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Ames Family Papers, 1812-2012
151 boxes (78 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 materials created by Ames family members, except that individuals still living retain literary rights. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than members of the family 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.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
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 78 linear feet of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, photographs, and printed materials dating from 1812 to 2012. 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 V. 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.


Information on Use
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 materials created by Ames family members, except that individuals still living retain literary rights. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than members of the family 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.

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 Blanche Ames Ames papers that had remained in storage at the Ames family home, 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. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation donated additional materials from Borderland in 2013. 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.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2004.


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Language
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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)
3.5 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.

(1812-2012)
56.75 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)
6.5 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.

(1852-1904)
3.25 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.

(1865-1995, n.d.)
7 linear ft.

Contents List
SERIES I. FAMILY HISTORY



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



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

Box 1: folder 3
Family trees,
1926, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

Ames family directories,
1958-94

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



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



Origin and Genealogy of the Hildreth Family,
1892

Box 2: folder 1
Genealogies



Ames, Butler, and Hildreth families



Books (continued)



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,
1993-2008

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

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

Box 2: folder 18
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials and Box 136]

SERIES II. REAL ESTATE



Bay View



Note:

[see also SERIES III: INDIVIDUALS - Generation V - Robey, Harriet Stevensand SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

General,
1904-80, n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
General correspondence,
1914-42

Box 3: folder 1A-3
Beach Realty Trust



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

Box 3: folder 4
Annual report,
1955

Box 3: folder 5
Borderland



Note:

[see also SERIES III: INDIVIDUALS - Generation VI - Plimpton, Oakes A., SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS, and OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Floor plans,
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 12-13
Land use maps and instructions,
1948

Box 3A: folder 1
Game farm: correspondence and financial materials,
1913-48

Box 3A: folder 2
Accounts and ledgers,
1912-54

Box 3A: folder 3
Inventory of library holdings,
n.d.

Box 3A: folder 4
Pamphlets and brochures,
1973, n.d.

Box 3A: folder 5
Clippings,
1974-88, n.d.

Box 3A: folder 6
Boston



Bay State Road: Charles River Basin Fill: blueprints, correspondence, reports, and notes,
1931-32, n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
231 Bay State Road: correspondence and notes,
1928-49, n.d.

Box 4: folder 2
355 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.: correspondence, appraisals, and floor plan,
1899, 1919, n.d.

Box 4: folder 3
Highland, New Jersey: correspondence and contracts,
1891-1906, n.d.

Box 4: folder 4
Note:

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

Meadow Lakes (location unknown): correspondence,
1938

Box 4: folder 5
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall (North Easton, Massachusetts)



Correspondence, notes, plans, reports, and receipts,
1961-82, n.d.

Box 4: folder 6-11
Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Clippings,
1963-94

Box 4: folder 12
The Whim (Ormond, Florida)



General,
1975-89

Box 4: folder 13
Correspondence,
1924-68, n.d.

Box 4: folder 14-17
Note:

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

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,
1896-1939

Box 5: folder 2
Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Villa Balbianello (Lake Como, Italy)



Note:

[See also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS and OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

History



"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,
1972, 1989-2009, 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



Estate of Butler Ames



Note:

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

Appraisal of Villa Balbianello,
1955-56

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

Box 7: folder 2-4
Estate of Oliver Ames: transfer of his share in the villa to his children: correspondence,
1972-73

Box 7: folder 5
Note:

[see also SERIES III. INDIVIDUALS - Generation V - Ames, Oliver]

National monument status: correspondence,
1973

Box 7: folder 6
Sale



Correspondence



Jun 1974-Dec 1975

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

Box 8: folder 1-2
Appraisal,
1976

Box 8: folder 3
Plat maps,
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



GENERATION I: Butler, John (1782-1819): commissions, (photostats)
1812

Box 9: folder 1
GENERATION II



Ames, Oakes (1804-1873)



Note:

[see also GENERATION VI: Davis, John. P., Jr.]

Oakes Ames: A Memoir, Riverside Press,
1883

Box 9: folder 2
General,
1962, 1990

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 5
Note:

[see also GENERATION VI: Davis, John. P., Jr.]

Butler, Benjamin F.(1818-1893)



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Biographical materials


Box 5
Articles, clippings, poems, and certificates,
1861-2006, n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Note:

[see also SERIES III. INDIVIDUALS - Ames, Blanche Ames - Art]

Commission, (photostat)
1861

Box 5: folder 7
General Butler in New Orleans by James Parton: book and notes,
1964, n.d.

Box 5: folder 8-9
New Orleans Under General Butler by Howard P. Johnson,
1941

Box 5: folder 10
Benjamin Franklin Butler: The Damnedest Yankee by Dick Nolan: correspondence,
1991

Box 5: folder 11
Marriage to Sarah Hildreth: contract, account of wedding, and property transfer document,
1844, 1872

Box 5: folder 12
Property valuations,
1861-69, n.d.

