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Ames Family Papers, 1812-2013
164 boxes (72 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 3

Abstract:
Genealogical and biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, research, photographs, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to Blanche Ames Ames, suffragist, birth control advocate, artist, and inventor; her father, Adelbert Ames who was a Civil War general and Provisional Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction era; her husband, Botanist Oakes Ames; and their daughter Pauline Ames Plimpton. Also included are papers of Benjamin Butler, Sarah Hildreth Butler, and other family members.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works by Ames family, except for those by individuals still living. Copyright to works by persons other than Ames family members may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
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Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Members of the Plimpton and Ames families, ca. 1935

Members of the Plimpton and Ames families, ca. 1935

The Ames Family Papers span six generations and include two separate families with the surname "Ames," which came together in 1900 with the marriage of Blanche Ames and Oakes Ames. The Butler family is also represented to some extent, notably by Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Butler and his wife, Sarah Hildreth Butler. The following biographical sketches pertain to some, but not all, of the individuals whose papers are in the collection, beginning with Oakes Ames in Generation II and ending with George A. Plimpton in Generation VI. Additional information is located in SERIES I. FAMILY HISTORY, and in the Appendix. This section does not include information about family members whose papers are extremely small in volume, except, in a few cases, to provide context and to clarify familial and generational relationships. Detailed biographies of some individuals may be found in American National Biography, the Dictionary of American Biography, and Notable American Women.

Generation II

Oakes Ames

Oakes Ames, the elder son of Oliver Ames and Susanna Angier Ames, was born on January 10, 1804 in Easton, Massachusetts. He was married to Evelina Gilmore, with whom he had four children: Oakes, Oliver III, Frank, and Susan. At an early age he entered into his father's business, Ames Shovel Works, management of which he and his brother, also named Oliver, took over in 1844. The discovery of gold in California in 1849 led to the profitable expansion of the company, which by then had been renamed Ames and Sons. During the Civil War, Oakes Ames was urged to run for government office and in 1862 won a seat in the U.S. Congress, where he served for ten years. He was involved in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and in the attendant congressional Credit Mobilier stock scandals of 1872-1873. Oakes Ames died on May 8, 1873.

Oliver Ames

Oliver Ames was born on November 5, 1807 in North Easton, Massachusetts, the second son of Susanna Angier Ames and Oliver Ames. He attended local schools and, after briefly working in a law office, joined his father and brother, Oakes, in the Ames Shovel Works (later renamed Ames and Sons). In 1833 he married Sarah Lothrop, with whom he had two children, Frederick and Helen. The shovel company thrived under the brothers' management and by 1860 was valued at $4 million. Oliver Ames was instrumental in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad; however, unlike his brother, he was not implicated in the Credit Mobilier scandals. After the rail line was completed, he served as President of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1866 to 1869; he remained a director until his death. After leaving the Union Pacific presidency, he turned his full attention to the shovel company, which was facing bankruptcy at the time, and returned it to profitability. He was director of a number of railways other than Union Pacific, and also of several banks in Boston and in North Easton. He was a vice president of the Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society and a member of the Unitarian Church. Oliver Ames died on March 9, 1877.

Benjamin F. Butler and Sarah Hildreth Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire on November 5, 1818, the son of Charlotte Ellison and John Butler. Having failed to gain admission to West Point, he attended Waterville College (now Colby College), graduating in 1840. He studied law for two years and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1842. Butler served one term as state representative in 1853 and one term as state senator in 1858. His involvement in politics led to a generalship in the Civil War, despite a lack of military training and experience. He served as controversial military governor of New Orleans and, after the war, as Congressman from Massachusetts (1867 to 1875). Butler, a staunch Reconstructionist, supported the first Civil Rights Act as well as efforts to curtail the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1882 he won the governorship of Massachusetts and in 1884 he ran unsuccessfully for President. Benjamin F. Butler died in Washington, D.C. on January 11, 1893.

Sarah Hildreth was born on August 17, 1816 in Dracut, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dolly Jones and Israel Hildreth. Having shown considerable talent in dramatics, she was sent to Boston at the age of sixteen for formal training, after which she acted to great acclaim in Boston, New York, Charleston, South Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio. She gave up her stage career after marrying Benjamin F. Butler in 1844. The couple had four children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Blanche, Paul, and Benjamin (aka Ben-Israel). Sarah Hildreth Butler died on April 8, 1876.

Generation III

Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames

Adelbert Ames was born in Rockland, Maine on October 31, 1835 to Martha Tolman Ames and Jesse Ames. His was a seafaring family, descended from both Pilgrims and Puritans, and bore no relation to the family of Oakes Ames. In 1868 Jesse Ames purchased a flour mill in Northfield, Minnesota, which the family developed into a flourishing business. Adelbert Ames graduated from West Point in 1861 and immediately entered the Union Army. A highly decorated officer, he fought in the Battle of Bull Run, for which he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. During his military service, Ames met General Benjamin F. Butler and, later, Butler's daughter, Blanche, whom he married in 1870. In 1868, Ames was appointed Provisional Governor of Mississippi, later serving that state as U.S. Senator (1870-1873) and Governor (1873-1876). After his stint in the South, he moved back to Lowell, Massachusetts and turned his attention the family milling business, which interests he represented in the East. He returned briefly to the battlefield during the Spanish-American War, serving as commander of U.S. volunteers. Adelbert Ames died in Ormond, Florida on April 13, 1933, the last surviving general of the Civil War.

Blanche Butler was born in 1845 to Sarah Hildreth Butler and Benjamin F. Butler. She spent a lot of time with her father in Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband, Adelbert Ames, with whom she had six children: Butler, Edith, Sarah, Blanche, Adelbert, Jr., and Jessie. Blanche Butler Ames did extensive genealogical research on her family, and the portion of the Ames Family Papers pertaining to her life includes a great deal of historical and genealogical information. She was also a gardener and a sculptor known for her fanciful creations, numerous photographs of which are in the collection. In 1935 she compiled a collection of letters that the family published in 1957 as Chronicles From the Nineteenth Century: Family Letters of Blanche Butler and Adelbert Ames. Blanche Butler Ames died in 1939.

Oliver Ames III

Oliver Ames III was born in North Easton, Massachusetts on February 4, 1831, the son of Evelina Gilmore and Oakes Ames. He married Anna Coffin Ray with whom he had six children: Anna Lee, Evelina, Lilian, Oakes, Susan, and William Hadwen. He served as governor of Massachusetts from 1887 to 1890. Ames was elected an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity in 1917, by the fraternity's Alpha Chapter at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is the only known honorary member known to be elected after his death. Oliver Ames III died on October 22, 1895.

Paul Butler

Paul Butler, married to Joanna H. Butler, had numerous business interests, including the Lowell (Massachusetts) Airport Corp., the U. C. Cartridge Co., and the Butler Ranch in Colorado. He died in Lowell on September 6, 1918.

Generation IV

Adelbert Ames, Jr.

Adelbert Ames, Jr., an ophthalmologist and perceptual psychologist, was born on August 19, 1880 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. He attended Phillips Academy at Andover and earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Harvard in 1903 and 1906, respectively. He was married to Fanny Vose Hazen, with whom he had two children: Adelbert III and Priscilla. After working as a lawyer in Boston for four years, Ames abandoned that career and turned to painting. He collaborated with his sister, Blanche Ames Ames, in developing the System of Color Theory, which involved mixing and charting over three thousand different color variations. This in turn led to an interest in the physics of how the human eye perceives color. In 1914 Ames received a research grant in physiological optics and moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to work with Clark University professor Wallace Baird in that field. He served as an aerial observer in World War I and afterwards (due to Baird's death) relocated to Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire to work with Charles Proctor. Fascinated by his inquisitive mind, the Dartmouth administration created the faculty post of Professor of Physiological Optics for Ames, wherein he did not teach and was free to devote all his energies to research. Around 1924 Ames's work yielded the important discovery that in certain people the two eyes do not perceive the same object in the same dimensions; many suffered from debilitating headaches as a result, the source of which had mystified doctors for years. The condition was named "aniseikonia," the Dartmouth Eye Institute was subsequently founded, and people flocked to it for successful treatment in the form of compensating lenses. Ames was also famous for creating the American Indian bust that Shawmut Bank of Boston adopted as its trademark, and he was well-known for inventing the Ames Demonstrations in Perception, the most famous of which is a full-sized room that looks normal but in which people appear to shrink as they walk across it. He also discovered that as many as 20% of humankind cannot perceive level when they see it, a matter of obvious concern to naval aviation, and he worked extensively with aircraft carrier pilots during World War II. After the war he took up the problem of vision in automobile traffic, and his findings have been instrumental to the work of U.S. highway departments and safety organizations. Adelbert Ames, Jr. died in 1955.

Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames

Blanche Ames was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on February 18, 1878 to Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. She attended the Rogers Hall School in Lowell and earned her B.A. from Smith College in 1899. She married Harvard botanist Oakes Ames (unrelated) in 1900, with whom she had four children: Amyas, Evelyn, Oliver and Pauline. Blanche Ames Ames was an accomplished artist, perhaps best known for the botanical drawings undertaken to illustrate her husband's work. She was a talented portraitist as well, and her oil portraits are in collections at Columbia University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Mississippi Hall of Governors. In collaboration with her brother, Adelbert Ames, Jr., she developed the System of Color Theory, based on the relationship between how the human eye perceives color and how painters depict it. Ames was a tireless and dauntless activist for women's rights, notably suffrage and birth control. She was Treasurer of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage League from 1915 to 1918, and in 1916 co-founded and served as first President of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts. Her interest in women's health led her to serve first as board member and later as President of New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston. At the age of eighty, Ames researched and wrote Adelbert Ames, Broken Oaths and Reconstruction in Mississippi, 1835-1933, in which she defended her father, Adelbert Ames, whom John F. Kennedy had termed a carpetbagger in his book, Profiles in Courage. Ames was also an inventor and applied for patents for a hexagonal lumber cutter (1939), a propeller snare to bring down low-flying aircraft during World War II (1945), and an anti-polluting toilet (1968). Blanche Ames Ames died at Borderland, her home in North Easton, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1969. (Researchers may also wish to consult My Dear Mrs. Ames: A Study of the Life of Suffragist, Cartoonist and Birth Control Reformer, Blanche Ames Ames, 1878-1969 by Anne Biller Clark (1996), in the SSC Browsing Collection.)

Blanche Ames Ames's husband, Oakes Ames, was born in North Easton, Massachusetts on September 26, 1874 to Anna Coffin Ray and Oliver Ames III, former governor of Massachusetts. He attended the Noble and Greenough School in Boston and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in botany at Harvard in 1898 and 1899, respectively. He was instructor in botany at Harvard from 1900 to 1910, assistant professor from 1915 to 1926, and professor from 1926 to 1932. He served as Arnold Professor of Botany from 1932 until 1935, and as research professor of botany from 1935 to 1941. After his 1941 retirement he held the title of research professor emeritus until his death. In addition to teaching at Harvard, Ames also held numerous administrative posts, including Chairman of the Division of Biology from 1926 to 1935; Assistant Director of the Botanic Garden from 1899 to 1909, and director from 1909 to 1922; Curator of the Botanical Museum from 1923 to 1927; Supervisor of the Biological Laboratory and Botanic Garden in Cuba and of the Arnold Arboretum from 1927 to 1935; and Supervisor of the Botanical Museum from 1937 to 1945, Director of the museum from 1937 to 1945, and Associate Director from 1945 until 1950. Ames's independent family wealth allowed him to pursue intensively the study of orchids, and he was the foremost orchidologist of his day. He traveled worldwide, taking copious notes and collecting specimens; as a result of his work, orchids are today among the best studied of plant families. Oakes Ames died in Ormond, Florida on April 28, 1950.

Butler Ames

Butler Ames was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 22, 1871, the son of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1890 and from the United States Military Academy in 1894. He earned his graduate degree in mechanical and electrical engineering at MIT in 1896. He was married to Fifille Willis. Ames served in the Spanish-American War and afterwards as a civil administrator in Puerto Rico. During World War I Governor Calvin Coolidge promoted him to major general and assigned him to reorganize the Massachusetts State Guard. Ames served in the Massachusetts Legislature from 1898-1890 and represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress from 1903 to 1913. He was active in numerous businesses, including the Wamesit Power Co., the Ames Textile Corp., the Union Land Grazing Corp., and the U.S. Cartridge Co. He also invented the Ames Electric Stove; the Odorless Cooker; and the "Silver Slippers," shoe inserts for symptomatic relief of arthritis. In 1919 Ames purchased the Villa Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy, which remained in the family until 1974. Butler Ames died on November 7, 1954 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

William Hadwen Ames

William Hadwen Ames was born on March 1, 1861, the eldest son of Anna Coffin Ray and Oliver Ames III. He attended the MIT School of Mechanical Arts from 1879 to 1880. He was employed as secretary of the Ames Shovel Works, and later as president of American Pneumatic Services Co. He was first married to Mary Elizabeth Hodges and then to Fanny Elizabeth Holt. He served in the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1905-1906. William Hadwen Ames died in Boston on March 26, 1918.

Winthrop Ames

Winthrop Ames was born in North Easton, Massachusetts on November 25, 1870. He was the son of Cathrine Hobart and Oakes Angier Ames, and a first cousin of Oakes Ames, the husband of Blanche Ames Ames. He married Lucy Fuller and with her had two children: Catherine and Joan. Ames was a theatrical producer and manager, and in 1904 traveled to Europe to study the management of sixty opera and theatre companies. After co-managing a Boston theatre, he became managing director of New York City's New Theatre (1908-11). He founded the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre) and the Booth Theatre, where he produced and directed such plays as The Philanderer (1913), Beggar on Horseback (1924), and a series of Gilbert and Sullivan revivals (1926-29). His Snow White (1913) was the first play produced in the U.S. especially for children. Winthrop Ames died in Boston on November 13, 1937. Sarah Ames Borden

Sarah Ames was born on October 1, 1874, the daughter of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. She was married to Spencer Borden with whom she had four children: Blanche, Joan, Ames, and Richard. She corresponded extensively with her family, notably her sister, Blanche Ames Ames. She died on February 18, 1931.

Jessie Ames Marshall

Jessie Ames was born on November 2, 1882, the daughter of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. She was married to Andrew Marshall with whom she had four children: Andrew, Jr., Blanche, Jessie, and Malcolm. She corresponded extensively with her family, notably her sister, Blanche Ames Ames, with whom she also worked in the birth control movement. Jessie Ames Marshall died on February 9, 1967.

Edith Ames Stevens

Edith Ames was born on March 4, 1873, the daughter of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames. She was married to C. Brooks Stevens with whom she had four children: Ames, Edith, Harriet, and C. Brooks, Jr. She corresponded extensively with her family, notably her sister, Blanche Ames Ames. She died on December 6, 1958.

Generation V

Amyas Ames

Amyas Ames was born in Sharon, Massachusetts on June 15, 1906 to Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames. He attended the Country Day School for Boys of Boston, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1928, and went on to earn his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was married to Evelyn Ingeborg Perkins with whom he had four children: Oakes, Edward, Olivia, and Joan. He married his second wife, Lucia Millham, in 1995. During World War II he served as an administrative officer of the War Shipping Administration in Washington. He went into banking and was a managing partner at Kidder, Peabody and Co. An amateur musician and lover of the arts, he was a member of the board of the New York Philharmonic from 1955 to 1983, and from 1970 to 1980 served as chairman of Lincoln Center. Amyas Ames died in Lexington, Massachusetts on January 24, 2000.

