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COLLECTION Identifier: HUG 4139.xx

Papers of Oakes Ames, 1897-1967 (inclusive).


 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.


  • 1897-1967 (inclusive).



4 cubic feet

History note

Oakes Ames (1874-1950) graduated from Harvard in 1898, taught botany at Harvard, and was director of the Botanical Museum.

He married Blanche Ames in 1900. His children were Pauline Ames Plimpton, Oliver Ames, Davis Ames, Evelyn Ames Davis, and Amyas Ames.


  1. General information by and about Oaks Ames
  2. Correspondence and Writings
  3. ___ Correspondence with Family and Friends, 1916-1949
  4. ___ Trips
  5. ___ Letters from Prof. Oakes Ames
  6. ___ Journal of Common Things
  7. ___ Autobiography
  8. ___ Outlines of Economic Botany--Bussey Institution Lectures
  9. ___ Unidentified manuscript
  10. Correspondence about Botany at Harvard, 1920-1935 and 1945-1946
  11. Arnold Arboretum Controversy, 1935-1966
  12. Botanical Museum, 1897-1967
  13. Lectures, 1901-1948

Inventory upate

This document last updated 2019 January 14.
Ames, Oakes, 1874- Papers of Oakes Ames : an inventory
Harvard University Archives
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