Henry Carter Adams Papers: 1864-1924
Summary Information
Title: Henry Carter Adams Papers
Creator: Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921
Inclusive dates: 1864-1924
Extent: 30.3 linear feet
Extent: 3 oversize folders
Extent: 1 oversize folder
Abstract:
Professor of economics at University of Michigan, 1880-1921, statistician for the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1887-1911, developed standard accounting procedures for railroads. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, diaries, travel journals, drafts of books, letter books, reports and printed materials concerning his work with the Interstate Commerce Commission, his activities as an expert witness in railroad compensation and tax cases, and University of Michigan affairs.
Call number: 851790 Ac Aa 2 UAl
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid prepared by: Bentley Historical Library Staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Professor Henry Carter Adams, Jr. (donor no. 4029) and came to the library in accessions of 1963 and 1965, and of Thomas Adams (donor no. 4320, 4029 and came to the library primarily in 1966.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Alternate Format:

Select portions of the Henry Carter Adams papers have been microfilmed. In the Contents List, series or files that have been filmed are annotated with the phrase "microfilm copy available." In most cases microfilm can be obtained through inter-library loan.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Henry Carter Adams Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Henry Carter Adams papers have been arranged into nine series representing either types of documents or areas of activities. These series are:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Student Notebooks and Diaries and other bound materials
  3. U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
  4. Railroad and Utility Company Consultation Case files
  5. Special Consultant to the Chinese Government
  6. Addresses, Lectures and Writings
  7. Miscellaneous
  8. Topical file
  9. Photographs.

Biography

Henry Carter Adams was born in Davenport, Iowa, December 31, 1851, the son of the Reverend Ephraim and Elizabeth (Douglass) Adams. His parents were members of the "Iowa Band," a group of New England Congregationalists who went west to establish churches and colleges modelled after Eastern counterparts. After graduating from Iowa College (later Grinnell) in 1874, Adams matriculated at Andover Seminary (his father's alma mater) to prepare for the ministry. After one year, however, he decided against a ministerial career and in favor of advanced study in political economy. Entering Johns Hopkins he fell under the influence of Herbert Baxter Adams. In 1878 he received the first doctor of philosophy degree awarded by the new university and spent the following year studying in Europe. In 1880, Adams accepted his first teaching position, a joint appointment at Cornell University and the University of Michigan. Forced out of Cornell because of his "radical" economic theories, he took up permanent residence in Ann Arbor, remaining on the Michigan faculty until his retirement in 1921.

In 1887, Adams accepted additional responsibilities as a statistician for the Interstate Commerce Commission. With the reorganization of the Commission in 1907, Adams became head of a section charged with accounts and statistics, where he served until he retired from federal service in 1911. In these beginning years of government utility regulation, Adams developed a uniform system of railroad accounting essential to such regulation. After he left the Commission, Adams used his technical knowledge in serving as an "expert witness" in numerous railroad compensation and tax cases.

From 1913 to 1916 Adams served the Chinese government as a special consultant on railroad accounts and statistics, spending a year in China by government invitation. In his last years he concerned himself increasingly with the improvement and expansion of education in business and the social sciences. Several universities, recognizing his pioneering work, granted Adams honorary degrees. In 1895 his professional colleagues elected him president of the then infant American Economic Association. He also served for a time as associate editor of the International Journal of Ethics.

