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Jason Howard Ames daybooks and account books

Identifier: MSS 2/316

Scope and Contents

The collection contains four daybooks, 1824-1873 (Bulk 1837-1852), and two account books, 1826-1850, documenting the medical practice of Jason Howard Ames in Bradford, N.H. and the surrounding area. Items found interleaved in the volumes were removed and placed in folders. The daybooks list the patient and the services rendered and their cost. A brief description of the service provided is included. One daybook, (dates), has a name index. Notable services rendered include reduction of a shoulder separation (8 Jul. 1838), setting of a fracture (1 Jan. 1838), bleedings, tooth extractions, obstetrical assistance, and vaccinaions. The daybooks also occasionally list payments made to Dr. Ames. Items found interleaved in the daybooks include loose entries, letters, notes, clippings, a list of material medica, a list of expenses, and a promissory note from the Concord A. Claremont Railroad. One letter dated 5 Oct. 1855 sent by J. M. Wil[mon]th to Dr. Ames regards the presidency of the Warner Bank. The account books list the patient, services rendered and their cost, and payments made. A brief description of the service rendered is included. All accounts are listed under an individual except for one listed as the Town of Bradford. Each account book has a name index. Besides monetary reimbursement, means of payment included goods (usually food) and services provided to Dr. Ames. Items found interleaved in the account books include loose entries and an engraving


  • 1824 - 1873
  • Majority of material found within 1826 - 1852


Biographical / Historical

Jason Howard Ames, physician, was born on 16 Dec. 1796 in Fairlee, Vt. He was the son of Jesse and Patty Ames. Dr. Ames died in Bradford, N.H. on 11 Jun. 1886. Dr. Ames studied medicine under Dr. Henry Lyman in Warner, N.H. and then, after completing his studies, entered into practice with Dr. Lyman. In Aug. 1824, Dr. Ames moved to Bradford, N.H., where he continued to practice medicine. On 20 Dec. 1827, he married Clara George, with whom he had three children, George, Henry George, and Martha Jane. In 1829, 1830, and 1834, Dr. Ames served as Bradford's representative to the state legislature, the General Court. He also served at one time as president of Warner Bank. Dr. Ames' business affairs also included the sale of some of his Bradford property to a railroad company.


.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)

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Jason Howard Ames daybooks and account books
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States