Title:Ames family biographical materials, 1890
Chronicles of the builders
Creator/Contributor:Ames family., creator
Members of the family included Oakes (1804-1873), his brother Oliver (1807-1877), Oliver's son, Frederick Lathrop (1835-1893),
and Oliver (1831-1895), the son of Oakes. Dictations by Frederick Lathrop Ames, W.L. Chaffin, and G.H. Campbell; letters by
George H. Morrison, W.L. Chaffin, and Samuel J. Menard; and drafts of the biography, which deal especially with the Congressional
career of Oakes, his part in the construction of the Union Pacific, and his involvement in the Credit Mobilier scandal; the
connection of the elder Oliver with the Union Pacific and other railroads; the banking and railroad interests of Frederick
Lathrop; and the railroad interests and political career of the younger Oliver, who was elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts
in 1882 and governor in 1886.
Subject:United States. -- Congress.
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Credit Mobilier of America.
Governors -- Massachusetts
Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
Forms part of the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection.
Type:Manuscripts for publication.
BANC MSS Z-Z 2