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Betsy Mix Cowles, Papers, 1821-1976

Betsy Mix Cowles, Papers, 1821-1976 [bulk 1830-1879]

INVENTORY

Prepared by Donna DeBlasio, August 6, 1979
Prepared for the Web by Barbara Bass, June 7, 1996; Updated March 2013.

15 half-size record storage boxes + oversize folders, 9 cubic feet, 11th floor

(Original Archives Number: D.1.5.4)


Biographical Note

Betsy Mix Cowles was an active and influential Ohio-based reformer of the nineteenth century. Cowles was involved in many different activities: she was an active abolitionist, a feminist, and an educator. She counted among her friends and acquaintances people such as Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry C. Wright, and Abby Kelley Foster. Cowles did not marry and supported herself as a teacher and school system administrator in Ashtabula County where Cowles and her family were settled.

The following chronology of Cowles' life was originally compiled by Julie Taylor.

  • 1810, February 9 Birth of Betsy Mix Cowles in Bristol, Connecticut, the eighth child of Giles Hooker Cowles and Sally White Cowles.
  • 1811 Cowles family settles in Austinburg, Ohio.
  • 1827-32 (approximately) Betsy began teaching in area schools and in southeastern New York.
  • 1830 Death of her mother, Sally White Cowles.
  • 1832 Studied infant school in New York City.
  • 1832-33 Conducted an infant school in Kinsman, Ohio
  • 1834 Secretary of the Young Ladies' Society for Intellectual Improvement in Austinburg.
  • 1835 Death of her father, Giles Hooker Cowles.
  • 1835 Principal leader of antislavery in Ashtabula County; organizer and secretary of the Ashtabula County Female Anti-Slavery Society.
  • 1838-40 One of the first students of the Ladies' course at Oberlin College; member of third female graduating class.
  • 1840-43 Taught in Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • 1843-48 Preceptress of female department of Grand River Institute in Austinburg.
  • 1845 Became a Garrisonian Abolitionist through influence of Abby Kelley Foster.
  • 1846-47 Conducted antislavery fairs in Ohio; attended antislavery fairs and meetings in Boston.
  • 1848 May have attended Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.
  • 1848 Teacher and principal of female department of grammar school in Massillon, Ohio.
  • 1850-55 Superintendent of girls' grammar school and girls' high school in Canton, Ohio.
  • 1850 Presiding officer of first Woman's Rights Convention in Ohio at Salem.
  • 1851 Attended Akron Woman's Rights Convention and gave report on "Labor and Wages."
  • 1852 Member of executive committee of newly formed Ohio Woman's Rights Association.
  • 1856-58 Supervisor of practice teachers and model school at the McNeely Normal School in Hopedale, Ohio.
  • 1858 Instructor, Illinois State Normal University at Bloomington.
  • 1858-60 Superintendent of schools in Painesville, Ohio.
  • 1860-62 Taught in Dehli, New York.
  • 1862 Retired to Austinburg, Ohio because of eye trouble.
  • 1865 Lost sight of one eye.
  • 1869 Death of her sister Cornelia Cowles.
  • 1876, July 25 Death of Betsy Mix Cowles.

Bibliography (Additional Sources of Information on Betsy Mix Cowles)

Hosford, Frances J. Father Shiperd's Magna Charta. Boston: Marshal Jones Co., 1937, pp. 122-125.

Melder, Keith. "Betsy Mix Cowles," in Edward T. James, Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1971, pp. 393-394.

Williams, William A. History of Ashtabula County. Philadelphia: Williams Brothers, 1878, pp. 100-101.

Women's Department of Cleveland Centennial Commission. Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve. Cleveland: 1896-1924, vol. 1.


Scope and Content

Margaret Cowles Ticknor first donated the collection on August 8, 1975. Since that time, Ticknor has added to the papers on the following dates: June 1, 1976, June 14, 1977, October 30, 1978, and July 2, 1979. Margaret Ticknor has kindly donated any and all literary rights she may possess, as well as property rights to the Kent State University.

The Betsy Mix Cowles Papers are divided into two basic categories: manuscript materials and printed materials, and are then organized according to topics within each category. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order dating from 1821 to 1876, with undated letters placed at the end of this section. Box 3 contains diaries.


Series

Series I: Manuscripts

Series II: Printed Materials


Series I: Manuscripts


Box 1

Sub-Series 1: Manuscripts: Correspondence (by date)

Folder -- Contents

Correspondence, 1821-1834

  1. S. Cowles, Austinburg, January 5, 1821, to Martha [Cowles].
  2. S. Cowles, Austinburg, January 24, 1823, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  3. [?], [n.p.], September 20, 1824 to [?].
  4. Martha H. Cowles, Eliza Root, and Rebecca Williams, Clinton, October 9, [1824?], to Parents [Giles H. Cowles and Sally Cowles
  5. Eliza Root, Catskill, November 12, 1827, to Cousins.
  6. Henry C. Williams, Remsen, March 3, 1828, to Cousin [Martha H. Cowles] and Brother [Charles G. Williams].
  7. Eliza Root, Catskill, May 4, 1829, to Cousins [Betsy, Martha, and Cornelia Cowles.]
  8. Elbert A. Williams, Clinton, April 20, 1832, to Cousin [Martha Cowles].
  9. Alice and Eliza Cowles, Austinburg, April 25, 1832, to Cornelia Cowles.
  10. Alice W. Cowles and Eliza Cowles, Austinburg, April 25, 1832, to Betsy.
  11. Issac McIlvaine, Kinsman, May 15, 1832, to Betsy.
  12. [n.a.], Packet Douglass, Erie Canal, July 27, 1832, to Cousin and friend [Sarah Berrien].
  13. Sarah Berrien, Newton, August 22, 1832, to Sir [Giles H. Cowles].
  14. Julia, [n.p.], September 16, 1832, to Betsy.
  15. Mary L. Bruce, Brooklyn, October 1, 1832, to Girls [Cornelia Cowles].
  16. Julia R., Vienna, October 28, 1832, to Betsy.
  17. S. [Sarah] Berrien, Brooklyn, January 21, 1833, to Cousins [Betsy].
  18. S. [Sarah] A. Leonard, Fishkill, June 16, 1833, to Cousin [Betsy].
  19. Giles H. Cowles, Austinburg, August 9, 1833, to Betsy.
  20. Sarah Berrien, Brooklyn, October 1, 1833, to Cousin [Betsy]
  21. [Ezekial Cowles], Farmington, April 4, 1834, to Niece [Cornelia].
  22. A. [Almira] M. Cowles, Cleveland, June 18, 1834, to Sister [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1835

  1. M.S. Howell, Ipswich, February 21, 1835, to Betsy.
  2. Laura M. Wright, Morgan, April 1, 1835, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  3. C.M. Cowles, Milledgeville, April 14, 1835, to Parent.
  4. L. [Lewis] D. Cowles, Oberlin, May 21, 1835, to Sisters.
  5. Sarah B. Hayes, Hartford, July 8, 1835, to Betsy.
  6. Sarah Berrien, Brooklyn, July 14, 1835, to Cousin [Betsy].
  7. Sarah B. Hayes, [Kinsman], July 25, 1835, to Betsy.
  8. Caroline and Morse Blake Sarah, Steubenville, August 24, 1835 to Sister [Betsy].
  9. Martha, Farmington, September 9, 1835, to Cousin [Martha Cowles].
  10. Betsy, Hartford, September 10, 1835, to Sisters.
  11. S. [Sarah] Berrien, Brooklyn, September 18, 1835, to Cousin [Betsy].
  12. Blake Sarah, the "Post Boy" to Wheeling, October 27, 1835, to Betsy.
  13. A.A. Guthrie, Putnam, October 29, 1835, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  14. Julia Pratt, Orwell, December 24, 1835, to Betsy.
  15. [Jared] W., Laport, December 24, 1835, to Cousin [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1836

  1. Maria L. Mills, Jefferson, January 19, 1836, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  2. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Brooklyn, January 22, 1837, to [Sister] Betsy.
  3. Old Harry and Cornelia Cowles, Detroit, January 30, 1836, to Cousin [Betsy].
  4. Rachel A. Babcock, Wayne, February 10, 1836, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  5. A., Oberlin, February 20, 1836, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  6. S.B.H. [Sarah B. Hayes], Hartford, February 26, 1836, to Betsy.
  7. Lucy M. Wright, Talmadge, March 5, 1836, to Sister [Betsy].
  8. Julia, Orwell, April 9, 1836, to Betsy.
  9. Augustus Wattles, Putnam, April 9, 1836, to Sister Cowles [Betsy]
  10. Maria Kellogg, Cherry Valley, April 9, 1836, to Sister [Betsy].
  11. Sarah Coleman, Andover, April 11, 1836, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  12. Joanna Chester, Rome, April 13, 1836, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  13. George D. Clark, Hudson, April 14, 1836, to Sister Cowles [Betsy].
  14. [Lewis] D. Cowles, Oberlin, April 30, 1836, to Sisters [Betsy].
  15. L. Maria L. Mills, Austinburg, April 30, 1836, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  16. Lucy M. Wright, Aurora, May 20, 1836, to Sister [Betsy].
  17. Eunice A. Ensign, Painesville, June 1, 1836, to Betsy.
  18. Julia L. Pratt, Geneva, July 2, 1836, to Betsy
  19. Sylvia, Oberlin, August 6, 1836, to Betsy.
  20. L. Drummond, West Camp, New York, August 9, 1836, to Friend [Mrs. Catharine Cowles].
  21. S. Ellen [Thome], Oberlin, October 21, 1836, to Betsy.
  22. James A. [Thome], Oberlin, October 22, 1836, to [Sister Cowles].

