Ames, Oakes, 1874-1950
- Existence: 1874-1950
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesCollection Identifier: HUG 4139.xx
Overview: Oakes Ames (1874-1950) graduated from Harvard in 1898, taught botany at Harvard and was director of the Botanical Museum. His papers document his personal and family life, and the field of botany, including teaching, research, and administration of the Botanical Museum.
Scope and Content: The Ames Papers consists of two manuscripts for articles on orchids of the Philippines. Orchidaceae Halconenses is a draft of an article bearing the same title, published in the Philippine Journal of Science in 1907. New Species, New Combinations contains descriptions of plants arranged alphabetically by Latin plant name. It is described as having been prepared for Fascicle V of Orchidaceae (1915), but is quite different from the...
FOUND IN: Arnold Arboretum ArchivesCollection Identifier: I B ODA
Abstract: Compiled primarily during his tenure as supervisor of the Arnold Arboretum, the papers of Oakes Ames consist of correspondence, budgets, photographs, and biographical material. Ames served as supervisor of the Arnold Arboretum from 1927-1935; a period marked by the diversity of research and an increase in staff participation in teaching at Harvard.