THE LESTER ADAMS PAPERS

FOLDER LIST

1 - 1 Adams, Lester - Correspondence
Date span: 06/01/1918 - 03/31/1919

Description: 3 carbon TLS memos from Lester Adams to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (William Crawford Gorgas), with 1 ALS memo and 1 ALS telegram from Adams to the Quartermaster, all regarding official business, mostly concerning Adams' health at bases in Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN; New Haven, CT; and Camp Upton, NY.

1 - 2 Adams Family - Correspondence
Date span: 11/15/1917 - 08/30/1919

Description: 2 telegrams from Margaret Adams to Lester Adams and 1 telegram(?) from Charles H. Adams to Lester Adams, all regarding travel arrangements.

1 - 3 Dalton, Albert Clayton - Correspondence
(11/27/1917?)

Description: 1 telegram from Colonel Albert Clayton Dalton to Lester Adams in Bangor, Maine regarding Adams' transportation from Hoboken, New Jersey to the Panama Canal Zone.

1 - 4 Gorgas, William Crawford - Correspondence
7/27/(1917?)

Description: 1 telegram from William Crawford Gorgas to Lester Adams in Bangor, Maine regarding Adams' future assignment at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. Reference to Gen. Henry Pinckney McCain.

1 - 5 McCain, Gen. Henry Pinckney - Correspondence
Date span: 11/26/1917 - 08/01/1918

Description: 1 Western Union Telegram, 1 typed and 2 handwritten telegrams, all from Gen. Henry Pinckney McCain to Lester Adams regarding orders and transportation for Adams to be relocated to and from the Panama Canal Zone; Camp Upton, NY; Bangor, ME; and Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. Also includes 3 printed orders from McCain and Peyton C. March, serving as official permissions for Adams to travel and relocate to and from the Panama Canal Zone; Camp Upton, NY; New Haven, CT; and elsewhere.

1 - 6 Watt, Richard Morgan - Correspondence
11/27/(1917?)

Description: 1 telegram from Richard Morgan Watt to Lester Adams in Bangor, ME, regarding Adams transportation to the Panama Canal Zone.

1 - 7 Military Correspondence
Date span: 05/24/1917 - 09/16/1919

Description: Miscellaneous official correspondence between Lester Adams and various military officials, mostly involving Adams' induction, transfers and discharge from the Medical Reserve Corps in Maine, Connecticut and the Panama Canal Zone.

1 - 8 Military Orders, Permissions, etc.
Date span: 08/06/1917 - 07/31/1919

Description: Miscellaneous official permissions and orders between Lester Adams and various military officials, mostly relating to Adams' induction, transfer and release from the Medical Reserve Corps in Maine, Connecticut, the Panama Canal Zone and elsewhere.

1 - 9 Reports
Date span: 03/01/1918 - 04/13/1918

Description: Miscellaneous official military medical reports, some by Lester Adams, most by unknown individuals. Includes 1 "Report of Sick and Wounded at Corozal, Canal Zone, March 1918" by Adams, and 1 4 page AMs report about a medical and exploratory mission across Panama in April, 1918. The remainder of the material is virtually all lists of supplies or procedures.

1 - 10 Personal Medical & Insurance Records
Date span: 08/10/1917 - [08/05/1918]?

Description: 1 ALS from Dr. F. Morris to Lester Adams informing Adams that he had been exposed to tuberculosis and should report to a hospital, 1 filled out insurance application belonging to Adams, and 1 optical prescription belonging to Adams.

1 - 11 Receipts - Military
Date span: 01/03/1917 - 09/13/1919

Description: Miscellaneous receipts collected by Lester Adams during his service in the Medical Reserve Corps, mostly regarding supplies, mostly from Corozal, Panama Canal Zone.

1 - 12 Receipts - Canal Zone
Date span: 12/12/1917 - 10/15/1918

Description: Miscellaneous receipts collected by Lester Adams in the Canal Zone, relating mostly to personal business.

1 - 13 Receipts - General U.S.
Date span: 08/07/1917 - 06/06/1918

Description: Miscellaneous receipts collected by Lester Adams, mostly for personal business, mostly in Bangor, Maine.

1 - 14 Ephemera - Canal Zone
March - June 1918

Description: 2 passes for the Panama Rail Road Company for Lester Adams and 2 passes to the Commissary Bookstore in the Canal Zone.