As a spokesman for progressive ideas, Henry Carter Adams demonstrated a penchant for practical innovation and controversy, lecturing extensively and writing numerous books and articles on a wide range of social, economic and philosophical issues and questions. He died August 11, 1921.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Henry Carter Adams papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, diaries, travel journals, drafts of books, letter books, reports and printed materials concerning his work with the Interstate Commerce Commission, his activities as an expert witness in railroad compensation and tax cases, and University of Michigan affairs.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • China -- History -- 1861-1912.
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Economics.
  • Education -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Germany.
  • Public utilities -- United States.
  • Railroads -- United States.
  • Social service -- United States -- Societies, etc.
  • Street-railroads -- United States.
  • Taxation -- United States.
  • Universities and colleges -- Michigan.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Children.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Private libraries.
  • Travel.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921.
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
  • Canadian Express Company (Montrèal, Quèbec)
  • Canadian Northern Express Company (Toronto, Ont.)
  • Chicago and Alton Railroad Company.
  • Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Company.
  • Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Company.
  • Chicago Demurrage Bureau.
  • Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railway.
  • Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company.
  • Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad Company of Illinois.
  • Chicago Warehouse & Terminal Company.
  • Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railway Company.
  • Colorado and Southern Railway.
  • Detroit United Railway.
  • Erie Railroad.
  • Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Company.
  • Great Northern Express Company.
  • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
  • Houston & Texas Central Railway Company.
  • Houston, East and West Texas Railway.
  • Houston and Shreveport Railroad Company.
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company.
  • Illinois Tunnel Company.
  • International & Great Northern Railroad.
  • Iowa Central Railway Company.
  • Kansas City Southern Railway.
  • Lagonda Western Railway Company.
  • Lehigh Valley Railroad.
  • Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company.
  • Louisiana & Pacific Railway Company.
  • Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company.
  • Louisiana Western Railroad Company.
  • Manufacturers' Railway Company.
  • Michigan. Board of State Tax Commissioners.
  • Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad.
  • Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company.
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.
  • Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.
  • New Orleans, Natchez & Northwestern Railroad Company of Louisiana.
  • New York Central Railroad Company.
  • Northern Express Company (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Oregon Railway and Navigation Company.
  • Union Pacific Oregon Shortline Railroad.
  • Pennsylvania Railroad.
  • Pullman Company.
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company.
  • St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company.
  • San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company.
  • Southern Pacific Company.
  • Southern Railway (U.S.)
  • Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Company.
  • Texas & Pacific Railway.
  • Toledo, St. Louis, and Western Railroad Company.
  • Trunk Line Association.
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company.
  • United States. Interstate Commerce Commission.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Economics.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Company.
  • Western Express Company (Toronto, Ont.)
  • Western Railway Weighing Association and Inspection Bureau.
  • Adams, Bertha H. Wright.
  • Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
  • Adams, Elizabeth Sylvia Ann (Douglass), 1821-1905.
  • Adams, Ephraim, 1818-1907.
  • Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930.
  • Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850-1901.
  • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
  • Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908.
  • Anderson, William J.
  • Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • Ashley, H. W.
  • Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946.
  • Bartlett, Hamilton H.
  • Beakes, Samuel Willard, 1861-1927.
  • Bemis, Edward Webster, 1860-1930.
  • Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
  • Brown, W. C. (William Carlos), 1853-1924.
  • Bullock, Charles Jesse, 1869-1941.
  • Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925.
  • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
  • Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935.
  • Canfield, James Hulme, 1847-1909.
  • Clark, Frederick Converse.
  • Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938.
  • Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934.
  • Commons, John Rogers, 1862-1945.
  • Conant, Charles A. (Charles Arthur), 1861-1915.
  • Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
  • Cooley, Lyman Edgar, 1850-1917.
  • Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.
  • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
  • Dawson, William Mercer Owens, 1853-1916.
  • Dewey, Davis Rich, 1858-1942.
  • Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
  • Dixon, Frank Haigh, 1869-1944.
  • D'Ooge, Martin Luther, 1839-1915.
  • Durand, Edward Dana, 1871-
  • Effinger, John Robert, 1869-1933.
  • Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911.
  • Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943.
  • Evans, Elizabeth Edson Gibson, 1832-1911.
  • Fairchild, Fred Rogers, 1877-1966.
  • Fetter, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1863-1949.
  • Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947.
  • Friday, David, 1876-1945.
  • Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931.
  • Fuertes, E. A.
  • Gifford, Walter S. (Walter Sherman), 1885-1966.
  • Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
  • Gore, Mr. (Thomas Pryor), 1870-1949.
  • Gray, John H. (John Henry), 1859-1946.
  • Guthe, Karl Eugen, 1866-1915.
  • Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930.
  • Hanshue, J. J.
  • Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.
  • Hathaway, F. R.
  • Hawes, Harry B.
  • Hawley, Willis Chatman.
  • Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941.
  • Hollander, Jacob Harry, 1871-1940.
  • Hopkins, Albert J. (Albert Jarvis), 1846-1922.
  • Hull, Charles Henry, 1864-
  • Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
  • James, Edmund J. (Edmund Janes), 1855-1925.
  • Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937.
  • Jeffery, Edward Turner, 1843-1927.
  • Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple, 1856-1929.
  • Johnson, Emory R. (Emory Richard), 1864-1950.
  • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
  • Jruks, J. W.
  • Knight, George W. (George Wells), 1858-1932.
  • Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933.
  • Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932.
  • Laughlin, J. Laurence (James Laurence), 1850-1933.
  • Lawton, Charles De Witt, 1835-1909.
  • Lewis, David J. (David John), 1869-1952.
  • Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954.
  • Martin, H. B.
  • Mayo-Smith, Richmond, 1854-1901.
  • Mead, Edwin Doak, 1849-1937.
  • Newcomb, H. T. (Harry Turner), 1867-1944.
  • Ono, Yeijiro.
  • Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-
  • Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.
  • Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederic Logan), 1877-1948.
  • Peabody, Charles.
  • Pickard, Josiah Little, 1824-1914.
  • Raymond, J. Everett.
  • Ripley, William Zebina, 1867-1941.
  • Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926.
  • Rosenthal, Lessing, 1868-1949.
  • Salter, William Mackintire, 1853-1931.
  • Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917.
  • Sedgwick, W. T. (William Thompson), 1855-1921.
  • Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939.
  • Sharfman, I. Leo (Isaiah Leo), 1886-1969.
  • Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947.
  • Shibley, George H. (George Henry), 1861-
  • Small, Albion Woodbury, 1854-1926.
  • Smith, Henry Cassorte, 1859-1911.
  • Smith, J. Allen (James Allen), 1860-1926.
  • Smith, John McMunn C., 1853-1923.
  • Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958.
  • Stearns, Justus S. (Justus Smith), 1845-
  • Stephens, E. W.
  • Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940.
  • Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938.
  • Thomas, Calvin, 1854-1919.
  • Towne, Charles Arnette, 1858-1928.
  • Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924.
  • Tunell, George Gerard.
  • Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
  • Van Hise, Charles Richard, 1857-1918.
  • Vaughan, Victor C. (Victor Clarence), 1851-1929.
  • Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.
  • Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913.
  • Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898.
  • Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927.
  • White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
  • Wilcox, Delos F. (Delos Franklin), 1873-1928.
  • Wilcox, Walter Francis, 1861-
  • Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932.
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
  • Adams, Bertha H. Wright.
  • Adams, Elizabeth Sylvia Ann (Douglass), 1821-1905.
  • Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921.
  • Adams, Henry Carter, 1891-1970.
  • Adams, Theodore Wright, 1896-
  • Adams, Thomas Hammond, 1901-
  • Adams family.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]

