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Guide to the Ames Family Papers, 1872-1927 M0003
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  • Title: Ames Family Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: M0003
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1782-1927
    creator: Ames, Fisher
    creator: Ames, Pelham Warren
    creator: Bradford-Ames, Margaret

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


    These 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.


    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.

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


    Donated by Judge Alden Ames in September, 1959.

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    All rights reside with the Stanford University Libraries. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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