AMES, Fisher, 1758-1808


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Benjamin Vaughan Papers, 1746-1900, 13.25 linear feet.
Correspondents include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available in the library and online.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1791, 1 item.
A letter from Fisher Ames to Colonel Joseph Ward written on February 16, 1791.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the John Jay Papers, 1745-1829, amount unknown. in the John Jay collection.
The papers contain three letters from Fisher Ames to John Jay written between 1789 and 1796). A finding aid is available in the repository and online..


Dedham Historical Society
Dedham, MA
Papers: 1654-1829. Several hundred items.
Includes letters and an account book (1801-1829).


Duke University Libraries
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: ca. 1790-1801, 2 items.
A letter, 1790, from Fisher Ames to U.S. Judge John Lowell of Massachusetts concerning legislation to prevent frauds in the payment of North Carolina veterans of the Revolutionary War, and reviews the character of John Jay. A letter, 1801, from Fisher Ames to Benjamin Bourne evaluates an unidentified applicant for an editorial position with a Federalist paper.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the James Freeman Clarke Family Papers, 1777-1914, 2 linear feet.
Persons represented include Fisher Ames.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the Gratz collection; at least 1 item (1791) in the Society Autograph collection; and at least 1 (undated) item in the Coxe papers.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, ca. 1789-1801, 3 letters.
Letters of Fisher Ames, 1789-1801.

Papers: In the Oliver Wolcott Papers, 1759-1837, approximately 10,000 items.
Correspondents include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available in the library.


Marietta College
Dawes Memorial Library
Marietta, OH
Papers: At least 1 item (1791) in the Rufus Putnam papers.


Maryland Historical Society
Special Collections Reading Room
Baltimore, MD
Papers: A letter from Fisher Ames to James Lovell, Jr. written on August 3, 1789. In the letter, Fisher Ames writes regarding news of family and friends, and mentions the appointment of James Lovell, Sr. as a naval officer.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Foster Family Autograph Collection, 1621-1930, 30 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes and 2 volumes.
Persons represented include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available at the repository and online.

Papers: In the Henry Cabot Lodge Papers, 1775-1966, 51 cartons and 2 oversize boxes.
Persons represented include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


The Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1791, 1 item.
A letter from Fisher Ames to Nathaniel Appleton written on January 3, 1791. In the letter, Fisher Ames writes that he will communicate Nathaniel Appleton’s representation to the “Delegation of the State.”

Papers: 1792, 1 item.
A letter from Fisher Ames to Thomas Dwight written on September 16, 1792. In the letter, Fisher Ames comments on his marriage, travel plans, Colonel Worthington (his father-in-law), the smallpox in Boston, and political matters.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the Rufus King Papers, 1782-1826, 21 linear feet.
Correspondents include Fisher Ames.


Rutgers University
Department of Special Collections, Alexander Library and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the Ebenezer Stevens Papers, 1783-1817, 48 items.
Persons represented include Fisher Ames.


Stanford University
Manuscript Division
Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Ames Family Papers, 1782-1927, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Samuel Blachley Webb Papers, 1756-1819, 7 linear feet.
Subjects include Fisher Ames. A finding aid is available in the repository.