Oliver Ames

Oliver Ames was born on May 20, 1903 to Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames. He attended the Country Day School for Boys of Boston and received his B.A. from Harvard in 1927. He was married to Ellen Moseley, with whom he had three sons: Oliver, Angier and Thomas. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, both as an aviator and as commanding officer of an aircraft carrier. He was president of the Ames Aircraft Corp., and a director of the First National Bank of Easton and of the Ames Shovel and Tool Co. He was a trustee of the North Easton Savings Bank and of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Oliver Ames died in 1971.

Evelyn Ames Davis

Evelyn Ames was born on January 10, 1910 to Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames. She attended the Winsor School in Boston and received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1932. She was married to Episcopal minister Rev. John Paschall Davis, with whom she had four children: Blanche, John P., Jr., Evelyn, and Ames. She lived with her family in Tennessee, where in 1964 she co-founded the Planned Parenthood Association of Nashville. She served as the organization's southeastern representative for nine southern states, and on the executive committee of the national board of directors of Planned Parenthood-World Population. She was also a founder and member of the board of the Nashville chapter of Concern for Dying, an advocacy group for the right to die. Correspondence with her sister, Pauline Ames Plimpton, is voluminous. Evelyn Ames Davis died in 1993.

Pauline Ames Plimpton

Pauline Ames Plimpton was born on October 22, 1901 to Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames. She attended the Winsor School in Boston and graduated from Smith College in 1922. She was married to lawyer and diplomat Francis T. P. Plimpton, with whom she had four children: George, Francis, Jr., Oakes, and Sarah. Civically and philanthropically active throughout her life, she served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the Institute for World Affairs, the Public Education Association, and the New York House of School and Industry. She was also actively involved in the libraries of Amherst College, Columbia University, and Smith College, and with the Smith College Museum of Art and the Smith College Alumnae Association. She authored several books about her family: Oakes Ames: Jottings of a Harvard Botanist (1979), The Plimpton Papers: Law and Diplomacy (1985), The Ancestry of Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames (1987), A Window on Our World: More Plimpton Papers (1989), and A Collector's Recollections: George Arthur Plimpton (1993). Pauline Ames Plimpton died in New York on April 15, 1995.

Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton

Francis T.P. Plimpton was born on December 7, 1900, the son of Frances Taylor Pearsons and George Arthur Plimpton. His mother died when he was born and he was raised by his father, his maternal grandmother, and governesses. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1922, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1925. He worked for the law firm of Root, Clark in New York from 1925 until 1933, when he joined Debevoise and Stevenson as a full partner (the firm was subsequently renamed Debevoise, Stevenson and Plimpton). Plimpton served as Ambassador to the United Nations under the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations from 1961 to 1965, as President of the New York Bar Association from 1970 to 1972, and as Chairman of the New York City Board of Ethics from 1966 to 1980. He died in Huntington, New York on July 30, 1983.

Generation VI

George A. Plimpton

George A. Plimpton was born in New York on March 18, 1927, the eldest child of Pauline Ames Plimpton and Francis T.P. Plimpton. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and at Harvard (B.A. 1950), and went on to earn a second B.A. at King's College, Cambridge. He was married first to Freddy Espy, with whom he had two children, Medora and Taylor; the marriage ended in divorce and he later married Sarah Dudley, with whom he had twin daughters, Lauren and Olivia. Plimpton co-founded The Paris Review in 1953 with Harold L. Humes and Peter Matthiesson, whom he met while at Cambridge, and served as that magazine's editor until his death. Plimpton came into his own as a writer after publishing the widely acclaimed books Out of My League (1961) and Paper Lion (1966), based on his experiences as a temporary guest member of professional baseball and football teams, respectively. He successfully pursued this unique form of participatory journalism by entering a match against boxing champion, Archie Moore; playing percussion for Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic; swinging from a trapeze in a circus's big tent; and playing golf in a pro tournament, bridge with professionals, and tennis with Poncho Gonzales. He acted in several films and served, unofficially, as New York's first Fireworks Commissioner. Plimpton, a long-time friend of the Kennedy family, was with Bobby Kennedy when he was assassinated and, in the ensuing chaos, helped subdue Sirhan Sirhan. Genial and well-liked, he was famous for the parties he frequently gave in his home above The Paris Review offices in New York. George A. Plimpton died in New York on September 26, 2003.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ames Family Papers consist of 60.5 linear feet of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, photographs, and printed materials dating from 1812 to 2004. The bulk of the collection pertains to suffragist and early birth control advocate, Blanche Ames Ames, and to her father, Civil War general Adelbert Ames; the papers of her daughter, Pauline Ames Plimpton, are also significant in volume. Other family members are included through their biographical materials, correspondence and, in some cases, their writings. There is also considerable genealogical information about the extended Ames and Butler families, compiled primarily by Blanche Butler Ames and added to over time by other family members, that traces the family's roots back to its European origins.

Correspondence comprises a large part of the collection and reveals the inner workings of numerous primary family relationships, as well as offering insight into the moral, social, and political climates through a long continuum of U.S. history. Of particular interest are the courtship letters of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames, Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames, and Pauline Ames Plimpton and Francis T.P. Plimpton, as well as life-long correspondence between these couples after they married. Letters among several sets of mothers, daughters and sisters are also significant, especially in that they span the entire lives of the individuals concerned.

The military careers of Benjamin Franklin Butler and Adelbert Ames are well documented in the portions of the collection pertaining to them. Legal documents relevant to numerous lawsuits in which Butler was involved may also be of interest to scholars of legal history. Further information about Adelbert Ames is located in the papers of his daughter, Blanche Ames Ames, who researched and wrote Adelbert Ames: Broken Oaths and Reconstruction in Mississippi, 1835-1933 in defense of his political career in Mississippi during Reconstruction, and in SERIES III. CLIPPINGS.

The papers of Blanche Ames Ames contain significant materials about the early birth control movement, especially the Massachusetts Birth Control League. There is also some information about Margaret Sanger and about other birth control organizations, including the American Birth Control League, in this portion of the collection. Documents generated during Ames's tenure as board member and as president of the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston are included, as well. Blanche Ames Ames's papers contain information about her career as an amateur artist, including drawings and sketches of family and friends, and information about the System of Color Theory. There is a small amount of material about the suffrage movement, notably political cartoons by Ames and others. Ames' papers also shed considerable light on her involvement in the career of her husband, Oakes Ames.

Pauline Ames Plimpton wrote several books about various members of the Plimpton family, which document much of that family's history, and the bulk of that information is located in her papers. Materials about the life of noted literary figure and editor of The Paris Review, George A. Plimpton, are also included in the collection.

The history of various pieces of real estate owned by the Ames family in the U.S. and in Europe is well documented, most significantly that of Borderland, the North Easton, Massachusetts home of Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames, and the Villa Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy. There are also files pertaining to Bay View, a compound of summer cottages in Gloucester, Massachusetts; the Whim, the family's winter retreat in Ormond, Florida; and several Boston-area residences. Photographs of these properties are located in SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS.

The bulk of the papers date from 1861 to 1995 and focus primarily on the Civil War, Reconstruction, birth control, suffrage, and the personal and professional lives of members of the Ames family. Types of material include correspondence, diaries, writings, speeches, legal documents, photographs, journal articles, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and printed sources.


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Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works by Ames family, except for those by individuals still living. Copyright to works by persons other than Ames family members may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Ames Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Blanche Ames Ames gave the first installment of her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1968, shortly before she died, and her four children added to the collection after her death in 1969. In 1978 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts donated the Blanche Ames Ames papers that had remained in storage at Borderland after it became a state park in 1971. Pauline Ames Plimpton continued to augment the collection and encouraged the family to do the same; her son, Oakes A. Plimpton, donated her papers after her death in 1995. Numerous other family members have added their own papers, as well as documents pertaining to their relatives. Other donors of record include Evelyn Ames Davis, Sarah Gay Plimpton, and Harriet Robey.

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Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2004


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Series Descriptions
(1859-2004)
1 linear ft.

This series consists of historical and genealogical information about the Ames and Butler families, and includes correspondence, notes, family trees, directories, books, clippings, and newsletters. Further materials pertaining to specific individuals are located primarily in SERIES III. INDIVIDUALS.

(1891-1994)
2.5 linear ft.

Arrangement:

The nine subseries are listed alphabetically either by property name or by the town or city in which it is, or was, located.

Scope and content:

This series contains information about various properties owned by the extended Ames and Butler families. The nine subseries are listed alphabetically either by property name or by the town or city in which it is, or was, located: Bay View, Borderland, Boston, Highland Meadows, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, The Whim, Winthrop Ames Mansion, Miscellaneous U.S. Real Estate, and Villa Balbianello. The histories of Borderland, now a Massachusetts state park, and Villa Balbianello, now owned by the Italian government, are documented particularly well. Types of materials include correspondence, contracts and leases, deeds, floor plans, drawings, maps, financial information, and reports. Information that is limited to the residences of nuclear families (as opposed to family compounds, jointly owned properties, or real estate ultimately taken over by state or national governments) is located in SERIES III. INDIVIDUALS. Photographs of many of the buildings and grounds described in this series may be found in SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS.

(1812-2003)
48.75 linear ft.

Arrangement:

This series is arranged first by generation and then alphabetically by last name.

Scope and content:

This series comprises the bulk of the collection, and is arranged first by generation and then alphabetically by last name. Spouses follow directly after the member of the Ames and Butler families to whom they are, or were, married. Correspondence in this series is voluminous and is filed primarily by author. However, the papers of some individuals contain both outgoing and incoming correspondence, when the total volume of a correspondent's papers did not warrant a discrete subseries for that person. In addition to correspondence, this series contains biographical and financial information and, particularly in the papers of Blanche Butler Ames, Blanche Ames Ames and Pauline Ames Plimpton, extensive files about their writings. The papers of Blanche Ames Ames richly document the early years of the Massachusetts Birth Control League and related organizations; files pertaining to her suffrage activities, including the cartoons in the Art subseries, are also noteworthy. Related materials about most individuals in this series are located in SERIES I. FAMILY HISTORY, SERIES II. REAL ESTATE, and SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS; further information about civil, cultural, military and political issues of interest to Adelbert Ames may be found in SERIES V. CLIPPINGS.

(1855-1993)
5.5 linear ft.

This series contains most of the photographs pertaining to the Ames and Butler families, with the following exceptions: Photographs originally found in Blanche Ames Ames's Smith College scrapbook are filed in her biographical subseries, and photographs relating to books are filed with the individual author's papers. The three subseries follow exactly the arrangement of the first three primary series: Family history, Real estate, and Individuals. The Real estate and Individuals subseries are extensive and contain formal portraits as well as casual photographs of the family at work and at play. pertain

(1852-1904)
2.75 linear ft.

This series consists entirely of newspaper clippings cut by Adelbert Ames from unidentified newspapers. The clippings, some of which are annotated, document a variety of subjects of particular interest to Ames and also provide a unique overview of national and international politics and culture over more than half a century.

Contents List
SERIES I. FAMILY HISTORY
(1859-2004)


Gift agreement for watercolors by Blanche and Oakes Ames
7 Nov 1973

Box 1: folder 1
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections: report
1976

Box 1
List of holdings in Schlesinger Library
n.d.

Box 1
Clippings and pamphlet
1958-94, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Genealogies



Ames, Butler, and Hildreth families


Box 1
Correspondence re: tracing family lines
1894-1988, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
1926, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Ames family directories
1966-94

Box 1: folder 5-7
Society of Mayflower Descendents: certificate and pamphlets
1955-62

Box 1: folder 8
Eames, Anthony and Mark: typed excerpts from public records and published books, and related correspondence
1897, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Notes on Ames family genealogy, compiled by Blanche Butler Ames
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10-11
Ames family reunion


Box 1
Correspondence and memoranda
1988-89

Box 1: folder 12
Programs and reminiscences
1988

Box 1: folder 13
Butler family genealogies and newsletters
1874, 1979-93, n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Books


Box 1
Origin and Genealogy of the Hildreth Family
1892

Box 2: folder 1
Harriet Hildreth Heard by "her daughter Hildreth"
1942

Box 2: folder 2
Biographical Sketch of Israel Hildreth
1859

Box 2: folder 3
Other family branches: correspondence, notes, and related documents



Badcock/Babcock, Barber/Barbour, Barstow, and Bullard
1913, n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Calderwood and Cutter
1894-96, n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Ellison
n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
Fisher, Fuller, Hill, and Howland
1898-1913, n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
Ingraham
1894-96, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Keen
1896, n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Leland
n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
Perry
1891-1963

Box 2: folder 11
Smith
1928, n.d.

Box 2: folder 12
Tolman
1897-1900, n.d.

Box 2: folder 13
Williams and Wooster
n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Summary of facts relating to death of Frederick L. Ames
1932

Box 2: folder 15
The Whim (family newsletter)



Published issues
1993-2007

Box 2: folder 16
Correspondence and drafts
n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
1943-64, n.d.

Box 2: folder 18
SERIES II. REAL ESTATE
(1891-1994)





General correspondence
1914-42

Box 3: folder 1-3
Beach Realty Trust


Box 3
Correspondence, memoranda, and legal documents
1925-93, n.d.

Box 3: folder 4
Annual report
1955

Box 3: folder 5



1910

Box 3: folder 6
Friends of Borderland



Advisory Council: minutes
1977-87

Box 3: folder 7
Board of Directors: minutes
1984-94

Box 3: folder 8
Newsletters
1984-94

Box 3: folder 9
Miscellaneous
1984-94, n.d.

Box 3: folder 10
Dispute with Thomas Hind Co.: correspondence and bills
1928-33

Box 3: folder 11
General correspondence, memoranda, and notes
1914-94, n.d.

Box 3: folder 12
Land use maps and instructions

[see also Oversize Materials]

1948

Box 3: folder 13
Game farm: correspondence and financial materials
1913-48

Box 3: folder 14
Accounts and ledgers
1912-54

Box 4: folder 1
Inventory of library holdings
n.d.

Box 4: folder 2
Pamphlets and brochures
1973, n.d.

Box 4: folder 3
Clippings
1974-88, n.d.

Box 4: folder 4
Boston



Bay State Road: Charles River Basin Fill: blueprints, correspondence, reports, and notes

[see also Oversize Materials]

1931-32, n.d.

Box 4: folder 5
231 Bay State Road: correspondence and notes
1928-49, n.d.

Box 4: folder 6
355 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.: correspondence, appraisals, and floor plan

[see also Oversize Materials]

1899, 1919, n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Highland, New Jersey: correspondence and contracts

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

1891-1906, n.d.

Box 4: folder 8
Meadow Lakes (location unknown): correspondence
1938

Box 4: folder 9
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall (North Easton, Massachusetts)



Correspondence, notes, plans, reports, and receipts

[see also Oversize Materials]

1961-66

Box 4: folder 10-13
Clippings
1963-67

Box 4: folder 14
The Whim (Ormond, Florida): correspondence

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

1924-68, n.d.