he Correspondence series, dating from 1864 to 1925 (with the inclusion of scattered materials following his death), includes both letters received and letterpress volumes of copies of letters sent. Correspondence for 1881-1902 and 1903-1907 has been microfilmed. The letterpress volumes represent Adams' professional correspondence while a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Letterpress volumes from his service with the Interstate Commerce Commission will be found in that series. A selective name inventory of the correspondents in the Adams collections can be found at the end of this finding aid.

Box   1  
1864-June 1883
Box   2  
July 1883-March 1890
Box   3  
April 1890-January 1896
Box   4  
February 1896-February 1899
Box   5  
March 1899-1901
Box   6  
1902-March 1904
Box   7  
April 1904-March 1906
Box   8  
April 1906-1909
Box   9  
1910-March 1911
Box   10  
April 1911-June 1916
Box   11  
July 1916-June 1920
Box   12  
July 1920-May 1925
Box   12  
Undated (8 folders)
Box   13  
undated (7 folders)
Box   13  
Correspondence of Professor David Friday 1912-1919
Box   13  
Letters written from China by HCA and his wife to their son, Carter 1913-1915
Box   13  
Letters of son Theodore Adams exchanged with his parents and grandparents 1898-1914
Box   13  
Letters of son Thomas Adams exchanged with his parents and grandparents 1901-1915
 
Letterbooks
Box   13  
October 1893-January 1896
Box   13  
January 1896-March 1899
Box   13  
April 1899-October 1900
Box   13  
October 1900-March 1902
Box   14  
March 1902-July 1903
Box   14  
July 1903-February 1906
Box   14  
1895-1900

(Michigan Political Science Association secretary's correspondence)

 
Student Notebooks, Diaries and other bound materials [series]

The Student Notebooks, Diaries and other bound materials series consists of bound volumes of diaries and notes and notebooks from the period when Adams was a student at Iowa College, then at Andover Seminary. There are also diaries and notes from his stay in Germany, 1878-1879, other diaries from 1882, and various other notebooks. This series is arranged chronologically and dates from 1870 to 1884 with one non-Adams account book from the period of 1922-1923.

Box   14  
Student notebook on Roman history 1870-1874
Box   14  
Diary 1871
Box   14  
Diary and student notes 1873-1882
Box   14  
Andover Seminary notes 1875
Box   14  
Andover Seminary student notes 1875-1877
Box   14  
Essay on taxation circa 1875-1877
Box   14  
Andover diary and notes 1875-1877
Box   15  
Diary 1878
Box   15  
Stuttgart notes circa 1884

(more probably notes for Taxation in United States or Science of Finance)

Box   15  
Berlin diary 1878-1879
Box   15  
Berlin notes 1879
Box   15  
Subjects for essay with bibliography 1880
Box   15  
Diary 1882
Box   15  
Lectures on taxation by Thomas M. Cooley 1882
Box   15  
Academic notes 1884
Box   15  
Account book 1922-1923
 
U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission [series]

The Interstate Commerce Commission series covering the period of Adams time with the ICC (1887-1911), though it does include some volumes of administrative reports and instructions, consists primarily of two subseries. The first is a file of reports arranged alphabetically by the name of railroad or the railroad-related agency. The second is a sequence of letterpress volumes of correspondence sent by Adams while with the ICC. These volumes date from 1889 to 1911.

Box   15  
Classification of Operating Expenses 1889
Box   15  
Book of Instruction for Annual Report 1889
Box   15  
Manuscript volume of statistics presented by Elmer Walker
Box   15  
Instructions to Examiners
 
