Special Collections and Archives

Fuller Family papers

Fuller Family papers, 1841-1946 [bulk 1890-1910]

Finding Aid

Prepared by Merritt Donaghy, December 1, 1975; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, November 24, 2003
2 record storage boxes and 1 half-size record storage box, 2.5 cubic feet, 11th floor
Old archives number: D.1.2.1


Allen Orrin Fuller, no date


Biographical Note

This collection was donated by Margaret Cowles Ticknor in 1975. Allen Orrin Fuller (1831-1906), son of Ira Fuller was an ordained Baptist minister and medical doctor. In 1863 he married Cornelia Rachel Cowles (1836-1932), granddaughter of Giles Hooker. Their daughter Jeanette Fuller (1868-1952) attended the Lake Erie Seminary and was active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union (W. C. T. U.). As a W. C. T. U. organizer and lecturer she traveled to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Michigan. Related collections are: the Betsy Mix Cowles, Papers, Lysander Mix Cowles, Papers, Giles Hooker Cowles, Papers, and Myra G. Cowles, Papers. Myra was a cousin and contemporary of Jeanette Fuller.


Scope and Content

This collection is primarily composed of correspondence to and from Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller. Other items include lectures and writings by Allen Orrin Fuller, W. C. T. U. information and miscellaneous items, including a few photographs relating to the Fuller family. The contents of the collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are housed in Box 3.


Box 1

  1. Correspondence, October 10, 1841-June 10, 1849 bulk of letters pertain to Ira Fuller's family
  2. Correspondence, January 7, 1850-December 28, 1859 bulk of letters pertain to Ira Fuller's family
  3. Correspondence, February 7, 1861-December 28, 1869 bulk of letters pertain to Ira Fuller's family
  4. Correspondence, July 27, 1874-December 5, 1879 bulk of letters received by Allen Orrin and Cornelia Fuller
  5. Correspondence, August, 1880-December 20, 1889 bulk of letters received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  6. Correspondence, April 14, 1890-June 13, 1891 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  7. Correspondence, January 13, 1892-October 19, 1892 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  8. Correspondence, August, 1893-December 20, 1895 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  9. Correspondence, January 3, 1896-September 26, 1896 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  10. Correspondence, October 5, 1896-December 5, 1896 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  11. Correspondence, January 3, 1897-December 26, 1897 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  12. Correspondence, January 7, 1898-November 13, 1899 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  13. Correspondence, January 6, 1900-December 22, 1902 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  14. Correspondence, March 9, 1903-August, 1903 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  15. Correspondence, September 19, 1903-October 26, 1903 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  16. Correspondence, November 6, 1903-December, 1903 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  17. Correspondence, February 15, 1904-July 22, 1904 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  18. Correspondence, August 4, 1904-September, 1904 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  19. Correspondence, October, 1904-December 9, 1904 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  20. Correspondence, January 14, 1905-April, 1905 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  21. Correspondence, May 2, 1905-June 16, 1905 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  22. Correspondence, July 8, 1905-October 27, 1905 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  23. Correspondence, November 1, 1905-December 18, 1905 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  24. Correspondence, January 1, 1906-March, 1906 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller
  25. Correspondence, April 3, 1906-June 13, 1906 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller

Box 2

  1. Correspondence, July 5, 1906-December 7, 1906 bulk of letters written/received by Allen Orrin, Cornelia, and Jeanette Fuller [Allan O. died in August, 1906]
  2. Correspondence, February 24, 1907-December 12, 1907 bulk of letters written/received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  3. Correspondence, April 27, 1908-August, 1908 bulk of letters written/received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  4. Correspondence, January 3, 1909-November 5, 1909 bulk of letters written/received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  5. Correspondence, June 6, 1910-November, 1913 bulk of letters written/received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  6. Correspondence, March 3, 1914-October 13, 1914 bulk of letters written/received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  7. Correspondence, October 28, 1915-October 14, 1920 bulk of letters received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller
  8. Correspondence, February 23, 1921-December, 1925 bulk of letters received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller [after late 1923 becomes Mrs. George Allen]
  9. Correspondence, August 21, 1926-February 24, 1929 bulk of letters received by Cornelia and Jeanette Fuller Allen
  10. Correspondence, July 21, 1930-December, 1946 bulk of letters received by Jeanette Fuller Allen
  11. Correspondence, written by members of the Ira Fuller family to Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  12. Correspondence, written/received by Allen Orrin or Cornelia Fuller, [no date]
  13. Correspondence, written/received by Jeanette Fuller, [no date]
  14. Correspondence, unknown writer or recipient, [no date]
  15. Envelopes, 1862-1931, [no date]
  16. Grand River Institute Programs, 1890, 1926 [features a photograph of Cornelia Cowles Fuller]
  17. The Homiletic Review Vol.XXIII no. 4, April, 1892
  18. Journal by Allen Orrin Fuller, 1859-1862, expense entries 1870-1873, [no date]
  19. Lectures and writings by Allen Orrin Fuller, 1877-1902
  20. Lectures and writings by Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  21. Legal papers, 1864, 1875, 1890, 1893, 1907, [no date]
  22. Manuscript Cosmopola by Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  23. Memorandum book of Allen Orrin Fuller, May 10, 1857
  24. The Message of Spring by Allen Orrin Fuller, May 26, 1901
  25. Miscellaneous cards, 1900, 1916 [pocket calendar], [no date]
  26. Miscellaneous financial records, 1889, 1896, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1922, 1931
  27. Miscellaneous genealogical notes about the Cowles and Fuller families, [no date]
  28. Miscellaneous lists and notes by Jeanette Fuller [no date]
  29. Miscellaneous manuscripts, Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  30. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1891, 1902, 1904, [no date]
  31. Miscellaneous notes and papers by Allen Orrin Fuller, 1895-1899
  32. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1891, 1908, [no date]
  33. Miscellaneous writings by Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  34. Miscellaneous writings [fragments, with some order] by Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  35. Miscellaneous writings [fragments, no real order] by Allen Orrin Fuller, [no date]
  36. Newspaper clippings written by or about Allen Orrin Fuller, 1889-1906, [no date]
  37. No-Tobacco Journal, [cover photograph of Cornelia Cowles Fuller], May, 1930
  38. No-Tobacco League, Press Bureau releases [seven total, one page each in length, written by Will H. Brown, Superindendent, no date]
  39. The Ohio Medical and Surgical Reporter Vol. X no. VI, November, 1876
  40. Posters, National Tribune publishers and Annette Kellermann figure development course [no date], (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  41. Photographs of Allen Orrin and Jeanette Fuller , [no date]
  42. Photographs of Cornelia Fuller, 1908-1909, 1918, 1923, [with daughter 1931], [no date]
  43. Photographs taken in Florida and Virginia, 1918, [no date]
  44. Photographs of miscellaneous people or unidentified, [no date]

Box 3

  1. Poems by Allen Orrin Fuller, 1892 [no date]
  2. Prohibition flyers, [no date]
  3. Religious newsletters, pamphlets and programs, 1890, 1901, 1919, 1945, [no date]
  4. Reminiscences of early Austinburg, [no date]
  5. Reminiscences about family members and holidays, [no date]
  6. Teaching certificate, Jeanette Fuller, 1888 and wiritings, [no date]
  7. Teaching related papers, 1890, [no date]
  8. Temperance Broadside, "To the people of Ashtabula" [1909?] (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  9. W. C. T. U. flyers, programs, and related information, 1895-1910
  10. W. C. T. U. flyers, programs, and related information, [no date]
  11. Writings of Allen Orrin Fuller: "Common Place Book, January 5, 1852, Warren, Trumbull Co. Ohio. Entered upon by Allen Orrin Fuller in 1851", January 5, 1852-June 11, 1854
  12. Microfilm, Reel 1, Correspondence October 10, 1841-March 23, 1896 (Box 1 Folders 1-12-part)
  13. Microfilm, Reel 2, Correspondence October 10, 1841-October 30, 1896 (Box 1 Folders 1-12-part)
  14. Microfilm, Reel 3, Correspondence October 5, 1896-October 26, 1903 (Box 1 Folders 10-15)
  15. Microfilm, Reel 4, Correspondence November 6, 1903-March 28, 1906 (Box 1 Folders 16-24)
  16. Microfilm, Reel 5, Correspondence November 1, 1905-November, 1913 (Box 1 Folders 24-25, Box 2 Folders 1-5)
  17. Microfilm, Reel 6, Miscellaneous items and dates (Box 2 Folders, 10-15, 21, 25-28 and Box 3 Folders 3-5)
  18. Microfilm, Reel 7, Miscellaneous items and dates (Box 2 Folders 16, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 37, 38, Box 3 Folders 1-4, 6, 8, 9)
  19. Microfilm, Reel 8, Miscellaneous items and dates (Box 2 Folders 24, 31, 33-35, 40)
  20. Microfilm, Reel 9, Miscellaneous items and dates (Box 2 Folders 17, 30, 32, 36, 39, 42-45, Box 3 Folders 7, 10)