Box 4: folder 15-16
Winthrop Ames Mansion (North Easton, Massachusetts): correspondence and essay
1950-70

Box 5: folder 1
Miscellaneous U.S real estate: deeds, easements, leases, and insurance policies

[see also Oversize Materials]

1896-1939

Box 5: folder 2
Villa Balbianello (Lake Como, Italy)

[See also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]




History


Box 5
"The Villa Balbianello," by General Butler Ames



Typescript and photocopies
1951

Box 5: folder 3-4
Privately printed pamphlet
1991

Box 5: folder 5
Notes and correspondence
1958-93, n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Library holdings: correspondence
1972

Box 5: folder 7
List of phonograph records
1959,1967

Box 5: folder 8
Clippings and articles

[see also Oversize Materials]

1989, n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
"The Byron Garbage Divertor" [sic]: pen and ink drawing
Jun 1965

Box 5: folder 10
Use by family and others



Correspondence and memoranda
1955-75, n.d.

Box 5: folder 11-20
Rules of use
1973-74, n.d.

Box 5: folder 21
General management



Reports
1955-60

Box 6: folder 1
Correspondence with staff
1958-75

Box 6: folder 2-17
Monthly statements
1961-75

Box 6: folder 18-31
Legal





Box 6
Appraisal of Villa Balbianello
1955-56

Box 7: folder 1
Overpayment of inheritance taxes: correspondence
1956-70

Box 7: folder 2-4



Transfer of his share in the villa to his children: correspondence
1972-73

Box 7: folder 5
National monument status: correspondence
1973

Box 7: folder 6
Sale



Correspondence


Box 7
Jun 1974-Dec 1975

Box 7: folder 7-25
1976-77, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1-2
Appraisal
1976

Box 8: folder 3
n.d.

Box 8: folder 4
Artwork: correspondence, notes and photographs
1974, n.d.

Box 8: folder 5
Other household contents: correspondence
1976

Box 8: folder 6
Capital gains tax dispute: correspondence and memoranda
Jan 1976-Aug 1980

Box 8: folder 7-8
Development (proposed) and sale of Upland Meadow: correspondence
1977-84

Box 8: folder 9-13
Unidentified house: drawing
n.d.

Box 8: folder 14
SERIES III. INDIVIDUALS
(1812-2003)


GENERATION I: Butler, John (1782-1819): commissions (photostats)

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

1812

Box 9: folder 1
GENERATION II





Box 9
Oakes Ames: A Memoir
1883

Box 9: folder 2
Correspondence (found in book)
1962

Box 9: folder 3
Correspondence: Puffer, Loring W.
1870, 1915

Box 9: folder 4
Ames, Oliver: clipping and American National Biography entry
1963, 2000

Box 9: folder 5
Butler, Benjamin F. (1818-1893)



Biographical materials


Box 9
1861-1964, n.d.

Box 9: folder 6
Commission(photostat)
1861

Box 9: folder 7
General Butler in New Orleans by James Parton: book and notes
1964, n.d.

Box 9: folder 8-9
New Orleans Under General Butler by Howard P. Johnson
1941

Box 9: folder 10
Benjamin Franklin Butler: The Damnedest Yankee by Dick Nolan: correspondence
1991

Box 9: folder 11
Marriage to Sarah Hildreth: contract, account of wedding, and property transfer document
1844, 1872

Box 9: folder 12
Property valuations
1861-69, n.d.

Box 9: folder 13-14
Estate: financial information and reports

[see also Oversize Materials]

1900-37

Box 9: folder 15
Biographies and memorials: correspondence
1914-62

Box 9: folder 16-17
Memorabilia: copper nameplates, wallets, and date book

[see also Boxes 136 & 141]

1892, n.d.

Box 9: folder 18
Correspondence



Outgoing


Box 9
Ames, Adelbert
1870-89

Box 10: folder 1
Ames, Blanche Butler
1871-91

Box 10: folder 2
Butler, Sarah Hildreth
1871

Box 10: folder 3
Others
1860-89

Box 10: folder 4
Incoming: Phillips, Wendell
1867-75, n.d.

Box 10: folder 5
Books



Butler's Book(unfoldered)
1892

Box 10
The Private and Official Correspondence of Benjamin F. Butler
1917

Box 10
List of libraries that own this book and a copy of the top of the box in which the books were originally issued
n.d.

Box 10: folder 6
Published copies of book (2 sets of 5 volumes each)


Box 11
Professional activities



Correspondence


Box 11
Outgoing
1864-85

Box 12: folder 1
Incoming
1868-98

Box 12: folder 2-9
Lawsuits



Bryant vs. Craig: speeches
1977

Box 13: folder 1
Butler vs. Huerfano Valley Ditch and Reservoir Co.: court document
n.d.

Box 13: folder 2
Darling vs. Butler
1885-94

Box 13
Correspondence
1885-94

Box 13: folder 3
Legal documents
1890-92

Box 13: folder 4-5
Thomas Leitensdorfer vs. William M. Campbell and William Craig (pertaining to the Vigil and St. Vrain, and the Las Animas land grants)

[see also Oversize Materials]




Conveyances and deeds
1886

Box 13: folder 6
Legal documents, and notes
1844-87, n.d

Box 13: folder 7-9
Legal pamphlets
1875, 1885

Box 13: folder 10
Machen vs. Butler: correspondence and legal documents
1887-93

Box 13: folder 11
Miscellaneous speeches and legal arguments
1853-80, n.d.

Box 13: folder 12
Miscellaneous court cases: legal documents

[see also Oversize Materials]

1875

Box 13: folder 13
Butler, Sarah Hildreth (1816-1876)



Biographical materials: clipping

[see also Oversize Materials]

n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
Correspondence


Box 13
Outgoing: Blanche Butler Ames (daughter)
1870-76

Box 13: folder 15
Incoming
25 Sep 1860-92

Box 13: folder 16
GENERATION III



Ames, Adelbert 1835-1933)


Box 13
Biographical materials

[see also Ames, Blanche Ames]



Box 13
Correspondence, articles, and essays

[see also Oversize Materials]

circa 1910-80, n.d.

Box 14: folder 1
Obituaries and eulogies
1933-34

Box 14: folder 2
Exam results, marriage certificate, poem and clipping about marriage, pension certification, and calling card template
1867-1917, n.d.

Box 14: folder 3
Interview: typescript
1876

Box 14: folder 4
Inventories, affidavits, correspondence and memoranda, and death certificate
1933-37, n.d.

Box 14: folder 5
Account books and ledgers(unfoldered)
1933-37

Box 14
Diaries(same key as Camera Lucida)
1866-67

Box 15: folder 1-2
Excerpts from diaries(bound typescript, unfoldered)
1866-67

Box 15
Scrapbook of images of European art
1866-67

Box 15: folder 3
Unidentified diary (photocopy of excerpts)
n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
Note cards containing information about Adelbert Ames's military career
n.d.

Box 16
Appointment books
1916-25

Box 17: folder 1
Account books
1893-96

Box 17: folder 2
1869-1963

Box 17: folder 3
Military societies


Box 17
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.: programs and receipts
1868

Box 17: folder 4
Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba: by-laws, correspondence, memoranda, and certificate

[see also Oversize Materials]

1900-17, n.d.

Box 17: folder 5
Report to House of Representatives and Congressional directory
1869-72

Box 17: folder 6
Invitations
1869-1916

Box 17: folder 7
Articles and clippings
1835-1933

Box 17: folder 8
Publications: The Testimony in the Impeachment of Adelbert Ames as Governor of Mississippi(2 copies)
1977

Box 17: folder 9
"Plea for Truth": typescript
1956

Box 17: folder 10
Correspondence about Adelbert Ames
1957-65

Box 17: folder 11
Correspondence



Personal


Box 17
Outgoing


Box 17
Ames, Adelbert, Jr. (son)
1914

Box 18: folder 1
Ames, Blanche Ames (daughter)
1893-1928

Box 18: folder 2-3
Ames, Blanche Butler (wife)


Box 18
Apr 1870-Dec 1871

Box 18: folder 4-10
Jan 1872-Nov 1875

Box 19: folder 1-13
Apr 1876-Dec 1894

Box 20: folder 1-14
1895-1916

Box 21: folder 1-4
Ames, Butler (son)
1892-1933

Box 21: folder 5
Ames, Jesse and Martha (parents)
1861-1900, n.d.

Box 21: folder 6-7
Ames, John J. (brother)
1862-78

Box 21: folder 8
Ames, Oakes (son-in-law)
1919

Box 21: folder 9
Borden, Sarah Ames (daughter)
1886-1900

Box 21: folder 10
Butler, Benjamin F. (father-in-law)
1870-86

Box 21: folder 11
Marshall, Jessie Ames (daughter)
1914-16

Box 21: folder 12
Rockefeller, John D. and Roosevelt, Franklin D.
n.d.

Box 21: folder 13
Stevens, Brooks (son-in-law)
1911

Box 21: folder 14
Stevens, Edith Ames (daughter)
1893-1916

Box 21: folder 15
Ames children
1886-96

Box 21: folder 16
Incoming



Ames, Jesse and Martha (parents)
1870-94

Box 21: folder 17
Ames, John T. (brother)
1886, 1903

Box 21: folder 18
Other relatives
1861-99

Box 21: folder 19
Professional (includes related documents)



Antebellum:
1856, 1860

Box 22: folder 1
Civil War:
25 Apr 1861-9 Feb 1865

Box 22: folder 2-3
Reconstruction


Box 22
26 Apr 1865-31 Mar 1870

Box 22: folder 4-11
1 Apr-30 Jun 1870

Box 23: folder 1-8
1 Jul 1870-28 Feb 1871

Box 24: folder 1-9
1 Mar-9 Oct 1871

Box 25: folder 1-9
1 Nov 1871-15 Mar 1872

Box 26: folder 1-9
16 Mar-29 Jun 1872

Box 27: folder 1-7
1 Jul 1872-7 Feb 1873

Box 28: folder 1-9
8 Feb-30 Apr 1873

Box 29: folder 1-6
1 May 1873-2 Feb 1897, n.d.

Box 30: folder 1-9
Burrigan, Joseph: re: superintendence of National Cemeteries
Jan-Mar, 1873

Box 30: folder 10
Knight, Captain Newton

[see also Oversize Materials]

1871-73

Box 30: folder 11
White, D.W.: re: appointment as Chancery Clerk of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
1870-73

Box 30: folder 12
Mississippi judgeships
1872-73

Box 30: folder 13
Tobacco statistics
1872

Box 30: folder 14
Spanish American War



Medical supplies: correspondence and reports
Jan-Dec, 1898

Box 31: folder 1-2
Military orders
1898

Box 31: folder 3
Speeches
1912,1926

Box 31: folder 4
Friends and associates



Garner, James W.
1899-1900

Box 31: folder 5
Hoover, Herbert
1932

Box 31: folder 6
Lynch, John R.
1914

Box 31: folder 7
Riley, Franklin
1900-01

Box 31: folder 8
Spear, Ellis
1910-13

Box 31: folder 9
Taft, William Howard
1912

Box 31: folder 10
Wilson, James H.
1912-14

Box 31: folder 11
Miscellaneous
1892-1932, n.d.

Box 31: folder 12
Financial materials



Ames Mill (Northfield, Minnesota): correspondence
1902-06

Box 31: folder 13
North Star Mine (Silverton, Colorado): correspondence
1896-1902, n.d.

Box 31: folder 14
Miscellaneous bills and receipts
1891-1905, n.d.

Box 32: folder 1-8
Ames, Blanche Butler (1847-1939)



Biographical materials


Box 32
Diary
1870

Box 33: folder 1
Poems about Blanche Butler Ames
1869-70

Box 33: folder 2
Financial and legal materials



General correspondence
1919-38, n.d.

Box 33: folder 3-4
Widow's claim to veteran's pension: correspondence
1933-34

Box 33: folder 5
Annual statements,


Box 33: folder 6
Account books and ledgers
1919-39

Box 33: folder 7-8
Powers of attorney and related correspondence
1918-20, 1931

Box 34: folder 1
Estate settlement


Box 34
Wills and related correspondence
1918-38

Box 34: folder 2
Correspondence and memoranda
1939-50, n.d.

Box 34: folder 3-5
Appraisals and valuations
1939-40

Box 34: folder 6
Executors' accounting documents
1940-45, n.d.

Box 34: folder 7
Loans, gifts, and other disbursements
1903-41, n.d.

Box 34: folder 8
Checkbook, ledgers, and receipts
1939-42, n.d.

Box 34: folder 9
Ledgers and cancelled checks(unfoldered)
1939-45

Box 34
Ledgers and cancelled checks(unfoldered)
1939-45

Box 35
Filet work

[see Box 137]

n.d.


Correspondence


Box 35
Personal


Box 35
Outgoing


Box 35
Ames, Adelbert (husband)


Box 35
Apr 1870-Jul 1873

Box 36: folder 1-8
Aug 1873-Aug 1878

Box 37: folder 1-11
Jul 1879-Feb 1909, n.d.

Box 38: folder 1-11
Ames, Adelbert, Jr. (son)
1893-1937, n.d.

Box 38: folder 12
Ames, Blanche Ames (daughter)



1891-97

Box 38: folder 13
1898-1939, n.d.

Box 39: folder 1-4
Ames, Butler (son)
1891-1939

Box 39: folder 5-6
Ames, Jesse (father-in-law)
1875

Box 40: folder 1
Borden, Sarah Ames (daughter)
1896-1923

Box 40: folder 2
Butler, Benjamin F. (father)
1861-83)

Box 40: folder 3
Butler, Sarah Hildreth (mother)
1860-76

Box 40: folder 4-11
Marshall, Jessie Ames (daughter)
1900-31

Box 40: folder 12
Stevens, Edith Ames (daughter)
1896-1923

Box 40: folder 13
Ames daughters
1896

Box 40: folder 14
Ames children
1893-1925

Box 40: folder 15
Others (non-family)
1862

Box 40: folder 16
Incoming



Parton, James
1870

Box 40: folder 17
Spofford, Harriet
1876

Box 40: folder 18
Others
1861-1939

Box 40: folder 19
Writings



Character notes for the fictional "Jabez Stout"
1902

Box 41: folder 1
Book: Chronicles From the Nineteenth Century: Family Letters of Blanche Butler and Adelbert Ames
(1957)

Box 41
Typescripts, carbon copies, and photocopies



Section I: (pp. 871-1095)(incomplete)
Jan-Dec 1872

Box 41: folder 2
Section II: (pp. 1-762)
Jan 1873-Dec 1874

Box 41: folder 3-8
Section II: (pp. 763-1895)
Jan 1875-Aug 1893

Box 42: folder 1-9
Section II: (pp. 1896-2119)
Feb 1894-Nov 1898

Box 43: folder 1-2
Poems about:



Blanche Butler Ames
1869

Box 43: folder 3
Benjamin F. Butler
n.d.

Box 43: folder 4
Sarah Hildreth Butler
n.d.

Box 43: folder 5
Ames, Adelbert


Box 43
Military record
n.d.

Box 43: folder 6
Executive documents
1869-70

Box 43: folder 7
Spanish American War documents and photographs

[see also Oversize Materials]

circa 1898

Box 43: folder 8
Trial testimony: John T. Ames and John Handy vs. Adelbert Ames and Benjamin F. Butler
n.d.

