

Vol. 8p. 44#50.91
"Helen & Del Hay."Caption written by MHA.

In front of tree, Del with bow and arrow.

See Notebook, 10/10/83, no. 6.

Vol. 8p. 45#50.92
Del in front of tree without bow and arrow.

See Notebook, 10/10/83, no 5.

Vol. 8p. 46#50.93
"Possum, Marquis, Boojum."Caption written by MHA.

Three dogs at tea in garden.

See Notebook, 11/5/83, no. 8, "extremely good".

Same image as Photo. #50.16

Vol. 8p. 47#50.94
"'Ich gehe durch den Todesschlaf/Zu Gott ein als Soldat und Brav.'"
"'Dormitis nostra - memoria vestra.'" Arlington, Nov. 1883."
Caption written by MHA.

View of Arlington National Cemetery.

See Notebook, 11/5/83, no. 11.

Same image as Photo. #50.41

Vol. 8p. 48#50.95
"Emily Beale/ Mrs. John McLean."
"E.T.B."
First caption written by HA, second caption written by MHA.

In hammock in glass room, wrapped in white fur.

See Notebook, 11/12/83, no. 1 or 2.

C. Album 9: Portraits and landscapes, ca. 1885

Arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

NOTE: Use of this album is restricted. Color digital facsimiles are available in the MHS Reading Room, DF-003.

Vol. 9p. 1#50.96
"Miss Daisy Hayward at Falmouth."Caption written by HA.

Outdoors, 1/2 length, holding cat in cornfield.

Vol. 9p. 2#50.97
"Mill at Falmouth." Caption written by HA.

Windmill, boy and dog in foreground, blurry.

Vol. 9p. 7#50.98
"House at Bladensburg."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 9p. 8#50.99
"House at Bladensburg."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 9p. 9#50.100
"House at Bladensburg."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 9p. 10#50.101
"House at Bladensburg."Caption written by HA.
Vol. 9p. 11#50.102
"Señor Valera."Caption written by HA.

1/2 length portrait.

Vol. 9p. 12#50.103
"John La Farge."Caption written by HA.

Seated, 1/2 length, with cigar and book.

Vol. 9p. 13#50.104
Small child with fishbowl on table.
Vol. 9p. 14#50.105
"Nelson A. Miles."Caption written by HA

1/2 length portrait

Vol. 9p. 17#50.106
"Old Sweet Springs, Virginia, June, 1885, Rebecca Dodge, Clifford Richardson, H.A."Caption written by HA

On piazza of house.

Vol. 9p. 19#50.107
"Old Sweet, H.A., Clifford Richardson."Caption written by HA

Seated and standing on piazza of house.

Vol. 9p. 21#50.108
"Old Sweet."Caption written by HA

View of house with people on piazza.

Vol. 9p. 23#50.109
"Old Sweet Springs, June 1885, Rebecca Dodge."Caption written by HA

Standing in meadow with house in background.

Vol. 9p. 25#50.110
"Old Sweet, Rebecca Dodge."Caption written by HA

Standing in meadow with house in background.

Vol. 9p. 27#50.111
"Virginia farm-house, Old Sweet Springs, June 1885."Caption written by HA

Log farmhouse with man and woman standing in front.

Vol. 9p. 29#50.112
"Virginia farm-house."Caption written by HA

Log farmhouse with man and woman standing in front.

Vol. 9p. 31#50.113
"Virginia farm."Caption written by HA

Farm buildings with man and woman in background.

D. Loose photographs not in albums

Please note that glass plate negatives from this collection are stored in a separate collection: Marian Hooper Adams glass plate negatives (Photo. Coll. 6.2).

GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES ARE RESTRICTED.

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

Portraits

Arranged alphabetically.

#50.114
Adams, Henry, Apr. 1872.Original photograph possibly taken by Marian H. Adams. Copy photographer unknown.Copy photo of a carte-de-visite.

On verso: "H.A. April 1872/ Clover's room" in H.A.'s hand. Also on verso: "Removed from Black Album" in C. Steele's hand

Location of original photograph unknown.

#50.115
Adams, Henry (1838-1918), in cabin of Isis, 1873.Previously attributed to MHA; now thought to be a self portrait by HA

#50.115 is a copy photograph. See also Henry Adams Photographs, Photo. #40.160.

