Special Collections and Archives

Cowles Family papers

Special Collections and Archives

Cowles Family papers

Cowles Family, Papers, 1789-1976 [bulk 1800s]

Finding Aid

Prepared by James W. Geary, January 27, 1976; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, October 29, 2003
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor
Old archives number: D.1.1.1.

Biographical Note

The Cowles family settled in Ohio when Giles Hooker Cowles moved to Ashtabula County in 1811 to become Austinburg Church's minister. Giles and his wife Sally (White) Cowles married in 1793 and had a total of nine children.

Scope and Content

This collection was received from Margaret Cowles Ticknor (great-great-granddaughter of Giles Hooker Cowles), August 8, 1975. This collection contains information related to many generations of Cowles family members, including miscellaneous family papers and genealogies. Please note this collection does not include any information pertaining directly to Betsy Mix Cowles, Giles Hooker Cowles; Allen O. Fuller, Cornelia Cowles Fuller or Jeanette Fuller Allen, (Fuller materials can be found in the Fuller Family, Papers ).

Margaret Cowles Ticknor has donated literary and property rights of this collection to Kent State University.

Box 1

Folder -- Contents
  1. Genealogy of the Family of John Cowles (or Cole) of Farmington, Connecticut, [no date]
  2. Genealogy of the Cowles Family, [no date] and miscellaneous genealogical items.
  3. Virginian Cowles Family charts and Cowles Family Tree (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  4. A Map or Chart of the Road of Love and Harbour of Marriage, signed by George Hamlin Sage, July 23, 1790 (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  5. Land grants dated January 8, 1801 and March 2, 1813 [photocopies]
  6. Miscellaneous manuscripts, essays and speeches, 1807, 1860 [no date] includes autobiographical sketch of Lewis Cowles, son of Giles Hooker Cowles
  7. Miscellaneous correspondence, January, 1806-December, 1897, [no date]
  8. Miscellaneous military documents, 1848, 1861, 1862
  9. Programs for concerts and debating club, 1837, 1859, 1882, [no date]
  10. Commencement programs, 1843, 1856, 1871 [Oberlin College] and 1884, 1888 [New Lyme Institute]
  11. Carrier's address to the Patron's of The Trumbull Democrat, 1856
  12. Miscellaneous business brochures and advertisements, 1859-1920s
  13. Pamphlets and programs of local celebrations in Austinburg, Ohio, 1875, 1900
  14. Wedding announcements, 1879-1893
  15. Wedding announcements, 1895-1905
  16. Wedding announcements, 1906-1923
  17. Wedding announcements, 1924-1930
  18. Housekeeper, A Journal of Domestic Economy, August, 1883
  19. The Sunday School Weekly, June 24, 1888 (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  20. Graduation announcements, 1897-1932
  21. Railroad map of Indiana, 1911 (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  22. Primer of Laws of Ohio Relating to Motor Vehicles and Use of the Highways, 1929
  23. Miscellaneous travel brochures [1920-1930s?]
  24. List of books in the Cowles Family library, [1935?]
  25. Handbook of the First Congregational Church, Austinburg, Ohio [Howard E. Cowles memorial edition], 1956
  26. Souvenir Program of Austinburg Sesquicentennial, July 27-30,1950 and Souvenir Program for Austinburg Country Days, September 20-21, 1975
  27. Description of the first mail service to Austinburg, [no date]
  28. Pledge card for humane treatment of animals, [no date]
  29. Miscellaneous receipts, 1796, 1814, 1865, 1869, 1875
  30. Photograph of floral tributes to H. W. Parker, April 1893
  31. Lithograph of Reverend Giles Hooker Cowles Family residence in Austinburg, Ohio [no date], lithograph "bird's eye view" of Colorado Springs, January 1874
  32. Miscellaneous correspondence September and October, 1822 [with transcriptions], 1867
  33. Diaries, 1821, 1822
  34. Manuscript record book of Bible lessons, [no date]
  35. Manuscript day book of Catherine C. Root, Farmington, Connecticut, 1816
  36. Two partial manuscript day books, unidentified, [no date]
  37. Partial manuscript day books, unidentified, [no date]
  38. Manuscript medical journal [two pages, no date]
  39. Notebook with information about the Power family, notebook patent date, 1868
  40. Essay entitled Patience, by E. M. Cowles, [no date]
  41. Miscellaneous manuscript poems and songs, [no date]
  42. Miscellaneous printed poems, [no date]
  43. Song To be sung at the close of the Republican exercises within the house March 9, 1803
  44. Manuscript description of the Moravian School for Girls at Bethlehem, [Pennsylvania?], 1789
  45. Miscellaneous military and civil documents, 1847, 1867, 1870
  46. Miscellaneous play programs, 1878, 1879, 1882, and manuscript order of service, 1900
  47. New Lyme Institute, catalog for academic year 1883-1884
  48. Scrapbook of miscellaneous clippings pasted in Ohio School Report, 1886
  49. Miscellaneous newspapers, [includes issue about the Lincoln assassination] 1865, 1881, 1889, 1936, [no date] (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  50. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings [includes several articles about early pioneers to Ashtabula county], 1862, 1883, 1884, 1896, [no date]
  51. Index to the Cowles-Hutchinson letters, prepared by Alice Cowles Brown, 1976
  52. Microfilm of Cowles-Hutchinson letters, [two rolls one positive and one negative, old archives number D.1.7.1.]