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Guide to the Clarence W. Bowen Records of the
Committee on the Centennial Celebration of Washington's Inauguration
1888-1894
 MS 3118

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, 1852-1935
Creator: New York (N.Y.). Committee on Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of Washington, 1789
Title: Clarence W. Bowen records of the Committee on the Centennial Celebration of Washington's Inauguration
Dates [inclusive]: 1888-1894
Abstract: The collection primarily holds copies of Clarence Bowen's outgoing letters in connection with his position as Secretary in 1889 of New York's Committee on the Centennial Celebration of Washington's Inauguration and as editor of the related memorial volume published subsequently, in 1892. The collection also holds scrapbooks of newspaper clippings covering the 1889 celebration; working files and bound volumes with lists of attendees, etc. for the ball, banquet, and other specific events; invitations, funding legislation, and other original documentation and ephemera; and metallic printing plates for tickets, press passes, invitations, and other print matter for the celebration.
Quantity: 12 Linear feet in 10 record cartons and 1 oversize flat box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3118