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Call No.: M-133, reel D2; WRC 8-8a
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Fanny Baker Ames, 1840-1931
Title: Papers of Fanny Baker Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1907-1943
Quantity: 2 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, etc., of Fanny Baker Ames, suffragist and reformer. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.
Fanny Baker Ames was born Julia Frances Baker in Canandaigua, New York. She spent much of her adult life in Philadelphia and Boston, working for charitable and political causes. In all her endeavors, she worked closely with her husband, Charles Gordon Ames, a Unitarian minister whom she married in 1863. In 1888, the Ameses settled permanently in Boston, where Ames held various offices in Massachusetts and New England suffrage associations, including the presidency of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association. In addition, she served on the Boston School Committee and the original Board of Trustees of Simmons College, and was the first woman to be appointed factory inspector in Massachusetts.Ames died at the age of 91 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, survived by a stepson and two daughters. For further information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.
Collection includes correspondence and photograph of Ames, and a memorial address about Ames.