Ames Family Correspondence
Identifier: SpC MS 1260
Scope and Contents
Correspondence of various members of the Ames family of Kenduskeag, Maine. Includes letters to Frank L. Ames, 1888-1927; to Genevieve Ames, 1879-1913; to Percy S. Ames, 1897-1904; to Nellie Ames Beverage, 1912; and to Alma Ames, 1902-1981. The majority of the letters are to Alma Ames. The letters are mostly from family and friends. The collection also contains a folder of obituaries and information about the Ames family, as well as a few letters of Keizor family members. Letters dating from 1925-1944 to Robert N. Cushman and his wife Pearl Cushman are also found in the collection. Many of the letters are from Pearl Cushman's mother, Mrs. Fred W. (Eva M.) Hinkley of East Corinth, Maine, and are addressed to her daughter in De Land, Florida.
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
The members of the Ames family were residents of Kenduskeag, Maine. Little information is available about Frank L. Ames. His wife Genevieve Keizor Ames died on Dec. 30, 1926. Frank and Genevieve Ames had two daughters, Alma B. Ames and Nellie Ames Beverage, and one son, Percy S. Ames. Alma Ames was born in 1890 in Kenduskeag and died on July 1, 1987. She was a homemaker and also raised and sold plants. Percy Ames was born in 1888 in Kenduskeag and died there in 1953.
1 box (14 folders)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Ralph Petrucci, Warren, R.I. in April 2002.
- Ames family
- Ames family -- : Correspondence
- Ames, Alma B. -- : Correspondence
- Ames, Frank L. -- : Correspondence
- Ames, Genevieve Keizor -- : Correspondence
- Ames, Percy S. -- : Correspondence
- Beverage, Nellie Ames -- : Correspondence
- Cushman, Pearl -- : Correspondence
- Cushman, Robert N. -- : Correspondence
- East Corinth (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- East Corinth (Me.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family -- Maine -- Kenduskeag Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hinkley, Eva M.
- Keizor family -- : Correspondence
- Kenduskeag (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kenduskeag (Me.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Maine -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Ames Family Correspondence
- In Progress
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note