Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Adams, Charles Francis
ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, an American statesman; born in Boston, Aug. 18, 1807; was candidate for Vice-President in 1848, twice elected to Congress, was Minister to England from 1861 to 1868, and member of the Geneva Arbitration Commission of 1871. His chief literary work was “Life and Works of John Adams” (10 vols., 1850-1856), his grandfather. He also edited the writings of his father, John Quincy Adams. He died in Boston, Nov. 21, 1886.