Description: Scarlet Fever 1850. John Popkin Adams, born at Newbury, Massachusetts on August 31, 1812, died at New York, New York on January 31, 1856. Appointed by President John Tyler to the office of U.S. consul at La Guaira, Venezuela, he served in that position from 1843 to 1850, during which time Adams took an active role as an agent for American investors seeking to build a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama. Prior to his appointment as consul, Adams had relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, where, in 1835, he married Eugenia Danels, daughter of Commodore John Daniel Danels. From 1842 until his death, Adams pursued a legal suit against the successor states to Gran Colombia as heir and agent of his father-in-law, a suit related to Commodore Danel's actions from 1817-1819 as a privateer authorized by Buenos Aires and Banda Oriental. ALS, New York, June 29, 1850, 2pp, to his mother about health problems in the family. 8-1/4 x 10-1/2 in. VG.
Condition Report: VG
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