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COLLECTION Identifier: WRC 9; M-133, reel D2

Letter from Oakes Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918

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.

Dates

  • 1918

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.

Extent

1 folders

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

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.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

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.

Related Material:

This material forms part of the Schlesinger Library's Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 (WRC).
Title
Ames, Oakes, 1874-1950. Letter from Oakes Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch01009

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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