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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.


  • Creation: 1888-1981

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

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Biographical Note

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)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ralph Petrucci, Warren, R.I. in April 2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States