ADAMS, HERBERT BAXTER (1850-19o1), American historian and educationalist, was born at Shutesbury (Mass.) on April 16, 185o. He graduated at Amherst, at the head of his class, in 1872; and after studying at Giittingen and Berlin he received the degree of Ph.D. at Heidelberg in 1876, with the highest hon ours. Thereafter almost until his death he was connected with the Johns Hopkins university, Baltimore (Md.), becoming profes sor of American and institutional history in 1891. He was one of the founders of the American Historical Association, of which he was secretary until I900. In 1882 he founded the "Johns Hop kins University Studies in Historical and Political Science," of which he became editor. It was as a teacher, however, that Adams rendered his most valuable services, and many American historical scholars owe their training, and to a considerable extent their enthusiasm, to him. He died at Amherst (Mass.) on July 3o, 1901. Among his writings are : Maryland's Influence in Found ing a National Commonwealth (1877) ; Methods of Historical Study (1884) ; Maryland's Influence upon Land Cessions to the United States (1885) ; and the Life and Writings of Jared Sparks (1893).
See Herbert B. Adams: Tributes of Friends (1902) extra vol. (xxiii.) of "Studies in Historical and Political Science."