Correpondence, 1837

  1. Cornelia [Cowles], Ohio City, January 12, 1837, to Betsy.
  2. Martha [Cowles], Eliza H.A., Sarah Belustin, and E.Cowles, Austinburg, January 15, 1837, to Betsy.
  3. Matilda and [Martha Cowles], Austinburg, February 16, 1837 to Betsy.
  4. Martha Howell, Matilda, and h.B. Green, Austinburg, March 30, 1837, to Betsy.
  5. Martha, Farmington, April 9, 1837, to Betsy
  6. Martha Howell, Matilda, and H.B. Green, Austinburg, April 29, 1837, to Betsy.
  7. A.K. Thompson, New York, May 24, 1837, to Betsy.
  8. A.K. Thompson, New York, June 2, 1837, to Betsy.
  9. Seth W. White, New York, June 22, 1837, to Betsy.
  10. Sarah A. Montross, Brooklyn, July 18, 1837, to Cousin [Betsy].
  11. L.C. Carter, [n.p.], August 5, 1837, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  12. A.K. Thompson, New York, August 17, 1837, to Dear Friend [Betsy].
  13. S. [Sarah] A. Montross, Newburg, September 21, 1837, to Cousin [Betsy].
  14. Amelia, Flatbush, September 23, 1837, to Betsy.
  15. King, New York, November 6, 1837, to Friend [Betsy].
  16. Marie P., Blensville, November 9, 1837, to Friend [Betsy].
  17. M.S. Howell, Ipswich, December 25, 1837, to Betsy.
  18. Clara Cowles, Farmington, December 25, 1837, to Cousin [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1838

  1. Amelia H. Root, Catskill, January 6, 1838, to Betsy.
  2. Julia L. Pratt, Orwell, January 29, 1838, to Betsy.
  3. E.M. Cowles, Milledgeville, February 1, 1838, to Betsy.
  4. S. [Sarah] A. Montross, Newburgh, February 6, 1838, to Cousin [Betsy].
  5. Adaline and Martha, Catskill/High Falls, February 11, 1838, to Betsy.
  6. Cornelia [Montross], Newburgh, February 24, 1838, to Mama [Sarah Montross].
  7. Lydia, Catskill, March 5, 1838, to Friend [Betsy].
  8. Betsy, Austinburg, March 16, 1838, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  9. Sarah A. Montross, Newburgh, March 16, 1838, to Cousin [Betsy].
  10. Maria P., Irvingsville, March 25, 1838, to Friend [Betsy].
  11. S.J. Brown, Conneaut, April 14, 1838, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  12. S.J. Brown, Bellevue House near Cincinnati, April 24, 1838, to Betsy.
  13. Julia, Orwell, June 1, 1838, to Betsy.
  14. Mary White, New York, June 7, 1838, to Niece [Betsy].
  15. [S. Marshall?], Painesville, June 11, 1838, to Betsy.
  16. [S. Marshall?], Painesville, June 11, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  17. S.[Sarah] A. Montross and Cornelia [Montross], Syracruse, June 12, 1838 to Cousin Betsy.
  18. Eliza Root and Antoinette, Catskill, June 18, 1838, to Cousins and Sisters [Betsy].
  19. Susan E. Wattles, Cincinnati, June 30, 1838, to Sister in the Cause of Abolition [Betsy].
  20. Sarah A. Montross, Salina, June 5, 1838, to Cousin Betsy. This letter also contains an updated note from Betsy to Cornelia.
  21. C. Gilette and A. [Alice] W. Cowles, Oberlin, August 4, 1838, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  22. Maria P., Palensville, September 2, 1838, to Friend [Betsy].
  23. I.A., Mary Jane Firkett, and Sarah [A. Montross], New York, September 20, 1838, to Cousin [Cornelia Cowles].
  24. S. [Sarah] A. Montross, New York, September 23, 1838, to Cousin [Cornelia Cowles].
  25. S. Austin, [n.p.], October 7, 1838, to Betsy.
  26. Betsy, Oberlin, October 13, 1838, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  27. Mary, Catskill, November 30, 1838, to Friend [Betsy].
  28. Matilda, South Dedham, December 11, 1838, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1839

  1. M. W. Henderson, Hudson, March 14, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].
  2. [Cornelia Cowles], Ohio City, March 31, 1839, to Betsy.
  3. Emaline Ryder, Austinburg, April 1, 1839, to Teacher [Betsy].
  4. C. Reston, Austinburg, April 8, 1839, to Betsy and Sarah.
  5. A. Lewis, Austinburg, May 18, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].
  6. Ezekial Cowles, Farmington, June 10, 1839, to Harry [Wadsworth] and Martha Cowles.
  7. M.W. Henderson, Hudson, June 13, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].
  8. J.A.L., [n.p.], June 18, 1839, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  9. D.H. Williams, New York, June 25, 1839, to Miss Cowles [Cornelia].
  10. S. [Susan] W. Morse, Gotham, June, 1839, to Friend [Cornelia Cowles].
  11. Sarah, Newburgh, July 3, 1839, to Cousin [Betsy].
  12. Antoinette H. Mashe, Morgan, July 21, 1839, to Cousin [Betsy].
  13. Maria, Pelensville, July 26, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].
  14. I. Steese, Massillon, August 1, 1839, to Betsy.
  15. Betsy, Oberlin, August 11, 1839, to Sister [Cornelia].
  16. Abby Wickham, Clarendon Spa, August 28, 1839, to Miss Cowles [Cornelia].
  17. Jennett Raymond, Columbus, September 5, 1839, to Betsy.
  18. Antoinette H.M. [Mashe], Morgan, October 12, 1839, to Betsy.
  19. Abby Wickham, New York, October 21, 1839, to [Cornelia Cowles].
  20. M.W. Henderson, Hudson, October 23, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].
  21. Cornelia, Poughkeepsie, December 2, 1839, to Papa.
  22. L.C. Lawrence, Grahamsville, December 3, 1839, to Friend [Betsy].

Box 2

Correspondence, 1840

  1. S.I. Hamlin, Elyria, January 2, 1840, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  2. Emily, Oberlin, January 11, 1840, to Betsy.
  3. Frances, Fredericktown, January 14, 1840, to Betsy.
  4. Abby W., and S. Morse, New York, February 1, 1840, to Miss Cowles [Cornelia].
  5. Alfred Cowles, Alton, February 27, 1840, to Cousin [Betsy].
  6. Maria Palen, Neversink, March 1, 1840, to Friend [Betsy].
  7. C. Preston, [Martha Cowles], Betsy, and S.A.L, Austinburg, April 8, 1840, to Cornelia.
  8. Samuel D. Cochran, Oberlin, May 12, 1840, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  9. M.W. Henderson, Hudson, June 19, 1840, to Friend [Betsy].
  10. A.D Hawley, Austinburg, July 6, 1840, to Madam.
  11. Antoinette, Austinburg, July 31, 1840, to Betsy.
  12. Ezekial Cowles, Farmington, September 14, 1840, to Martha and Betsy Cowles.
  13. Sarah, Oberlin, October 6, 1840, to Betsy.
  14. M.B. Salisbury, New York, October 10, 1840, to Friend [Cornelia Cowles]
  15. J.H. Kenzie, Oberlin, October 12, 1840, to Betsy.
  16. A. Wickham, New York, October 30, 1840, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  17. Timothy B. Hudson, T.H. Fairchild, and William, Oberlin, October 31, 1840, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  18. Timothy B. Hudson, Berlin, December 31, 1840, to Miss Cowles [Betsy]. [Shelved in 11th floor mapcase.]

