Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873

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Oakes Ames was an American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who was asked by President Abraham Lincoln to build the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad.

From the description of Oakes Ames letter to E. D. Braford, 1868 January 14. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 773429638

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referencedIn Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. Letter, 1873 Feb. 26-27, Washington D.C. [to] Henry Johnson. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vertical file collection on railroads, 1824-1935 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873. Oakes Ames letter to E. D. Braford, 1868 January 14. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. Papers, 1856-1889. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad, (inclusive), 1861-1969 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Letters to Frederick Gillan Floyd, 1883-1916 Gray Herbarium Library
referencedIn Collis Potter Huntington Papers, 1797-1904 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873. Autograph letter signed : to Daniel W. Wetmore, 1864 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895. Business papers of Oliver Ames, 1872-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison), 1810-1879. James M. Edmunds correspondence, 1861-1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873. Letter to Oliver Ames. Washington, DC. 1870 Jun. 11. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1909, 1940, 1968-90 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942. Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2). University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Ames, Oliver, 1807-1877, person
associatedWith Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895. person
associatedWith Bradford, E. D., person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. person
associatedWith Dillion, Sidney, 1812-1892. person
associatedWith Durant, Thomas Clark, 1820-1885. person
associatedWith Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison), 1810-1879. person
associatedWith Hammond, John, 1827-1889. person
associatedWith HELEN (LEHMAN) BUTTENWIESER, 1905-1989 person
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900 person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942. person
associatedWith McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Union Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wetmore, Daniel W., person
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Birth 1804-01-10

Death 1873-05-08



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SNAC ID: 61734447