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Prepared by Merritt D. Betts, February 20, 1979; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec October 17, 2003; Last Updated: August 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1805-1895
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Historical Note: Greenleaf Dole traveled Ohio in 1816-1817 looking for a new home. During these travels he met Giles Hooker Cowles (future father-in-law to Selena Dole Cowles). Greenleaf and Selina (Titcomb) Dole's daughter Selina married Lewis D. Cowles in 1848. Lewis was the brother of Betsy Mix Cowles. Related collections are: the Fuller Family papers, Lysander Mix Cowles papers, Giles Hooker Cowles papers, and Myra G. Cowles papers.
Scope and Content: The central figures of the collection are Greenleaf Dole and his wife, Selina (Titcomb) Dole, who first settled in Portsmouth, Ohio and then Cincinnati. The letters in this collection provide information about everyday life in early nineteenth-century Ohio. Greenleaf's and Selina's granddaughter Julia (Cowles) Johnson provides a description of the Cowles Family house in Austinburg, Ohio, as remembered from her childhood.
Processing Information: Originally processed under the archives identification D.1.9.1.
Acquisitions Information: This collection was donated by Margaret Cowles Ticknor in 1978.