Correspondence, 1841

  1. E. [Edwin] W. Cowles, A. [Almira] M. Cowles, Helen, and Martha, Cleveland, March 31, 1841, to Sister [Betsy] and Edwin.
  2. Timothy B. Hudson, Oberlin, April 7, 1841, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  3. Betsey and Sambo, York, April 23, 1841, to Betsy.
  4. M.A. Adams, Oberlin, April 30, 1841, to Betsy.
  5. Martha, Oberlin, April 30, 1841, to Aunt [Betsy].
  6. Betsey, York, May 25, 1841, to Betsy.
  7. Emma, Oberlin, May 29, 1841, to Betsy.
  8. G. [Giles], H. Cowles, Edwin, [Cowles], Cleveland, June 7, 1841, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  9. [Timothy B.] Hudson, Oberlin, June 20, 1841, to Betsy.
  10. Jeremiah Butts, Oberlin, June 20, 1841, to Betsy.
  11. Sarah S., [n.p.], June 23, 1841, to Betsy.
  12. Jeremiah Butts, Oberlin, July 10, 1841, to Betsy.
  13. Emily Smith, Magnolia, July 19, 1841, to Betsy.
  14. Timothy [B. Hudson], Oberlin, August 13, 1841, to Betsy.
  15. L.C. Lawrence, Grahamsville, September 2, 1841, to Betsy.
  16. Timothy [B. Hudson] and Betsey, York, September 13, 1841, to Betsy.
  17. Betsy, Magnolia, September 16, 1841, to Brothers and Sisters.
  18. Betsy, Magnolia, September 18, 1841, to Friend [Martha H. Cowles].
  19. [n.a.], Austinburg, October 17, 1841, to Mr. Tucker. See also for notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  20. Betsy, Marietta, November 17, 1841, to Sister [Martha H. Cowles].

Correspondence, 1842

  1. Timothy [B. Hudson], York, January 1, 1842, to Betsy.
  2. Jul, Canton, January 4, 1842, to Sister Cowles [Betsy].
  3. Edwin [Cowles], Cleveland, January 10, 1842, to Aunt [Betsy].
  4. Hal and Jul, Canton, January 30, 1842, to Betsy.
  5. Betsy, Portsmouth, February 12, 1842, to Sister [Martha H. Cowles].
  6. [n.a.], Maumee City, February 23, 1842, to Betsy.
  7. Painesville Amateur Band, Painesville, February 23, 1842, to Miss Cowles.
  8. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 18, 1842, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  9. Betsy, Portsmouth, April 2, 1842, to Giles [H. Cowles].
  10. Edwin W. Cowles, Cleveland, April 4, 1842, to I.B. Cowles.
  11. Betsy, Portsmouth, April 9, 1842, to Brothers and Sisters [Martha H. Cowles].
  12. [Cornelia?] and Hal, Canton, July 6, 1842, to Betsy.
  13. Samuel D. Cochran, New York, July 11, 1842, to Betsy.
  14. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Canton, July 12, 1842, to Brothers and Sisters [L.M. Cowles].
  15. J. Butts, Oberlin, August 8, 1842, to Betsy.
  16. C.M. Henderson, Oberlin, August 8, 1842, to Betsy.
  17. M.M.M., Catskill, August 15, 1842, to Friends [Cornelia Cowles].
  18. S. [Sarah] A. Leonard, Avon, September 12, 1842, to Cousin, [Cornelia Cowles].
  19. Betsy, Portsmouth, September 21, 1842, to Sisters and Brothers.
  20. Betsy, Portsmouth, September 28, 1842, to Martha [I. Root].

Correspondence, 1843

  1. Betsy, Portsmouth, January 6, 1843, to Samuel [Cowles]. [typed copy]
  2. G.J. Leet, Lafayette, April 16, 1843, to Betsy.
  3. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 30, 1843, to Roger.
  4. [Helen Cowles], Cleveland, April, 1843, to Aunt [Betsy].
  5. Samuel Cowles, Colebrook, August 7, 1843, to Children [Lysander M. Cowles].
  6. Doctor [L.M. Whiting], Canton, November 3, 1843, to Girls [Betsy or Cornelia Cowles]
  7. Jeremiah Butts, Oberlin, November 25, 1843, to Betsy.
  8. Margaret Hempstead, Portsmouth, December 2, 1843, to [Miss Cowles] Betsy.

Correspondence, 1844-1845

  1. C. Goodbrake, Allegheny, February 20, 1844, to Madam [Betsy]. [typed copy]
  2. T. [Timothy] B. Hudson and B. [Betsy] B. Hudson, Oberlin, February 22, 1844 to Betsy.
  3. T. [Timothy] B. Hudson, Trumbull, May 11, 1844, to Betsy.
  4. Sarah A. Leonard, Matteau, May 28, 1844, to Betsy.
  5. S. Marsh, Brooklyn, July 29, 1844, to Betsy.
  6. S. Mix, Johnstonville, March 10, 1845, to Cousins [Martha, Betsy, and Cornelia Cowles]
  7. B. [Betsey] B. Hudson and T. [Timothy] B. Hudson, Oberlin, April 6, 1845, to Betsy.
  8. Martha [Cowles], Caroline, and Sarah, Austinburg, May 15, 1845, to Betsy.
  9. Mary D.W., Clinton, May 28, 1845, to Cousin and Friend [Betsy].
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 23, 1845, to Cousin and Friend [Betsy].
  11. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 12, 1845, to C. [Cornelia Cowles].
  12. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 29, 1845, to Cornelia [Cowles].

Correspondence, 1846-1847

  1. Abby K. [Kelley] Foster, Pulaski, January 28, 1846, to Friend [Betsy].
  2. Cornelia Cowles, Buffalo, February 1, 1846, to Sisters and Brothers [Betsy].
  3. Betsy and Martha [Cowles], Austinburg, February 3, 1846, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  4. B. [Betsey] B. Hudson, Oberlin, February 27, 1846, to Betsy.
  5. T. [Timothy] B. Hudson, Oberlin, March 5, 1846, to Betsy.
  6. Abby K. [Kelley] Foster, Ravenna, March 15, 1846, to Friend [Betsy].
  7. James Cowles, Painesville, May 5, 1846, to Betsy.
  8. Mary E. Fenney, Gilmanton, June 15, 1846, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  9. Abby K. [Kelley] Foster, Jefferson, June 29, 1846, to Betsy.
  10. Abby {Kelley Foster], Ravenna, August 2, 1846, to Betsy.
  11. The Quarterly Report of the Ladies of the Orwell Female Anti-Slavery Society, Mary Ann Howard, Orwell, August 4, 1846. See also for writings of Betsy Mix Cowles.
  12. Abby K. [Kelley] F. [Foster], Erie, November 8, 1846, to Betsy.
  13. J. Elizabeth Jones, Salem, January 4, 1847, to Betsy.
  14. E.L. Follen, Cambridge, January 6, 1847, to Friend [Betsy].
  15. B. [Betsey] B. Hudson, York, February 7, 1847, to Betsy.
  16. Abby K. [Kelley] F. [Foster], Canterbury, February 9, 1847, to Betsy.
  17. Maria, Washington, February 13, 1847, to Friend [Betsy].
  18. Molly, Boston, June 3, 1847, to Friend [Betsy].
  19. M.E. Fenney, Chester, June 15, 1847, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  20. Hattie, Boston, July 11, 1847, to Betsy.
  21. Anne [Steese] and Molly Jane [Steese], Mount Vernon Furnace, September 1, 1847, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  22. Ben and Lizzie, Salem, October 6, 1847, to Betsy.
  23. Nelly Montross, Matteau, November 17, 1847, to Cousin [Betsy].
  24. Frank, Madison, November 23, 1847, to [Betsy].
  25. E.E. Johnson, Stamford, November 28, 1847, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1848

  1. Sarah L. Hallowell, Rochester, January 17, 1848, to Betsy.
  2. T. [Timothy] B. Hudson, New York, January 20, 1848, to Betsy.
  3. J. [Elizabeth] Jones and B. [Ben] Jones, Salem, February 27, 1848, to Betsy.
  4. Levina, Portsmouth, March 6, 1848, to Teacher [Betsy].
  5. G.H. Barbour, Ripley, April 17, 1848, to Betsy.
  6. John L. Sawyer, Middlebury, April 29, 1848, to Friend.
  7. C. [Cornelia] Montross, Matteawau, May 27, 1848, to Cousin.
  8. H. [Henry] C. Wright and J.R. Giddings, Pittsburgh, June 15, 1848, to Betsy.
  9. Sam[ue]l Brook and H. [Henry] C. Wright, Pittsburgh, June 15, 1848, to Betsy.
  10. H. [Henry] C. Wright, Pittsburgh, June 15, 1848, to Betsy.
  11. Henrietta L. Marshall, Pittsburgh, June 15, 1848, to Sister [Betsy].
  12. H. [Henry] C. Wright, [n.p.], June 17, 1848, to Betsy.
  13. Ellen Clark, Sharon, June 18, 1848, to Betsy.
  14. H. [Henry] C. Wright, New Brighton, June 20, 1848, to Betsy.
  15. Milo A. Townsend, New Brighton, June 21, 1848, to Betsy.
  16. William Kinsley, Ann Arbor, June 26, 1848, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 29, 1848, to Betsy.
  18. H. [Henry] C. Wright, Malboro, August 28, 1848, to Betsy.
  19. Betsy, Massillon, November 30, 1848, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  20. Frederick Douglass, Rochester, December 3, 1848, to Cornelia [Cowles].