Box 5: folder 13-14
Estate: financial information and reports,
1900-37

Box 5: folder 15
Biographies and memorials: correspondence,
1914-62

Box 5: folder 16-17
Memorabilia: copper nameplates, wallets, and date book,
1892, n.d.

Box 5: folder 18
Correspondence



Outgoing



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: legal and financial



Correspondence



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


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)



Conveyances and deeds,
1886

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

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,
1875

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



Biographical materials: clipping,
n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Correspondence



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)



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Biographical materials



Note:

[see also Ames, Blanche Ames]

Correspondence, articles, and essays,
circa 1910-80, 2007, 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,
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
Card file: notes on military career of Adelbert Ames,
n.d.

Box 16
Appointment books,
1916-25

Box 17: folder 1
Account books,
1893-96

Box 17: folder 2
Honors and awards,
1869-1963

Box 17: folder 3
Military societies



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,
1900-1917, 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



Outgoing



Ames, Adelbert, Jr. (son),
1914

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

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



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),
1861-78

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



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,
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)



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Biographical materials



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 33: folder 9
Estate settlement



Wills and related correspondence,
1918-38

Box 34: folder 1-2
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
Ledger and cash flow,
1939-45

Box 34: folder 10-11
Ledgers and cancelled checks, (unfoldered)
1939-45

Box 35
Filet work,
n.d.


Note:

[see Box 137]

Correspondence



Personal



Outgoing



Ames, Adelbert (husband)



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


Typescripts, carbon copies, and photocopies



Section I: (pp. 871-1095),
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



Military record,
n.d.

Box 43: folder 6
Executive documents,
1869-70

Box 43: folder 7
Spanish American War documents and photographs,
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,
1888-1891

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



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
Notes,
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): correspondence, inventory of house contents, and copper nameplate,
1890-92, 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



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

Box 51: folder 6-16
Correspondence and related documents,
n.d.

Box 52: folder 1-3
Colorado and New Mexico real estate (includes Butler Ranch): correspondence and reports,
1919-37, n.d.

Box 52: folder 4-5
Note:

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

Correspondence,
1876-78

Box 52: folder 6
Butler, Joanna (aka Anna): correspondence,
1922-1940s

Box 52: folder 7
GENERATION IV



Ames, Adelbert, Jr.
(1880-1955)


Biographical materials



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

Box 52: folder 8
Articles by Roy Behrens and related correspondence,
1987-98

Box 52: folder 9
Correspondence



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

Box 52: folder 10
Ames, Blanche Ames (sister),
1915-55, n.d.

Box 52: folder 11
Ames, Butler (brother),
1891

Box 52: folder 12
Marshall, Jessie Ames (sister),
1929-33

Box 52: folder 13
Miscellaneous,
1911, 1935

Box 52: folder 14
Writings: bulletins and typescripts,
1921-25, n.d.

Box 52: folder 15
Ames, Fanny Vose Hazen: correspondence,
n.d.

Box 52: folder 16
Ames, Blanche Ames (1879-1969)



Biographical materials



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, Feb
1958


Note:

[see also SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS]

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
Malus "Blanche Ames,"
1991

Box 54: folder 4a
Smith College



Scrapbook, and loose items found in scrapbook, circa
1896-1900


Note:

[see also Box 138]

Photographs



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



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
Miscellaneous,
1896-99, n.d.

Box 55: folder 20
Dramatics



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


Draft


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


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


Box 56
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
Financial and legal materials



Note:

[See also SERIES III: INDIVIDUALS - Generation III - Butler, Paul]

Codicil, will, and related documents,
1933-74

Box 56: folder 7
Estate of William H. Ames: correspondence and court documents,
1921-33

Box 56: folder 8
Note:

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

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,n.d
1925-68,

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



1900-41

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": correspondence,
1942-43

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

Box 60: folder 2-4
American Bolt Co.,
1918-21

Box 60: folder 4A
Ames Textile Corporation and Ames Worsted Company: correspondence, memoranda, charts, and reports,
1935-54, n.d.

Box 60: folder 5
Heinze Electric Company



Correspondence, memoranda, and reports,
1915-37

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

Box 60: folder 8-10
Ipswich Mills and Middlesex Company,
1919-32, n.d.

Box 60: folder 10A
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 1-2
Silver Lake Company and Whittier Mills,
1919-31, n.d.

Box 61: folder 3
Wamesit Power Company



Correspondence,
1911-54

Box 61: folder 4-6
Annual reports and statements,
1917-34

Box 61: folder 7-11
Correspondence



Outgoing



Family



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)



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
Davis, Evelyn Ames and Plimpton, Pauline Ames,
n.d.