Box 43: folder 9
Correspondence



Ames, Adelbert with parents and brother
1861-75

Box 43: folder 10
Ames, Blanche Butler and Sarah Hildreth Butler
1860-76

Box 43: folder 11-13
Condolence letters to Blanche Butler Ames re: death of Sarah Hildreth Butler
1878

Box 43: folder 14
Butler, Benjamin F. to Blanche Butler Ames
1888-91

Box 43: folder 15
Ames, Adelbert and Blanche Butler Ames


Box 43
Apr-Dec 1870

Box 43: folder 16
Jan 1871-Nov 1873

Box 44: folder 1-6
Jul 1874-Oct 1879

Box 45: folder 1-14
May 1880-Oct 1903

Box 46: folder 1-7
Excerpts of letters



Jan 1874-Dec 1875

Box 46: folder 8-9
Jan-May 1876

Box 47: folder 1-2
Copy of excerpts
Jan 1874-May 1876

Box 47: folder 3-4
"Letters probably not needed"
Mar 1877-Oct 1903

Box 47: folder 5-11
"Letters omitted"



1860-76

Box 48: folder 1-6
1877-98

Box 49: folder 1-3
"Duplicates"
1870-77, n.d.

Box 49: folder 4-10
Galley proofs
circa 1957

Box 49: folder 11-12
circa 1957

Box 49: folder 13
Correspondence and clippings
1957-71

Box 49: folder 14
Copy of published book (2 volumes)


Box 50
Ames, Oliver III (1831-1895): inventory of house contents, and copper nameplate
1919, n.d.

Box 51: folder 1
Ames, Anna Coffin Ray: correspondence with Oakes and Blanche Ames Ames
1915-17, n.d.

Box 51: folder 2
Butler, Ben-Israel: biographical information and correspondence
1976

Box 51: folder 3
Butler, Paul



Will and clipping
1918

Box 51: folder 4
Financial materials, and related correspondence
1901-18

Box 51: folder 5
Estate


Box 51
Correspondence and related documents
1918-68, n.d.

Box 51: folder 6-10
Colorado and New Mexico real estate (includes Butler Ranch): correspondence and reports

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

1919-37, n.d.

Box 51: folder 11
Correspondence
1876-78

Box 52: folder 1
Butler, Joanna (aka Anna): correspondence
1922-1940s

Box 52: folder 2
GENERATION IV



Ames, Adelbert, Jr. (1880-1955)


Box 52
Biographical materials


Box 52
Obituaries, honors and awards, articles, clippings, essay, and life chronology
1923-55, n.d.

Box 52: folder 3
Articles by Roy Behrens and related correspondence
1987-98

Box 52: folder 4
Correspondence



Ames, Adelbert and Blanche Butler Ames (parents)
1918-39, n.d.

Box 52: folder 5
Ames, Blanche Ames (sister)
1915-55, n.d.

Box 52: folder 6
Ames, Butler (brother)
1891

Box 52: folder 7
Marshall, Jessie Ames (sister)
1929-33

Box 52: folder 8
Miscellaneous
1911, 1935

Box 52: folder 9
Writings: bulletins and typescripts
1921-25, n.d.

Box 52: folder 10
Ames, Fanny Vose Hazen: correspondence
n.d.

Box 52: folder 11
Ames, Blanche Ames (1879-1969)



Biographical materials


Box 52
Birth and marriage certificates, obituaries and eulogies, "Who's Who in America" forms, articles, essays, and clippings
1899-1992, n.d.

Box 53: folder 1
Guidelines for unidentified health regimen
1909

Box 53: folder 2
Passport
circa 1920

Box 53: folder 3
Passenger list for ship "Santa Clara" and Florida itinerary
1940, 1960

Box 53: folder 4
Membership cards and certificates
1942-65, n.d.

Box 53: folder 5
Award
1958

Box 53: folder 6
80th birthday celebration

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

Feb 1958

Box 53
Correspondence, poems, and telegrams


Box 53: folder 7
Responses to toasts, by BAA


Box 53: folder 8
Address and Christmas lists
1962-63, n.d.

Box 53: folder 9
Illness charts
1965-66

Box 53: folder 10
Burial: correspondence
1969

Box 53: folder 11
Diaries (incomplete)



1893-1903

Box 53: folder 12-16
1905-54

Box 54: folder 1-4
Smith College



Scrapbook, and loose items found in scrapbook

[see also Box 138]

circa 1896-1900

Box 54
Photographs


Box 54
Classmates


Box 55: folder 1
Groups


Box 55: folder 2
Dramatics


Box 55: folder 3
Basketball team


Box 55: folder 4
Various people and buildings


Box 55: folder 5
Poems, cards, invitations, and memorabilia
circa 1895-99

Box 55: folder 6
Letter from Adelbert Ames
1898

Box 55: folder 7
Class schedule
n.d.

Box 55: folder 8
Award for artwork
1899

Box 55: folder 9
Drawings
n.d.

Box 55: folder 10
Drafts of skits
n.d.

Box 55: folder 11
Smith College programs and songbook
n.d.

Box 55: folder 12
Clippings
1898-99

Box 55: folder 13
Class of
1899


Constitution


Box 55: folder 14
Commencement


Box 55
Programs and lists of names


Box 55: folder 15
Ivy Day: program and notes


Box 55: folder 16
Reunion programs and alumnae registers
1901-44

Box 55: folder 17
Alumnae correspondence
1899-1966, n.d.

Box 55: folder 18
Oakes Ames Botanical Library Fund: correspondence
1957

Box 55: folder 19
1896-99, n.d.

Box 55: folder 20
Dramatics



"Rouge et Verte" or "Five Long Years"
1898

Box 55
Draft


Box 56: folder 1
Floor plan (enclosed in draft)


Box 56: folder 2
The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare



Notebook with enclosed script
1899

Box 56: folder 3
Program and documents enclosed in notebook
1899

Box 56: folder 4
Photographs
1899

Box 56: folder 5
Memorabilia
1930, n.d.

Box 56: folder 6



Codicil, will, and related documents
1933-74

Box 56: folder 7
Estate of William H. Ames: correspondence and court documents

[see also SERIES III: INDIVIDUALS - Generation IV - Ames, William Hadwen]

1921-33

Box 56: folder 8
Unidentified legal issue involving C. Brooks Stevens: correspondence
1919-20

Box 56: folder 9
Insurance coverage: correspondence and essay
1923-66

Box 56: folder 10
Charitable donations and membership dues
1925-68, n.d.

Box 56: folder 11
Correspondence and memoranda pertaining to investment accounts, dividends, and taxes


Box 56
1911-41

Box 57: folder 1-10
1942-69, n.d.

Box 58: folder 1-6
Banking and investment management reports (mostly Kidder, Peabody, and Co.)
1946-63

Box 58: folder 7
Account books:
1905-14, 1920-22

Box 58: folder 8-9
Annual statements



1926-35

Box 58: folder 10
1940-47

Box 59: folder 1
Bills and receipts
1916-63, n.d.

Box 59: folder 2-6
Bank statements and cancelled checks
1899-1967, n.d.

Box 59: folder 7-11
Management of family assets



"Union of Workers and Minors" [sic]: correspondence
1942-43

Box 60: folder 1
General correspondence and memoranda
1924, 1943-57, n.d.

Box 60: folder 2-4
Ames Textile Corporation and Ames Worsted Company: correspondence, memoranda, charts, and reports

[see also Oversize Materials]

1935-54, n.d.

Box 60: folder 5
Heinze Electric Company


Box 60
Correspondence, memoranda, and reports

[see also Oversize Materials]

1915-37

Box 60: folder 6-7
Annual reports and audits
1918-32, n.d.

Box 60: folder 8-10
Lowell Airport Corporation: contracts, correspondence, and reports
1927-47

Box 60: folder 11
National Lead Company and U.S. Cartridge: correspondence
1918-26

Box 61: folder 1
Wamesit Power Company


Box 61
Correspondence
1911-54

Box 61: folder 2-4
Annual reports and statements

[see also Oversize Materials]

1917-34

Box 61: folder 5-8
Correspondence



Outgoing


Box 61
Family


Box 61
Ames, Adelbert (father)
1885-1929, n.d.

Box 62: folder 1-7
Ames, Adelbert and Blanche Butler Ames (parents)
1893-1937, n.d.

Box 62: folder 8-9
Ames, Adelbert, Jr. (son)
1922-61, n.d.

Box 62: folder 10
Ames, Amyas (son)
1915-66, n.d.

Box 62: folder 11
Ames, Anna (mother-in-law)
1915, n.d.

Box 62: folder 12
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother)


Box 62
1891-1939

Box 62: folder 13-21
n.d.

Box 63: folder 1-3
Ames, Butler (brother)
1887-94, 1927

Box 63: folder 4
Ames, Charley (cousin?)
1961

Box 63: folder 5
Ames children
1961, n.d.

Box 63: folder 6
Ames, Evelyn Perkins (daughter-in-law)
1954, n.d.

Box 63: folder 7
Ames, Oakes (husband)
1899-1905, n.d.

Box 63: folder 8-9
Ames, Oakes (grandson)
1955

Box 63: folder 10
Ames, Oliver and Amyas (sons)
1915-54, n.d.

Box 63: folder 11
Borden, Ames (nephew)
n.d.

Box 63: folder 12
Borden, Sarah Ames (sister)
1890-96, n.d.

Box 63: folder 13
Butler, Paul (uncle)
1895

Box 63: folder 14
Davis, Evelyn Ames (daughter)
1940, 1958, n.d.

Box 63: folder 15
Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames (granddaughter)
n.d.

Box 63: folder 16
Marshall, Andrew, Jr. (nephew) and Margaret Sayre
n.d.

Box 63: folder 17
Marshall, Jessie Ames (sister)
1902, 1956, n.d.

Box 63: folder 18
Pittarelli, Evelyn Davis (granddaughter)
1965

Box 63: folder 19
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (daughter)
1919-61, n.d.

Box 63: folder 20-26
Plimpton, Francis T.P. (son-in-law)
1944

Box 63: folder 27
Stevens, Edith Ames (sister)
1895-1940, n.d.

Box 63: folder 28
Others, 1898(?)-
1967, n.d.

Box 64: folder 1-2
Incoming



Ames, Charlie and David Ames
1951-59

Box 64: folder 2
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings and Ruth Plimpton
1940s-60s

Box 64: folder 4
Children's education, health, and recreation
1912-26, n.d.

Box 64: folder 5-6
Others


Box 64
1898-1924

Box 64: folder 7-13
1926-67, n.d.

Box 65: folder 1-11
Sax, Hally and Karl
1944-67, n.d.

Box 65: folder 12
Orchids and the work of Oakes Ames (after his death)



Harvard University


Box 65
Arnold Arboretum
1950-66

Box 66: folder 1
Botanical Museum and Oakes Ames Herbarium


Box 66
Bierweiler, Louis
1950-51, n.d.

Box 66: folder 2
Mangelsdorf, Paul
1949-82

Box 66: folder 3
1949-67, n.d.

Box 66: folder 4
Schweinfurth, Charles
1949-56, n.d.

Box 66: folder 5
Disposition of Oakes Ames' botanical library(includes Pauline Ames Plimpton correspondence)
1956-86, n.d.

Box 66: folder 6-7
Donovan S. Correll re: Orchids of Guatemala
1950-52, 1987

Box 66: folder 8
Articles and correspondence about Oakes Ames and orchids
1929-53

Box 66: folder 9
Writings



Lectures and speeches


Box 66
"Florida Orchids": typescript
1947

Box 66: folder 10
"Speaking on Orchids"


Box 66
Typescript(incomplete)
1951

Box 66: folder 11
Draft manuscript
1951

Box 66: folder 12
"It Happened to Me": draft manuscript
1954

Box 66: folder 13
"Flora of the Islands of the Pacific": typescript
n.d.

Box 66: folder 14
Article: "Painting Round the World": The Woman's Journal
30 Dec 1930

Box 66: folder 15
Travesty: Two College Men of Boston: Some Shakespearean Balderdash Depleted": typescript
1938

Box 66: folder 16
Poems
1938-39, n.d.

Box 66: folder 17
Drafts and notes of other writings



"Title of Nobility": draft manuscript
1934

Box 66: folder 18
"Wanted: Normal Americans": typescript
1943

Box 66: folder 19
"Credo of Blanche Ames Ames": typescript
1950s (?)

Box 66: folder 20
Unidentified
n.d.

Box 66: folder 21
Book: Adelbert Ames: Broken Oaths and Reconstruction in Mississippi, 1835-1933



Alleged factual errors in Profiles in Courage


Box 66
Correspondence


Box 66
John F. Kennedy: originals, copies, and photocopies
1956

Box 67: folder 1-2
Harper & Brothers Publishers
1956

Box 67: folder 3
Copies of correspondence and other documents, prepared by Blanche Ames Ames for use in potential lawsuit
circa 1963

Box 67: folder 4
Saudek, Robert and Theodore Sorensen
1963-64

Box 67: folder 5
Others
1956-60

Box 67: folder 6
Articles and clippings
1954-64, n.d.

Box 67: folder 7
Other correspondence



Publishers and editors

[see also Oversize Materials]

1956-70, n.d.

Box 67: folder 8-15
General
1951-66

Box 68: folder 1
Attempts to find impartial biographer for Adelbert Ames
1956

Box 68: folder 2
Lists to whom book was sent
1964

Box 68: folder 3
Letters of thanks for copies of book
1964-65

Box 68: folder 4
Publication announcement and reviews
1964

Box 68: folder 5
Typescript
n.d.

Box 68: folder 6-9
"Specimen pages"
1962

Box 68: folder 10
Galley proof
circa 1962-63

Box 69: folder 1-3
Galley proof: corrections and notes

[see also Oversize Materials]

n.d.

Box 69: folder 4
Corrections to text



Hunt, Draper(includes related correspondence)
1960

Box 69: folder 5
Notes re: general corrections
n.d.

Box 69: folder 6-7
Drafts
n.d.

Box 69: folder 8-9
Drafts
n.d.

Box 70: folder 1-6
Illustrations and maps



Chapters
1-5, n.d.

Box 70: folder 7-11
Chapters (no illustrations found for Chapters 14 and 33)
6-32, n.d.

Box 71: folder 1-26
Copies of reproduction photographs
n.d.

Box 72: folder 1-2
n.d.

Box 72: folder 3
Negatives
n.d.

Box 72: folder 4
Photographs not used
n.d

Box 72: folder 5
Notes about appendices
n.d.

Box 72: folder 6-7
Notes about maps and illustrations, n.d


Box 72: folder 8-9
Notes about bibliography
n.d.

Box 72: folder 10
Notes about possible revisions
n.d.

Box 72: folder 11
Research materials



Correspondence


Box 72
Mississippi State Archives
1951-58

Box 73: folder 1
West Point Military Academy
1957-58

Box 73: folder 2
General requests for documents and for permission to publish
1956-63, n.d.

Box 73: folder 3
Photostats of letters by Adelbert Ames(from Mississippi State Archives)
1895-1901

Box 73: folder 4
Photostats of letters by Adelbert Ames(from National Archives)
1862-1916, n.d.

Box 73: folder 5-6
Notes about military career of Adelbert Ames
n.d.

Box 73: folder 7
"Annual Message of Adelbert Ames to the Legislature of Mississippi": pamphlet
1876

Box 73: folder 8
Fort Fisher (North Carolina)



"The Capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina" by Adelbert Ames: pamphlet
January 15, 1865 1865

Box 73: folder 9
"The Capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina" by Adelbert Ames: photocopy
January 15, 1865 n.d.

Box 73: folder 10
"Fort Fisher: Second Expedition" by Adelbert Ames: typescript
n.d.

Box 73: folder 11
"Account of the Capture of Fort Fisher" by H.C. Lockwood


Box 73
Manuscript
circa 1865

Box 73: folder 12-13
Typescript
n.d.