Correspondence, 1849

  1. Rollin, Hudson, February, 1849, to Miss Cowles.
  2. Nelly Montross, Savannah, April 8, 1849, to Cousin.
  3. H. [Henry] C. Wright, Geneva, June 3, 1849, to Betsy.
  4. A. Occlemill, Austinburg, August 18, 1849, to Betsy.
  5. Frank, Mount Pleasant, August 29, 1849, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  6. Nelly Montross, New York, October 1, 1849, to Coz.
  7. Abby K. [Kelley] F. [Foster], Pleasantville, October 2, 1849, to Betsy.
  8. Abby K. [Kelley] F. [Foster], Williamsburg, November 1, 1849, to Betsy.

Box 3

Correspondence, 1850-1852

  1. Betsy, New York, February 24, 1850, to Nephews and Nieces. [typed copy]
  2. Samuel Dole, Portsmouth, April 26, 1850, to Nieces [Almira Dole and Selina Cowles]. [photocopy]
  3. B.B. Hunter, Columbus, May 13, 1850, to Lysander M. Cowles.
  4. Betsy, Canton, August 6, 1850, to Louisa.
  5. Betsy and L.M.Whiting, Canton, November 18, 1850, to Louisa.
  6. Betsy, Canton, December 1, 1850, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  7. Betsy, [n.p.], March 31, 1851, to Louisa.
  8. Betsy and Sarah, Canton, April 26, 1851, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  9. Betsy, Canton, September 11, 1851, to Rachel and Cornelia [Cowles].
  10. Elmira, Martha [Cowles], and Rhoda, Austinburg, October 6, 1851, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  11. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 16, 1851, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  12. Martha, Martha [Cowles], and Rachel, Austinburg, November 30, 1851, to Cornelia.
  13. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 27, 1852, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  14. Betsy, Canton, February 28, 1852, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  15. Betsy, Canton, July 23, 1852, to Carrie.
  16. Betsy, Canton, September 20, 1852, to Brother [Edwin Weed Cowles].
  17. Betsy, Canton, November 20, 1852, to Louisa.

Correspondence, 1853

  1. I. Steese, Massillon, January 14, 1853, to Betsy.
  2. Selina D. Cowles, Austinburg, June 28, 1853, to Elizabeth.
  3. [?], Rochester, July 30, 1853, to Friend.
  4. Cousin [Sarah Leonard?], New York, November 12, 1853, to Cousin [Betsy].
  5. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 17, 1853, to Betsy.
  6. R.G. [Martin?], Anderson River Railroad, November 17, 1853, to Madam.
  7. Mollie, [n.p.], November 18, 1853, to Teacher [Betsy].
  8. Cornelia [Cowles], Galena, November 20, 1853, to Betsy.
  9. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 4, 1853, to Betsy.
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 8, 1853, to Betsy.
  11. [J.R. Giddings?], Washington, December 9, 1853, to Friend [Betsy].
  12. Jennie M. Beckett, Massillon, December 16, 1853, to Betsy.
  13. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 16, 1853, to Betsy.
  14. Mollie, Oberlin, December 17, 1853, to B. [Betsy].
  15. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 24, 1853, to B. [Betsy].
  16. Etta R. Schneider and Julie, Canton, December 26, 1853, to Teacher [Betsy].
  17. Mollie, Canton, December 27, 1853, to Teacher [Betsy].
  18. Kittie, Canton, December 29, 1853, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  19. Frances Whiting, Canton, December 31, 1853, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1854

  1. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 1, 1854, to Betsy.
  2. M.T. Winchester and J.C. Miller, Austinburg, January 2, 1854, to Betsy.
  3. Anne Goodman, [n.p.], January 3, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  4. Kittie, Oberlin, January 4, 1854, to Friend [Betsy].
  5. J. Heaton and [?], Salem, January 5, 1854, to Betsy.
  6. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, January 6, 1854, to Betsy.
  7. Emily Goodman, Canton, January 9, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  8. Mollie, Canton, January 9, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  9. Mollie Grant, Canton, January 10, 1854, to Betsy.
  10. Libbie G., Canton, January 10, 1854, to Betsy.
  11. Cornelia [Cowles], Madison, January 11, 1854, to Betsy.
  12. A.H. Abel, and Amelia, Catskill, January 11, 1854, to Betsy.
  13. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 11, 1854, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  14. Mollie, [n.p.], January 14, 1854, to Friend [Betsy].
  15. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 15, 1854, to Betsy.
  16. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 19, 1854, to Betsy.
  17. Henrietta and Wild Maggie, [n.p.], January 20, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  18. L.M. Whiting, January 29, 1854, to Beloved [Betsy].
  19. [n.a.], New York. February 2, 1854, to Miss Cowles.
  20. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 2, 1854, to Betsy.
  21. C.C.C., Austinburg, February 6, 1854, to Betsy.
  22. Jennie M. Beckett, Massillon, February 7, 1854, to Betsy.
  23. Mollie, Canton, February 10, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  24. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 11, 1854, to Friend.
  25. J.R. Gibbons, [n.p.], February 13, 1854, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  26. Julia and Etta Schnieder, Canton, February 13, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  27. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 18, 1854, to B. [Betsy].
  28. L.H. Feurt, Portsmouth, February 24, 1854, to Friend.
  29. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 4, 1854, to B. [Betsy].
  30. Mollie, Oberlin, March 4, 1854, to Friend [Betsy].
  31. Julia and Etta R. [Schneider], Canton, March 6, 1854, to Teacher {Betsy].
  32. Mollie, Canton, March 6, 1854, to Teacher [Betsy].
  33. Lizzie, Canton, March 12, 1854, to Auntie. This letter removed from 1842-1864 diary. See verso for financial notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  34. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, March 12, 1854, to Betsy.
  35. Helen and C.C.C., Austinburg, March 14, 1854, to Betsy.
  36. Martha, [n.p.], March 17, 1854, to Cornelia.
  37. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 17, 1854, to Betsy.
  38. Betsy, New York, March 21, 1854, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  39. C. Cowles, March 31, 1854, to Betsy.
  40. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 4, 1854, to C. [Cornelia].
  41. I. Steese, Massillon, April 16, 1854, to Cornelia.
  42. Jane D. McNeely, Hopedale, June 26, 1854, to Friend [Betsy].
  43. [?], Austinburg, December 5, 1854, to Betsy.
  44. Lizzie Albert, Canton, 1854, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1855-1856

  1. Cornelia [Cowles], Madison, February 14, 1855, to Betsy.
  2. M.A. Snow, Salt Lake City, May 28, 1855, to Betsy.
  3. Perkins Wallace, Canton, July 10, 1855, to Betsy.
  4. Charles B. Phelps, Colebrook, July 10, 1855, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  5. Perkins Wallace, Canton, July 28, 1855, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  6. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, [n.p.], 1855, to Brother [Edwin Cowles]. [typed copy]
  7. Edwin and Martha Freutz, near Lawrence, Kansas, June 5, 1856, L. [Lysander] Cowles.
  8. Nellie, San Jose, June 16, 1856, to Betsy.
  9. Henrietta Backius, Canton, July 9, 1856, to Friend.
  10. Nellie, Cropillow, July 20, 1856, to Betsy.
  11. Franc [Whiting], [n.p.], July 27, 1856, to Betsy.
  12. A. Watrons and William Burton, Watronsville, August 21, 1856, to Brother Cowles [Lysander Cowles].

Correspondence, 1857

  1. B. [Betsy] M. Cowles, Hopedale, January 24, 1857, to My Dearest Hope. [photocopy]
  2. J.S.P. Johnson, Watronsville, February 1857, to Mother and Father.
  3. Laura Holbrook, Cooster, March 2, 1857, to Miss Cowles [Betsy]. See mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  4. [L.M. Whiting], Canton March 28, 1857, to Betsy.
  5. Oliver Johnson, New York, March 31, 1857, to Friend [Betsy].
  6. E. Brook, Malboro, April 1, 1857, to Betsy.
  7. A.W. Whiting, Canton, April 17, 1857, to Betsy.
  8. Oliver Johnson, New York, April 18, 1857, to Friend [Betsy].
  9. Nellie or Ellen, Home, April 19, 1857, to Betsy.
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 19, 1857, to Betsy.
  11. A. Tomlinson, Ironton, April 22, 1857, to Miss Cowles.
  12. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 26, 1857, to Betsy.
  13. I. Steese, [Canton], April 29, 1857, to Betsy.
  14. J.R. Giddings, Jefferson, April 29, to Friend [Rachel Cowles].
  15. Laurentia Dallurgle, [n.p.], Namerton, April 30, 1857, to Teacher [Betsy].
  16. Joseph A. Dugdale, Namerton, April 30, 1857, to Friends.
  17. E.C. Cowles, Ipswich, May 2, 1857, to Sister [Rachel Cowles].
  18. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 3, 1857, to Betsy.
  19. M.J. Gray, Sugar Grove, May 4, 1857, to Teacher [Betsy].
  20. M.A. Hines, Cadiz, May 4, 1857, to Friend [Betsy].
  21. Cornelia, Martha, and R.M. Walker, Austinburg, May 9, 1957, to Betsy.
  22. L.M.W. [Whiting], [n.p.], May 10, 1857, to B. [Betsy].
  23. L. Bissell, Austinburg, May 24, 1857, to Friend [Betsy].
  24. M.A. Hines, Cadiz, May 25, 1857, to Friend, [Betsy].
  25. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 31, 1857, to Betsy.
  26. A.W.W., New York, June 3, 1857, to Betsy.
  27. Julia Wood, Mount Airy, June 6, 1857, to Teacher [Betsy].
  28. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 7, 1857, to Betsy.
  29. Carrie B. Austin and Rachel Cowles, Austinburg, June 13, 1857, to Betsy.
  30. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 14, 1857, to Betsy.
  31. F.M. Holbrook, Rome, July 10, 1857, to Mrs. Cowles.
  32. [n.a.], Mansfield, July 22, 1857, to Friend [Miss Cowles].
  33. Jacob Heaton, Salem, December 9, 1857, to Betsy.
  34. E. Cowles, Cleveland, December 12, 1857, to Aunt.
  35. Hovey, Bloomington, December 21, 1857, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  36. J.S. Hunt, Hopedale, December 26, 1857, to Betsy

