Adams, Charles Francis


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Charles Francis Adams (1807—1886)


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(1835–1915), a son of Charles Francis Adams, was active in civic affairs, and president of the Union Pacific Railroad (1884–90). His writings indicate the wide scope of his interests: Chapters of Erie and Other Essays (1871), written with his brother Henry; Railroads: Their Origin and Problems (1878); a biography of Richard Henry Dana (1890); Three Episodes of Massachusetts History (1892); and Studies: Military and Diplomatic (1911). He also wrote a biography of his father (1900), edited Morton's New English Canaan (1883), and wrote his interesting Autobiography (1916).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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