Myra G. Cowles papers

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Myra G. Cowles papers

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Myra G. Cowles papers

Myra G. Cowles papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Merritt Donaghy, April 1, 1976; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, October 23, 2003; Last Updated: July 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1900-1966
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: 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.


Processing Information: Originally processed under the archives identification D.1.6.1.

Acquisition Note: This collection was received from Margaret Cowles Ticknor, March 1, 1976.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence, December 4, 1902-December 15, 1908
  2. Correspondence, July 14, 1909-August 31, 1910; undated
  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; undated
  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, undated
  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; undated
  16. Pamphlets and leaflets [educational and religious], 1919; undated
  17. Miscellaneous programs 1912; 1921; 1922
  18. Miscellaneous marriage, birth and graduation announcements, 1900; 1937; 1943; undated
  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, undated