Adams of the Knickerbockers by Robert W. Henderson; (undated and unpublished).
Base Ball Volume I (1845 – 1871) by Seymour R. Church; The Pine Press; 1902.
Baseball in the Garden of Eden, The Secret History of the Early Game by John Thorn; Simon and Schuster; 2011.
Baseball’s First Innings by William J. Ryczek; McFarland; 2009.
Biographical and Historical Record of the Class of 1835 in Yale College for the Fifty Years from the Admission of the Class to College, 1831-1881 by E. J. Thacker; 1881.
Book of American Pastimes by Charles Peverelly; 1866.
Dr. D. L. Adams Memoirs of the Father of Base Ball; The Sporting News; February 29, 1896.
Doc Adams by John Thorn; The Baseball Biography Project; Society for American Baseball Research; 2002 – 2008.
Group Hoping to Get Former Ridgefielder Adams Into Baseball Hall by Tim Murphy; The Ridgefield Press; July 26, 2012.
Nestor of Ball Players by R. C. Adams, Buffalo, New York, August 1939 (unpublished).
- Letters from Daniel Adams, MD to Daniel Lucius Adams, MD;, 1827 – 1864; transcribed by Catherine Adams Elkins, Doc’s oldest daughter, 1866 – 1957.
- The Nestor of Ball Players by Roger C. Adams; 1939; Original is at the New York Public Library.
- Private family publication: Descendants of Daniel Adams, MD and Nancy Mullikin Adams compiled and produced by Mary Adams Karch (etc.); 1978.