Box 4

Correspondence, 1858

  1. [?], Hopedale, January 15, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  2. Jacob Heaton, Salem, February 6, 1858, to Betsy.
  3. S.C. [Orbon?], Kingsville, April 13, 1858, to Sister [Martha C. Cowles].
  4. [Casner?], Austin, Clinton, June 29, 1858, to Friend [Betsy].
  5. C.E. Hovey, Bloomington, July 24, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy]. See for mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  6. George V. Jenkins, Mount Pleasant, July 24, 1858, to Friend [Betsy].
  7. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, August 29, 1858, to Betsy.
  8. S.H. Wright, Hillsboro, September 12, 1858, to Miss, Cowles.
  9. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 19, 1858, to Betsy.
  10. A. Holbrook, [?], September 19, 1858, to Madam [Betsy].
  11. Mary Boyle, Bloomington, September 25, 1858, to [Miss Cowles] Betsy.
  12. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 25, 1858, to Beloved [Betsy].
  13. H.C. Beaudilie, Painesville, September 25, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy]. See verso for mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  14. Lydia, [n.p.], October 5, 1858, to Betsy. See for unsigned note from Martha Cowles.
  15. Sarah, New York, October 8, 1858, to Cousin [Betsy].
  16. James Conaro, Denmark, October 10, 1858, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 10, 1858, to Betsy.
  18. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 17, 1858, to Betsy.
  19. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 7, 1858, to Betsy.
  20. Lizzie, Mountain Home, November 8, 1858, to Betsy.
  21. S. [Wright?], Hillsboro, November 10, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  22. Dora Turner, Geneva, November 15, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  23. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 15, 1858, to Betsy.
  24. M.H. Heaton, Salem, November 16, 1858, to Betsy.
  25. Mary Bell [Boyle], Bloomington, December 11, 1858, to Teacher [Betsy].
  26. A.W. Whiting, Newburgh, December 12, 1858, to Betsy. See for mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  27. Fanny, Bloomington, December 12, 1858, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  28. D. Todd Samuel, Savannah, Missouri, December 23, 1858, to Madam [Betsy].

Correspondence, 1859

  1. C.E. Hovey, Bloomington, January 5, 1859, to Friend Cowles [Betsy].
  2. M.F. Cowdery, Sandusky, January 5, 1859, to Miss Cowles.
  3. Melana, [n.p.], January 7, 1859, to Betsy.
  4. Cornelia [Cowles], Washington, January 13, 1859, to Betsy.
  5. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 17, 1859, to Betsy.
  6. Mary A. Selleck, Austinburg, January 20, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  7. [?] Harvey, Massillon, January 25, 1859, to Betsy.
  8. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, January 30, 1859, to Betsy.
  9. A. Fletcher, Massillon, January 31, 1859, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  10. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, February 5, 1859, to Betsy.
  11. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 13, 1859, to Betsy.
  12. Connie Turner, Denmark, February 13, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  13. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 19, 1859, to Betsy.
  14. [L.M.W.] Whiting, Canton, February 27, 1859, to Betsy.
  15. Mary Whiting, [n.p.], March 2, 1859, to Betsy.
  16. Tho. W. Harvey, Massillon, March 9, 1859, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 10, 1859, to Betsy.
  18. Hattie Wakefield, Kingsville, March 10, 1859, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  19. J. [Ogden?] and Mary, Columbus, March 13, 1859, to Betsy.
  20. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 13, 1859, to Betsy.
  21. L.M. Whiting, March 19, 1859, to [Betsy].
  22. Annie Steese, Massillon, March 21, 1859, to Betsy.
  23. J.M. Kimmel, Newport, March 21, 1859, to Friend Miss Cowles [Betsy]. See for mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  24. Mary I. Boyle, Bloomington, March 24, 1859, to Teacher [Betsy].
  25. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 27, 1859, to Betsy
  26. C.E. Hovey, Bloomington, March 28, 1859, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  27. A.D. Lord, Columbus, April 2, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  28. W. Hubbard, Ashtabula, April 15, 1859, to Betsy.
  29. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, April 16, 1859, to B. [Betsy].
  30. G.H. Fairchild, Oberlin, April 22, 1859, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  31. Jane D. McNeely, [n.p.], April 24, 1859, to Betsy.
  32. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 24, 1859, to Betsy.
  33. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 1, 1859, to Betsy.
  34. Anson Smyth, Columbus, May 3, 1859, to Betsy.
  35. Helen, Kankakee, May 5, 1859, to Betsy.
  36. J. Chilson, Columbus, May 8, 1859, to Friend.
  37. L.M. Whiting], Canton, May 9, 1859, to Betsy.
  38. Sarah [Leonard], New York, May 15, 1859, to Cousin [Betsy].
  39. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 15, 1859, to Betsy.
  40. J. Ogden, Erie, May 16, 1859, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  41. Cornelia C. Benedict, Canton, May 16, 1859, to Cousin [Betsy].
  42. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 22, 1859, to Betsy.
  43. J. Ogden, Erie, May 28, 1859, to Friend [Cowles].
  44. N. Hutchins, Warren, May 30, 1859, to Betsy.
  45. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 5, 1859, to Betsy.
  46. J. Chilson, Columbus, June 6, 1859, to Friend.
  47. E.W. Cowles, Cleveland, June 11, 1859, to Sister [Betsy].
  48. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 12, 1859, to Betsy.
  49. Cornelia [Cowles] and [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], June 12, 1859, to Betsy.
  50. D.D. Aiken, Painesville, June 17, 1859, to Betsy. See also for copy of ballad "Lord Lovell" in hand of Betsy Mix Cowles.
  51. Connie Turner, Denmark, June 17, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  52. Henrietta Rockins, Canton, June 19, 1859, to Friend.
  53. J. Heaton, Salem, July 11, 1859, to Betsy.
  54. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 23, 1859, to Betsy.
  55. Mary Johnson, Massillon, July 25, 1859, to Betsy.
  56. J. Conaro, Denmark, July 25, 1859, to Betsy.
  57. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 31, 1859, to Betsy.
  58. A.D. Lord, Columbus, August 12, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  59. L.M. Whiting, Canton, August 13, 1859, to Betsy.
  60. A.R. Danchy, Spring, August 15, 1859, to Madam [Betsy].
  61. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 23, 1859, to Betsy.
  62. I. Steese, Massillon, December 15, 1859, to Betsy.
  63. J. Chilson, Columbus, December 16, 1859, to Friend [Betsy].
  64. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 18, 1859, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1860