Reports (by name of company or agency)
Box   15  
Atlantic Coast Line Company
Box   15  
Canadian Express Company at Montreal, Canada
Box   15  
Canadian Northern Express Company at Toronto, Canada
Box   15  
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company and Illinois Central Railroad Company
Box   15  
Chicago Demurrage Bureau
Box   15  
Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville Railway Company
Box   15  
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway Company
Box   15  
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
Box   15  
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway Company
Box   16  
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company
Box   16  
Colorado and Southern Railway Company
Box   16  
Conference of Examiners of the Bureau of Statistics and Accounts
Box   16  
Erie Railroad Company
Box   16  
Free Transportation: Special Report in the Matter of Free Transportation Furnished by Carriers
Box   16  
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad
Box   16  
Grain Shipper at Cincinnati, Ohio 1907-1908
Box   16  
Great Northern Express Company
Box   16  
Great Northern Railway
Box   16  
Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company; Houston East and West Texas Railway Company; Houston and Shreveport Railroad Company
Box   16  
Illinois Central Railroad Company
Box   16  
Illinois Tunnel Company and the Chicago Warehouse and Terminal Company
Box   16  
International and Great Northern Railroad Company
Box   16  
Iowa Central Railway Company
Box   16  
Joint Rate Inspection Bureau
Box   16  
Kansas City Southern Railway Company and the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Company
Box   16  
Lagonda Western Railway Company
Box   16  
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Box   16  
Louisiana and Pacific Railway Company
Box   16  
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Box   16  
Manufacturers' Railway Company of St. Louis
Box   16  
Michigan, Indiana and Illinois Line
Box   17  
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Company
Box   17  
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Box   17  
Missouri Pacific Railway System
Box   17  
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company; Louisiana Western Railroad Company
Box   17  
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway Company
Box   17  
New Orleans and Northwestern Railroad Company
Box   17  
New York Central Railroad Lines
Box   17  
Northern Express Company at St. Paul, Minnesota
Box   17  
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Box   17  
Oregon Short Line Railroad Company
Box   17  
Pennsylvania Railroad, Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh
Box   17  
Pullman Company: Chicago and Alton Railroad Company and the Illinois Central Railroad Company
Box   17  
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company
Box   17  
St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Company
Box   18  
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company
Box   18  
Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Company
Box   18  
Southern Railway Company
Box   18  
"Tap Line" Hearing at New Orleans
Box   18  
Texas and Pacific Railway Company
Box   18  
Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company
Box   18  
Track Changes at Gary, Indiana for U.S. Steel
Box   18  
Trunk Line Association
Box   18  
Southern Pacific Company, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Oregon Short Line Railroad Company, Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Box   18  
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway
Box   18  
Western Express Company at Toronto, Canada
Box   18  
Western Railway Weighing Association and Inspection Bureau
Box   18  
Miscellaneous Reports, Memoranda, Charts
Box   19  
Letterbooks
Box   19  
1889-1892
Box   19  
1891-1893
Box   19  
1891-1894
Box   19  
1892-1893
Box   19  
1893-1894
Box   19  
1894-1895
Box   19  
1895-1896
Box   19  
1896-1899
Box   19  
1899-1900
Box   20  
1900-1901
Box   20  
1901-1903
Box   20  
1903-1904
Box   20  
1904-1905
Box   20  
1908-1909
Box   20  
1909-1910
Box   20  
1910
Box   20  
1910-1911
 
Railroad and Utility Company Consultation Case files [series]

The Railroad and Utility Company Consultation Case files include reports, memoranda, and other working materials from a variety of tax and appraisal cases for which Adams was a consultant.

Box   21  
American and Telephone and Telegraph Company
Box   21  
Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway
Box   21  
Chicago Smoke Abatement Case
Box   21  
Chicago Sanitation Drainage Canal Case
Box   21  
Detroit United Railway
Box   22  
Detroit United Railway (cont.)
Box   23  
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company
Box   23  
Illinois Central Railroad Company and Illinois Charter Tax Case
Box   23  
Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Box   23  
Michigan Central Railroad
Box   23  
Michigan Railroad Appraisal Case
Box   23  
Michigan Railroad Tax Case
Box   23  
New Jersey Public Service Railway
Box   23  
New York Central Railroad Company
Box   23  
Railway Mail Pay Case
Box   24  
Western Pacific Railroad
Box   24  
Miscellaneous Material
 
Special Consultant to the Chinese Government [series]

The Special Consultant to the Chinese Government series includes a scattering of collected material on Chinese railroads from the period 1913-1916.

Box   24  
Miscellaneous materials on Chinese railroads
 
Addresses, Lectures and Writings [series]

The Addresses, Lectures, Writings series consists of three subseries for addresses, lectures, and manuscripts of writings. Included here as well are volumes of Adams' published essays and addresses.

 
Addresses [subseries]
Box   25  
The Doctrine of Capital
Box   25  
The economics of arbitration
Box   25  
Historic background of the labor movement
Box   25  
Is civilization just to working men
Box   25  
On the meaning of industrial history
Box   25  
Opening address for School of Applied Ethics
Box   25  
The outlook for federal railway legislation
Box   25  
The outlook of a political economist
Box   25  
Relation of church to working man
Box   25  
Remarks on occasion of presentation of portrait of Ephraim Adams to Grinell College
Box   25  
The right of employment
Box   25  
Social significance of machinery
Box   25  
Socialism
Box   25  
Trusts
Box   25  
Trusts

(address presented before American Economic Association)

Box   25  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
 
Lectures (alphabetical by title) [subseries]
Box   25  
Analysis of economic thought

(microfilm copy available)

Box   25  
Austrian School of Economy
Box   25  
Communism and socialism
Box   25  
Current economic problems (3 folders)

(microfilm copy available)

Box   25  
Fluctuation of prices from 1782-1865
Box   25  
Free trade
Box   25  
Immigration
Box   25  
Industrial history
Box   25  
An interpretation of the movement of our times
Box   25  
Labor
Box   25  
Labor and monopoly problem
Box   25  
Outline of lectures on social and industrial problems
Box   25  
Panics and commercial depressions
Box   25  
Railway problems
Box   25  
School of Applied Ethics
Box   25  
Social and industrial reform
Box   25  
Social movements
Box   26  
Taxation (2 folders)

(microfilm copy available)

Box   26  
Transportation
Box   26  
Trusts
Box   26  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
 
Writings [subseries]
Box   26  
First Period of State Indebtedness. Revolutionary Period
Box   26  
Outline of Political Economy (2 folders)
Box   26  
Public debt (3 folders)
Box   26  
Public industries and the fiscal policy (2 folders)
Box   26  
Railway accounting (5 folders)
Box   27  
Science of finance (2 folders)
Box   27  
Survey of the American taxing system

(microfilm copy available)

Box   27  
Taxation in the United States, 1789-1816, thesis, Johns Hopkins University
Box   27  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   27  
Articles and reprints of articles by HCA (1 folder)
Box   27  
Collected essays and addresses (1 volume)

(published articles)

 
Miscellaneous [series]

The Miscellaneous series includes smaller files relating to the U-M Department of Economics, some student research papers, biographical information, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and some letters and other materials of Mrs. Henry Carter Adams.

