Fred Elijah Ames papers , 1892-1919

Overview of the Collection

Ames, Fred Elijah, 1880-1957
Fred Elijah Ames papers
1892-1919 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (2 containers)  :  2 manuscript boxes
Collection Number
Ax 104
Fred Elijah Ames was a forester in Oregon. The collection contains his diaries, photographs, and reports.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Elijah Ames was born in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1880. He graduated from Harvard in 1903, and from Yale Forestry School in 1906. From 1908 to 1942 he was chief of silviculture and assistant regional forester in Oregon. During World War I he was captain, 20th Company, 20th Engineers. He died in 1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains diaries, photographs, speeches, and reports. The diaries begin with the boyhood activities of Ames and describe his school and college life, his early forestry experiences, and his war service. The photographs are of France in 1918-1919, especially the 20th Engineers. A collection of speeches and reports accompanies the diaries.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Foresters--Oregon
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon

Corporate Names

  • United States. Army
  • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees

Geographical Names

  • France--Photographs