Box 74: folder 1
Brochures about Fort Fisher (and Fort Anderson)
1961-1962

Box 74: folder 2
Brief biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Adelbert Ames: manuscript
n.d.

Box 74: folder 3
"My Story of Fredericksburg" by Joshua L. Chamberlain and "Comments by One Who Was There" by Ellis Spear: typescripts
n.d.

Box 74: folder 4
Ku Klux Klan: notes
n.d.

Box 74: folder 5
Lamar, Lucius Q.C.



Book: Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times and Speeches by Edward Mayes
1896

Box 74
Notes
n.d.

Box 74: folder 6
Mississippi



State constitution: notes
n.d.

Box 74: folder 7
Legal pamphlets
1870-76

Box 74: folder 8
Oaths: notes
n.d.

Box 74: folder 9
"Story of the Civil War": maps
n.d.

Box 74: folder 10
Notebook of clippings
1898

Box 75: folder 1
Photocopies of notebook of clippings


Box 75: folder 2
Article about U.S. Grant III: Boston Sunday Herald
16 Oct 1960

Box 75: folder 3
Notes



n.d.

Box 75: folder 4-8
n.d.

Box 76: folder 1-8
Published copy of book


Box 77
Activities



Emergency Fund Drive (for Boston charitable organizations): clippings
1934

Box 78: folder 1
Miscellaneous civic associations and organizations: correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures
1898-1966, n.d.

Box 78: folder 2-4
Art


Box 78
General correspondence
1913-63, n.d.

Box 78: folder 5
Boston studio: correspondence and leases
1914-17

Box 78: folder 6
Interior decoration commissions


Box 78
Correspondence, notes, and sketches

[see also Oversize Materials]

1930, n.d.

Box 78: folder 7
Paint samples
circa 1930

Box 78: folder 8
Notebooks



1911-12

Box 78: folder 9
Circa 1918-54

Box 79: folder 1-7
Notes
1946, n.d.

Box 79: folder 8
Pencil sketches of Benjamin F. Butler
n.d.

Box 79: folder 9
Copies of portrait of Adelbert Ames as a Civil War general

[see also Box 140]

1933

Box 79: folder 10
Paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, and sketches (various subjects)

[see also Oversize Materials]

1910-43, n.d.

Box 79: folder 11
Drawings and sketches of flowers
n.d.

Box 79: folder 12
1940-49, n.d.

Box 79: folder 13
Notes for color schemes in various paintings
1915, n.d.

Box 79: folder 14
Reproduction photographs, slides, and negatives of paintings
n.d.

Box 80: folder 1
Color tint charts
n.d.

Box 80: folder 2
Color theory: "System of Color Standards"

[see also Oversize Materials and Ames, Adelbert, Jr.]




Correspondence re: patent
1922-26

Box 80: folder 3
Essay, notes, and sketches
circa 1920

Box 80: folder 4
Article: "Vision and the Technique of Art," by Adelbert Ames, Jr., C. A. Proctor and Blanche Ames Ames, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Feb 1923

Box 80: folder 5
Art supplies: brochures and invoices
n.d.

Box 80: folder 6
Exhibits and art association memberships: correspondence, brochures, and pamphlets
1923-62, n.d.

Box 80: folder 7
Art events: articles, brochures, and pamphlets
1915-57, n.d.

Box 80: folder 8
Posthumous publications and exhibits about the art of Blanche Ames Ames



1991

Box 80: folder 9
Brockton Art Museum


Box 80
Correspondence, announcement, and reviews
1982-84, n.d.

Box 80: folder 10
Catalogue, and copies of photographs used in it
1982

Box 80: folder 11
Article: "There Were Ladies Present: American Women Cartoonists and Comic Artists in the Early Twentieth Century" by Alice Sheppard


Box 80: folder 12
1899-1906, n.d.

Box 80
Camera Lucida (microscope used for botanical drawings)[same key as Adelbert Ames diary]
n.d.

Box 81
Inventions



Cutting lumber: correspondence and diagrams

[see also Oversize Materials]

1938-40

Box 82: folder 1
Excreta disposal system


Box 82
Correspondence, photographs, and diagrams
1966-67

Box 82: folder 2
Notes and clippings
1966-67

Box 82: folder 3
Incineration information: correspondence and brochures
1967

Box 82: folder 4
U.S. patent application
1967

Box 82: folder 5
Information about existing sewage disposal patents

[see also Box 83]

1959-67

Box 82: folder 6
Propeller snare: correspondence, invoices, clippings, diagrams, and photographs
1940-82, n.d.

Box 82: folder 7-10
Snow fencing: correspondence and clipping
1957

Box 82: folder 11
Solar stills: correspondence
1957

Box 82: folder 12
Excreta disposal system: memorabilia (paraphernalia designed for possible use with this invention)
circa 1967

Box 83
Reproductive rights and women's health



Birth control


Box 83
Writings: review of book on contraceptive technique: draft
n.d.

Box 84: folder 1
American Birth Control League


Box 84
Correspondence and invitations to meetings
1922-34, n.d.

Box 84: folder 2
By-laws, minutes, and reports
1931-35

Box 84: folder 3-5
Articles, forms, and statistical information
1929-34, n.d.

Box 84: folder 6
Brochures, clippings, and pamphlets
1928, n.d.

Box 84: folder 7
Massachusetts Birth Control League



Correspondence


Box 84
General


Box 84
1916-Jul 1919

Box 84: folder 8-10
Aug 1919-65, n.d.

Box 85: folder 1-6
Marshall, Jessie Ames
1928-38, n.d.

Box 85: folder 7
Legal
1928-35, n.d.

Box 85: folder 8
Form letters
1919-35

Box 85: folder 9
Open letters, position papers, and speeches by BAA and others
1928-35, n.d.

Box 85: folder 10
Drafts of letters and statements, and notes
1925-35, n.d.

Box 86: folder 1
History of the organization: manuscripts, typescripts, and notes
1921, n.d.

Box 86: folder 2
Constitution
1916-32

Box 86: folder 3
Annual meetings: minutes and reports
1928-35

Box 86: folder 4
Executive Board: membership lists
1932-35

Box 86: folder 5
Executive Committee: minutes
1916-circa 1935

Box 86: folder 6
Financial materials



Treasurer's reports
1931-34

Box 86: folder 7
Fundraising


Box 86
Correspondence and notes
circa 1916-20(?)

Box 86: folder 8
Forms, receipts, and lists of contributors
1917-27

Box 86: folder 9
Committees (various): minutes and reports
1916-34, n.d.

Box 86: folder 10
Membership questionnaire
circa 1916(?)

Box 86: folder 11
Brochures, clippings, and pamphlets
1935-36, n.d.

Box 86: folder 12
Doctors' Bill to Clarify the Law

[see also Massachusetts Mothers' Health Council]




Correspondence
1929-40, n.d.

Box 86: folder 13-14
Form letters
1930-31, n.d.

Box 86: folder 15
List of invitees to lecture by Dr. James F. Cooper
May 1930

Box 86: folder 16
Lists of Massachusetts Representatives and Senators

[see also Oversize Materials]

1929-31

Box 87: folder 1
Petitions
n.d.

Box 87: folder 2
Lists of supporters
n.d.

Box 87: folder 3-4
Lists of opponents
n.d.

Box 87: folder 5
Legislative leaflets and pamphlets
1931

Box 87: folder 6
Court case summaries
1930-31

Box 87: folder 7
Notes for reports and press releases
1930-31, n.d.

Box 87: folder 8
Articles and clippings
1931, n.d.

Box 87: folder 9
Parents' Petition to the Massachusetts Medical Society



Correspondence

[see also Oversize Materials and debate with Catholic Church]

1929-35, n.d.

Box 87: folder 10-11
Speeches
1929-30

Box 87: folder 12
Articles and notes
1925-34, n.d.

Box 88: folder 1-4
Petition forms
1935

Box 88: folder 5
Pamphlets
1935

Box 88: folder 6
Controversy re: ad in Boston Transcript on
5 Jan 1935

Box 88
Correspondence, notes, and reports
Dec 1934-Jan 1935

Box 88: folder 7
Letters of resignation and reconsideration
Dec 1934-Jan 1935

Box 88: folder 8
Clippings
Jan 1935

Box 88: folder 9
Debate with the Catholic Church about birth control

[see also Parents' Petition to the Massachusetts Medical Society]




Articles and editorials in Atlantic Monthly
1939-40

Box 88: folder 10
Correspondence
1940

Box 88: folder 11
Speeches by Blanche Ames Ames
1940-41

Box 88: folder 12
Essays by Blanche Ames Ames and Karl Sax
circa 1940

Box 88: folder 13
Notes and fragments
n.d.

Box 88: folder 14
Pamphlets
1931, 1938, n.d.

Box 88: folder 15
Clippings
1929-35, n.d.

Box 88: folder 16
Mothers' Health Office



Correspondence
1931-34, n.d.

Box 88: folder 17
Reports
1931-34, n.d.

Box 88: folder 18
Massachusetts Mothers' Health Council: correspondence and essay
1939-42, n.d.

Box 88: folder 19
Margaret Sanger



Visit by Blanche Ames Ames and Jessie Ames Marshall to Margaret Sanger: report and notes
Feb 1934

Box 89: folder 1
"Margaret Sanger's Influence" by Blanch Ames Ames: typescript
n.d.

Box 89: folder 2
Article: "The Experts Debate the Birth Control Issue" by Margaret Sanger, Look
8 Nov 1938

Box 89: folder 3
American Civil Liberties Union and Sanger's right to hold a meeting: report
1925

Box 89: folder 4
Van Keeck Allison case: clippings
1916

Box 89: folder 5
Other birth control organizations



Birth Control Federation of America: correspondence
1940-41

Box 89: folder 6
Family Welfare Foundation: correspondence, essays, and reports
1919

Box 89: folder 7
National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control


Box 89
Correspondence
1928-35, n.d.

Box 89: folder 8
Newsletters and bulletins
1929-35, n.d.

Box 89: folder 9
Planned Parenthood - World Population: correspondence, memoranda, and reports
1965

Box 89: folder 10
Population Association of America: reports

[see also Oversize Materials]

1934

Box 89: folder 11
Voluntary Parenthood League: correspondence and leaflets(includes Mary Ware Dennet Defense Committee)
1915-30, n.d.

Box 89: folder 12
Published materials



Birth Control Review


Box 89
Correspondence
1916-34

Box 89: folder 13
Published issues:
May and Nov 1929, Mar 1931, Dec 1934, and Jan 1935

Box 89: folder 14
Articles and newsletters
1916-66, n.d.

Box 89: folder 15-16
Advertisements
1918-66, n.d.

Box 89: folder 17
Clippings
1916-66, n.d.

Box 89: folder 18
Eugenics


Box 89
Brochures and pamphlets
1931-32, n.d.

Box 90: folder 1
Eugenics: A Journal of Race Betterment
Jan & Feb 1931

Box 90: folder 2
Medical Journal and Record
21 Mar 1928

Box 90: folder 3
New England Journal of Medicine(8 issues)
1929-51

Box 90: folder 4-6
New England Hospital



History
1951, n.d.

Box 91: folder 1
By-laws and legal advice
n.d.

Box 91: folder 2
Staff by-laws
1949-51

Box 91: folder 3
Annual reports(incomplete run)
1887-1956

Box 91: folder 4
Annual reports of President and Administrator
1953-54

Box 91: folder 5
Board of Directors



Executive Committee: minutes
1951-56, n.d.

Box 91: folder 6
Agendas, minutes, and reports
1952-59

Box 91: folder 7
Lists of members
1951-58, n.d.

Box 91: folder 8
Policy re: men on NEH medical staff: memoranda
1952

Box 91: folder 9
Memoranda and notes
1958, n.d.

Box 91: folder 10
Financial information: charts and reports
1922-58

Box 91: folder 11
Statistical information
1946-55

Box 91: folder 12
United Community Services: Faxon Report: reports, memoranda, and notes
1950-54, n.d.

Box 91: folder 13
Evaluative reports and studies



"Report to the Trustees of the New England Hospital: A Study with Recommendations" by Philip D. Bonnet
1952

Box 91: folder 14
"A Study of the New England Hospital" by Charles F. Wilinsky
1958

Box 91: folder 15
Correspondence



1931-61, n.d.

Box 92: folder 1-10
Form letters
1951-58, n.d.

Box 92: folder 11
Newsletters
1933, 1953-54

Box 92: folder 12
Clippings
1953-55, n.d.

Box 92: folder 13
Pamphlets
1953-54

Box 92: folder 14
Hospital Council of Metropolitan Boston: minutes
1953-54

Box 93: folder 1
Health and hospital administration



Medical journals
1951-54

Box 93: folder 2
Pamphlets
1951-54

Box 93: folder 3
Articles, newsletters, and clippings

[see also Oversize Materials]

1949-58, n.d.

Box 93: folder 4
Miscellaneous notes and fragments
1950-55, n.d.

Box 93: folder 5
Suffrage and women's rights



Correspondence
1914-65, n.d.

Box 94: folder 1-3
Speeches by Blanche Ames Ames: drafts
n.d.

Box 94: folder 4
Easton Equal Suffrage League: agenda, minutes, reports, financial records, and notes
1914-15

Box 94: folder 5
Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association: minutes
1932

Box 94: folder 6
Signatures of citizens pledged to vote for woman suffrage
1915

Box 94: folder 7
Political cartoons by Blanche Ames Ames and others

[see also Oversize Materials]

1914-15

Box 94: folder 8-10
"Blanche Ames Ames and Woman Suffrage" by James J. Kenneally: pamphlet, typescript, and related article
1993

Box 94: folder 11
Clippings and brochures about suffrage

[see also Oversize Materials]

1891-1960

Box 94: folder 12
Photocopies of suffrage materials in the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University
1892-1943, n.d.

Box 94: folder 13
Women's Centennial Congress


Box 94
Correspondence and memoranda
1940, n.d.

Box 94: folder 14
Clippings, programs, pamphlets, and reports

[see also Oversize Materials]

1940-41, n.d.

Box 95: folder 1
Commission on Ethical and Religious Values: speech by Blanche Ames Ames: draft and notes
1940

Box 95: folder 2
Subject files



Botanical: catalogs, brochures, order forms, and poems
1947-57, n.d.

Box 95: folder 3
Business: articles, brochures, and pamphlets
1933-66

Box 95: folder 4
Civil defense: correspondence, articles, and clippings
1954-55, n.d.

Box 95: folder 5
Civil rights


Box 95
Articles and notes
1956-57, n.d.

Box 95: folder 6
Clippings
1957-58, n.d.

Box 95: folder 7
Conservation: articles, clippings, brochures, and pamphlets
1955-66, n.d.

Box 95: folder 8
Desalinization: articles and clippings
1945-65

Box 95: folder 9
Harvard University: information about courses in economics, government and history, and the professors who taught them: correspondence and notes
1951-57

Box 95: folder 10
Politics: articles and clippings
1838-1962, n.d.

Box 96: folder 1
Religion: brochures and essay
1943-54, n.d.

Box 96: folder 2
Science: articles and clippings
1947-64, n.d.

Box 96: folder 3
Uranium and radiation detection: articles, brochures, and pamphlets
1957-61, n.d.

Box 96: folder 4
Miscellaneous: brochures, magazines, and pamphlets
1953-57, n.d.