Box 63: folder 16
Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames (granddaughter),
n.d.

Box 63: folder 16A
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)



1918-31

Box 63: folder 20-26
1932-65, n.d.

Box 63A: folder 1-12
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline,
1943, n.d.

Box 63A: folder 13
Plimpton, Francis T.P. (son-in-law),
1944

Box 63A: folder 14
Stevens, Edith Ames (sister),
1895-1940, n.d.

Box 63A: folder 15
Others,
1898(?)-1967, n.d.

Box 64: folder 1-2
Incoming



Ames, Charlie and David Ames,
1951-61

Box 64: folder 3
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings and Ruth Plimpton,s
1940s-60

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

Box 64: folder 5-6
Others



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



Arnold Arboretum,
1950-66

Box 66: folder 1
Botanical Museum and Oakes Ames Herbarium



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

Box 66: folder 2
Mangelsdorf, Paul,
1949-82

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

Box 66: folder 4
Note:

[see also Plimpton, Pauline Ames: Correspondence]

Schweinfurth, Charles,
1949-56, n.d.

Box 66: folder 5
Disposition of Oakes Ames' botanical library,(includes Pauline Ames Plimpton correspondence)
1956-88, 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



"Florida Orchids": typescript,
1947

Box 66: folder 10
"Speaking on Orchids"



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
Article: "Painting Round the World": The Woman's Journal, Travesty: Two College Men of Boston: Some Shakespearean Balderdash Depleted": typescript,
30 Dec 1930 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



Correspondence



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,
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,
1963-68, n.d.

Box 68: folder 4-4A
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,
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 6-32
n.d.

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

Box 72: folder 1-2
Photostats of maps,
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



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, 1865
January 15, 1865

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

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



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.


Box 74
Book: Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Timesand Speeches by Edward Mayes,
1896

Box 74
Notes,
n.d.

Box 74: folder 6
Book: Adelbert Ames: Broken Oaths and Reconstruction in Mississippi,
1835-1933

Box 74
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
Book: Adelbert Ames, 1835-1933: General, Senator, Governor: The Story of His Life and Times...., published copy,
1964

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



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

General correspondence,
1913-63, n.d.

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

Box 78: folder 6
Interior decoration commissions



Correspondence, notes, and sketches,
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,
1933

Box 79: folder 10
Paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, and sketches (various subjects),
1910-43, n.d.

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

Box 79: folder 12
Christmas cards,
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"



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



Orchids and Artists,
1991

Box 80: folder 9
Note:

[see also: Plimpton, Pauline Ames - Activities - Smith College]

Brockton Art Museum



General,
1982, n.d.

Box 80: folder 10
Clippings,
1982

Box 80: folder 11
Correspondence,
1979-84, n.d.

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


Camera Lucida (used for botanical drawings),
1899-1906, n.d.

Box 81
Inventions



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Cutting lumber: correspondence and diagrams,
1938-40

Box 82: folder 1
Excreta disposal system



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,
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



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Birth control



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

Box 84: folder 1
American Birth Control League



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



General



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,Financial materials
1916-circa 1935

Box 86: folder 6
Treasurer's reports,
1931-34

Box 86: folder 7
Fundraising



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



Note:

[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,
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,
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
5 Jan 1935


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



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 Blanche 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 Kleeck 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



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,
1934

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

Box 89: folder 12
Published materials



Birth Control Review



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



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,
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,
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



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

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,
1914-15

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

Box 94: folder 11
Clippings and brochures about suffrage,
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



Correspondence and memoranda,
1940, n.d.

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



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



General,
1938-2004, n.d.

Box 96: folder 6
Note:

[see also Pauline Ames Plimpton: Writings]

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



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



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),
1918-50

Box 97: folder 1-5
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline,
1946-48

Box 97: folder 6
Plimpton, Francis T.P.,
1936-44

Box 97: folder 7
Financial and legal



Family



Amodeo, Anna Ray (niece),
1930

Box 97: folder 8
Hall, Susan Evelyn Ames (sister),
1932-35, n.d.

Box 97: folder 9
Nowell, Anna Lee Ames (sister),
1924-32, n.d.

Box 97: folder 10
Nowell, Ames (son of Anna Lee Ames Nowell),
1928-32

Box 97: folder 11
Zaiss, Lilian A. C., (niece)
1933-36, n.d.

Box 97: folder 12
Ames Shovel and Tool Company,
1899, 1924

Box 97: folder 13
Old Colony Trust Co.,
1924-32

Box 97: folder 14
General,
1898-1950, n.d.

Box 97: folder 15
Writings



Diary excerpts: typescripts,
1901, 1930

Box 97: folder 16
A Handbook of Conservation: essay about frontispiece engraving,
1936

Box 97: folder 17
"Outlines of Economic Botany," Bussey Institution Lectures,
n.d.