1 - 15 Ephemera - General U.S.
Date span: 06/20/1916 - 08/28/1919

Description: Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Lester Adams in the U.S., including 1 printed letter from the Knights Templar of Bangor, Maine; 1 program from a 1917 meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons; the Constitution of the Association of the Class of 1907 of the U.S. Naval Academy; a membership card for Adams' wife for the YWCA of New York City; clippings from military papers mentioning Adams; and a few passes into clubs and hospitals in the U.S.

1 - 16 Forms - War Department
Date span: [01/01/1916]? - 02/01/1919

Description: Miscellaneous blank forms used by the U.S. War Department during World War I, none specifically relating to the Canal Zone.

1 - 17 Notes
(1916-19?)

Description: Handwritten notes, presumably by Lester Adams, mostly consisting of numbers and lists. Includes what may be notes relating to the AMs in a previous folder regarding an exploratory march through Panama in April 1918.

1 - 18 Photographs
(1916-19?)

Description: 8 photographs of military units marching or posed for group photo, probably all taken either in New Haven, CT or Bangor, Maine and probably including Lester Adams among the groups.

1 - 19 Photographs
(1916-19?)

Description: 32 small photographs of scenes from the Panama Canal Zone taken of or by Lester Adams during his service there in World War I. Includes scenes of buildings, the canal and boats, a bull fight and Lester Adams and his wife Margaret.



INDEX


ADAMS, CHARLES H. - CORRESP. 1 - 2
ADAMS, LESTER - CLIPPINGS 1 - 15
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 1
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 2
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 3
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 4
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 5

ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 6
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 7
ADAMS, LESTER - CORRESP. 1 - 8
ADAMS, LESTER - EPHEMERA 1 15
ADAMS, LESTER - NOTES 1 - 17
ADAMS, LESTER - PERSONAL RECORDS 1 - 10
ADAMS, LESTER - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 18
ADAMS, LESTER - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 19
ADAMS, LESTER - RECEIPTS 1 - 11
ADAMS, LESTER - RECEIPTS 1 - 12
ADAMS, LESTER - RECEIPTS 1 - 13
ADAMS, MARGARET - CORRESP. 1 - 2
ADAMS, MARGARET - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 19
ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS - EPHEMERA 1 - 15
ASSOCIATION OF THE CLASS OF 1907, U.S. NAVAL ACAD. - EPHEMERA 1 - 15
BANGOR, ME. - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 5
CAMP UPTON, NY - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 5
COROZAL, CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - MILITARY RECEIPTS 1 - 11
DALTON, ALBERT CLAYTON - TELEGRAM 1 - 3
FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON, IN - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 4
FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON, IN - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 5
GORGAS, WILLIAM CRAWFORD - CORRESP. FROM 1 - 4
GORGAS, WILLIAM CRAWFORD - CORRESP. TO 1 - 1
HAMILTON, W. W. - CORRESP. 1 - 7
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, BANGOR, ME. (1916) - EPHEMERA 1 - 15
MARCH, PEYTON C. - CORRESP. 1 - 5
MCCAIN, HENRY PINCKNEY - CORRESP. 1 - 5
NAVAL ACADEMY (1907) - EPHEMERA 1 - 15
NOBLE, ROBERT E. - CORRESP. 1 - 7
PANAMA CANAL - WORLD WAR I - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 19
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - COMMISSARY BOOK STORE - PASSES 1 - 14
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 3
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 5
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - CORRESP. RE 1 - 6
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - MEDICAL REPORTS 1 - 9
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - MILITARY RECEIPTS 1 - 11
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 18
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 19
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - WORLD WAR I - RECEIPTS 1 - 12
PANAMA RAIL ROAD COMPANY - PASSES 1 - 14
WATT, RICHARD MORGAN - CORRESP. 1 - 6
WORLD WAR I - MILITARY CORRESP. 1 - 1
WORLD WAR I - MILITARY CORRESP. 1 - 3
WORLD WAR I - MILITARY CORRESP. 1 - 4
WORLD WAR I - MILITARY FORMS (BLANK) 1 - 16
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE (?) - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 18
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - CORRESP. RE 1 - 5
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - CORRESP. RE 1 - 6
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - CORRESP. RE 1 - 7
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - CORRESP. RE 1 - 8
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - MEDICAL REPORTS 1 - 9
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - MILITARY RECEIPTS 1 - 11
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - PERSONAL RECORDS 1 - 10
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - PHOTOGRAPHS 1 - 19
WORLD WAR I - PANAMA CANAL ZONE - RECEIPTS 1 - 12
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (1919) - EPHEMERA 1 - 15
YWCA (1919) - EPHEMERA 1 - 15


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