Ames Family Papers
Ames Family Papers, 1812-2013
164 boxes (72 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 3
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:Restrictions on use:
The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works by Ames family, except for those by individuals still living. Copyright to works by persons other than Ames family members may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
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