#50.116
Adams, Henry, with dogs in window of playhouse, July 1883.

See Notebook, 7/20/83, nos. 1 & 2.

Damaged original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.117
Adams, Henry, in his study, prob. Aug. 1883.

: Glass plate negative from Hooper-Adams papers.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

See Notebook, 7/20/83, nos. 1 & 2.

Variant of photo #50.71.

Damaged original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.118
Adams, Henry, with dog Possum, seated in profile, 1884.

Possibly in notebook, 11/4/83, no. 7.

Original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.119
[Lyman, Mrs. Theodore and Theodore Lyman Jr., seated under trees]

See Notebook, 8/8/83, no. 7.

Variant of photo. #50.52.

Original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.120]
Unidentified woman and child in doorway of wooden house. Glass plate negative

Not positively identified as by MHA.

[#50.120] is a placeholder number. See glass plate negative, .
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

Views

#50.121
Dining room at Beverly Farms.

Damaged original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.122a-b
House construction at 1603 H St., Washington, D.C., 1 Dec. 1884Taken by Henry Adams and printed by Marian H. Adams.

There are two different views, Photo. 50.122a and Photo. 50.122b.

The original photographs were enclosed in a letter from Henry Adams to John Hay of 30 Nov. 1884 in the Adams Family Papers. The original photographs are now located here, along with a photocopy of the letter.

#50.123
View of Misery Island from Beverly Farms.

Damaged original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.124]
[Unidentified landscape of trees, rocks, and fence].Glass plate negative

Not positively identified as by MHA.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.124] is a placeholder number. See glass plate negative, .
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

[#50.125]
Unidentified landscape of trees, barn and surrounding land.Glass plate negative

Not positively identified as by MHA.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.125] is a placeholder number. See glass plate negative, .
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

[#50.126]
Unidentified view of trees, land, and water.Glass plate negative

Not positively identified as by MHA.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.126] is a placeholder number. See glass plate negative, .
THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS RESTRICTED.

#50.127
Unidentified view of beach.

Damaged original photograph on paper from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

II. Photographs of Marian Hooper Adams

Arranged chronologically.

#50.128
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885) with dog and Abigail Brooks on piazza of house, n.d. Copy photograph.Photographer unknown.

The young woman in the photo does not appear to be MHA.

Location of original unknown.

[#50.129]
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885) as a young child, ca. 1846. Hand-colored sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case. Photographer unknown.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.129] is a placeholder number. See Daguerreotype collection, .

#50.130
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885) as a child, ca. 1851-1852. Taken by Southworth & Hawes (Boston, Mass.).

Removed from the Hooper-Adams Papers.

#50.131
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885) on horseback at Beverly Farms, Oct. 1869. Photographer unknown.Tintype.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.132
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), page from a letter written to her father, 13 July 1872. Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.133
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), sketch of stateroom on board a ship, 13 July 1872. Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

#50.134
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), possibly, in group photograph, "Before the Chapter House at Wenlock Abbey," 1873. Photographer unknown.

#50.134 is a copy photograph. See also Henry Adams Photographs, Photo. #40.186.

[#50.135]
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), possibly, in group photograph, "Before the Chapter House at Wenlock Abbey," 1873.Photographer unknown.

Different image from Photo. #50.134.

[#50.135] is a placeholder number. See Henry Adams Photographs, Photo. #40.187.

#50.136
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), possibly, in group photograph, "On the ruined stairs of Wenlock Abbey," 1873. Photographer unknown.

#50.136 is a copy photograph. See also Henry Adams Photographs, Photo. #40.188.

#50.137
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), holding dog, face obscured by bonnet, ca. 1875-1885.Photographer unknown. Tintype.
[#50.138]
Adams, Marian Hooper (1843-1885), possibly in group of people on lawn at Mount Vernon, 1887. [Group includes Henry Adams, W.C. Endicott, Lord Herschell and others.] Photograph by Luke C. Dillon.

Removed from Adams-Thoron Photographs.

[#50.138] is a placeholder number. See 4x5 black and white negatives, Repro. 1136.

Location of original photograph unknown.

