The principal archival repository for the Adams family is the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The papers of Brooks Adams are also available in the microfilm edition of the Henry Adams letters. Additional material can be found in the Harvard University Archives, Boston University Archives, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and at the Old House, Quincy, Massachusetts. The best biographies of Brooks Adams are in journal form; Wilhelmina S. Harris, “The Brooks Adams I Knew” Yale Review, (1969) and Marc Friedlander, “Brooks Adams en Famille,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, (1968). Older biographies in book form that are useful include; Anderson Thornton, Brooks Adams: Constructive Conservative (1951); Arthur F. Beringause, Brooks Adams: A Biography (1955); and Timothy P. Donovan, Henry and Brooks Adams: The Education of Two American Historians (1961). For Brooks relationship with other family members see Francis Russell, Adams, an American Dynasty (1976).
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2K5-C28 : accessed 11 December 2016), Evelyn Adams in household of Brooks Adams, Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1419, sheet 6A, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 618; FHL microfilm 1,374,631.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF9Z-47B : accessed 11 December 2016), Evelyn Adams in household of Brooks Adams, Boston Ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 684, sheet 9B, line 82, family 254, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 742; FHL microfilm 1,820,742.
↑ "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4MS-VNL : 17 February 2016), Brooks Adams and Evelyn Davis, 07 Sep 1889; citing , Nahant, New Hampshire, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,415,226.