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Guide to the Bowers Family Papers
1686-1982
 MS 2902

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Container List

Series II: Legal Papers, 1741-1933

Scope and Content

This series contains two subseries with materials relating to land transactions as well as specific legal instruments for the family.

Subseries II.A: Property Documents, 1741-1901, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains documents pertaining to the Bowers family's land transactions. These documents include leases, bonds for deed, releases, various state documents, as well as a variety of real property documents. All of these documents are arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Indentures
1741-1791
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Indentures (Numbered)
1792
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Indentures
1792
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Indentures
1792
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Indentures
1793-1799
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Indentures
1800-1803
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Indentures
1804-1810
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Indentures
1812-1901, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Bonds for Deed
1765-1818
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bonds for Deed
1819-1950
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Releases
1788-1837
Box: 4 Folder : 4 State Documents
1769-1885, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Assorted Real Property Documents
1760-1884, undated
Oversize: OS Folder : 1 Oversized Leases
1714/15–1789
Oversize: OS Folder : 1 Oversized Assorted Real Property Documents
1686–1817

Subseries II.B: Estate, Marriage, Court, and Congressional Documents, 1748-1933, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains other legal documents for the family. These include wills, marriage licenses, assorted court documents as well as two Congressional decrees.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Bowers Family
1872–1918
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Other Family
1799–1933, undated
Oversize: OS Folder : 1 Oversized Legal Materials
1748–1777

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