Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895

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Oliver Ames, 1831- 1895, Governor of Massachusetts in 1887-1890. He was son of Oakes Ames, (1804-1873) and nephew of Oliver Ames (1807-1877), the President of Union Pacific Railroad Co. In 1873 he was named as one of the executors of his father' estate. He was on the Board of the Union Pacific in 1874-1877, and served as a board member and director of several industrial companies, banks, and railroads, including the New Orleans, Mobile, & Texas, and Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.

From the description of Business papers of Oliver Ames, 1872-1901. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446296

American Capitalist and politician. He was a three time Governor of Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Oliver Ames autograph and letter to David A. Wells, 1887, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Codman, Ogden. Alteration for Oliver Ames, Esq. [graphic] : Boston, Mass. / Ogden Codman. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Clark letter to Oliver Ames, 1888 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895. Business papers of Oliver Ames, 1872-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895. Letters and notes, 1880-1888. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Oliver Ames autograph and letter to David A. Wells, 1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. Papers, 1828-1936 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Ames, Anna Ray. Social correspondence of Governor and Mrs. Oliver Ames, 1881-1898. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
referencedIn Sharp, John, 1820-1891. Letter : Salt Lake City, Utah, to Oliver Ames, [Boston, Massachusetts], 1872 Feb. 23. American Primers
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ham, Benjamin F. Letter to Oliver Ames. New York, NY. 1869 Mar. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Oakes Ames, 1897-1967 (inclusive). Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1828-1936 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Albert Kimsey Owen Papers, 1872-1909 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. Alterations for Oliver Ames Esq. no. 15 Commonwealth Ave. Boston [graphic] / Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, Arch'ts. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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associatedWith Ames, Anna Ray. person
associatedWith Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873 person
correspondedWith Ames, Oakes, 1874- person
associatedWith Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905 person
correspondedWith Carr, Samuel, 1848-1922 person
associatedWith Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clark, Henry, 1829-1899 person
associatedWith Codman, Ogden. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Ham, Benjamin F. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Owen, Albert Kimsey person
correspondedWith Pickering and Mosely (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Sallie Joy White, 1852? -1909 person
associatedWith Sharp, John, 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. corporateBody
correspondedWith Slocum, E. T. person
correspondedWith Smith, Wellington person
correspondedWith Stone, A. P. person
associatedWith Union Pacific Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Union Pacific Railway Company corporateBody
associatedWith Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898 person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. person
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Massachusetts
United States
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Railroads--History--19th century--Sources
Executors and administrators--Archives
Businessmen--Archives
Executives--Archives
Brokers--Correspondence
Governor
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Birth 1831-02-04

Death 1895-10-22

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