Box 97: folder 18
Untitled essay, (possibly by Oakes Ames)
n.d.

Box 97: folder 19
Ames, Butler (1871-1954)



Note:

[see also SERIES II. REAL ESTATE - Villa Balbianello and OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

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



Bills and receipts,
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,
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,
1900, n.d.

Box 98: folder 18
Correspondence



Outgoing



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



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



Photographs and negatives,
n.d.

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

Box 100: folder 3
Odorless Cooker



Instructions, plans, and photographs,
n.d.

Box 100: folder 4
Royal Arcanum (club or society): membership application, certificates, and pamphlets,
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,
1921-48, n.d.

Box 100: folder 8
Note:

[see also Blanche Ames Ames: Art]

Borden, Sarah Ames (1874-1931)



Correspondence



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)



Miscellaneous,
1940, 1967

Box 101: folder 4A
Correspondence



Family



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



Outgoing



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 (1864-1949): correspondence,
1942-44

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)



Biographical materials



Academic records and related correspondence,
1916-32

Box 102: folder 7
Clippings, marriage announcement, and obituary,
1918-2000, n.d.

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, 1950

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

Box 102: folder 15
Other,
1980-94

Box 102: folder 16
Writings,
1974-90, n.d.

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



Clipping, funeral program, eulogies, and obituary,
1990, n.d.

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),
1942-64, 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



Condolences and tributes,
1993

Box 103: folder 1
Academic records, clippings, and correspondence
1917-90

Box 103: folder 2
Poems,
n.d.

Box 3
Correspondence



Ames, Amyas (brother),
1969

Box 3: folder 4
Ames, Blanche Ames and Oakes Ames (parents),
circa 1920-1960s, n.d.

Box 3: folder 5-10
Davis, Blanche (daughter),
1950

Box 3: folder 11
Plimpton, Oakes (nephew),
1974

Box 103A: folder 1
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (sister),
1920-86, n.d.

Box 103A: folder 2-6
Stevens, Edith Ames (aunt),
1943

Box 103A: folder 7
Acquaintances,
1956, 1986, n.d.

Box 103A: folder 8
Davis, John Paschall (1908-1977)



Eulogy,
1977

Box 103A: folder 9
Correspondence,
1935-66

Box 103A: folder 10
Sermons,
1965-66

Box 103A: folder 11
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)



Note:

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Biographical materials



General,
1964-85, n.d.

Box 104: folder 7
Education


Box 104
Primary and secondary school records,
1911-16

Box 104: folder 7A
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
Report cards and commencement program,
1918-22

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 9
Biographical sketches, obituary, resumes, and clippings,
1956-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 10
Account of childbirth experiences (for book by Patricia Bernstein),
1986

Box 9: folder 11
Awards,
1985-96, n.d.

Box 9: folder 12
Fiftieth wedding anniversary party



Correspondence,
Jun 1976

Box 9: folder 13
Manual,
1976

Box 9: folder 14
Guest lists,
1976

Box 9: folder 15
Other parties,
1974-86

Box 9: 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 books,
1995

Box 106: folder 5A
Appointment books,
1989-95

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

Box 106: folder 7
Travel



Central America



Diary,
1923

Box 106: folder 8
Typescript ofdiary, n.d.
1923

Box 106: folder 9
Photograph album,
1923

Box 106: folder 10
China: itinerary, correspondence, reminiscence, memorabilia, and notes,
1976

Box 107: folder 1
Paris, France



Correspondence,
1929-31

Box 107: folder 2
Compilation of original correspondence: typescripts,
1980

Box 107: folder 3
Mediterranean cruise: correspondence, itinerary, and invoices,
1988, n.d.

Box 107: folder 4
Other: correspondence, itineraries, and passenger list,
1956-89, n.d.

Box 107: folder 5
Financial and legal materials



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

Box 107: folder 6
William Hadwen Ames Trust: correspondence, legal documents, and statements of account,
1982-86

Box 107: folder 7
Paul Butler Trust



Correspondence and statements of account,
1969-90

Box 107: folder 8
Family Policy Group: correspondence, minutes, reports, and miscellaneous,
1944-68

Box 107: folder 9-10
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



Family



Trusts for children of Pauline Ames Plimpton and Francis T. P. Plimpton,
1976, 1981

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)



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,
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,
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



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

Box 108
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,
1968

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

Box 109: folder 8
Correspondence



Outgoing



Ames, Amyas (brother),
n.d.

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



Circa 1910-Mar 1918

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

Box 109: folder 11-15
1928-1932

Box 109: folder 16-19
1933-59, n.d. 1950s

Box 110: folder 1-13
1960-68, n.d.