Box   27  
U-M Department of Economics materials
Box   27  
U-M student term papers
Box   27  
Personal and bibliographical materials (2 folders)
Box   27  
Articles and papers about Henry Carter Adams
Box   28  
Scrapbooks (2 volumes)
Box   28  
Newspaper clippings (7 folders)
Box   28  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
Box   28  
Papers of Mrs. Henry Carter Adams 1917-1934 (5 folders)
 
Topical File 1908-1911 [series]

The Topical File series was received several years after the major accession of Adams papers. It covers the years 1908 to 1911, is arranged alphabetically, and relates primarily to railroad and utility rates and statistical issues.

 
Committee on Uniform Railway Statistics
Box   29  
Records (4 folders)
Oversize Folder   3  
Map of Southern Railway blueprint (1 oversize folder)
Box   29  
Accounting Officers Association
Box   29  
Additions and betterments
Box   29  
Advance rate hearings
Box   29  
Ann Arbor Office
Box   29  
Annual reports
Box   29  
Balance sheet correspondence
Box   29  
Board of examiners
Box   29  
Capitalization
Box   29  
Corporation tax file
Box   29  
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Box   29  
Depreciation of maintenance of way and structures
Box   29  
Destruction of records
Box   29  
Division of Statistics and Accounts
Box   29  
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad
Box   29  
Electric railways
Box   29  
Employees, reclassification of
Box   29  
Express companies (2 folders)
Box   29  
General
Box   29  
G Street building
Box   29  
Income account
Box   29  
Industrial Railroad Division
Box   29  
Joint facilities file
Box   29  
Jurisdiction
Box   30  
Missouri Pacific Railroad
Box   30  
New York City Subways
Box   30  
Outside operations
Box   30  
Pass accounts
Box   30  
Pipe lines
Box   30  
Property abandoned
Box   30  
Pullman matters (4 folders)
Box   30  
Railroad Securities Commission
Box   30  
Telegraph Company
Box   30  
Telegraph literature
Box   30  
Telephone company
Box   30  
Texas Railroad Commission
Box   30  
Undercharges, collection of
Box   30  
Union Pacific report
Box   30  
Validating Bureau
Box   30  
Valuation
Box   30  
Water carriers
Box   30  
Western Pacific Railroad
Box   30  
Synopses of certain examiners reports
Box   30  
Texts of the ICC law
Box   30  
Miscellanea
 
Photographs [series]

(see also Uam oversize folder)

Photographs includes portraits of Adams and other family members and views of his home on Hill Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 
Henry Carter Adams
Box   31  
Portraits
Box   31  
Homes, Miscellaneous
 
House, 1421 Hill Street, Ann Arbor
Box   31  
Exterior
Box   31  
Interior
Box   31  
Gardens
Box   31  
Bertha Wright Adams (HCA wife)
Box   31  
Henry C. Adams (HCA son)
Box   31  
Theodore Adams (HCA son)
 
