Bowles Family Papers – MS108
Provenance: Gifted to the Portsmouth Athenaeum in 2011 by Morgan Butler.
Citation: Bowles Family Papers (MS108), Manuscript Collections, Portsmouth Athenaeum
Size: 1/2 Hollinger Box (2.5 linear inches)
Access: No restrictions
Processed by: John Knowlton in 2011
Scope and Content
Primarily correspondence; also includes commissions, legal documents, deeds, and membership certificates relating to the Bowles family of Portsmouth, NH.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 1792-1840. Letters written by John Bowles, Abigail Bowles, Charles Bowles, Frances A. and Frances B. Bowles, Moses P. Brown.
Folder 2: General Correspondence, 1851-1913. Letters written by Ann Cooper, Thomas May, M.M. Pomeroy, G.H. Adalian, Burton S. Gilman, O.L. Snyder, Samuel Beall, H.F. Bowles, B.F. George, William Bowles.
Folder 3: Letters to Frances A. Bowles from her friends (names illegible), 1854? – 1898.
Folder 4: Letters to Fannie A. Bowles from students, 1858-1866 and n.d., (names illegible).
Folder 5: Legal Documents, 1794-1896. Names Jeremiah Libby, Eliphalet Ladd, Samuel Wallis, John P. Cooper, F.A. Bowles, James W. Johnson, Frank Butler.
Folder 6: Commissions. John Bowles.
Folder 7: Miscellany: Death of Frances A. Bowles, Se 9, 1840.
Folder 8: Miscellany: Rachael Wiggins Boardman, 2 items, 1867 and n.d.
Folder 9: Miscellany: unknown, prayer, n.d.
Folder 10: Printed material: Knowlton, John, et al, Report of the Warden of North Church, March 1, 1869, frag.
Sons and Daughters of Portsmouth, 1873 and 1910.