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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Ames Family Papers
    Creator: Bradford-Ames, Margaret
    Creator: Ames, Pelham Warren
    Creator: Ames, Fisher
    Identifier/Call Number: M0003
    Identifier/Call Number: 139
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1782-1927


    Numbers in () which follow item/folder descriptions indicate the number of photocopies per item/folder.

    Scope and Contents

    The papers of the Ames family include correspondence, notes, and financial records of Fisher Ames; correspondence of Margaret Bradford-Ames; military papers, letters, business papers, and notes of Pelham Warren Ames (San Francisco and Boston); and genealogical records.

    Biographical / Historical

    Fisher Ames (1758-1808) was a statesman, Federalist publicist, orator and Congressman. He was elected to Congress in 1789 and served until 1796. In 1805 he was offered the presidency of Harvard, but declined due to poor health and "advancing age" (47). His son Seth Ames married Margaret S. Bradford; their son Pelham Warren Ames served in the navy during the Civil War and was a lawyer.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Ames Family Papers, M003, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Judge Alden Ames in September, 1959.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. Some material is believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.


    Page from library catalog: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082740