1881 – Born on March 23 in Greenville, South Carolina. A Shakespearean scholar and was the first director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
1900 – He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest College.
1901 – Earned an Master of Arts degree from the same institution.
1910 – He pursued a teaching career at several institutions, notably at Cornell University, where he also edited the journal Cornell Studies in English.
1931 – Adams married Helen Banks on the 29th of January .
– Involved with the Folger Shakespeare Library from its foundation.
1934 – He became the Library’s temporary director.
1936 – Became the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
1946 – Died on November 10th from coronary disease.