RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/111
TitleBr Guy Ames SJ (1903-1979) (Jamshedpur Province)
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis small collection consists mostly of personal correspondence during Br Ames' final years in England. Also included is a set of sermon notes.
Admin_HistoryBrother Guy Gambier Ames was born on 14 October 1903 at Lausanne, Switzerland of Protestant parents. At the age of seven he accompanied them to Ceylon to live there, but was sent back for schooling in England and Switzerland.

At the age of 19 he was received into the Church and the following year went out to take up planting in Ceylon. He wanted to join the Capuchins but was dissuaded by the opposition and pleas of his family.
In 1933 he married and later had a daughter. During the Second World War he served in the Indian Army, and soon after the war both his daughter and wife died.

In July 1955 Br Ames joined the Society in the Jamshedpur Province. The skills most used by him while in the Society were book-keeping, carpentry and building.

In 1972 ill health forced him to move to England, first to Southwell House and then to Enfield. His health began to deteriorate gradually but gave no cause for alarm. A week before he died he was taken to the doctor with a chest infection but not judged to need hospital treatment. He was found dead in bed in London on 17 May 1979. His Requiem was attended by a couple of dozen Jesuits and as many parishioners, and he was buried in the cemetery at Leytonstone.
Related MaterialArchive:
- For two black and white photographs of Br Ames see: ABSI/SJ/PH/6

For his obituary see: Letters & Notices vol. 83, pp. 429-430
Printed document
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.
DS/UK/1020Ames; Guy (1903-1979); Jesuit Brother1903-1979

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