Thomas Adams (HCA son)
Box   31  
Portraits
Box   31  
European trip, 1914, pre-August
Box   31  
Elizabeth Adams (HCA mother)
Box   31  
Adams family, various
Additional Descriptive Data
Partial Index to Correspondence
Adams, Bertha H. Wright.
  • Correspondence throughout collection after 1889.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
  • May 30, 1882; Feb. 12, 1883; Jan. 31, 1884; Feb. 9, 1884; Mar. 7, 1884; Mar. 9, 1884; Apr. 9, 1884; Apr. 25, 1884; May 12, 1884; May 17, 1884; May 26, 1884; Mar. 11, 1885; May 18, 1885; Apr. 21, 1890; Jan. 24, 1895; Feb. 4, 1895; Mar. 5, 1897; Feb. 4, 1899; Feb. 23, 1899.
Adams, Elizabeth Sylvia Ann (Douglass), 1821-1905.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Adams, Ephraim, 1818-1907.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850-1901.
  • May 12, 1882; June 15, 1882; Oct. 17, 1883; Jan. 24, 1884; Feb. 20, 1884; Mar. 18, 1884; Apr. 27, 1884; May 6, 1884; June 25, 1884; Aug. 23, 1884; Mar. 12, 1885; May 21, 1890; Jan. 18, 1895; Feb. 18, 1895; May 13, 1895; Feb. 5, 1896; Feb. 11, 1896; Mar. 25, 1896, Jan. 30, 1901
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
  • June 28, 1895, Sept. 11, 1899, Mar. 6, 1901.
Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908.
  • Jan. 21, 1888.
Anderson, William J.
  • March 23, 1900
Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • Aug. 1, 1899 and 1899 undated and correspondence throughout collection.
Ashley, H. W.
  • Dec. 8, Dec. 26, 1900
Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946.
  • Jan. 2, 1906.
Bartlett, Hamilton M.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Beakes, Samuel Willard, 1861-1927.
  • June 8, 1914.
Bemis, Edward Webster, 1860-1930.
  • May 3, 1895; May 23, 1895; Dec. 17, 1896; Dec. 28, 1896; Dec. 10, 1897; May 11, 1899; May 16, 1899; Mar. 22, 1901; Apr. 9, 1901; Apr. 23, 1901; May 18, 1901; May 27, 1901; Dec. 18, 1905; Feb. 28, 1906; Mar. 8, 1906.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
  • June 14, 1911.
Brown, W. C. (William Carlos), 1853-1924.
  • Nov. 5, 1910; May 2, 1911; June 26, 1911; Oct. 10, 1911; Nov. 7, 1911.
Bullock, Charles Jesse, 1869-1941.
  • Apr. 7, 1902; Apr. 16, 1902; Oct. 24, 1902; Oct. 19, 1905; Mar. 2, 1915; Mar. 29, 1915; Apr. 26, 1915; May 24, 1915; Aug. 15, 1916; May 28, 1918; June 21, 1918.
Burton, Marion LeRoy, 1874-1925.
  • Sept. 21, 1920.
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
  • Jan. 11, 1902.
Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935.
  • Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, May 29, Nov. 17, 1900
Campbell, Milo D.
  • May 15, 1900
Canfield, James Hulme, 1847-1909.
  • May 20, 1895; May 27, 1895; June 11, 1895.
Clark, Frederick Converse
  • April 30, May 25, 1900
Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938.
  • Dec. 10, 1886; Dec. 29, 1886; Feb. 17, 1887; May 31, 1887; May 21, 1889; Sept. 18, 1890; Jan. 10, 1895; 1895; Jan. 4, 1896; June 3, 1896; July 10, 1901; July 26, 1901; Mar. 12, 1904; Dec. 12, 1919.
Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934.
  • Oct. 30, 1916.
Commons, John Rogers, 1862-1945.
  • Jan. 9, 1895; Mar. 11, 1895; Apr. 6, 1895; Oct. 3, 1902; Jan. 2, 1903; Jan. 26, 1903; Apr. 21, 1915, undated.
Conant, Charles A. (Charles Arthur), 1861-1915.
  • Aug. 27, Oct. 24, Nov. 9, 1900
Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
  • May 7, 1889; June 8, 1889; May 15, 1890; May 19, 1896; Oct. 18, 1899; Dec. 4, 1920.
Cooley, Lyman Edgar, 1850-1917.
  • Oct. 13, 1899
Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.
  • Sept. 16, 1887; Nov. 22, 1900; Sept. 29, 1902; Jan. 25, 1906; Jan. 30, 1907; July 11, 1907; Mar. 15, 1915; Apr. 7, 1915; July 12, 1915; July 30, 1919.
Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
  • Aug. 13, 1888; Aug. 21, 1888; Oct. 5, 1888; Oct. 12, 1888; Nov. 3, 1888; Jan. 19, 1889; Feb. 18, 1889; Mar. 18, 1889.
Dawson, William Mercer Owens, 1853-1916.
  • Mar. 21, 1906; Apr. 30, 1906; May 18, 1906.
Dewey, Davis Rich, 1858-1942.
  • Nov. 24, 1896; Oct. 4, 1898; Jan. 21, 1899; Jan. 31, 1901; Jan. 24, 1902; Feb. 12, 1903; Apr. 28, 1904.
Dewey, John 1859-1952.
  • Apr. 29, 1889; Jan. 23, 1899; Feb. 1, 1899; Mar. 8, 1899.
Dixon, Frank Haigh, 1869-.
  • Correspondence throughout collection beginning 1895, and undated.
D'Ooge, Martin Luther, 1839-1915.
  • Nov. 8, 1888.
Durand, Edward Dana, b. 1871.
  • Dec. 8, 1900, Dec. 17, 1900
Effinger, John Robert, 1869-1933.
