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George James Adams papers

Biographical note

George James Adams was the son of Capt. James Harvey Adams (b.1775) and Sarah Martindale (widow of James Martindale of Bristol, RI who died 1834).

Adams (1812-1888) had a long career as a textile manufacturer and agent. He was the treasurer of the Greenwich Print Works; a business associate at the Arkwright Cotton Mills (Fiskville, R.I.); an employee at Adams Print Works (Fiskville, R.I.), Kent Print Works (E. Greenwich, R.I.), Orion Cotton Mills (Providence, R.I.), Bristol Print Works (R.I.), and Clyde Bleaching and Print Works; a part owner of the Rhode Island Bleach and Dye Works, Adams and Butterworth; and the chief agent at Narragansett Print Works (E. Greenwich, R.I.). George James Adams married Mary H. Adams and they had at least 3 children: Sarah married Mortimer Van Cleve of Minnesota; George H. became a mechanical and electrical engineer in Rhode Island; and Martha.