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Finding aid of the Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers

2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bowen family
Creator
Van Allen family
Title
Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers
Collection no.
0014
Date [inclusive]
1823-1867
Extent
0.42 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers, Collection no. 0014, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 , 2013 April

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Bowen family -- Archives
  • Van Allen family -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--19th century--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Christian life--United States--19th century--Archival resources

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