Box 110A: folder 1-3
Ames, Ellen Moseley (sister-in-law),
1960

Box 110A: folder 4
Davis, Evelyn Ames (sister),
1918-69, n.d.

Box 110A: folder 5-10
Plimpton, Francis T.P. (husband)



1925-33

Box 110A: folder 11-14
1934-65, n.d.

Box 111: folder 1-4
Miscellaneous,
1941-94, n.d.

Box 111: folder 5
Incoming



Hall, Elton,
1972

Box 111: folder 6
Kirshner, Ralph,
1994

Box 111: folder 7
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings,
1927-29, 1940s

Box 111: folder 8
Plimpton, George Arthur,
1926, 1929

Box 111: folder 9
Plimpton, Ruth (sister-in-law),
1958-59, n.d.

Box 111: folder 10
Schultes, Richard Evans,
1969-85, n.d.

Box 111: folder 11
Note:

[see also Ames, Blanche Ames - Correspondence]

Others,
1918-95, n.d.

Box 111: folder 12-18
Activities



Academic institutions



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
Harvard University: preservation of the glass flowers,
1975-81

Box 112: folder 3-4
Smith College



General,
1966-81

Box 112: folder 5
Alumnae and fundraising: correspondence and financial information,
1970-95, n.d.

Box 112: folder 6-8
Libraries, Smith College Archives, and Sophia Smith Collection: correspondence



1965-83

Box 112: folder 9-10
1984-94, n.d.

Box 113: folder 1
Smith College Museum of Art: Orchids and Artists exhibit: correspondence, speech, and catalog,
1991

Box 113: folder 2
University of Texas at Austin: Lundell Library,
1968-85, n.d.

Box 113: folder 3-4
Libraries



Folger Shakespeare Library: correspondence and contracts,
1981-91

Box 113: folder 5
Schlesinger Library,
1966-83, n.d.

Box 113: folder 6
Other educational institutions: correspondence,
1988-95, n.d.

Box 113: folder 7
Cultural and philanthropic organizations



American Red Cross: correspondence,
1986-87

Box 113: folder 8
Foreign Visitors Committee: correspondence and memoranda,
1990-92

Box 113: folder 9
Institute of World Affairs: correspondence, agendas, and reports,
1967-89, n.d.

Box 113: folder 10
Metropolitan Museum: correspondence,
1971

Box 113: folder 11
Museum of the City of New York: correspondence and report,
1973

Box 113: folder 12
National Council of Women: correspondence, by-laws, and reports,
1974-75

Box 113: folder 13
National Museum of Women in the Arts: correspondence and contracts,
1986-95, n.d.

Box 113: folder 14
New York House and School of Industry



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

Box 113A: folder 1
Financial materials



General,
1940-51

Box 113A: folder 2
Mortgages: correspondence and contracts,
1942-43

Box 113A: folder 3
Landmarks Preservation Commission: correspondence and memoranda,
1986

Box 113A: folder 4
Men's Committee: correspondence,
1949

Box 113A: folder 5
Merger with Greenwich House: correspondence and legal documents,
1949-50

Box 113A: folder 6
Merger with Union Settlement: correspondence,
1950

Box 113A: folder 7
U.S. Department of Labor: regulations,
1943, 1949

Box 113A: folder 8
Planned Parenthood of Manhattan and the Bronx/New York City, Board of Directors: minutes; interview,
1957 1994

Box 113A: folder 9
Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery,
1968-78, n.d.

Box 113A: folder 10
Young Women's Christian Association: agendas, minutes, correspondence, and memoranda,
1978-93

Box 113A: folder 11
Other,
1953-93, n.d.

Box 114: folder 1
Clubs



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

Box 114: folder 2
Other: handbooks and lists,
1958-94, n.d.

Box 114: folder 3
Writings



Essays



"Benjamin Franklin Butler of New England": typescript,
1979

Box 114: folder 4
"Orchids in Bronze": typescript,
1983

Box 114: folder 5
Books



The Ancestry of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames


Box 114
Correspondence,
1974-80, n.d.

Box 114: folder 6-7
Family trees and "Ancestry of Blanche Butler Ames,"
n.d.

Box 114: folder 8-12
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



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,
1972-87, n.d.

Box 116: folder 3-5
Reviews,
1979-80

Box 116: folder 6
Typescript of forward and other sections, n.d


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

Box 116: folder 8
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,
circa 1988

Box 118: folder 5
Galley
circa 1989


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



General,
1909-91, n.d.

