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Myra G. Cowles, Papers, 1900-1966

Inventory

Prepared by Merritt Donaghy, April 1, 1976
Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, October 23, 2003
1 document case, .33 cubic feet, 11th floor
Old archives number: D.1.6.1.


Biographical Note

This collection was received from Margaret Cowles Ticknor, March 1, 1976. Myra (1878-1966) was the sister of Margaret Ticknor's father, Howard Cowles; grand-niece of Betsy Mix Cowles; great-granddaughter of Giles Hooker Cowles and cousin and contemporary of Jeanette Fuller. For many years Myra taught under the auspices of the American Missionary School in Puerto Rico and several rural schools in the South.


Scope and Content

Correspondence from the early twentieth century makes up most of the collection. Other items include a journal, teaching materials, and miscellaneous pamphlets.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents
  1. Correspondence, December 4, 1902-December 15, 1908
  2. Correspondence, July 14, 1909-August 31, 1910, [no date]
  3. Correspondence, January 8, 1911-November 12, 1911
  4. Correspondence, March 20, 1912-October 20, 1912
  5. Correspondence, February 24, 1912-August 17, 1914
  6. Correspondence, January 27, 1915-December 12, 1915
  7. Correspondence, January 8, 1916-August 11, 1917
  8. Correspondence, February 2, 1918-December 9, 1918, [no date]
  9. Correspondence, February 16, 1919-May 14, 1922
  10. Correspondence, February 23, 1926-December 30, 1930
  11. Correspondence, April 30, 1941-September 7, 1942
  12. Correspondence, [no date]
  13. Journal, December 1940-December 1941, [includes Florida trip], newspaper clipping
  14. Notebook containing financial records, [1940s?]
  15. Educational and teaching records, certificates and resumes, 1903-1944, [no date]
  16. Pamphlets and leaflets [educational and religious, 1919 and no date]
  17. Miscellaneous programs 1912, 1921, 1922
  18. Miscellaneous marriage, birth and graduation announcements, 1900, 1937, 1943, [no date]
  19. Miscellaneous material [recipe, measurements, doll and stuffed animal patterns]
  20. Funeral card and memorial for Myra G. Cowles, March 25, 1966
  21. Newspaper clipping about Myra G. Cowles, [no date]