Bowles Family Papers – MS108

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 List

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.