Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898

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Economist, author, and public official.

From the description of Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067851

American economist.

From the description of Papers of David Ames Wells [manuscript], 1851-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812256

Biographical Note

  • 1828, June 17: Born, Springfield, Mass.
  • 1847: Graduated, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1848: Joined staff of Springfield Republican, Springfield, Mass.
  • 1851: Graduated, Lawrence Scientific School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1857: Partner, G. P. Putnam & Co. Compiled The Science of Common Things. New York: Ivison & Phinney; Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co.
  • 1858: Published Wells's Principles and Applications of Chemistry. New York and Chicago: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor Co.
  • 1860: Married Mary Sanford Dwight
  • 1861: Published Wells's First Principles of Geology. New York: Ivison, Phinney & Co.; Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co.
  • 1863: Published Wells's Natural Philosophy. New York: Ivison, Phinney & Co.; Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co.
  • 1864: Published Our Burden and Strength. New York: Loyal Publication Society
  • 1865: Appointed chairman, National Revenue Commission Appointed special commissioner of the revenue
  • 1869: Chairman, New York State Tax Commission
  • 1871: Published Local Taxation. New York: Harper & Brothers
  • 1876: Unsuccessful candidate for Congress Receiver, Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad
  • 1878: Member, Board of Arbitration of Associated Railways
  • 1898, Nov. 5: Died, Norwich, Conn.

From the guide to the David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cox, J. D. Letter to David A. Wells, 1877. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906. Autograph letter signed : West Point, New York, to David A. Wells, [no year] May 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Watts" to "Willamov". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1877. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Eaton, Dorman B. (Dorman Bridgman), 1823-1899. Letter to David A. Wells, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jones, John Percival, 1829-1912. Letter signed : Washington, to D.A. Wells, 1883 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Watkins, E. W. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1877. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1878. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Worthington Chauncey Ford papers, 1858-1938, 1880-1925 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn American Social Science Association Records, 1863-1906, 1865-1887 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thomas A. Jenckes papers, Jenckes (Thomas A.) papers, 1834-1870 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1878. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Rogers Bowker papers, 1856-1958 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sherman, Isaac, 1818-1881. Papers of Isaac Sherman, 1832-1913 (bulk 1848-1881). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Warner letters and papers, 1850-1864, 1850-1864 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Autograph letter signed : Senate Chamber, Washington, to D.A. Wells, 1886 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941. Worthington Chauncey Ford papers, 1858-1938, bulk (1880-1925). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf David Ames Wells papers, 1847-1895 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells [manuscript], 1851-1887. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908. William F. Vilas papers, 1827-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905. Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eaton, William W. (William Wallace), 1816-1898. Letter to David Ames Wells, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. David Ames Wells papers, 1847-1895. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879. Autograph letter signed : West Hampton, to David A. Wells, 1877 Oct. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910. Typed letter signed : Washington, to David A. Wells, 1894 Mar 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933. Richard Rogers Bowker Papers, 1856-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Colwell, Stephen, 1800-1871. Papers, 1838-1866. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Oliver Ames autograph and letter to David A. Wells, 1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Orton, William, 1826-1878. Letter to David Ames Wells, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Scrapbook containing autographs, original letters, Confederate and other paper money, etc., etc. / compiled by David Ames Wells. C/W Mars
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to D.A. Wells, 1873 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sprague, A. P. (Abram Pulling), 1847-1883. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1876. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Schuckers, J. W. (Jacob William), 1831-1901. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1877. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899. Letters and autographs of Stephen J. Field, 1875, 1895. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. Autograph letter signed : New York, NY, to "My dear White", 1890 Oct. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bright, John, 1811-1889. Autograph letter signed : London, to Thomas H. Dudley, [U.S. Consul] in Liverpool, 1867 June 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Correspondence to Henry Charles Lea, 1891. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American Social Science Association. American Social Science Association records, 1863-1906 (inclusive), 1865-1887 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lehmann, Karl Gotthelf, 1812-1863. A complete manual of theoretical chemistry : by Professor Dr. C. G. Lehmann : manuscript, [after 1846] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Letter to George F. Tyler, 1876. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910. Autograph letter signed : Covington, Kentucky, to D.A. Wells, 1882 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. Autograph letter signed : to David A. Wells, 1893 Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Birney, James. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1878. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902. Papers : of Paul Leicester Ford, 1888-1905. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn James A. Garfield collection, 1863-1882 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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correspondedWith Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888 person
associatedWith Cox, J. D. person
correspondedWith Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Eaton, Dorman B. (Dorman Bridgman), 1823-1899. person
associatedWith Eaton, William W. (William Wallace), 1816-1898. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
correspondedWith Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 person
correspondedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892 person
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correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893 person
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associatedWith Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941. person
associatedWith Gardner, Charles W. person
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correspondedWith George, Henry, 1839-1897 person
correspondedWith Gould, Jay, 1836-1892 person
correspondedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Greenough, William W. (William Whitwell), d. 1899. person
correspondedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 person
correspondedWith Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905 person
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associatedWith Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910. person
correspondedWith Hoffman, John T. (John Thompson), 1828-1888 person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
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correspondedWith Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872 person
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correspondedWith Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906 person
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associatedWith Sprague, A. P. (Abram Pulling), 1847-1883. person
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correspondedWith Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886 person
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correspondedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918 person
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Birth 1828-06-17

Death 1898-11-05

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