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Finding aid of the Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers 0014
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  • Title: Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers
    Collection number: 0014
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1823-1899
    Abstract: Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.
    creator: Bowen family
    creator: Van Allen family

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers, Collection no. 0014, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Content

    Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bowen family -- Archives
    Van Allen family -- Archives
    Christian life--United States--19th century--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Manuscripts
    United States--History--19th century--Archival resources