  1. John Ogden, Columbus, January 3, 1860, to Friend Cowles [Betsy].
  2. John Ogden, Columbus, January 3, 1860, to Friend Cowles, [Betsy].
  3. E.W. Cowles and Libbie H. Cowles, Cleveland, January 4, 1860, to Martha H. Cowles and Betsy.
  4. Helen, Chicago, January 5, 1860, to Betsy.
  5. Olive Cowles, [Inland?], January 7, 1860, to Betsy.
  6. Mary B. Tilden, Painesville, January 14, 1860, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  7. Ellen Rogers, Painesville, January 15, 1860, to Miss Cowles.
  8. Libbie Cowles, Cleveland, January 18, 1860, to Betsy.
  9. D.D. Aiken, Painesville, January 20, 1860, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  10. John Brown, Jr., Dorset, January 21, 1860, to Friend.
  11. Clarissa Gibbs, Austinburg, February 11, 1860, to Betsy.
  12. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, February 18, 1860, to Betsy.
  13. Fannie, [n.p.], February 19, 1860, to Teacher [Betsy].
  14. E. [Edwin] Cowles, February 24, 1860, to Aunt [Betsy].
  15. W. [Wealthy] C. Brown and C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Dorset, March 17, 1860, to Friend [Betsy].
  16. Jacob Heaton, Salem, March 21, 1860, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Colebrook, March 25, 1860, to Betsy.
  18. Melana, Austinburg, April 9, 1860, to Betsy.
  19. Ret. Stubbs, Akron, April 17, 1860, to Friend and Teacher [Betsy].
  20. Helen, Brooklyn, April 21, 1860, to Betsy.
  21. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, April 21, 1860, to Betsy.
  22. J.L. Gates, Austinburg, April 22. 1860, to Betsy.
  23. Oliver Johnson and M.A.W. Johnson, New York, April 25, 1860, to Friend [Cornelia Cowles].
  24. Helen, New York, April, [1860?], to Betsy.
  25. [?], New York, May 5, 1860, to Betsy.
  26. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 3, 1860, to B. [Betsy].
  27. Ogden, Richland County, June 12, 1860, to Friend [Betsy].
  28. Newt, Akron, June 15, 1860, to Friend and Teacher [Betsy].
  29. Sarah [Leonard], New York, June 16, 1860, to Coz.
  30. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, June 19, 1860, to Betsy.
  31. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 8, 1860, to Betsy.
  32. W.W. Whiting, Conneautville, July 24, 1860, to Friends.
  33. G.S. Saxton, Canton, July 30, 1860, to Betsy.
  34. A.W. Whiting, Newburg, August 20, 1860, to Betsy.
  35. Samuel, San Francisco, December 2, 1860, to Aunt [Betsy].
  36. M.M. Cochran, Austinburg, December 6, 1860, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  37. Cornelia [Cowles] and Martha [Cowles], Austinburg, December 16, 1860, to Betsy.
  38. B.E. Marshall and Cornelia [Cowles], Rehoboth, December 30, 1860, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  39. A. Cowles, Chicago, 1860, to Betsy.

Box 5

Correspondence, 1861

  1. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 7, 1861, to Betsy.
  2. Helen, Erie, January 19, 1861, to Betsy.
  3. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 30, 1861, to Betsy.
  4. W.H. Price, Cleveland, January 24, 1861, to Miss Cowles.
  5. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, January 27, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  6. Aunt Jane, [n.p.], February 8, 1861, to Betsy.
  7. J.A. Matthews, Painesville, February 17, 1861, to Friend [Betsy].
  8. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 17, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  9. C.A.S., [n.p.], February 19, 1861, to Betsy.
  10. C.A.S. and S. [Betustin?], Buckhorn, February 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  11. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  12. Kate and Lamar, Buckhorn, February 25, 1861, to Betsy.
  13. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, March 3, 1861, to Betsy.
  14. Sarah [Leonard], New York, March 6, 1861, to Cousin [Betsy].
  15. J. Demorest, Columbus, March 7, 1861, to Friend [Betsy].
  16. [Bond?], Buckhorn Furnace, March 10, 1861, to Betsy.
  17. Selitha Moore, Hopedale, March 10, 1861, to Friend and Teacher [Betsy].
  18. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 18, 1861, to Friend.
  19. Henry Cowles, Oberlin, March 11, 1861, to, Betsy.
  20. Almira Parker, [Beatrice], March 13, 1861, to Betsy.
  21. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, March 17, 1861, to Betsy.
  22. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, March 17, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  23. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  24. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 30, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  25. J. Demorest, Columbus, April 1, 1861, to Friend.
  26. Julia E. Matthews, Painesville, April 1, 1861, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  27. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 7, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  28. J.H. Barnum, Austinburg, April 13, 1861, to Betsy.
  29. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, April 14, 1861, to Betsy.
  30. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 14, 1861, to Betsy.
  31. E.P. Howard, Dehli, April 17, 1861, to H. [Helen] M. Wheeler.
  32. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, April 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  33. W.H. Price, Cleveland, April 26, 1861, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  34. L.M. Whiting, Columbus, April 28, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  35. Almira T. Parker, Austin Clay, April 28, 1861, to Betsy.
  36. Cornie, Akron, April 29, 1861, to Betsy.
  37. J. Demorest, Columbus, May 2, 1861, to Friends.
  38. Delitha Moore, at home, May 4, 1861, to Friend.
  39. Cyrena A. Moore, Hopedale, May 4, 1861, to Friend [Betsy].
  40. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 5, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  41. J.H. Barnum, Austinburg, May 6, 1861, to Betsy.
  42. Cornelia [Cowles] and [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], March 6, 1861, to Betsy.
  43. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 12, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  44. [L.M. Whiting], Newburg, May 18, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  45. Charlotte, Buckhorn, May 19, 1861, to Betsy.
  46. W.H. Price, Cleveland, May 24, 1861, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  47. Rachel Braden, Hopedale, May 28, 1861, to Teacher [Betsy].
  48. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, June 2, 1861, to Betsy.
  49. Jacob Heaton, Salem, June 6, 1861, to Cornelia Cowles.
  50. Helen, Cleveland, June 7, 1861, to Betsy and Edwin.
  51. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 9, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  52. Nelly, New York, June 12, 1861, to Cousin [Betsy].
  53. J. Demorest, Columbus, June 25, 1861, to Friend [Betsy].
  54. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 30, 1861, to Betsy.
  55. Betsy, Cleveland, July 3, 1861, to Friend.
  56. Mary Ann Johnson, Massillon, July 15, 1861, to Betsy.
  57. L.M. Whiting, Canton, August 25, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  58. Mary, Upper Sandusky, August 26, 1861, to Friend.
  59. J. Demorest, Columbus, August 31, 1861, to Friend [Betsy].
  60. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 1, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  61. [?], Chicago, September 2, 1861, to Betsy.
  62. Helen, Green ,September 6, 1861, to Betsy.
  63. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 8, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  64. Charlotte, Buckhorn, September 8, 1861, to Betsy.
  65. Lizzie, Austinburg, September 11, 1861, to Betsy.
  66. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, September 14, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  67. Jacob Heaton, Columbus, September 18, 1861, to Betsy.
  68. Cornie, Akron, September 20, 1861, to Betsy.
  69. Hattie Rule, Oberlin, September 21, 1861, to Miss Cowles.
  70. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, September 22, 1861, to Betsy.
  71. E. Cowles, Cleveland, September 24, 1861, to Aunt.
  72. Martha Cowles, [n.p.], September 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  73. Clara Gibbs, Austinburg, September 26, 1861, to Betsy.
  74. [n.a.], Montreall, September 28, 1861, to Cornelia.
  75. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 30, 1861, to Betsy.
  76. Mary D. Williams, Canton, October 4, 1861, to Friend.
  77. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, October 5, 1861, to Betsy.
  78. Cornelia, Akron, October 7, 1861, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  79. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 13, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  80. J.T.S. [New York], October 24, 1861, to Betsy.
  81. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 27, 1861, to B. [Betsy].
  82. Cornie, Akron, November 3, 1861, to Betsy.
  83. E.P. Howard, Dehli, November 4, 1861, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  84. Helen, Austinburg, November 9, 1861, to Betsy.
  85. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 16, 1861, to Betsy.
  86. Cornelia, Camp Jefferson, 1861, to Betsy.
  87. Lamar Seely, [n.p.], 1861, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1862

  1. Alfred Cowles, Chicago, February 8, 1862, to Betsy.
  2. J.S. Saxton and Eliza, Canton, March 8, 1862, to Betsy.
  3. Josiah Woodhue and Martha [Cowles], Sayville, March 10, 1862, to Betsy.
  4. B.G. Wheeler, Washington, D.C., March 13, 1862, to Aunty [Betsy].
  5. Lydia, Canton, [1862], to Betsy.
  6. J.A. Saxton, Canton, March 14, 1862, to Betsy.
  7. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 22, 1862, to Betsy.
  8. Rebecca, Massillon, March 23, 1862, to Betsy.
  9. Cornelia, Akron, March 23, 1862, to Betsy.
  10. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., March 29, 1862, to Friend.
  11. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 30, [1862], to Betsy.
  12. Rebecca, Canton, April 4, 1862, to Friend [Betsy].
  13. Cornelia [Cowles] and [Martha Cowles], Austinburg, April 5, 1862, to Betsy.
  14. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, April 6, 1862, to Betsy.
  15. Selina, Austinburg, April 10, 1862, to Betsy.
  16. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 13, 1862, to Betsy.
  17. Selina and [Martha Cowles], Austinburg, April 13, 1862, to Betsy.
  18. Cornelia Cowles, Austinburg, April 16, 1862, to Betsy.
  19. J.P. Tracy, Sparta, April 20, 1862, to Betsy.
  20. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 20, 1862, to Betsy.
  21. Hattie, Home, April 20, 1862, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  22. Mary S. [Evesitt?], Painesville, April 24, 1862, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  23. Sara Austin and Almira, [n.p.], April 26, 1862, to Betsy.
  24. Mary Ann, Massillon, April 27, 1862, to Betsy.
  25. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, April 27, 1862, to Betsy.
  26. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 4, 1862, to Betsy.
  27. Helen, Washington, May 6, 1862, to Betsy.
  28. Rebecca, Canton, May 11, 1862, to Friend [Betsy].
  29. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 11, 1862, to Betsy.
  30. Lizzie, Austinburg, May 13, 1862, to Betsy.
  31. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 18, 1862, to Betsy.
  32. Mary, [n.p.], May 23, 1862, to Friend.
  33. Helen, Washington, May 25, 1862, to Betsy.
  34. L.M. Whiting, Canton, May 25, 1862, to Betsy.
  35. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, May 27, 1862, to Betsy.
  36. [n.a.], [Austin, Nebraska], May 28, 1862, to Betsy.