Box 96: folder 5
Ames, Oakes (1874-1950)



Biographical materials


Box 96
Correspondence, genealogies, articles, and clippings

[see also Pauline Ames Plimpton: Writings]

1938-2004

Box 96: folder 6
Account of an Oakes Ames illness by Blanche Ames Ames
1949

Box 96: folder 7
Obituaries
1950

Box 96: folder 8
Condolences
1950-51

Box 96: folder 9
Memorial service
1950

Box 96: folder 10
Will and related documents
1943-50

Box 96: folder 11
Oakes Ames Papers at Harvard University: correspondence
1989-90

Box 96: folder 12
Memorials


Box 96
Bronze bust (Harvard Museum of Natural History): correspondence and photographs(includes Pauline Ames Plimpton correspondence)
1985-92

Box 96: folder 13
Other: correspondence and photographs
1950-67

Box 96: folder 14-15
Correspondence



Personal


Box 96
Ames, Amyas (son)
1916-19, 1937

Box 96: folder 16
Ames, Anna C. (mother)
1897-1912, 1944

Box 96: folder 17
Ames, Blanche Ames (wife)
1898-1943

Box 96: folder 18-20
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother-in-law)
1900

Box 96: folder 21
Ames, Oliver (son)
1919, 1938

Box 96: folder 22
Davis, Evelyn Ames (daughter)
1919, 1945

Box 96: folder 23
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (daughter)
1919-28

Box 96: folder 24
Financial and legal


Box 96
Family


Box 96
Amodeo, Anna Ray (niece)
1930

Box 97: folder 1
Hall, Susan Evelyn Ames (sister)
1932-35, n.d.

Box 97: folder 2
Nowell, Anna Lee Ames (sister)
1924-32, n.d.

Box 97: folder 3
Nowell, Ames (son of Anna Lee Ames Nowell)
1928-32

Box 97: folder 4
Zaiss, Lilian A. C., (niece)
1933-36, n.d.

Box 97: folder 5
Ames Shovel and Tool Company
1899, 1924

Box 97: folder 6
Old Colony Trust Co.
1924-32

Box 97: folder 7
General
1898-1950, n.d.

Box 97: folder 8
Writings



Diary excerpts: typescripts
1901, 1930

Box 97: folder 9
A Handbook of Conservation: essay about frontispiece engraving
1936

Box 97: folder 10
Untitled essay(possibly by Oakes Ames)
n.d.

Box 97: folder 11
(1871-1954)


Biographical sketches, obituaries, condolence letter, and account of his last hours by Blanche Ames Ames
1954, n.d.

Box 98: folder 1
"General Butler Ames: A Life Sketch" by Daniel Saul Hirschfield
1963

Box 98: folder 2
Clippings and miscellaneous forms
1899-1955, n.d.

Box 98: folder 3
Power of attorney
1919

Box 98: folder 4
Correspondence about Butler Ames
1953-65

Box 98: folder 5
Financial materials



1892-1901

Box 98: folder 6
Cancelled checks
1900-01

Box 98: folder 7-10
West Point



Notes, tests, and poem
circa 1890-94

Box 98: folder 11
Endorsements, musters, report cards, and leave of absence permissions

[see also Oversize Materials]

circa 1890-94

Box 98: folder 12
Invitations and memorabilia
1890-94

Box 98: folder 13
Brochures
1891-94

Box 98: folder 14
Political career



Clippings
1899-1900, n.d.

Box 98: folder 15
Campaign literature
1900

Box 98: folder 16
Notes and speeches
n.d.

Box 98: folder 17
Legislative documents

[see also Oversize Materials]

1900, n.d.

Box 98: folder 18
Correspondence



Outgoing


Box 98
Ames, Adelbert (father)
1894-1933, n.d.

Box 98: folder 19
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother)
1884-1936, n.d.

Box 98: folder 20-21
Ames, Blanche Ames (sister)
1888-1954, n.d.

Box 99: folder 1
"Sisters"
1896

Box 99: folder 2
Ames, Fifille Willis (wife)
1931

Box 99: folder 3
Incoming


Box 99
Extended family
1892-94

Box 99: folder 4
Acquaintances
1891-94, n.d.

Box 99: folder 5-9
General
1892-1950

Box 99: folder 10-12
Inventions



"Silver Slippers": shoe inserts
n.d.

Box 100: folder 1
Ames Electric Stove


Box 100
Photographs and negatives
n.d.

Box 100: folder 2
Recipe and instructions
n.d.

Box 100: folder 3
Odorless Cooker


Box 100
Instructions, plans, and photographs

[see also Oversize Materials]

n.d.

Box 100: folder 4
Royal Arcanum (club or society): membership application, certificates, and pamphlets

[see also Oversize Materials]

1898-1900, n.d.

Box 100: folder 5
Subject file: Lower California Company, incident at Magdalena Bay incorrespondence and copies of contemporary reports, 1912
1871:

Box 100: folder 6
Ames, William Hadwen (1861-1918): correspondence and clippings re: his estate
1923, 1987

Box 100: folder 7
Ames, Winthrop and Lucy: correspondence

[see also Blanche Ames Ames: Art]

1921-48, n.d.

Box 100: folder 8
Borden, Sarah Ames (1874-1931)



Correspondence


Box 100
Ames, Adelbert (father)
1893-94, n.d.

Box 100: folder 9
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother)
1893-97, n.d.

Box 100: folder 10
Ames, Adelbert Jr. (brother)
1891

Box 100: folder 11
Ames, Blanche Ames (sister)
1893-1930, n.d.

Box 100: folder 12-13
Ames, Butler (brother)
1889-94

Box 100: folder 14
Stevens, Edith Ames (sister)
n.d.

Box 100: folder 15
Borden, Spencer (1872-1937): correspondence
1902-31

Box 100: folder 16
Davis, Hildreth: correspondence
1950s, 1960s

Box 101: folder 1
Hall, Susan Evelyn Ames: letters to "Will"
n.d.

Box 101: folder 2
Hall, Frederick F.



Letters to Blanche Ames Ames
1935-41, n.d.

Box 101: folder 3
Condolences re: death of Susan Evelyn Ames Hall
1940-41, n.d.

Box 101: folder 4
Marshall, Jessie Ames (1882-1967)



Correspondence


Box 101
Family


Box 101
Ames, Adelbert (father)
1900, n.d.

Box 101: folder 5
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother)
1909-39

Box 101: folder 6
Ames, Blanche Ames (sister)
1909-39

Box 101: folder 7-8
Stevens, Edith Ames (sister)
1896-1949, n.d.

Box 101: folder 9
Beekman, Dean
n.d.

Box 101: folder 10
Marshall, Andrew M. (1879-1965): obituary, and correspondence
1965, n.d.

Box 101: folder 11
Stevens, Edith Ames (1873-1958)



Correspondence


Box 101
Outgoing


Box 101
Ames, Adelbert (father)
1884-96

Box 101: folder 12
Ames, Blanche Butler (mother)
1892-1934

Box 101: folder 13
Ames, Blanche Ames
1893-1956, n.d.

Box 101: folder 14-15
Ames, Butler (brother)
1892-96

Box 102: folder 1
Borden, Sarah Ames (sister)
1893-1916, n.d.

Box 102: folder 2
Marshall, Jessie Ames (sister)
1896-1935

Box 102: folder 3
Incoming from various individuals
1943-63

Box 102: folder 4
Stevens, C. Brooks correspondence, 1942-44
(1864-1949):

Box 102: folder 5
GENERATION V



Ames, Adelbert III (b. 1921) and Judith Derby Ames (1923-1973): correspondence
1920s-1960s

Box 102: folder 6
Ames, Amyas (1906-2000)


Box 102
Biographical materials


Box 102
Academic records and related correspondence
1916-32

Box 102: folder 7
Clippings, marriage announcement, and obituary
1948-2000

Box 102: folder 8
Correspondence



Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames (parents)
circa 1910-69, n.d.

Box 102: folder 9-11
Ames, Evelyn (sister)
1924

Box 102: folder 12
Ames, Evelyn Ingeborg Perkins (wife)
1940s

Box 102: folder 13
Ames, Oliver (brother)
1924

Box 102: folder 14
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (sister)
1924-94, n.d.

Box 102: folder 15
Other
1986-94

Box 102: folder 16
Writings: "In Defense of Womankind"
n.d.

Box 102: folder 17
Ames, Evelyn Ingeborg Perkins (1908-1990)



Funeral, program, eulogies, and obituary
1990

Box 102: folder 18
Correspondence
1920s-1960s

Box 102: folder 19
Ames, John ("Jack"): correspondence
1952-54

Box 102: folder 20
Ames, Oliver (1903-1971)



Obituary, and academic records and related correspondence
1914-71, n.d.

Box 102: folder 21
Correspondence


Box 102
Ames, Blanche Ames (mother)
1915-64

Box 102: folder 22
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (sister)
n.d.

Box 102: folder 23
Others
1928, 1954

Box 102: folder 24
Ames, Ellen Moseley (b. 1919): correspondence
1940s-1960s

Box 102: folder 25
Borden, Richard (b. 1920) and Elizabeth McGinley Borden (b. 1913): correspondence
1942-63

Box 102: folder 26
Bruner, Blanche Marshall (b. 1915): correspondence
1964-67, n.d.

Box 102: folder 27
Colt, Joan Borden (1907-1995): correspondence and obituary
1930s-66, 1995

Box 102: folder 28
Davis, Evelyn Ames (1910-1993)



Biographical materials


Box 102
Condolences and tributes
1993

Box 103: folder 1
Academic records, clippings, and correspondence
1917-88

Box 103: folder 2
Poems
n.d.

Box 103: folder 3
Correspondence



Ames, Amyas (brother)
1969

Box 103: folder 4
Ames, Blanche Ames and Oakes Ames (parents)
circa 1920-1960s

Box 103: folder 5-10
Davis, Blanche (daughter)
1950

Box 103: folder 11
Plimpton, Oakes (nephew)
1974

Box 103: folder 12
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (sister)
1920-82

Box 103: folder 13
Stevens, Edith Ames (aunt)
1943

Box 103: folder 14
Acquaintances
1956, n.d.

Box 103: folder 15
Davis, John Paschall (1908-1977)



Eulogy
1977

Box 103: folder 16
Correspondence
1935-66

Box 103: folder 17
Sermons
1965-66

Box 103: folder 18
Frenning, Blanche Borden (b.1902): correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames (aunt)
1931-67, n.d.

Box 104: folder 1
Borden, Sarah A. and Spencer (parents)
1934

Box 104: folder 2
Plimpton, Pauline Ames
1920-28, n.d.

Box 104: folder 3
Financial
1938

Box 104: folder 4
Marshall, Andrew, Jr. (b. 1912): correspondence
1960s

Box 104: folder 5
Marshall, Malcolm (b. 1919): correspondence
1942, 1967

Box 104: folder 6
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (1901-1995)



Biographical materials


Box 104
Education


Box 104
Primary and secondary school records
1911-16

Box 104: folder 7
Smith College


Box 104
Essays and exams
1918-22

Box 104: folder 8-10
Exam questions
1918-22

Box 104: folder 11
Course notes
1918-22

Box 104
Archaeology - History (English)


Box 104: folder 12-23
History (U.S.) - Mathematics


Box 105: folder 1-3
Commencement program
1922

Box 105: folder 4
Postgraduate essays and notes
1923-25, n.d.

Box 105: folder 5-7
Passport
1921

Box 105: folder 8
Interview: transcript
1987

Box 105: folder 9
Biographical sketches, obituary, resumes, and clippings
1956-95, n.d.

Box 105: folder 10
Account of childbirth experiences(for book by Patricia Bernstein)
1986

Box 105: folder 11
Awards
1985-96, n.d.

Box 105: folder 12
Fiftieth wedding anniversary party



Correspondence
Jun 1976

Box 105: folder 13
Manual
1976

Box 105: folder 14
Guest lists
1976

Box 105: folder 15
Other parties
1974-86

Box 105: folder 16
Society of Mayflower Descendants: correspondence and forms
1989

Box 106: folder 1
Marriage and death certificates, drivers license, Social Security card, and obituaries
1926, 1995

Box 106: folder 2
Wills, Power of Attorney, health care proxy, and related correspondence
1956-93

Box 106: folder 3
Condolences
1995

Box 106: folder 4
Funeral



Program
1995

Box 106: folder 5
Guest lists(bound volumes, unfoldered)
1995

Box 106
Appointment books
1989-95

Box 106: folder 6
Photographs of furniture and related correspondence
1992

Box 106: folder 7



Central America


Box 106
Diary
1923

Box 106: folder 8
Typescript of 1923 diary
n.d.

Box 106: folder 9
Photograph album
1923

Box 107: folder 1
China: itinerary, correspondence, reminiscence, memorabilia, and notes

[see also Oversize Materials]

1976

Box 107: folder 2
Europe (?): negatives
1922

Box 107: folder 3
Paris, France


Box 107
Correspondence
1929-31

Box 107: folder 4
Compilation of original correspondence: typescripts
1980

Box 107: folder 5
Mediterranean cruise: correspondence, itinerary, and invoices
1988, n.d.

Box 107: folder 6
Other: correspondence, itineraries, and passenger list
1956-89, n.d.

Box 107: folder 7
Financial and legal materials



Blanche Ames Ames Trust: correspondence and legal documents
1970-75

Box 107: folder 8
William Hadwen Ames Trust: correspondence, legal documents, and statements of account
1982-86

Box 107: folder 9
Paul Butler Trust: correspondence and statements of account
1969-90

Box 107: folder 10
Evelyn Ames Hall Trust: correspondence and legal documents
1948

Box 107: folder 11
Union Land and Grazing Company: correspondence and reports
1983-94

Box 107: folder 12
Financial statements and related correspondence
1939-94

Box 107: folder 13-14
Gifts, bequests, and donations


Box 107
Family


Box 107
Trusts for children of Pauline Ames Plimpton and Francis T. P. Plimpton
1976

Box 107: folder 15
Stocks and securities
1976

Box 108: folder 1
Charitable donations: correspondence and lists
1986-95, n.d.

Box 108: folder 2
Consignment of literary manuscripts: correspondence, contracts, and statements of account
1975-86

Box 108: folder 3
Artwork: inventories and notes
1968-91, n.d.

Box 108: folder 4
Real estate



Sweet Hollow Farm (Huntington, NY)


Box 108
Ownership and upkeep: correspondence and memoranda
1941-94

Box 108: folder 5
Landscaping: correspondence and memoranda
1992

Box 108: folder 6
Proposal to subdivide property: correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and maps

[see also Oversize Materials]

1985-90, n.d.

Box 108: folder 7
Sale of property to Nature Conservancy: correspondence, memoranda, contracts, and legal documents
1989-93

Box 108: folder 8
Maps of Huntington, NY and environs

[see also Oversize Materials]

n.d.

Box 108: folder 9
Apartment (New York, NY)



Appraisal
1993

Box 108: folder 10
Correspondence and financial information
1968, 1992

Box 108: folder 11
Interior design


Box 108
Estimates, invoices, and notes
1966-76, n.d.

Box 108: folder 12
Esther Willcox (interior designer): invoices
1967-69

Box 108: folder 13
Furniture ideas: pages from magazines, brochures, and notes
1968, n.d.

Box 108: folder 14
Carpet, fabric, paint and wallpaper samples, circa
1968-69


Big room


Box 108: folder 15
Guest room


Box 108: folder 16
Library


Box 108: folder 17-18
Living room


Box 109: folder 1
Master bedroom


Box 109: folder 2
Pantry hall


Box 109: folder 3
Rear hall


Box 109: folder 4
Unidentified rooms


Box 109: folder 5-6
Fireplace and bookcase designs: estimates, plans, drawings, and photographs

[see also Oversize Materials]

1968

Box 109: folder 7
Measurements for rooms in various Plimpton residences
n.d.