About reproduction of these images

These images are available for researcher use and reproduction. Please see the Reference Librarian when requesting reproductions of original images. The list below refers to books that contain illustrations of photographs from this collection. These books are:

Eugenia Kaledin, The Education of Mrs. Henry Adams, Philadelphia, 1981.

J. C. Levenson, et al, editors, The Letters of Henry Adams, Volume II: 1868-1885, Cambridge, 1982.

Ward Thoron, editor, The Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams, 1865-1883, Boston, 1936.

Otto Freidrich, Clover, New York, 1979.

Photo #
#50.5 -In Kaledin, p. 207
-In Thoron, p. 374
#50.6 -In Letters II, facing p. 572
#50.7 -In Kaledin, p. 200
-In Letters II, facing p. 358
#50.8 -In Kaledin, p. 201
#50.9 -In Letters II, facing p. 235
#50.11 -In Kaledin, p. 212
-In Letters II, facing p. 572
-In Friedrich, after p. 128
#50.15 -In Kaledin, p. 209
#50.16 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 298
#50.17 -In Kaledin, p. 204
#50.20 -In Kaledin, p. 203
#50.29 -In Kaledin, p. 211
#50.40 -In Kaledin, p. 200
-In Letters II, facing p. 358
#50.43 -In Kaledin, p. 202
#50.45 -In Kaledin, p. 201
#50.46 -In Kaledin, p. 205
#50.49 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
#50.50 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 414
#50.52 -In Kaledin, p. 203
#50.56 -In Kaledin, p. 210
-In Letters II, facing p. 234
#50.59 -In Kaledin, p. 207
#50.60 -In Kaledin, p. 202
-In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 388
#50.65 -In Kaledin, p. 205
#50.67 -In Kaledin, p. 208
-In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 298
#50.68 -In Kaledin, p. 208
-In Friedrich, facing p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 230
#50.70 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
#50.71 -In Thoron, p. 260
#50.74 -In Thoron, p. 332
#50.79 -In Kaledin, p. 204
#50.87 -In Letters II, facing p. 234
-In Friedrich, after p. 128
#50.93 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 298
#50.103 -In Kaledin, p. 210
-In Letters II, facing p. 496
#50.105 -In Kaledin, p. 206
#50.115 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 64
#50.117 -In Letters II, facing p. 497, dates it 13 Aug. 1883
#50.118 -In Kaledin, p. 199
-In Letters II, frontispiece
#50.122 -In Letters II, facing p. 573
-In Friedrich, after p. 128, dated Dec. 1884
#50.130 -In Friedrich, facing p. 128
#50.131 -In Letters II, facing p. 132
-In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, frontispiece
#50.132 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 14
#50.133 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 14
#50.134 -In Friedrich, after p. 128
-In Thoron, p. 132
#50.135 -In Letters II, facing p. 159

Name Subject Index

Photos without album or page numbers are loose photographs stored in boxes 1 and 2. Note that many of the loose photographs are located in another collection. Consult the Guide for further details.