  • August 24, 1899
Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911.
  • July 17, 1909.
Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943.
  • Jan. 29, May 1, June 11, June 16, Oct. 10, Nov. 19, 1900
Evans, Elizabeth G.
  • Aug. 30, Nov. 22, 1900
Fairchild, Fred Rogers, 1877-1966.
  • June 8, 1918; June 24, 1918.
Fetter, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1863-1949.
  • Jan. 21, 1902; Nov. 8, 1902; Nov. 14, 1903; June 11, 1904.
Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947.
  • Oct. 16, 1914; Oct. 5, 1918.
Friday, David, 1876-1945.
  • Feb. 26, May 6, 1919
Fuertes, E.A.
  • Feb. 12, 1900
Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931.
  • Mar. 3, 1896; Oct. 2, 1896; Oct. 7, 1896.
Gifford, Walter Sherman, 1885-
  • Apr. 26, 1920.
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
  • Jan. 18, 1881; Jan. 8, 1887; Apr. 27, 1889; Jan. 13, 1896.
Gore, Mr. (Thomas Pryor), 1870-1949.
  • July, 1912.
Gray, John Henry, 1859-
  • Jan. 29, 1901
Guthe, Karl Eugen, 1866-1915.
  • Oct. 22, 1912; Dec. 6, 1912.
Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930.
  • Sept. 18, 1885; Sept. 26, 1885; Oct. 19, 1885; May 1, 1886; Nov. 21, 1886; Sept. 10, 1887; May 27, 1899.
Hanshue, J.J.
  • Sept. 4, 1899
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.
  • Aug. 3, 1895; Aug. 11, 1895; Nov. 10, 1895.
Hathaway, F.R.
  • May 2, 1900
Hawes, Harry B.
  • Feb. 15, 1900
Hawley, Willis Chatman
  • March 6, 1900, March 17, 1900
Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941.
  • June 1, 1900
Hollander, Jacob Harry, 1871-1940.
  • May 22, 1900, and correspondence throughout collection.
Hopkins, Albert J. (Albert Jarvis), 1846-1922.
  • Jan. 7, 1902.
Hull, Charles Henry, 1864-
  • Sept. 19, 1886; Feb. 26, 1895; Apr. 20, 1895; Aug. 1, 1896; Jan. 3, 1899; Mar. 1, 1899; June 17, 1899; Oct. 1899, Dec. 1899, Jan. 9, 18, 27 1900, Feb. 10, 14, 1900, April 16, 1900, May 10, 1900, Nov. 7, 1900; Apr. 26, 1901; Apr. 1, 1902; Apr. 16, 1902; Apr. 18, 1902; Apr. 24, 1902.
Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
  • Jan. 31, 1898; Apr. 28, 1898; Oct. 27, 1899; June 3, 1916; June 5, 1916; Oct. 17, 1919.
James, Edmund J. (Edmund Janes), 1855-1925.
  • Jan. 8, 1884; Sept. 17, 1884; Mar. 24, 1885; July 29, 1895; Nov. 3, 1900; Nov. 20, 1901; July 8, 1905.
Jameson, J. (John Franklin), 1859-1937.
  • June 19, 1885.
Jeffery, Edward Turner, 1843-1927.
  • Nov. 13, 1900
Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple, 1856-1929.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Johnson, Emory R. (Emory Richard), 1864-1950.
  • Aug. 7, 1899, Sept. 18, 1899, Sept. 30, 1899, Dec. 11, 1899, Oct. 30, 1899
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
  • May 6, 1885; Mar. 23, 1889; Mar. 27, 1889; Aug. 4, 1891; Aug. 24, 1891; Jan. 28, 1899; Apr. 15, 1904.
Jruks, J. W.
  • April 3, 1900
Knight, George W. (George Wells), 1858-1932.
  • May 17, 1885; May 10, 1889; May 16, 1889; May 20, 1889; May 24, 1889; Jan. 8, 1895; Feb. 19, 1895.
Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933.
  • August 21, 1899
Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932.
  • March 7, 1899
Laughlin, J. Laurence (James Laurence), 1850-1933.
  • Mar. 3, 1883; Oct. 17, 1885; Jan. 4, 1895; Jan. 8, 1901; Jan. 23, 1901; Feb. 12, 1902; Feb. 28, 1902; May 2, 1903; Jan. 8, 1906; Oct. 21, 1914; Oct. 23, 1914; Apr. 7, 1915; July 16, 1920; Aug. 24, 1920; Aug. 31, 1920; Oct. 16, 1920; Mar. 5, 1921.
Lawton, Charles De Witt, 1835-1909.
  • Jan. 20, 27, 1900
Lewis, David J. (David John), 1869-1952.
  • Jan. 6, 1913.
Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954.
  • May 4, 1895.
Martin, H. B.
  • August 2, 1899
Mayo-Smith, Richmond, 1854-1901.
  • June 3, 1896; Nov. 24, 1898; Dec. 13, 1898; Jan. 18, 1900
Mead, Edwin Doak, 1849-1937.
  • Jan. 31, 1899; May 17, 1899; Sept. 15, 1899; Nov. 18, 1899; Nov. 29, 1899; Sept. 3, 1903.
Newcomb, H. T. (Harry Turner), 1867-1944.
  • Oct. 20, Dec. 31, 1900
Ono, Yeijiro
  • August 29, 1899, Mar. 4, 1899, April 23, 1900, June 1, 1900
Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860.
  • Feb. 14, 1901; Apr. 22, 1911.
Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.
  • Feb. 4, 1895; Feb. 26, 1895; Mar. 20, 1897; Mar. 31, 1897; Apr. 20, 1897; May 4, 1897; June 16, 1897; Jan. 14, 1898; Apr. 2, 1898; Nov. 26, 1898; Jan. 2, 1899; Mar. 24, 1899.
Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederic Logan), 1877-1948.
