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Lady Adams Letters: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains letters addressed to Lady Agnes Anne Adams (1869-1942), wife of English education professor Sir John Adams (1857-1934). The letters deal chiefly with life in England during World War II. Written by her friends and family, the letters contain detailed, personal reactions of living in a war-torn country.
Background
Lady Agnes Anne Adams, daughter of John Cook of Ashley and wife of Sir John Adams (1857-1934), a professor of education at the University of London in 1902-1922 and author of books on theory and psychology of education. After retiring in the late 1920s, Sir John came to the United States with Lady Adams, where he continued to teach and give lectures until his death in 1934. After his death, Lady Adams lived in Hollywood and helped organize the Los Angeles chapter of the English-Speaking Union. She communicated with friends and relatives in England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand during World War II until her death in 1942. She also wrote articles for a column in the London Daily Chronicle, as well as other publications.
Extent
Approximately 557 pieces, including newspaper clippings and photographs
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.