Box 109: folder 8
Correspondence



Outgoing


Box 109
Ames, Amyas (brother)
n.d.

Box 109: folder 9
Ames, Blanche Ames and Oakes Ames (parents)


Box 109
Circa 1910-Mar 1918

Box 109: folder 10
While attending Smith College
Oct 1918-1922, n.d.

Box 109: folder 11-15
1928-1943

Box 109: folder 16-17
1944-1960s, n.d.

Box 110: folder 1-5
Ames, Ellen Moseley (sister-in-law)
1960

Box 110: folder 6
Davis, Evelyn Ames (sister)
1918-69, n.d.

Box 110: folder 7-12
Plimpton, Francis T.P. (husband)
1925-65, n.d.

Box 111: folder 1-5
Friends and associates
1941-94, n.d.

Box 111: folder 6
Incoming


Box 111
Hall, Elton
1972

Box 111: folder 7
Kirshner, Ralph
1994

Box 111: folder 8
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings
1927-29, 1940s

Box 111: folder 9
Plimpton, George Arthur
1926, 1929

Box 111: folder 10
Plimpton, Ruth (sister-in-law)
1958-59, n.d.

Box 111: folder 11
1969-85, n.d.

Box 111: folder 12
Others
1928-95, n.d.

Box 111: folder 13-15
Activities



Academic institutions


Box 111
Amherst College: correspondence and pamphlet
1936, 1979-94

Box 112: folder 1
Columbia University: correspondence and pamphlet
1934, 1984-94, n.d.

Box 112: folder 2
Smith College


Box 112
Alumnae and fundraising: correspondence and financial information
1970-95, n.d.

Box 112: folder 3-5
Libraries, Smith College Archives, and Sophia Smith Collection: correspondence
1969-94, n.d.

Box 112: folder 6-8
Smith College Museum of Art: Orchids and Artists exhibit: correspondence, speech, and catalog
1991

Box 113: folder 1
Libraries



Folger Shakespeare Library: correspondence and contracts
1981-91

Box 113: folder 2
Schlesinger Library
1966-83, n.d.

Box 113: folder 3
Other educational institutions: correspondence
1988-95, n.d.

Box 113: folder 4
Cultural and philanthropic organizations



American Red Cross: correspondence
1986-87

Box 113: folder 5
Foreign Visitors Committee: correspondence and memoranda
1990-92

Box 113: folder 6
Institute of World Affairs: correspondence, agendas, and reports
1967-89, n.d.

Box 113: folder 7
Metropolitan Museum: correspondence
1971

Box 113: folder 8
Museum of the City of New York: correspondence and report
1973

Box 113: folder 9
National Council of Women: correspondence, by-laws, and reports
1974-75

Box 113: folder 10
National Museum of Women in the Arts: correspondence and contracts
1986-95, n.d.

Box 113: folder 11
New York House and School of Industry


Box 113
By-laws and history
1927-52, n.d.

Box 113: folder 12
Financial materials


Box 113
General
1940-51

Box 113: folder 13
Mortgages: correspondence and contracts
1942-43

Box 113: folder 14
Landmarks Preservation Commission: correspondence and memoranda
1986

Box 113: folder 15
Men's Committee: correspondence
1949

Box 113: folder 16
Merger with Greenwich House: correspondence and legal documents
1949-50

Box 113: folder 17
Merger with Union Settlement: correspondence
1950

Box 113: folder 18
U.S. Department of Labor: regulations
1943, 1949

Box 113: folder 19
Planned Parenthood of Manhattan and the Bronx, Board of Directors: minutes
1957

Box 114: folder 1
Young Women's Christian Association: agendas, minutes, correspondence, and memoranda
1978-93

Box 114: folder 2
Other
1953-93, n.d.

Box 114: folder 3
Clubs



Fortnightly Club: discussion topic and reading lists
1987-95, n.d.

Box 114: folder 4
Other: handbooks and lists
1958-94, n.d.

Box 114: folder 5
Writings



Essays


Box 114
"Benjamin Franklin Butler of New England": typescript
1979

Box 114: folder 6
"Orchids in Bronze": typescript
1983

Box 114
Books



The Ancestry of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames


Box 114
Correspondence
1974-80, n.d.

Box 114: folder 7
Family trees and genealogies
n.d.

Box 114: folder 8-9
Drafts
circa 1975-77

Box 115: folder 1-5
Published copy of book
1977

Box 115: folder 6
A Collector's Recollections: George Arthur Plimpton



Correspondence


Box 115
General
1987-94, n.d.

Box 115: folder 7
Acknowledgements of complimentary copies donated to academic libraries
1994-95

Box 115: folder 8
Fan mail
1994-95

Box 115: folder 9
Distribution lists
1994

Box 115: folder 10
Financial information
1993

Box 115: folder 11
Typescript
circa 1992

Box 115: folder 12
Partial typescript
circa 1992-93

Box 116: folder 1
Published copy of book
1993

Box 116: folder 2
Jottings of a Harvard Botanist



Correspondence and financial information
1978-87, n.d.

Box 116: folder 3-5
Reviews
1979-80

Box 116: folder 6
Typescript of forward and other sections(incomplete)
n.d.

Box 116: folder 7
Published copy of book(unfoldered)
1979

Box 116
Orchids at Christmas



Correspondence
1975-83, n.d.

Box 117: folder 1
Published copy of book
1975

Box 117: folder 2
The Plimpton Papers: Law and Diplomacy



University Press of America: correspondence and contract
1984-87

Box 117: folder 3
General correspondence and notes
1983-95, n.d.

Box 117: folder 4
Reviews
1985-87, n.d.

Box 117: folder 5
A Window On Our World



British American Publishing, Inc: correspondence and financial information
1988-95, n.d.

Box 117: folder 6
Other publishers: correspondence
1987-88

Box 117: folder 7
Design: correspondence, notes, and brochures
circa 1985, n.d.

Box 117: folder 8
General correspondence
1987-94, n.d.

Box 117: folder 9
Reviews
1985

Box 117: folder 10
Photographs
1973, n.d.

Box 118: folder 1
Typescript
circa 1988

Box 118: folder 2-4
Typescript(incomplete with some duplication)
circa 1988

Box 118: folder 5
circa 1989

Box 118
pp. 1-154


Box 118: folder 6-7
pp. 155-313


Box 119: folder 1
Photocopy of galley(incomplete)
circa 1989

Box 119: folder 2
Published, unbound copies of book (2)
1989

Box 119: folder 3-4
Speeches



Cambridge Rally (UK): correspondence and related documents
1979-80, n.d.

Box 119: folder 5
Other
1962-84, n.d.

Box 119: folder 6
Miscellaneous articles, clippings, lists, and notes
1920-94, n.d.

Box 120: folder 1
Plimpton, Francis Taylor Pearsons (1900-1984)



Biographical materials


Box 120
Clippings, correspondence, lists, funeral program, and notes
1909-91, n.d.

Box 120: folder 2
Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton Memorial Lecture: correspondence, fliers, and lists
1991-95

Box 120: folder 3
Financial information
1981-83

Box 120: folder 4
Estate settlement



Appraisals: real estate and furnishings (Huntington, NY)
1983

Box 120: folder 5-6
Federal Estate Tax Return
1984

Box 120: folder 7
Final Accounting of Executrix
1984

Box 120: folder 8
Posthumous donations to archives and libraries: correspondence
1984-87

Box 120: folder 9
Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames (mother-in-law)
1925

Box 120: folder 10
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings (stepmother)
1926-28, n.d.

Box 120: folder 11
Plimpton, Francis T. P., Jr. (son)
1981

Box 120: folder 12
Plimpton, George Arthur (father)
1906-33

Box 120: folder 13
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (wife)
1925-65

Box 121: folder 1-5
Plimpton, Sarah Gay (daughter)
1963

Box 122: folder 1
Others
1933-83, n.d.

Box 122: folder 2
Writings: press releases and typescripts
1957-75

Box 122: folder 3
Miscellaneous
1898, 1958, n.d.

Box 122: folder 4
Robey, Harriet Stevens (1900-1993)



Biographical materials: obituary, funeral program, and eulogies
1993

Box 122: folder 7
Correspondence


Box 122
Ames, Blanche Ames
1950s-1966

Box 122: folder 6
Plimpton, Pauline Ames
1920-21, n.d.

Box 122: folder 7
Writings: books



Correspondence
1992-93

Box 122: folder 8
Bay View: A Summer Portrait(unfoldered)
1979

Box 122
No Luxury of Woe: Reflections on the Legacy of Ben and Sarah Butler
1992

Box 122: folder 9
Stevens, Ames (b. 1897): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1915-56(?)

Box 122: folder 10
Stevens, C. Brooks, Jr. (b.1902): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, n.d.
(circa 1940s-1960)

Box 122: folder 11
Stevens, Edith Stevens (b.1899): correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames
n.d. (circa 1960s)

Box 122: folder 12
Plimpton, Pauline Ames
1919-21, n.d.

Box 122: folder 13
Williams, Jessie Marshall (b. 1916): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
n.d. (circa 1950s-60s)

Box 122: folder 14
GENERATION VI


Box 122
Ames, Angier (b. 1947): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1964-67, n.d.

Box 122: folder 15
Ames, Edward A. (b. 1933): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, n.d.
(circa 1940s-60s)

Box 122: folder 16
Ames, Oakes (b. 1931) and Louise Kimball Ames (b. 1932): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1943-1991

Box 122: folder 17
Ames, Oliver, Jr. (b. 1945): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1954-65

Box 122: folder 18
Davis, Ames (b. 1945): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, n.d
(circa 1950s-60s)

Box 122: folder 19
Davis, John P., Jr. (b.1936)



Essay: "Oakes Ames and the Credit Mobilier": typescript
n.d.

Box 122: folder 20
Correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames(includes correspondence from wife, Dee Walker Davis, and son, Randy)
1948-64, n.d.

Box 122: folder 21
Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames (b. 1937): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames and Pauline Ames Plimpton
1950-88

Box 122: folder 22
Matthews, Blanche Davis (b. 1934): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, n.d.
(circa 1940s-60s)

Box 123: folder 1
Miner, Phebe Stevens (b. 1923): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
n.d. (circa 1940s)

Box 123: folder 2
Myers, Harriet Robey (b. 1932): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames and Pauline Ames Plimpton
1991, n.d.

Box 123: folder 3
Pittarelli, Evelyn Davis (b. 1941)



Commencement program and drawings
1958, n.d.

Box 123: folder 4
Correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames and others
1940s-64

Box 123: folder 5
Plimpton, Francis T.P., Jr. (b. 9 Mar 1928)



Biographical materials: clippings and articles
1951-89

Box 123: folder 6
Correspondence


Box 123
Ames, Blanche Ames
1941-66

Box 123: folder 7
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline Ames Plimpton
1989-93

Box 123: folder 8
Plimpton, Susan Wadsworth (b. 1931): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1955-64

Box 123: folder 9
Plimpton, George A. (1927-2003)



Clippings, obituary, and memorabilia
1961-2003, n.d.

Box 123: folder 10
Correspondence


Box 123
Ames, Blanche Ames and others
1930s-68, n.d.

Box 123: folder 11
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline Ames Plimpton
1941-90, n.d.

Box 123: folder 12
Plimpton, Oakes
1947

Box 123: folder 13
Plimpton, Oakes A. (b. 16 Jan 1933)



Wedding vows
1977

Box 123: folder 14
Correspondence


Box 123
Ames, Blanche Ames
1945-66, n.d.

Box 123: folder 15
Plimpton, Pauline Ames(includes clippings and enclosures)

[see also SERIES II: REAL ESTATE - Borderland]

1974-95, n.d.

Box 123: folder 16-17
Others
1991-94

Box 123: folder 18
Plimpton, Sarah Gay (b. 4 Oct 1936): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, and Oakes and Pauline Plimpton
1940s-90, n.d.

Box 123: folder 19
Robey, Nancy Hurlburt (b.1926): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1957-61

Box 123: folder 20
Stevens, Ames, Jr. (1929-2003): obituary
2003

Box 123: folder 21
Stevens, Edward B. (b. 1922): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1964

Box 123: folder 22
Strater, Blanche Frenning (b. 1929): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames
1953-56

Box 123: folder 23
Woodcock, Joan Ames: correspondence with Ames, Blanche Ames, n.d.
(circa 1950s-60s)

Box 123: folder 24
Miscellaneous and unidentified documents
1951, n.d.

Box 123: folder 25
SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS
(1855-1993)


Family history


Box 123
Ames Monument, Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts: glass plates
n.d.

Box 124: folder 1
Coats of arms
n.d.

Box 124: folder 2
Real estate



Bay View (Gloucester, Massachusetts)


Box 124
House and views
1893, n.d.

Box 124: folder 3
"Mother Goose" garden


Box 124
Circa 1932

Box 124: folder 4
Descriptive text
n.d.

Box 124: folder 5
Borderland (North Easton, Massachusetts)



House site
circa 1907-10

Box 124: folder 6
Exterior
n.d.

Box 124: folder 7
Interior
n.d.

Box 124: folder 8
Grounds
n.d.

Box 124: folder 9
Butler Ranch (Colorado)
n.d.

Box 124: folder 10
The Whim (Ormond, Florida)



Descriptive text
n.d.

Box 124: folder 11
House
n.d.

Box 124: folder 12
Grounds
1947-50 (?), n.d.

Box 124: folder 13
Sculptures by Blanche Butler Ames, Blanche Ames Ames, and other family members
n.d.

Box 124: folder 14
Villa Balbianello (Lake Como, Italy)
1954-61, n.d.

Box 125: folder 1
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and Free Library and miscellaneous and unidentified houses and properties
n.d.

Box 125: folder 2
Individuals



Generation I


Box 125
Ames, Jesse (1808-1894)
1870, n.d.

Box 125: folder 3
Ames, Martha Tolman (1813-1904)
n.d.

Box 125
Jesse and Martha Ames's residences
n.d.

Box 125: folder 4
Butler, John
n.d.

Box 125: folder 5
Butler, Charlotte Ellison
n.d.

Box 125
Hildreth, Israel and his wife
n.d.

Box 125: folder 6
Generation II



Butler, Benjamin F.

[see also Oversize Materials]



Box 125
Portraits, and funeral procession
1950-1933, n.d.

Box 125: folder 7
Monuments
n.d.

Box 125: folder 8
Miscellaneous photographs
n.d.

Box 125: folder 9
Military and political
circa 1961-65

Box 125: folder 10
Butler, Sarah Hildreth

[see also Oversize Materials]

1845, n.d.

Box 125: folder 11
Generation III



Ames, Adelbert


Box 125
As a West Point Cadet and as a boy
circa 1853, n.d.

Box 125: folder 12
Portraits, casual photographs, and funeral procession
circa 1869-1933

Box 125: folder 13-14
n.d.

Box 126: folder 1
Steel engravings
n.d.

Box 126: folder 2-4
1864-65

Box 126
Spanish American War

[see also Boxes 143 & 144]

1898

Box 126: folder 6
With wife and children
circa 1891, n.d.

Box 126: folder 7
Military and political friends and associates
circa 1860s, n.d.

Box 126: folder 8
Residences


Box 126
The Hill, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
n.d.

