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M-133, reel D2; WRC 9

Ames, Oakes, 1874-1950. Letter from Oakes Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: M-133, reel D2; WRC 9
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ames, Oakes, 1874-1950
Title: Letter from Oakes Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918
Date(s): 1918
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Typed copy of a letter to Mrs. Gertrude Halladay Leonard concerning the Campaign Committee of the Men's League. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This letter of Oakes Ames comprises one folder of the Woman's Rights Collection, which was given to Radcliffe College in August 1943 and formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. The material in this folder was prepared for microfilming in June 1989 by Janet Hayashi. It was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm, M-133, reel D2.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Oakes Ames as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Oakes Ames Letter in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918; item description, dates. WRC, folder 9. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Oakes Ames, husband of Blanche (Ames) Ames, was a leading authority on orchids. In addition to teaching botany at Harvard University and directing its Botanical Museum, Ames formed a men's league to advance woman suffrage.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Typed copy of a letter to Mrs. Gertrude Halladay Leonard concerning the Campaign Committee of the Men's League, November 1, 1918.

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Additional Index Terms

Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts

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