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Adams, Edgar Tarry, 1852-1926 (brewer and amateur photographer)



  • Existence: 1852 - 1926


Adams ran the family brewery, Adams and Sons, in Halstead, Essex; documented village life, family, boat-building and landscapes; keen interest in yachting - owned three sailing boats; member of the Royal Astronomical Society.

From the Science Museum Group catalogue. (Photographic slide collection at Science and Media Museum).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Adams: Notebooks and papers of Edgar Tarry Adams

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/ADA
Dates: 1901-1925 mainly
Found in: Downing College

Catalogue of navigational instruments collected by Adams, 1906 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/ADA/2
Scope and Contents Signed inside the cover 'E. T. Adams, 2 Mar 1906'. Includes itemised list of individual instruments, with details of their operation, history, provenance and (in some cases) sale, with list of 18th and 19th century 'works with reference to navigation and shipbuilding' inside the cover. Includes various loose enclosures: 'Another change in Fleet Street' (The Bookseller, January 1883) re the closure of the print shop at No.53 Fleet Street; list of items 'for photographs'; press cuttings re...
Dates: 1906 - 1925

Notebook on analytic geometry as an introduction to celestial mechanics (under Sir Robert Ball), 1902 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/ADA/1
Scope and Contents

Cover page marked Lent 1902, but includes notes annotated up to 1906. Includes (reverse of p60) blank notepaper of the Honorary Secretary of Cambridge University Cruising Club.

Dates: 1902 - 1906

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Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Astronomy 2
Navigation (science) 2
Navigational aids 2
Marine navigation 1