Box 6

  1. Rebecca, Canton, June 1, 1862, to Friend.
  2. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, June 1, 1862, to Betsy.
  3. [L.M.] Whiting, Canton, June 8, 1862, to Betsy.
  4. Cornie Cowles, Akron, June 8, 1862, to Aunt [Betsy].
  5. B. [Betsey] B. Hudson, Schodac, June 12, 1862, to Friend [Betsy].
  6. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 15, 1862, to Betsy.
  7. A. Cowles, Chicago, June 17, 1862, to Betsy.
  8. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, June 29, 1862, to Betsy.
  9. B.G. Wheeler, Washington, July 5, 1862, to [Betsy].
  10. A. Cowles, Chicago, July 9, 1862, to Betsy.
  11. A. Cowles, Chicago, July 16, 1862, to Betsy.
  12. Sebelia Baker, Painesville, July 17, 1862, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  13. Gussie Elwood, Delhi, July 17, 1862, to Teacher [Betsy].
  14. A. Cowles, Chicago, July 18, 1862, to Betsy.
  15. Henrietta R. Buckius, Canton, July 28, 1862, to Miss Cowles.
  16. A.D. Hawley, Augusta, August 10, 1862, to Miss Cowles.
  17. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, August 16, 1862, to Betsy.
  18. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, September 9, 1862, to Betsy.
  19. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, September 11, 1862, to Betsy.
  20. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, September 11, 1862, to Betsy.
  21. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, September 21, 1862, to Betsy.
  22. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, September 30, 1862, to Betsy.
  23. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 5, 18862, to Betsy.
  24. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 19, 1862, to Betsy.
  25. J. Steese, Massillon, October 21, 1862, to Betsy.
  26. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, October 22, 1862, to Betsy.
  27. Libbie H. Buckingham, New Philadelphia, October 27, 1862, to Teacher [Betsy].
  28. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 2, 1862, to B. [Betsy].
  29. Betsy, Delhi, November 19, 1862, to Martha.
  30. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 20, 1862, to Cornelia.
  31. [?], Union Mills, December 14, 1862, to Cornelia.
  32. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 21, 1862, to B. [Betsy].
  33. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, December 22, 1862, to Betsy.
  34. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Canton, December 26, 1862, to Betsy.
  35. Libbie, Cleveland, December 27, 1862, to Betsy.
  36. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 28, 1862, to Betsy.
  37. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., December 30, 1862, to Friend.
  38. Helen, Washington D.C., 1862, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1863

  1. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Canton, January 2, 1863, to Libby and Edwin.
  2. [?], Austinburg, January 3, 1863, to Betsy.
  3. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, January 5, 1863, to Betsy.
  4. F.H. Wheeler, Illinois State Penitentiary, January 11, 1863, to Alf. Cowles.
  5. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 15, 1863, to Betsy.
  6. Charlotte and Kate, Buckhorn, January 18, 1863, to Betsy.
  7. L.M. Whiting, Canton, Janurary 25, 1863, to B. [Betsy].
  8. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 26, 1863, to Betsy.
  9. Mary and Martha, Home, January 27, 1863, to Betsy.
  10. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., February 8, 1863, to Friend.
  11. A. Cowles, Chicago, February 9, 1863, to Betsy.
  12. S.B. Austin and [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], February 10, 1863, to Cornelia.
  13. Lamar, Buckhorn Furnace, February 10, 1863, to Betsy.
  14. [Martha Cowles] and S.B. Austin, Austinburg, February 15, 1863, to Betsy.
  15. Cornelia, Austinburg, February 15, 1863, to Betsy.
  16. A. Cowles, Chicago, February 21, 1863, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 22, 1863, to Betsy.
  18. Lizzie, Buckhorn, February 27, 1863, to Cornelia.
  19. B.G. Wheeler, Washington, March 5, 1863, to Friend.
  20. M.I. [?], Clifton, March 11, 1863, to Friend.
  21. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, March 11, 1863, to Betsy.
  22. [Alf. Cowles], Chicago, March 17, 1863, to Betsy.
  23. B.G. Wheeler, Chicago, April 17, 1863, to Friend.
  24. A. Cowles, Chicago, April 28, 1863, to Betsy.
  25. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, May 4, 1863, to Betsy.
  26. Add., Painesville, June 12, 1863, to Cousin.
  27. Alf Cowles, Chicago, June 25, 1863, to Betsy.
  28. Jacob Heaton, Gallatin, Tennessee, June 27, 1863, to Betsy.
  29. L.M. Whiting, Canton, June 28, 1863, to Betsy.
  30. Elizabeth G. Austin, Ashtabula, June 29, 1863, to Betsy.
  31. Caroline E.R. Parker, Delhi, July 21, 1863, to Miss Cowles.
  32. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 26, 1863, to B. [Betsy].
  33. Anjeline Dales, Bloomville, July 28, 1863, to Friend.
  34. L.M. [Whiting], Canton, August 9, 1863, to B. [Betsy].
  35. Anna [Peliland?], Owatonna, August 11, 1863, to Friend and Former Teacher [Betsy].
  36. [Jacob] Heaton, Gallatin, Tennessee, August 11, 1863, to Cornelia.
  37. S.E. Dales, Canton, August 13, 1863, to Miss Cowles.
  38. Hattie, Home, August 16, 1863, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  39. E.P. Howard, Delhi, August 19, 1863, to Friend [Betsy].
  40. S.E. Dales, Canton, August 21, 1863, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  41. L.M. Whiting, Canton, August 23, 1863, to B. [Betsy].
  42. Jacob Heaton, Gallatin, August 26, 1963, to Betsy.
  43. Jacob [Heaton], Gallatin, September 18, 1863, to Cornelia.
  44. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 4, 1863, to Betsy.
  45. Caroline E.R. Parker, Delhi, October 19, 1863, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  46. Annie [?], Delhi, October 21, 1863, to Teacher [Betsy].
  47. Julia Redfield, Delhi, October 23, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  48. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, November 16, 1863, to Betsy.
  49. L.M. Whiting, Painesville, November 29, 1863, to Betsy.
  50. E.A. Butts, Bloomville, December 10, 1863, to Friend.
  51. Anna [Peliland?], Owatonna, December 10, 1863, to Friend and Teacher [Betsy].
  52. [n.a.], Chicago, December 13, 1863, to Friend.
  53. A. Cowles, Chicago, December 14, 1863, to Betsy.
  54. Ella Mabel, Cherry Valley, December 27, 1863, to Miss Cowles.

Correspondence, 1864

  1. C.E.R. Parker, Delhi, January 1, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  2. [?], Chicago, January 7, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  3. Add., Cherry Valley, January 11, 1864, to Betsy.
  4. C. Sawyer, Cherry Valley, January 23, 1864, to Cousin [Betsy].
  5. T.R. French, Painesville, January 24, 1864, to Friend [Betsy].
  6. Emaline P. Howard, Delhi, January 24, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  7. Cornelia, Cleveland, January 31, 1864, to Betsy.
  8. Hattie, Cherry Valley, February 13, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  9. Marion F. Thomas, Home, February 15, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  10. Emaline Catrell, [n.p.], February 21, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  11. Sade Dales, Cherry Valley, February 21, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  12. Louisa, Union Mills, March 4, to Betsy.
  13. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., March 7, 1864, to Friend.
  14. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 12, 1864, to Betsy.
  15. A. Cowles, Chicago, March 23, 1864, to Betsy.
  16. E.P. Howard, Delhi, March 31, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  17. Jane D. McNeely, Hopedale, April 4, 1864, to Friend [Betsy].
  18. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 7, 1864, to Betsy.
  19. George Blanchard, Penfield, April 8, 1864, to Friend [Betsy].
  20. Sarah, Chicago, April 14, 1864, to Betsy.
  21. E.A. Butts, Bloomingville, April 15, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  22. Alfred Cowles, Chicago, April 16, 1864, to Betsy.
  23. [?], Watton, April 23, 1864, to Betsy.
  24. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 24, 1864, to Betsy.
  25. Julia C. Redfield, Delhi, April 24, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  26. C.E.R. Parker, Delhi, May 8, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  27. [H.L.R.?], Home, May 9, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  28. Ella Mabel, Cherry Valley, May 14, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  29. C., Cherry Valley, May 14, [1864], to Cousin [Betsy].
  30. E.A. Cathart, [n.p.], May 15, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  31. A. Cowles, Chicago, May 24, 1864, to Betsy.
  32. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., May 26, 1864, to Friend.
  33. C.J. Leonard, Austinburg, May 26, 1864.