  • Jan. 29, 1915.
Peabody, Charles
  • September 26, 1899
Pickard, Josiah Little, 1824-1914.
  • Feb. 4, 1882; Nov. 11, 1882.
Raymond, J. Everett
  • Feb. 20, 1900
Ripley, William Zebina, 1867-1941.
  • Feb. 21, 1900, Mar. 5, 1900, Oct. 27, 1900, Dec. 31, 1900; Mar. 8, 1901; Feb. 21, 1902; Mar. 29, 1902; Oct. 10, 1902; June 1, 1903; Sept. 8, 1904; Mar. 30, 1915; Apr. 9, 1915; May 10, 1921.
Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926.
  • Aug. 25, 1891; Aug. 31, 1891; Sept. 5, 1891; Sept. 11, 1891; Feb. 6, 1899.
Rosenthal, Lessing, 1868-1949.
  • Jan. 26, 1900
Salter, William Mackintire, 1853-1931.
  • Sept. 24, 1981; Nov. 20, 1981; July 18, 1982; August 8, 1982; Sept. 27, 1982; Oct. 6, 1982; Oct. 24, 1982; Nov. 10, 1982; May 25, 1983; June 17, 1983; Oct. 1, 1984; Dec. 30, 1984; June 25, 1985; April 6, 1986; Sept. 9, 1990; Aug. 7, 1995; Aug. 11, 1995; Aug. 18, 1995; Aug. 10, 1996; Aug. 28, 1996; Feb. 5, 1907; April 24, 1907; April 30, 1907.
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917.
  • Dec. 3, 1884.
Sedgwick, W. T. (William Thompson), 1855-1921.
  • Oct. 27, 1881.
Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939.
  • Nov. 12, 1899, Jan. 4, 1900, Jan. 25, 1900, Feb. 4, 1900, Mar. 28, 1900, Apr. 29, 1900, May 18, 1900; Correspondence throughout collection.
Sharfman, Isaiah Leo, 1886-
  • Dec. 18, 1920; Correspondence throughout collection.
Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947.
  • May 28, 1883; June 12, 1883; June 5, 1885; June 17, 1885; Apr. 23, 1886; Nov. 19, 1889; Jan. 5, 1895; Aug. 6, 1895; Dec. 3, 1896; Dec. 9, 1896; Sept. 6, 1898; Dec. 1, 1898; Jan. 4, 1899; Feb. 2, 1899; Apr. 2, 1904.
Shibley, George H. (George Henry), b. 1861.
  • March 25, 1900
Small, Albion Woodbury, 1859-1926.
  • July 29, 1895; Feb. 24, 1899; Nov. 16, 1899; Dec. 17, 1903; Dec. 24, 1903; Mar. 5, 1904; Mar. 9, 1904; Mar. 17, 1904; June 15, 1904; June 28, 1904; July 15, 1904.
Smith, Henry Cassorte, 1859-1911.
  • Mar. 28, 1901, Mar. 30, 1901.
Smith, J. Allen (James Allen), 1860-1926.
  • July 29, 1895; Aug. 5, 1895; Aug. 12, 1895; Aug. 13, 1895; Aug. 17, 1895; Sept. 23, 1895; Oct. 31, 1895; Dec. 23, 1895; Feb. 7, 1896; Mar. 16, 1896; Apr. 25, 1896; June 27, 1896; June 15, 1897; Dec. 2, 1898; Jan. 4, 1899; Jan. 5, 1899; Apr. 18, 1899; Jan. 14, 1901; Aug. 9, 1906.
Smith, John McMunn C., 1853-1923.
  • July 14, 1917.
Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958.
  • June 10, 1911; July 4, 1911.
Stearns, Justus S. (Justus Smith), b. 1845.
  • Aug. 22, 1899
Stephens, E. W.
  • Oct. 20, 1900
Taussig, Frank William, 1859-1940.
  • Correspondence throughout collection.
Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938.
  • Oct. 14, 1896; Nov. 16, 1896; June 27, 1897; Feb. 27, 1899; Mar. 23, 1899; June 10, 1899; Feb. 15, 1900; Jan. 21, 1901; Apr. 2, 1901; Oct. 18, 1902; Sept. 14, 1905.
Thomas, Calvin, 1854-1919.
  • Oct. 16, 1900, Nov. 5, 1900
Thomas, Calvin, 1854-1919.
  • Mar. 15, 1882; Apr. 14, 1883; Feb. 24, 1884; Mar. 5, 1884; May 10, 1885; May 9, 1886; Dec. 6, 1896; June 5, 1901.
Towne, Charles Arnette, 1858-1928.
  • Jan. 11, 1901.
Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924.
  • Dec. 14, 1904; Feb. 10, 1905; Apr. 20, 1905; Apr. 1, 1920.
Tunell, George Gerard.
  • Oct. 30, 1899, Nov. 3, 1899, Dec. 1, 1899
Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
  • Feb. 20, 1890; Feb. 22, 1890.
Van Hise, Charles Richard, 1857-1918.
  • Mar. 17, 1904.
Vaughan, Victor C. (Victor Clarence), 1851-1929.
  • Oct. 9, 1897; Oct. 16, 1897; Nov. 25, 1897.
Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.
  • Oct. 19, 1899
Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913.
  • Feb. 26, 1899.
Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898.
  • Feb. 22, 1884; Mar. 1, 1884; Mar. 19, 1884; Mar. 23, 1884.
Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927.
  • Dec. 7, 1903; Sept. 27, 1904; Oct. 11, 1904.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
  • May 12, 1881; Apr. 6, 1882; Nov. 10, 1882; June 23, 1883; Apr. 29, 1887; July 11, 1887; June 18, 1896.
Wilcox, Delos F. (Delos Franklin), 1878-1928.
  • Mar. 27, 1897; June 23, 1906; May 3, 1919, May 20, 1919
Wilcox, Walter Francis, 1861-
  • Nov. 1, 1899; correspondence throughout collection.
Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932.
  • Apr. 24, 1895.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
  • Feb. 26, 1890.