The Biographical Dictionary of America/Adams, Brooks
ADAMS, Brooks, author, was born in Quincy, Mass., June 24, 1848; son of Chas. Francis and Abigail (Brooks) Adams. He attended schools in the United States and in Europe; was graduated at Harvard in 1870, and attended Harvard law school one year. He was secretary to his father at Geneva, in 1872, where the latter was an arbitrator upon the Alabama claims, under the "treaty of Washington." He was admitted to the bar in 1873, practised law in Boston until 1881, and then devoted himself to literary work. He is the author of: "The Emancipation of Massachusetts (1886); "The law of Civilization and Decay" (1895; new edition 1898); "American Economic Supremacy" and magazine articles.