Guide to the Collection On Riley M. Adams, 1919-1920
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Title Collection On Riley M. Adams Dates 1919-1920 Extent 2 Files
About the Collection
The collection consists of a series of eight separate articles published in The Vineland Historical Magazine, the journal of the Vineland [NJ] Historical and Antiquarian Society in 1919-1920, Volumes IV and V. The articles comprise the edited diary of Riley Adams, a student who attended the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy in Norwich, VT, the forerunner of Norwich University. The introduction to the published articles was written by Frank D. Andrews, then owner of the original journal. The published journal itself runs from 17 August-11 December 1824 and deals with the daily life of a homesick cadet as well as a pedestrian excursion to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A typed transcription of the journal articles was prepared in 1949 and is available with the collection.
About Riley M. Adams
Riley Adams was born in Bristol, VT. He married Olivia Morehouse in 1829 and the couple had four children. Although William Arba Ellis’s published history of Norwich University claims that Adams attended the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy in 1826 and 1827, the published journal indicates he entered the Academy in August of 1824 at the age of sixteen. Following his time at the Academy, Riley Adams lived in Bristol and Burlington, VT, and in Vineland, NJ, his residence from 1865 to the time of his death in 1894. He taught “physical culture” in Vineland and devoted much of his time to studying and writing on spiritualism.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Adams, Riley M., 1808-1894
Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy.
New Hampshire -- Description and travel.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection On Riley M. Adams, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Cite as a journal article in preferred format style. You can find information about different citation formats using the How to Find Citation Guides tips on the library website.
Extent: 2 Files Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections I — Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.