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Guide to the Ames Family Papers MS 9
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This collection contains the correspondence, taxes, and real estate papers of John Judson Ames and Caroline Ames Huston, in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
John Judson Ames was born in Calais, Maine in 1821. He came to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1851 he moved to San Diego and founded The Herald newspaper, which he used to support the policies of Senator William Gwin, including his proposal to create a separate state out of Southern California. Poor revenue forced Ames to shut down the paper in April 1860. He re-established The Herald in San Bernardino, where he died on July 28, 1861.
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
This collection is open for research.