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


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

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 include autobiographical material.  They also document the field of botany, including teaching, research, and the administration of the Botanical Museum.

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