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Guide to the Bowers Family Papers
1686-1982
 MS 2902

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Series VI: Books, 1817-1926

Scope and Content

This series consists of three subseries which contain a ship log, printed books, and family bibles.

Subseries VI.A: Unpublished Books, 1913–1926

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains Roy Campbell Smith's U.S. Navy Log. Smith was a naval officer, later Governor of Guam, and Spotswood Dandridge Bowers's father-in-law.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 9 Roy Smith, U.S. Navy Ship Log
1913–1926

Subseries VI.B: Published Books, 1817-1922

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains several published works connected with the Bowers family.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 Cadwallader D. Colden, The Life of Robert Fulton, New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1817.
1817
Box: 7 Washington Irving, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus in Three Volumes, volume 1, New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828.
1828
Box: 7 Washington Irving, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus in Three Volumes, volume 2, New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828.
1828
Box: 7 Washington Irving, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus in Three Volumes, volume 3, New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828.
1828
Box: 7 C.S. Stewart, Brazil and La Plata: Personal Record of a Cruise. New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1856.
1856
Volume: 10 Biographical Review: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of the Volume 11: Leading Citizens of Otsego County, New York, Boston: Biographical Review Publishing, Co., 1893.
1893
Volume: 11 Rand McNally Complete Atlas of the World, Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1922.

Subseries VI.C: Family Bibles, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries C contains the Bowers family's bibles. These bibles do not contain much, if any, genealogical information.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 12 Bowers Family Bible A
undated
Volume: 13 Bowers Family Bible B
undated

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