Lysander Mix Cowles papers

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Lysander Mix Cowles papers

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Lysander Mix Cowles papers

Lysander Mix Cowles papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, November 6, 2003; Last updated: January 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1831-1857
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case + oversized items)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: Lysander Mix Cowles (1807-1857) was the son of Giles Hooker Cowles who settled in Austinburg, Ohio, in 1811. Lysander was a merchant and militia captain. He married Rachel Cowles in 1835. Lysander served as administrator of the estate of Theodore Henry Wadsworth.


Scope and Content: This collection includes many miscellaneous documents, including receipts, teaching certificates, and legal papers related to Lysander's public service (Austinburg Township Treasurer and Justice of the Peace). Oversized items include abolitionist newspapers and a deed.


Related Materials: Related collections are the Betsy Mix Cowles, Papers, (sister of Lysander), Giles Hooker Cowles, Papers, and the Mix-Wadsworth Family Papers.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Accounts and expenditures, Austinburg, 1847-1848
  2. Apportionment of school money, 1846, 1849-1850, 1852-53
  3. Appraisals of books and clothing of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843-1846?
  4. Appraisals of personal property includes Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843, 1844
  5. Board of School Examiners, 1846-1848
  6. Correspondence, 1841-1853
  7. County Treasurer receipts, 1834-1843
  8. County Treasurer receipts, 1844-1848
  9. County Treasurer receipts, 1849-1852
  10. Estate debts of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843-1846
  11. Justice of the Peace, papers, 1844, 1847-1848
  12. Justice of the Peace, papers, 1849, 1850
  13. Legal papers, 1839, 1844-1850
  14. Letters of administration in the estate of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843-1846
  15. Letters from D. B. Harrington, 1831
  16. Marriage licenses, 1849
  17. Memoriam of Lysander Cowles, 1857
  18. Miscellaneous papers, 1849, 1851, undated
  19. Miscellaneous receipts, 1839-1859, undated
  20. Promissory notes, 1841, 1846, 1848, 1849
  21. Pupil lists, 1850-1851, undated
  22. State Treasurer receipts, 1843
  23. Teacher's quarterly report, 1852-1853
  24. Teaching certificates, 1846-1849
  25. Teaching certificates, 1850-1853
  26. Township Treasurer receipts, 1831, 1833, 1844, 1845
  27. Township Treasurer receipts, 1847-1848
  28. Township Treasurer receipts, 1849
  29. Township Treasurer receipts, 1850
  30. Township Treasurer receipts, 1851
  31. Township Treasurer receipts, 1852-1854
  32. Will of Catharine Williams, 1845?

Oversized Materials

Physical Location: Oversized materials are filed in the map case.

Folder:

  1. Deed, 1836
  2. The Emancipator. Vol. 1, No. 46. March 16, 1837
  3. The Emancipator. Vol. 3, No. 37. Whole No. 141. January 10, 1839
    Restrictions on Access: This paper is in very fragile condition and has suffered paper loss and damage in several areas, including many areas of printed text.
  4. Standard - Extra edition, undated (but likely some time circa 1840)
    Scope and Content: Deals with "The Embezzlement of The Emancipator."