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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
his birth is not on our town records (like others previously mentioned in this paper), an Adams genealogy, numerous encyclopedias and biographies state that Edwin Adams was born in Medford, Mass., February 3, 1834. As he was an actor of considerable note we will not challenge this statement, but let Medford have the glory given her of having produced another genius within her borders. His first appearance on the stage was as Stephen in The Hunchback at the National Theater, Boston, August 29, 1853. His career is too well known, and accounts of his life and work are so easily accessible that we give but a few facts concerning him. He played in many cities in this country, and went to Australia. Enoch Arden and Shakespeare's characters were his favorite roles. He was associated with Edwin Booth in the latter's theater in New York, and played with him in the Boston Theater in 1870. He was considered one of the best light comedians on the stage. His voice was of wonderful richne