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Ames, John Keller Esq. of Machias, Maine

The family tree of John Keller Ames of Machias, Maine, and an 1893 business letter to him from a New York lumber broker, below. If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the people in the family tree below, please leave a comment or contact Todd House directly. Thanks!

I blogged about this letter and a brief sketch of John Keller Ames on my blog Heirlooms Reunited of 10/22/10.

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Cable Address: "Mayhew" New York Simpson, Clapp & Co. Wholesale Dealers in Spruce and Pine Lumber Ship Brokers and Commission Merchants No. 12 Old Slip New York March 2nd, 1893 John K. Ames Esq. Machias, Me., Dear Sir: Yours of February 2th received. We have had such a long siege of very bad weather that building operations are still almost at a standstill. Our market is quiet and quotations on laths are almost nominal. Quote St. John, not quick, at about $2.50; think roundwood, if here now, would bring about $2.30. The dealers seem to speak very encouragingly for the Spring outlook, but so little has been done all winter that almost all of the yards will probably open the season with pretty fair stocks. Quote timber - narrow stuff $15 to $16, wide $16.50 to $17.50. Yours Respy., Simpson, Clapp & Co.

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