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Collection Overview

Creator:
Mowry family
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Mowry Family of Rhode Island Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5138jd85q
Dates:
1722-1785
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists primarily of account books of members of the Mowry family, who were among the first settlers of Providence, Rhode Island.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists primarily of account books of the Mowry (also called Morey) family of Providence and Smithfield, Rhode Island. Included is a mathematical notebook (for school?) of Jonathan Mowry, ca. 1726; two account books of "Lawyer" Joseph Mowry, dated 1752-1764 and 1662-1775, respectively, one including the original paper wrapper; three account books of Henry Mowry, dated 1722-1747; one account book of Elisha Mowry, ca. 1751; and a 1751 document of Daniel Mowry regarding a survey of a piece of land done by Daniel Abbot. Also included is a paper signed by John Aldrich and Job Mowry, Jr., settling their accounts "from the beginning of the world to this day," dated 1785.

Arrangement:

Folders are arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Mowry family was among the first to settle in Providence, Rhode Island. Henry Mowry was a brother of Joseph Mowry. "Lawyer" Joseph Mowry was Captain of the Trained Band of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Joseph had a son Job; Joseph and Henry had another brother Job, and their father was Daniel Mowry. Elisha Mowry was probably the son of Henry Mowry.


The Mowry family was among the first to settle in Providence, Rhode Island. Henry Mowry was a brother of Joseph Mowry. "Lawyer" Joseph Mowry was Captain of the Trained Band of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Joseph had a son Job; Joseph and Henry had another brother Job, and their father was Daniel Mowry. Elisha Mowry was probably the son of Henry Mowry.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Mathematical notebook was a gift of Princeton Professor Bancroft H. Brown on Oct. 9, 1951 .

Account books, land document, and note with Aldrich's signature were given by Princeton Professor Bancroft H. Brown during the period of 1950-1967 .

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject. Professor Brown, a descendant of Captains Joseph and Daniel Mowry, provided explanations of the items and a genealogy of the Mowry family.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 4, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on August 14, 2006. Folder inventory added by James Clark '14 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Mowry Family of Rhode Island Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5138jd85q
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184