Benjamin Matthias Adams Papers
Benjamin Matthias Adams (1830-1902), an American Minister, was born on June 9, 1830, to General Adams, a former officer in the British Army and his wife, in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England. In 1850, Adams was ordained a deacon by the New York Annual Conference and was then elected elder in 1852. Adams continued his ministry with the New York Conference for seventeen years until he transferred to the New York East Conference in 1865, stationed in the Fleet Street Church in Brooklyn where his distinguished career began. Adams died on December 23, 1902, and was buried alongside his wife in the cemetery at Rhinebeck, New York. Benjamin Adams' Papers date from as early as 1846 to 1902, detailing many aspects of his life as a minister and teacher, including personal diaries to extensive sermons. The records are split into series, which include Journals, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Writing, Sermons, Sunday School Lessons, and Biographical documents.