Box 120: folder 2-3
New Yorker profile,
4 Dec 1971

Box 120: folder 4
Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton Memorial Lecture: correspondence, fliers, and lists,
1991-95

Box 120: folder 5
Financial information,
1975-83

Box 120: folder 6
Estate settlement



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

Box 120: folder 7-8
Federal Estate Tax Return,
1984

Box 120: folder 9
Final Accounting of Executrix,
1984

Box 120: folder 10
Posthumous donations to archives and libraries: correspondence,
1984-87

Box 120: folder 11
Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames (mother-in-law),
1925-63, n.d.

Box 120: folder 12
Plimpton, Fanny (Ann) Hastings (stepmother),
1926-28, n.d.

Box 120: folder 13
Plimpton, Francis T. P., Jr. (son),
1981

Box 120: folder 14
Plimpton, George Arthur (father),
1906-33

Box 120: folder 15
Plimpton, Pauline Ames (wife)


Box 121
1925-49

Box 121: folder 1-9
1950-82, n.d.

Box 122: folder 1
Plimpton, Sarah Gay (daughter),
1963

Box 122: folder 2
Others,
1924-90, n.d.

Box 122: folder 3
Speeches and writings



General,
1947-75, n.d.

Box 122: folder 4-5
"George Arthur Plimpton: The Collector and the Collection," Columbia Library Columns,
Nov 1960 and Feb 1961

Box 122: folder 6
Miscellaneous,
1898, 1958, n.d.

Box 122: folder 7
Plimpton, Calvin Hastings and Ruth,
1958-92, n.d.

Box 122: folder 8
Robey, Harriet Stevens (1900-1993)



Biographical materials: obituary, funeral program, and eulogies,
1993

Box 122: folder 9
Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames,
1950s-1966

Box 122: folder 10
Plimpton, Pauline Ames,
1920-21, 1989, n.d.

Box 122: folder 11
Writings: books



Correspondence,
1992-93

Box 122: folder 12
Bay View: A Summer Portrait,
1979

Box 122: folder 13
No Luxury of Woe: Reflections on the Legacy of Ben and Sarah Butler,
1992

Box 122: folder 14
Stevens, Ames (b. 1897): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,(?)
1915-56

Box 122: folder 15
Stevens, C. Brooks, Jr. (b.1902): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
n.d., circa 1940s-1960

Box 122: folder 16
Stevens, Edith Stevens (b. 1899): correspondence



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

Box 122: folder 17
Plimpton, Pauline Ames,
1919-21, n.d.

Box 122: folder 18
Williams, Jessie Marshall (b. 1916): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
n.d., circa 1950s-60s

Box 122: folder 19
GENERATION VI



Ames, Angier (b. 1947): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1960-67, n.d.

Box 123: folder 1
Ames, Edward A. (b. 1933): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames, n.d. s)
(circa 1940s-60

Box 123: folder 2
Ames, Oakes (b. 1931) and Louise Kimball Ames (b. 1932): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1943-1991

Box 123: folder 3
Ames, Oliver, Jr. (b. 1945): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1954-65

Box 123: folder 4
Davis, Ames (b. 1945): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
n.d, circa 1950s-60s

Box 123: folder 5
Davis, John P., Jr. (b. 1936)



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

Box 123: folder 6
Correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1948-64, n.d.

Box 123: folder 7
Note:

(includes correspondence from wife, Dee Walker Davis, and son, Randy)

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

Box 123: folder 8
Matthews, Blanche Davis (b. 1934): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
n.d., circa 1940s-60s

Box 123: folder 9
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)



General,
1958-63, n.d.

Box 123: folder 12
Correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames and others,
1940s-64

Box 123: folder 13
Plimpton, Francis T.P., Jr. (b. 9 Mar 1928)



Biographical materials: clippings and articles,
1951-89

Box 123: folder 14
Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames and Oakes,
1941-68, n.d.

Box 123: folder 15
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline Ames Plimpton,
1989-93

Box 123: folder 16
Plimpton, Susan Wadsworth (b. 1931)



Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames,
1955-64, n.d.

Box 123: folder 17
Plimpton, Pauline Ames,
1969-70

Box 123: folder 18
Plimpton, George A. (1927-2003)



Biographical materials, general,
1930-2003, n.d.

Box 123: folder 19
Correspondence



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

Box 123: folder 20
Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline Ames Plimpton,
1932-90, n.d.

