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Guide to the Bowers Family Papers
1686-1982
 MS 2902

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1767–1982

Scope and Content Note

Series I consists of two subseries. The bulk of the materials is from the Bowers Family and were written during the nineteenth century. There are also materials from the Bowers's extended family.

Subseries I.A: Bowers Family Correspondence, 1767–1982, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries A consists of correspondence to and from the Bowers family. The bulk of this correspondence is from the nineteenth century, but some date back to the late eighteenth century and as far forward as the late twentieth century. Most of this correspondence deals with day-to-day family matters. Because there were a number of letters to Margaretta Bowers and Martha S. Bowers, their correspondence is separated. The rest of the correspondence is placed in general correspondence and arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 General Correspondence
1767–1798
Box: 1 Folder : 2 General Correspondence
1801–1839
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence to Margaretta M.S. Bowers
1803–1841
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence to Martha S. Bowers
1839–1874
Box: 1 Folder : 5 General Correspondence
1841–1894
Box: 1 Folder : 6 General Correspondence
1901–1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 General Correspondence
undated

Subseries I.B: Other Family Correspondence, 1808–1938

Scope and Content

Subseries B consists of correspondence specifically to and from the Stewart and Smith families. Martha Wilson and her cousins Alexander L. Stewart and Charles S. Stewart make up the entirety of the Stewart family correspondence. The Smith family section consists mainly of correspondence from Roy Smith's efforts to gather genealogical information about his family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence to Martha Wilson
1808–1850
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence to Martha Wilson from A.L. Stewart
1822–1835
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence from Charles S. Stewart
1854–1858
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Smith Family Correspondence
1909–1938

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