Loren Jesse Ames Papers

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Loren Jesse Ames papers
Creator: Ames, Loren Jesse, 1815-1891
Call Number: A.A51
Dates: 1833-1896
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Loren Jesse Ames papers
Creator: Ames, Loren Jesse, 1815-1891
Call Number: A.A51
Dates: 1833-1896
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Loren Jesse Ames (1815-1891) was born in Royalton, Vermont, and studied medicine at Geneva Medical College, Geneva, New York, before settling at Mt. Morris, New York in 1843. He practiced medicine there, and was active in the anti-slavery movement, the Livingston County Medical Society, the Republican party, and the Livingston County Historical Society. During the Civil War he joined the Christian Commission and was stationed at City Point, Virginia. In public life he held posts as County Coroner and postmaster.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of family correspondence and correspondence and material relating to student life at Geneva Medical College, Livingston County politics, especially the campaign of 1874, the Republican party, Ames' experiences during the Civil War in Virginia, the sanitary drainage project in Mt. Morris and Livingston County, and Dr. Ames' professional connection with the Medical College of Syracuse University. There are also manuscript copies of addresses to the Livingston County Medical Society, a newspaper article of reminiscences, admission cards to lectures at Geneva Medical College, and one bound volume containing records of the Mt. Morris Anti-Slavery Society and the Liberty Party Association of Mt. Morris.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Geneva
New York (State)--Mount Morris
Antislavery movements
Correspondence
Ames, Loren Jesse, 1815-1891
Geneva Medical College
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased July 7, 1948 from Miss Frances Ames.Access
The Loren Jesse Ames papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Loren Jesse Ames papers, A.A51, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1General correspondence, 1833-1857
Recommendations of Ames by residents of Royalton, Vermont
Letters from fellow medical students
Certificate of election of County Officers, 1857
Box 1, Folder 2General correspondence, 1862-August 1874
Letter from Henry Vanderbilt with General Burnside's expedition, 1862
Material relating to Ames' position with the Christian Commission and service in Virginia
Letters about politics, 1865 and 1874
Box 1, Folder 3General correspondence, September 1874-1896
Letters relating to the Republican campaign of 1874
Material relating to Ames' connection with the Medical College of Syracuse University
Letters relating to the sanitary drainage project in Mt. Morris and Livingston County
Box 1, Folder 4Family correspondence, 1841-1883
Letters from Ames at Geneva Medical College
Letters from Ames at Fort Monroe and City Point, Virginia
Letter from L. D. Ames with the army of occupation in Charleston, South Carolina
Box 1, Folder 5Addresses
Article--"Forty Years of Professional Life", Mt. Morris Union, April 5, 1883
Addresses given before annual meeting of the Mt. Morris Medical Society
Box 1, Folder 6Admission cards
Box 1, Volume 1Records of the Mt. Morris Anti-Slavery Society, (1836-1837) and the Liberty Party Association of Mt. Morris, (1844-1845)
Records contain accounts of the origins of the associations, officers, minutes of meeting, and public reactions to the organizations



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