Box 123: folder 21
Plimpton, Oakes,
1947

Box 123: folder 22
Writings,s
1960s-80

Box 123: folder 23-25
Plimpton, Freddy (Espy),
1969-75

Box 123: folder 26
Plimpton, Oakes A. (b. 16 Jan 1933)



General,
1963-77

Box 123A: folder 1
Correspondence


Box 123A
Ames, Blanche Ames,
1945-70, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 2
Plimpton, Pauline Ames and Francis T.P.,
1950-95, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 3-5
Note:

[see also SERIES II: REAL ESTATE - Borderland]

Others,
1970-94, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 6
Writings,
1966-2012

Box 123A: folder 7
Plimpton, Sarah Gay (b. 4 Oct
1936)


General,
1942-90, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 8
Correspondence



Ames, Blanche Ames,s, n.d.
1940s-60

Box 123A: folder 9
Plimpton, Pauline and Francis T.P.,
1940s-90, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 10
Robey, Nancy Hurlburt (b.1926): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1957-61

Box 123A: folder 11
Stevens, Ames, Jr. (1929-2003)
1977-2003

Box 123A: folder 12
Stevens, Edward B. (b. 1922): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1964

Box 123A: folder 13
Strater, Blanche Frenning (b. 1929): correspondence with Blanche Ames Ames,
1953-56

Box 123A: folder 14
Woodcock, Joan Ames: correspondence with Ames, Blanche Ames ; general,
n.d., circa 1950s-60 1990

Box 123A: folder 15
Miscellaneous and unidentified documents,
1951, n.d.

Box 123A: folder 16
SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS



Family history: coat of arms,
n.d.

Box 124A: folder 1
Real estate



Bay View (Gloucester, Massachusetts)



House and views,
1893, n.d.

Box 124A: folder 2
"Mother Goose" garden



Circa 1932

Box 124A: folder 3-4
Descriptive text,
n.d.

Box 5
Borderland (North Easton, Massachusetts)



House site,
circa 1907-10

Box 5: folder 6
Exterior,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Interior,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
Grounds,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
Butler Ranch (Colorado),
n.d.

Box 5: folder 10
The Whim (Ormond, Florida)



Descriptive text,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
House,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 12
Grounds,(?), n.d.
1947-50

Box 5: folder 13
Sculptures by Blanche Butler Ames, Blanche Ames Ames, and other family members,
n.d.

Box 5: 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



Ames, Jesse (1808-1894) and Martha Tolman (1813-1904),
1870, n.d.

Box 125: folder 3
Jesse and Martha Ames's residences,
n.d.

Box 125: folder 4
Butler, John and Charlotte Ellison,
n.d.

Box 5
Hildreth, Israel and his wife,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Generation II



Butler, Benjamin F.



Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

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

Box 5: folder 7
Monuments,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
Miscellaneous photographs,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
Military and political,
circa 1961-65

Box 5: folder 10
Butler, Sarah Hildreth,
1845, n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

Generation III



Ames, Adelbert



Portraits, casual photographs, and funeral procession,
circa 1853-1933, n.d.

Box 5: folder 12-15
Note:

[see also boxes 128A-B]

Civil War,
1864-65

Box 126: folder 1
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

Spanish American War,
1898

Box 126: folder 2
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

With wife and children,
circa 1891, n.d.

Box 126: folder 3
Military and political friends and associates,
circa 1860s, n.d.

Box 126: folder 4
Residences



The Hill, Tewksbury, Massachusetts,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 5
Other,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 6
Ames, Blanche Butler



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

Box 126: folder 7
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

Pencil drawing of Blanche Butler Ames and Adelbert Ames,
1868

Box 126: folder 8
Ames, Oakes Angier,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 9
Ames, Oliver III et al.,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 10
Butler, Ben-Israel,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 11
Butler, Paul,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 12
Note:

[see also Box 128B]

Ames, Adelbert: steel engraving plates of portraits,
n.d.

Box 126A
Generation IV



Ames, Blanche Ames



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

Box 127: folder 1-3
Eightieth birthday party,
Feb 1958

Box 127: folder 4
Artwork: copy and study photographs,
1915, 1981, n.d.

Box 127: folder 5-6
Note:

[see also Box 139]

Photographs of orchids,
1964, n.d.

Box 127: folder 7
Lowell Airport,
1940

Box 127: folder 8
Ames, Oakes,
circa 1880-1950, n.d.

Box 127: folder 9-10
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames with children and extended family,
circa 1905-10, n.d.

Box 127: folder 11
Note:

[see also Oversize Materials]

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 22
Miscellaneous and unidentified,
1964-65, n.d.

Box 22: folder 23
Ambrotype: Adelbert Ames as West Point cadet, [broken]
circa 1856

Box 128A
Daguerreotypes: probably Paul Butler, ; Blanche Butler as a girl, ; Adelbert Ames as a boy,
n.d. circa 1856 n.d.

Box 128B
Negatives: film



Oliver Ames, Pauline Ames, Harriet Stevens trip to Europe; miscellaneous
1922

Box 128C
Negatives: glass plate



Installation of Ames monument, Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts,
n.d.

Box 128D-L
Ames, Blanche Ames: photographs of orchid herbarium specimens; photographs of models and still lives for paintings (including woman on crucifix); photographs of paintings,
n.d.