Box 126: folder 9
Other
n.d.

Box 126: folder 10
Ames, Blanche Butler



Portraits and wedding scenes
circa 1855-1932, n.d.

Box 127: folder 1
Pencil drawing of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames
1868

Box 127: folder 2
Ames, Oakes Angier
n.d.

Box 127: folder 3
Ames, Oliver III et al.
n.d.

Box 127
Butler, Ben-Israel
n.d.

Box 127: folder 4
Butler, Paul
n.d.

Box 127: folder 5
Generation IV



Ames, Blanche Ames


Box 127
Portraits and casual photographs
circa 1891-1960s, n.d.

Box 127: folder 6-7
Eightieth birthday party
Feb 1958

Box 127: folder 8
Artwork: copy and study photographs

[see also Box 139]

1915, 1981, n.d.

Box 127: folder 9
Photographs of orchids
1964, n.d.

Box 127: folder 10
circa 1880-1950, n.d.

Box 127: folder 11
Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames with children and extended family

[see also Box 145]

circa 1905-10, n.d.

Box 127: folder 12
Ames, Butler
1914, n.d.

Box 128: folder 1
Generation V



Ames, Amyas and Evelyn Ingeborg Perkins Ames
1907-54, n.d.

Box 128: folder 2
Ames, Oliver and Ellen Moseley Ames
1942, n.d.

Box 128: folder 3
Davis, Evelyn Ames
circa 1914, n.d.

Box 128: folder 4
Plimpton, Pauline Ames



Portraits and casual photographs
circa 1912-1940s, n.d.

Box 128: folder 5
Smith College and unidentified
circa 1922, n.d.

Box 128: folder 6
With family
1935-83, n.d.

Box 128: folder 7
West Hills house
1971, 1984

Box 128: folder 8
Generation VI



Ames, Edward and Sue Holtz Ames
n.d.

Box 128: folder 9
Ames, John, Jr. and Isabel Ames
circa 1950 (?)

Box 128: folder 10
Ames, Oakes and Louise Kimball Ames
n.d.

Box 128: folder 11
Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames and Harrison Hoblitzelle
1950, 1965

Box 128: folder 12
Marshall family: unidentified children
n.d.

Box 128: folder 13
Mathews, Blanche Davis
1955, n.d.

Box 128: folder 14
Mathews, Robert J. L. III
1955

Box 128: folder 15
Plimpton, Francis T.P., Jr., George Plimpton, Oakes Plimpton and Sarah Gay Plimpton (siblings), and families
1993, n.d.

Box 128: folder 16
Woodcock, Joan Ames
1942-50, n.d.

Box 128: folder 17
Generation VII



Marshall family: unidentified "grandchildren"
1964

Box 128: folder 18
Mathews, John P. and Robert J.L. IV (siblings)
1958, 1961

Box 128: folder 19
Miner, Phebe Stevens and Joshua Miner: their children
circa 1960s

Box 128: folder 20
Plimpton, Peter and Susan (siblings)
1955, 1959

Box 128: folder 21
Group and extended family
1959, n.d.

Box 128: folder 22
Miscellaneous and unidentified
1964-65, n.d.

Box 128: folder 23
SERIES V. CLIPPINGS
(1852-1904)


Scrapbooks
1825-1902

Box 129-135
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



From SERIES I: FAMILY HISTORY: Ames family genealogy
1930

Box 136
From SERIES III: INDIVIDUALS



Generation II, Sarah Hildreth Butler: photograph
n.d.

Box 137
Generation III, Blanche Butler Ames: filet work
n.d.

Box 137
Generation IV, Blanche Ames Ames


Box 138
Smith College scrapbook and loose items found in scrapbook
circa 1896-1900

Box 138
Art


Box 138
Sketchbooks
1899-1906, n.d.

Box 139
Copy and study photographs
n.d.

Box 139
Color theory charts
n.d.

Box 140
Sketches
n.d.

Box 140
Suffrage cartoons


Box 140
Reproductions
n.d.

Box 140
Published in newspapers
1915

Box 140
Etchings of orchids
1931, n.d.

Box 140
Photograph of nude woman on a cross
n.d.

Box 140
Watercolor portrait of Pauline Ames (Plimpton) as a child
1905

Box 140
Poster for "Orchids and Artists" (Smith College exhibit)
1991

Box 140
Oils, watercolors, and drawings
1917-22, n.d.

Box 141
Generation V, Pauline Ames Plimpton: A Window on Our World galley and dust covers
circa 1989

Box 142
From SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS



Generation III, Adelbert Ames


Box 142
Spanish-American War
1898

Box 143
Albums (2): Unidentified individuals
n.d.

Box 144
Generation IV



Ames, Blanche Ames: album of family photographs
1909, n.d.

Box 145
Ames, Oakes: portrait
n.d.

Box 145
Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons
1890, n.d.

Box 146
Unidentified photographs of Generations I - IV
n.d.

Box 146
Generation V, Pauline Ames Plimpton, photograph albums of travels
1962-81

Box 147-148
Flat File Drawer 16



"Claim of Sall's Battery, Captain Newton Knight, Tallahoma MS"
1873

Adelbert Ames' Civil War citations
1865-1901, n.d.

Borderland: floor plans, elevations, sketches, and aerial photographs
1910, 1963, n.d.

Oakes Ames Memorial Hall: floor plan for toilet room (by Blanche Ames Ames)
n.d.

Floor plan of residence at corner of Commonwealth & Mass. Aves., Boston, by architect Edward H. Prichard


Suffrage cartoons by various artists
1915-16

Flat File Drawer 17



Family trees
n.d.

Real estate insurance policies
1896-97

Villa Balbianello: clipping, correspondence, and maps
1989, n.d.

Benjamin F. Butler: certificates and legal documents
circa 1893-1903, n.d.

Adelbert Ames


Article in "The Puritan"
n.d.

Honors and awards
1898-1927

Reconstruction: clipping and correspondence, and related documents
1871-72

Blanche Butler Ames: financial information and research materials pertaining to writings
1928-51, n.d.

Blanche Ames Ames



Galleys and research materials
1963

Lists of Massachusetts Senators and Representatives
1931

Articles about birth control
1957-58

Correspondence about birth control
n.d.

Graph of birth rates
1917

Suffrage clipping, 1867 (from Women's Centennial Congress)
1940

Butler Ames: financial information, legislative documents, and drawings for Odorless Cooker
1900, n.d.

Pauline Ames Plimpton



Real estate: plans and maps
1960s

Correspondence: Archibald MacLeish
1969

Travel: Chinese flag
1976

Flat File Drawer 28



Ames, Blanche Ames


Sketches (3 folders)
1919, n.d.

Portrait of David Fairchild(reproduction print)
1947

Portrait of Paul Mangelsdorf(original charcoal drawing)
n.d.

Suffrage cartoons: original pen and ink drawings
1915

"The Dog Gives Them Away"


"Meanwhile They Drown"


"Progress"


"Two Good Votes Are Better Than One"


"Two Pedestals"


Photostats of above suffrage cartoons
n.d.

Suffrage sketches
circa 1915

Photostats, photographs, and galley proof for Adelbert Ames: 1835-1933 by Blanche Ames Ames
1963

Smith College diplomas (2)
1899

Diagrams for excreta disposal system
circa 1967

House plans for Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames in Tewksbury, Mass.
Dec 1906

Bay State Road, Charles River Basin Fill: blueprints
1931


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Subjects
  • Ames family
  • Ames family--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts
  • Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933
  • Ames, Blanche
  • Ames, Blanche Butler, 1845-1939
  • Birth control--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Borderland (North Easton, Mass.)
  • Butler family
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
  • Butler, Sarah Hildreth, d. 1876
  • Courtship--United States--History--19th century--Sources
  • Family--United States--History--Sources
  • Marriage--United States--History
  • New England Hospital for Women and Children--History--Sources
  • North Easton (Mass.)--History--20th century--Sources
  • Physiological optics--History--Sources
  • Plimpton family
  • Plimpton, Francis T.P. (Francis Taylor Pearsons), 1900-1983
  • Plimpton, Pauline Ames, 1901-1995
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Mississippi--Personal narratives
  • Smith College--Students--History--Sources
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
  • Voyages and travel--History--Sources
  • Women artists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women inventors--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Suffrage--Caricatures and cartoons--History--Sources
  • Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts--History--Sources


APPENDIX: Genealogy
AMES FAMILY - Oakes Ames branch
Generation I.Oliver Ames I (1779-1863) m. Susanna Angier (1783-1847)
Generation II.Issue of Oliver Ames and Susanna Angier Ames
Oakes Ames (1804-1873) m. Evelina Gilmore
Oliver Ames II (1807-1877) m. Sarah Lothrop
Generation III.Issue of Oakes Ames and Evelina Gilmore Ames
Oakes Angier Ames (1829-1918)
Oliver Ames III (1831-1895) m. Anna Coffin Ray
Frank Morton Ames (1833-1898)
Susan Eveline Ames (1842-1890)
Issue of Oliver Ames II and Sarah Lothrop Ames
Frederick Lothrop Ames (1835-1893)
Helen Angier Ames (1836-1882)
Generation IV.Issue of Oliver Ames III and Ann Coffin Ray Ames
Anna Lee Ames (1864-1934) m. George M. Nowell
Evelina Orville Ames (b.1863)
Lilian Ames (1870-1925) m. ? Zaiss
Oakes Ames (1974-1950) m. Blanche Ames
Susan Evelyn Ames (b. 1867) m. Frederick F. Hall
William Hadwen Ames (1861-1918) m. Mary Elizabeth Hodges (widowed; second wife = Fannie Elizabeth Holt)
AMES FAMILY - Blanche Ames Ames branch
Generation II.Jesse Ames (1804-1894) m Martha Tolman (1813-1904)
Generation III.Issue of Jesse Ames and Martha Tolman Ames
Adelbert Ames (1835-1933) m. Blanche Butler (1847-1939)
BUTLER FAMILY
Generation I.John Butler (1782-1819) m. Charlotte Ellison
Generation II.Issue of John and Charlotte Ellison Butler
Benjamin F. Butler (1818-1893) m. Sarah Hildreth
Generation III.Issue of Benjamin F. and Sarah H. Butler
Ben-Israel Butler
Blanche Butler (1847-1939) m. Adelbert Ames (1835-1933)
Paul Butler m. Joanna ?
Generation IV.Issue of Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames
Adelbert Ames, Jr. (1880-1955) m. Fanny Hazen (b. 1887)
Blanche Ames (1879-1969) m. Oakes Ames (1874-1950)
Butler Ames (1871-1954) m. Fifille Willis (1884-1940)
Edith Ames (1873-1958) m. C. Brooks Stevens (1864-1949)
Sarah Ames (1874-1931) m. Spencer Borden (1872-1937)
Jessie Ames (1882-1967) m. Andrew Marshall (1879-1965)
Generation V.Issue of Adelbert Ames, Jr. and Fanny Hazen
Adelbert Ames III (b. 1921) m. Judith Derby (1923-1973)
Priscilla Ames (b. 1924) m. Melvin Anderson (b. 1920)
Issue of Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames
Amyas Ames (1906-2000 ) m. Evelyn Ingeborg Perkins (1908-1990) (widowed; second wife = Lucia Millham)
Evelyn Ames (1910-1993 ) m. J.P. Davis (1908-1977)
Oliver Ames (1903-1971) m. Ellen Moseley (b. 1919)
Pauline Ames (1901-1995) m. Francis T. P. Plimpton (1900-1984)
Generation V.Issue of Edith Ames Stevens and C. Brooks Stevens
Ames Stevens (b. 1897) m. Phyllis Brooks (1897-1977)
Edith Stevens (b. 1899) m. John P. Stevens (1897-1976)
Harriet Stevens (b. 1900) m. A. Alexander Robey (1898-1975)
Brooks Stevens, Jr. (b. 1902) m. Janet Hubbard (1904-1977)
Issue of Sarah Ames Borden and Spencer Borden
Blanche Borden (b. 1902) m. Alfred Frenning (1900-1966)
Ames Borden (1908-1926)
Richard Borden (b. 1920) m. Elizabeth McGinley (b. 1913) divorced; second wife = Bearowice Brown (b. 1921)
Joan Borden (b. 1907) m. Leonard Colt (1900-1975)
Issue of Jessie Ames Marshall and Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall, Jr. (b. 1912) m. Lee McLean (1914-1943) widowed; second wife = Margaret Sayre (b 1913)
Blanche Marshall (b. 1915) m. John McLane, Jr. (b. 1916) divorced; second husband = Jerome Bruner (b. 1915)
Jessie Marshall (b. 1916) m. Ben Williams, Jr. (b. 1915)
Malcolm Marshall (b. 1919) m. Andy Rass-Dilley (b. 1930)
Generation VI.Issue of Amyas Ames and Evelyn Perkins Ames
Edward Ames (b. 1933) m. Sue Holtz (b. 1937)
Joan Ames (b. 1942) m. John Woodcock (b. 1940)
Oakes Ames (b. 1931) m. Louise Kimball (b. 1932)
Olivia Ames (b. 1937) m. Harrison Hoblitzelle (b.1923)
Issue of Evelyn Ames Davis and J.P. Davis
Ames Davis (b. 1945) m. Susan Ivie (b. 1945)
Blanche Davis (b. 1934) m. Robert Matthews (b. 1929)
Evelyn Davis (b. 1941) m. Emilio Pittarelli (b. 1932)
John P. Davis (b. 1936) m. M. Dee Walker (b. 1936)
Issue of Oliver Ames and Ellen Moseley Ames
Angier Ames (b. 1947) m. Julie Huggard
Oliver Ames, Jr. (b. 1945) m. Mary Oleksiw (b. 1943)
Thomas Ames (b. 1952)
Generation VI.Issue of Pauline Ames Plimpton and Francis T. P. Plimpton
Francis T.P. Plimpton, Jr. (b. 1928) m. Susan Wadsworth (b. 1931)
George Ames Plimpton (1927-2003) m. Freddy M. Espy (b. 1941) divorced: second wife = Sarah Dudley
Oakes Ames Plimpton (b. 1933) m. Patricia Magee
Sarah Gay Plimpton (b. 1936)
Issue of Harriet Stevens and A. Alexander Robey
A. Alexander Robey, Jr. (b. 1924) m. Nancy Hurlburt (b. 1926)
Harriet L. Robey (b. 1932) m. William A. Myers (b. 1929)
Issue of Ames Stevens and Phyllis Brooks Stevens
Edward B. Stevens (b. 1922) m. Ann C. Johnson (b. 1923)
Issue of Edith Stevens Stevens and John P. Stevens, Jr.
Phebe T. Stevens (b. 1923) m. Joshua L. Miner III (b. 1920)
Issue of Blanche Borden Frenning and Alfred B. Frenning
Blanche Frenning (b. 1929) m. Edward P. Srowater (b.1924)
Generation VII:Issue of Francis T.P. Plimpton, Jr. and Susan Wadsworth Plimpton
Peter A. Plimpton (b. 1955)
Jane W. Plimpton (b. 1959)
Issue of George A. Plimpton and Freddy Espy Plimpton
Medora A. Plimpton (b. 1971)
Taylor Plimpton
Issue of George A. Plimpton and Sarah Dudley Plimpton (second wife)
Lauren Plimpton and Olivia Plimpton (twins)
Issue of Oakes A. Plimpton and Patricia Magee Plimpton
Robin Plimpton

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