Name Photo #
Adams, Abigail Brooks #50.60
Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927 #50.61
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886 #50.60
Adams, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1835-1915 #50.43
#50.44
Adams, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1866-1954 #50.49
#50.54
#50.55
Adams, George C #50.45
#50.49
#50.54
#50.55
Adams, Henry , 1838-1918 #50.50
#50.52
#50.71
#50.114
#50.115
#50.116
#50.117
#50.118
Adams, Marian, 1843-1885 #50.128
#50.129
See also Photo. 1.433 [daguerreotype]
#50.130
#50.131
#50.132
#50.133
#50.134
#50.135
#50.136
#50.137
#50.138
Adams, Mary #50.45
#50.49
#50.54
#50.55
Adams, Mary Ogden, 1843-1935 #50.49
#50.54
#50.55
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 #50.7
Bancroft, Elizabeth Davis, 1803-1886 #50.8
#50.40
Bartlett, Sidney, 1799-1889 #50.77
#50.78
Bell, Mrs. Joseph #50.66
Bonaparte, Jerome #50.20
Dodge, Rebecca #50.9
#50.10
#50.23
#50.106
#50.109
#50.110
Dupuy de Lome, Enrique #50.12
Dupuy de Lome, Señora #50.13
#50.31
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 #50.29
#50.30
Field, J. W. #50.25
Field, Mrs. #50.26
Frelinghuysen, Lucy #50.35
Graff, [Miss] #50.46
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904 #50.19
Hay, Alice #50.90
Hay, Del #50.91
#50.92
Hay, John, 1838-1905 #50.5 7
#50.6
Hayward, Daisy #50.96
Hegermann-Lindencrone, L. de (Lillie de), 1844-1928 #50.81
#50.82
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 #50.13
#50.15
Hooper, Ellen #50.75
Hooper, Eunice #50.70
Hooper, Loulie #50.75
Hooper, Polly #50.75
Hooper, Robert W., 1810-1885 #50.69
Howe, George D. #50.65
LaFarge, John, 1835-1910 #50.103
Lamar, L. Q. C. ( Lucius Quintus Cinncinnatus), 1825-1893 #50.18
Langdon, [Miss] #50.51
Lowndes, James #50.73
#50.73
Lyman, Mrs. Theodore (Mimi) #50.62
#50.119
Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897 #50.62
#50.119
McLean, Emily Beale #50.85
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 #50.105
Millet, Elizabeth Greely (Lily) Merrill, 1853-1932 #50.21
#50.22
Minot, Grace #50.79
#50.88
Moulton, N. #50.83
Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893 #50.58
#50.59
Pendleton, [Miss] #50.36
Peters, Mrs. [Willius?] #50.32
#50.33
#50.34
Pratt, Alice #50.65
Pratt, Mrs. Ellerton #50.65
Pumpelly, Raphael, 1837-1923 #50.4
Richardson, Clifford #50.106
#50.107
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886 #50.11
Sargent, Marian Appleton Coolidge #50.84
Scott, Mrs. James #50.63
#50.64
See also Photo. 6.2.2 [glass plate negative]
Silsbee, Patty #50.24
Valera, Señor #50.102
Whitney, Helen Hay, 1875-1944 #50.91
#50.92
Wilder, Betsy #50.67

Place Subject Index

Place Photo #
Adams National Historic Park (Quincy, Mass.) #50.42
#50.60
Arlington National Cemetery #50.41
#50.94
Beverly Farms (Mass.) #50.46
#50.47
#50.48
#50.49
#50.53
#50.54
#50.55
#50.56
#50.65
#50.66
#50.72
#50.74
#50.80
#50.85
#50.86
#50.87
#50.88
#50.121
#50.123
#50.131
Bladensburg (Md.) #50.98
#50.99
#50.100
#50.101
Cleveland (Ohio) #50.89
Falmouth (Mass.) #50.96
#50.97
Manchester (Mass.) #50.63
#50.64
Marblehead (Mass.) #50.70
Mount Vernon (Va.: Estate) #50.138
Old Sweet Springs (Va.) #50.106
#50.107
#50.108
#50.109
#50.110
#50.111
#50.112
#50.113
Washington (D.C.) #50.1
#50.2
#50.3
#50.37
#50.38
#50.39
#50.122
Wenlock Abbey (England) #50.134
#50.135
#50.136

Preferred Citation

Marian Hooper Adams photographs, Photo. Coll. 50, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Adams, Abigail Brooks 1808-1889 --Photographs.
Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927 --Photographs.
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886 --Photographs.
Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915 --Photographs.
Adams, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1866-1954 --Photographs.
Adams, George Caspar, 1863-1900, --Photographs.
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 --Photographs.
Adams, Marian, 1843-1885 --Photographs.
Adams, Mary Ogden, 1843-1935 --Photographs.
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 --Photographs.
Dodge, Rebecca--Photographs.
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 --Photographs.
Hay, John, 1838-1905 --Photographs.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 --Photographs.
Hooper, Robert W., 1810-1885 --Photographs.
La Farge, John, 1835-1910 --Photographs.
Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897 --Photographs.
Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893 --Photographs.
Quincy, Mary Adams, 1845-1928 --Photographs.
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886 --Photographs.
Whitney, Helen Hay, 1875-1944 --Photographs.

Subjects:

Politicians--United States--19th century--Photographs.
Women photographers--19th century
Adams National Historical Park (Quincy, Mass.)--Photographs.
Beverly Farms (Mass.)--Photographs.
Bladensburg (Md.)--Photographs.
Old Sweet Springs (Va.)--Photographs.
Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.
Tintypes
Photograph albums
Slides