Box 128D
Note:

[prints of most are in box 127]

SERIES V. CLIPPINGS



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



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

Box 138
Art



Sketchbooks,
1899-1906, n.d.

Box 139
Copy and study photographs,
n.d.

Box 139
Animals,
n.d.

Box 140
Color theory charts and sketches,
n.d.

Box 140
Sketches, miscellaneous,
n.d.

Box 140
Suffrage cartoons



Sketches,
n.d.

Box 140
Crucifixion sketches,
1917, n.d.

Box 140
Reproduction posters for 75th anniversary of women's suffrage,
1995

Box 140
Davidia involucrata (Dove Tree),
1931

Box 140
Etchings with sketch studies



Woman with baby,
n.d.

Box 140
Fishing boat,
n.d.

Box 140
Landscapes,
n.d.

Box 140
Orchids; poster for "Orchids and Artists" (Smith College exhibit),
1931, n.d. 1991

Box 140
Portraits,
1905

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 II, Benjamin Butler: photograph of portrait as governor


Box 143: folder 1
Generation III, Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames



Wedding photo,
1870

Box 143
Spanish-American War,
1898

Box 143: folder 2-7
Albums (2): Unidentified individuals ; steel engraving plates
n.d.

Box 144
Blanche Butler Ames "photo book" album,
circa 1900

Box 144A
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
"Claim of Sall's Battery, Captain Newton Knight, Tallahoma MS,"
1873

Flat file drawer 16
Bay View: plot plans,
n.d.

Flat file drawer 16
Adelbert Ames' Civil War citations,
1865-1901, n.d.

Flat file drawer 16
Borderland: floor plans, elevations, sketches, and aerial photographs,
1910, 1963, n.d.

Flat file drawer 16
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall: floor plan for toilet room (by Blanche Ames Ames),
n.d.

Flat file drawer 16
Floor plan of residence at corner of Commonwealth & Mass. Aves., Boston, by architect Edward H. Prichard


Flat file drawer 16
Financial: Family Policy Group charts ; charts of ownership of various companies; list of bonds in Blanche Butler Ames estate
1951 1932 and 1952 1921

Flat file drawer 16
Suffrage cartoons by various artists,
1915-16

Flat file drawer 16
Family trees,
n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Real estate insurance policies,
1896-97

Flat file drawer 17
Villa Balbianello: clipping, correspondence, and maps,
1989, n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Benjamin F. Butler: certificates and legal documents,
circa 1893-1903, n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Adelbert Ames



Article in "The Puritan,"
n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Honors and awards,
1898-1927

Flat file drawer 17
Reconstruction: clipping and correspondence, and related documents,
1871-72

Flat file drawer 17
Blanche Butler Ames: financial information and research materials pertaining to writings,
1928-51, n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Blanche Ames Ames



Galleys and research materials,
1963

Flat file drawer 17
Lists of Massachusetts Senators and Representatives,
1931

Flat file drawer 17
Articles about birth control,
1957-58

Flat file drawer 17
Correspondence about birth control,
n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Graph of birth rates,
1917

Flat file drawer 17
Suffrage clipping(from Women's Centennial Congress, 1940)
1867

Flat file drawer 17
Butler Ames: financial information, legislative documents, and drawings for Odorless Cooker,
1900, n.d.

Flat file drawer 17
Pauline Ames Plimpton



Real estate: plans and maps,
1960s

Flat file drawer 17
Correspondence: Archibald MacLeish,
1969

Flat file drawer 17
Travel: Chinese flag,
1976

Flat file drawer 17
Ames, Blanche Ames


Flat file drawer 28
Sketches (3 folders)
1919, n.d.

Flat file drawer 28
Portrait of David Fairchild, (reproduction print)
1947

Flat file drawer 28
Portrait of Paul Mangelsdorf, (original charcoal drawing)
n.d.

Flat file drawer 28
Suffrage cartoons: original pen and ink drawings,
1915


"The Dog Gives Them Away"


Flat file drawer 28
"Meanwhile They Drown"


Flat file drawer 28
"Progress"


Flat file drawer 28
"Two Good Votes Are Better Than One"


Flat file drawer 28
"Two Pedestals"


Flat file drawer 28
Photostats of above suffrage cartoons,
n.d.

Flat file drawer 28
Suffrage sketches,
circa 1915

Flat file drawer 28
Photostats, photographs, and galley proof for Adelbert Ames: 1835-1933, Blanche Ames Ames,
1963

Flat file drawer 28
Smith College diplomas (2),
1899

Flat file drawer 28
Diagrams for excreta disposal system,
circa 1967

Flat file drawer 28
House plans for Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames in Tewksbury, Mass.,
Dec 1906

Flat file drawer 28
Bay State Road, Charles River Basin Fill: blueprints,
1931

Flat file drawer 28

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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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