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Mss:724 1861-1969 U58

Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:724 1861-1969 U58
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad
Date(s): 1861-1969
Quantity: 3 linear feet (4 volumes, 2 boxes, 1 carton)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Papers relating to both the Ames family and their involvement in the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969. The material was gathered by Charles E. Ames in writing his book, "Pioneering the Union Pacific" (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969).

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad Papers. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Scope and Content Note:

Materials in this collection were gathered by Charles E. Ames in writing his book, "Pioneering the Union Pacific" (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969). The collection includes his reading notes, family scrapbooks, two account books, 1868-1872, of Oakes Ames, and copies of pamphlets and documents relating to the railroad. Also included are microfilm copies of records held by other repositories: part of the autobiography of Grenville Dodge; Department of Interior letters to and from Oakes and Oliver Ames, 1865-1870; and reports by Dodge, 1868-1869, and the government directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1864-1872.

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Additional Index Terms

Railroad engineering.
Railroads -- United States.
Transportation.
Account books.
Scrapbooks.
Capitalists and financiers -- Boston (Mass.)
Railroad engineers.
Ames, Charles Edgar, 1895-1972.
Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873.
Ames, Oliver, 1807-1877.
Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916.
Ames family
Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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