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folder 1

Letter from Timothy Pickering, former Sec'y. of State, dated on the Gallatin report and Black Sea trade.(3) 110907 1806,

folder 2

Note from Spencer Watkins, thanking Ames for money to buy wood. (2) 110905 December 16, 1784,

folder 3

Seven letters to Josiah Quincy on rights of neutrals and politics of the period: 110889 (1805-06)


a. Dedham. British had condemned US commerce when laden with colony produce. Consideration of reprisals. Hopes for British treaty. (4) 110903 1805 Nov 27


b. Dedham. Angry measures of commercial restriction would destroy objects of peace and commerce.(4) 110901 1805 Dec 16


c. Dedham. Miscellaneous comments. Federalists cannot attend the legislative caucus. Jefferson will say anything Congress wants him to.(4) 110899 1806 Jan 20


d. Dedham. Mourns death of Pitt. Questions about Randolph -- no statesman but no fool. Ames did not accept presidency of Harvard due to health.(3) 110897 1806 Mar 19


e. Dedham. Condemnation of Randolph's anti-Federalist speech. Randolph, Burr and others have crawled "at the foot of Jefferson's throne."(2) 110895 1806 Dec 5


f. Dedham. "Jefferson only takes care of his popularity, which forbids him to govern at all." General attack on Jefferson. (2) 110893 1806 Dec 11


g. Dedham. The "Message" is criticized. It leaves the country without protection. Also, Ames is against repeal of salt tax. Non-importation act mentioned. (2) 110891 1806 Dec 22

folder 4

Draft of letter to Professor Pearson refusing presidency of Harvard (4) 110887 1805

folder 5

Fragment of letter, to Mr. Dwight on transfer of Congress from New York. (2) 110885 7-18-1790,

folder 6

Notes on a report of the Sec'y. of State on the codfishery question . (8) 110883

folder 7

16 bills and receipts, (32) 110881 1794-1817

folder 8

Four bills of John and Nathaniel Ames, sons of Fisher. (7) 110879

folder 9

Letter from the Library of Congress to Mrs. R. Y. Fitz concerning portraits of Fisher Ames, (2) 110877 1907

folder 10

A.D. on the "Political Quack". (2) 110875



folder 11

Papers re Civil War naval career (26) dated Includes letter from Josephus Daniels, Sec'y of the Navy, dated (33) 110871 1861-1913 1913 Nov 15

folder 12

Five items re admission to Massachusetts Bar: (13) 110859


a. Petition to be admitted as an atty. at law 110869


b. Certificate of applicant 110867


c. Letter from Judge James M. Seawell, SF, 110865 1907 Nov 18


d. Letter from Ezra R. Thayer transferring move for Ames admission to Hollis R. Bailey, 110863 1907 Nov 2


e. Letter from the Justices Chambers, Supreme Court of Calif. stating that records upon which the license of Mr. Ames might be renewed have been lost in fire 110861 (12-20-1907)

folder 13

Five items re Spring Valley Water Works (SF water supply) and one re purchase of Sutro Tunnel Co. (16) 110857

folder 14

Biographical notes on Rear Admiral John G. Walker and architect Henry H. Richardson, written by Ames. Paper on Adm. Nelson (by Ames) and 3 copies of a Spanish translation of Gray's Elegy. Speech by Ames before Commandery (SAR?) on Adm. Lord Nelson. Nelson was not responsible for English victory at Aboukir (sic) Bay. Entanglement with Lady Hamilton left stain on his character. Had propensity for fault-finding and boasting. Jealous of honores conferred upon companions. "All this is sickening." Mention of Caraciola incident. "His nature was hard and his heart was hard." Also violated a flag of truce. (51) 110855

folder 15

19 copies of "In Memoriam", series printed in at death of Ames. (2 ea.) 110853 1916

folder 16

Howard A. Clark L.S. to Pelham Ames, and address to Natl. Soc. of the SAR on J. P. Jones.(6) 110851 1908 May 8,



folder 17

Six letters from her brother, George P. Bradford and one from her sister (Martha)? (25) 110847

folder 18

Two letters to her sister, Sarah Ripley and one to Mrs. David Dana (10) 110845



folder 19

Genealogical information on the Ames family and the related families of Bradford, Worthington, Alden, Edwards, Bates, Hodson, Townsend, Foster, Lee, Sale, and Hickling. (13 items) (117) 110841

folder 20

Abstract of Seth Ames' will and of Frances W. Howland's (sister of Fisher Ames). (4) 110839



folder 21

Typescript copy of a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby on and clipping re Boston lecture by Pelham Ames. (4) 110835 11-21-1864,

folder 22

Clipping from London Times literary supplement entitled "The Way of Peace". (4) 110833 9-8-1927

folder 23

Printed muster roll of Capt. Lincoln's company, 7th Mass. Regiment, of the US Army, dated Gamaliel Bradford was commissioned officer writing the report. (2) 110831 Mar 1782