Box 7

  1. Alf. [Cowles], Chicago, June 10, 1864, to Betsy.
  2. Alf. [Cowles], Chicago, June 13, 1864, to Ed.
  3. Cornelia, Austinburg, June 28, 1864, to Betsy.
  4. E.P. Howard, Delhi, July 1, 1864, to [Betsy].
  5. Alfred Cowles, Chicago, July 1, 1864, to Betsy.
  6. A. Cowles, Chicago, July 5, 1864, to Betsy.
  7. Cousin Sarah A. [Leonard], New York, August 1, 1864, to Cousin [Betsy].
  8. Frank, Canton, August 7, 1864, to Betsy.
  9. A. Cowles, Chicago, August 9, 1864.
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, August 9, 1864, to B. [Betsy].
  11. Gussie, Cherry Valley, August 20, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  12. Sade, Cherry Valley, August 29, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  13. E.H. Cowles, Cleveland, August 29, 1864, to Betsy.
  14. Harriet, Union Mills, August 20, 1864, to Cornelia.
  15. L.M. Whiting, Hartford, Connecticut/Easton. Pennsylvania, September 5, 1864, to Betsy. In same envelope--- broadside entitled "How McClellan Took Manassas" by Old Napolean, dated March, 1862.
  16. S.B. Grant, Canton, September 7, 1864, to Betsy.
  17. P. [?], Delhi, September 7, 1864, to Friend [Betsy].
  18. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, September 9, 1864, to Betsy.
  19. E.P. Howard, Albany, September 9, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  20. C.E.R. Parker, Delhi, September 10, 1864, to Miss Cowles.
  21. L.M. Whiting, Canton, September 16, 1864, to Betsy and Cornelia [Cowles].
  22. Celia S. Dean, Maquoketa, September 19, 1864, to Friend [Betsy].
  23. A. Cowles, Chicago, September 22, 1864, to Betsy.
  24. Sarah, October 2, 1864, to Cousin.
  25. Eliza C. Paine, Painesville, October 18, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  26. E.H. Cowles, Cleveland, October 23, 1864, to Betsy.
  27. Alfred Cowles, Chicago, November 15, 1864, to Betsy.
  28. L.M. Whiting, Canton, November 21, 1864, to Betsy.
  29. Gussie White, Meredith, November 25, 1864, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  30. Harriet, Union Mills, December 5, 1864, to Cornelia and Martha.
  31. M.G. McGregor, Maquoketa, December 5, 1864, to Teacher and Friend.
  32. Celia, Maquoketa, December 9, 1864, to Friend.
  33. Cornelia Montross, New York, December 9, 1864, to Coz.
  34. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, December 18, 1864, to B. [Betsy].

Correspondence 1865

  1. Hattie, [n.p.], January 1, 1865, to Miss Cowles.
  2. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], January 1, 1865, to Friends.
  3. Marion F. Thomas, [n.p.], January 5, 1865, to Miss Cowles.
  4. E.P. Howard, Delhi, January 5, 1865, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  5. Sallie Cowles, Cleveland, January 7, 1865, to Betsy.
  6. Mary, [n.p.], January 14, 1865, to Friend.
  7. T.H. Wills, Savannah, January 17, 1865, to Cornelia.
  8. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 20, 1865, to Betsy.
  9. Libbie H. Cowles, Cleveland, January 22, 1865, to Betsy.
  10. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], January 22, 1865, to Betsy.
  11. C., Cherry Valley, January 23, 1865, to Betsy.
  12. Helen, Cleveland, January 24, 1865, to Betsy.
  13. Caroline E.R. Parker, Delhi, January 26, 1865, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  14. E.C. Markham, Headquarters, 25th. A.C., January 27, 1865, to Aunt.
  15. L.M. Whiting, Canton/Alliance, January 29, 1865, to Betsy and Cornelia.
  16. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, January 31, 1865, to Betsy.
  17. Priscilla, Delhi, February 5, 1865, to Betsy.
  18. A. Cowles, Chicago, February 17, 1865, to Betsy.
  19. Nelly, New York, February 26, 1865, to Coz.
  20. Jennie Sinclair, Closter, March 12, 1865, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  21. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], March 12, 1865, to Friend.
  22. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 19, 1865, to Betsy.
  23. Julia A. Myers, Philadelphia, March 20, 1865, to Cornelia.
  24. L.M. Whiting, [Canton], March 26, 1865, to Betsy.
  25. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], April 2, 1865, to B. [Betsy].
  26. L.M.W. [Whiting], [n.p.], April 9, 1865, to Betsy.
  27. Olive D. Hills, Alexander, May 2, 1865, to Friend.
  28. Julia [A. Myers], Philadelphia, May 21, 1865, to Cornelia.
  29. Wendell P. Garrison, New York, July 10, 1865, to Friend.
  30. Cornelia, Plainville, August 9, 1865, to Cousins.
  31. Julia A. Myers, Philadelphia, August 29, 1865, to Cornelia.
  32. [n.a.], Ravenna, October 17, 1865, to E. Cowles.
  33. Charley, New York, October 18, 1865, to Betsy.
  34. L.M.E. Ricks, Wooster, November 2, 1865, to Friend [Betsy].
  35. E. Cowles, Cleveland, November 10, 1865, to Aunt.
  36. Edwin C. Markham, Bragos Santiago, Texas, November 12, 1865, to Betsy.
  37. James Cowles, LaSalle County, November 25, 1865, to Cornelia.
  38. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, December 10, 1865, to Betsy.
  39. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 17, 1865, to Betsy.
  40. E.C. Markham, Bragos Santiago, Texas, December 21, 1865, to Aunt.
  41. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 27, 1865, to Betsy.
  42. J.S. Cowles and C.C.C., Jefferson, December 31, 1865, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1866

  1. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 5, 1866, to Betsy.
  2. Erwin Bulen and Cornelia, Austinburg, January 11, 1866, to Betsy.
  3. John B. Bach, Barre, January 15, 1866, to Miss Cowles.
  4. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 15, 1866, to Friends.
  5. Erwin Bulen, Austinburg, January 20, 1866, to Betsy.
  6. Hattie, Closter, January 26, 1866, to Miss Cowles.
  7. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 26, 1866, to Betsy.
  8. A. Cowles, Chicago, February 8, 1866, to Betsy.
  9. E.P. Howard, Delhi, February 9, 1866, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, February 10, 1866, to Betsy.
  11. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles and [Martha Cowles], Austinburg, February 12, 1866, to Betsy.
  12. I.P. Hutchinson, Cayuga, February 18, 1866, to Miss Cowles.
  13. Sarah, New York, February 19, 1866, to Cousin.
  14. Cora C. Wheeler, Springport, February 23, 1866, to Madam.
  15. James Cowles, Farm Ridge Seminary, February 27, 1866, to Cornelia.
  16. A.M. [Doxtuter?], Clifton, March 7, 1866, to Friend.
  17. E.P. Howard, Delhi, March 25, 1866, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  18. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, May 10, 1866, to Betsy.
  19. Clarissa G. Olds, Johnstown, May 15, 1866, to Martha, Cornelia, and Betsy Cowles.
  20. Priscilla M., Delhi, June 10, 1866, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  21. A.J. Richardson, New York, July 6, 1866, to Cowles.
  22. Nelly, [n.p.], July 15, 1866, to Coz.
  23. Hattie N. Angel, Akron, November 20, 1866, to Betsy.
  24. Mary A. Leslie, Clifton Springs, November 26, 1866, to Betsy.
  25. E.M. [?], Clifton Springs, 1866, to Miss Cowles.

Correspondence, 1867-1868

  1. Nelly M., New York, January 13, 1867, to Coz.
  2. Charlotte A. Wallers, Jersey City, New Jersey, November 28, 1867, to Friend.
  3. Laura, Washington D.C., January 14, 1868, to Miss Cowles. This letter removed from 1866 diary.
  4. E. Cowles, Cleveland, March 28, 1868, to Aunt B. [Betsy]. This letter removed from 1866 diary.
  5. J. Storey, Painesville, April 8, 1868, to Miss Cowles.
  6. Hattie, Oberlin, May 12, 1868, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  7. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], May 17, 1868, to Betsy.
  8. Gussie, Philadelphia, May, 1868, to Teacher [Betsy].
  9. Cora, Brooklyn, June 2, 1868, to Betsy. This letter removed from 1866 diary.
  10. Hattie, Oberlin, June 3, 1868, to Miss Cowles.
  11. A.M. Doolittle, Painesville, June 8, 1868, to Betsy and Cornelia.
  12. Jacob Heaton, Salem, June 29, 1868, to Betsy.
  13. [?], Armstrong, Delhi, July 21, 1868, to Teacher [Betsy].
  14. L.M.W. [Whiting], [n.p.], August 2, 1868, to Betsy.
  15. Hattie, Oberlin, September 13, 1868, to Miss Cowles.
  16. C.I. Bellows, Escanaba, Michigan, September 30, 1868, to Friend.
  17. Nelly, New York, November 8, 1868, to Cousin.
  18. Maron F. Thomas, Home, November 23, 1868, to Miss Cowles.
  19. A. [Alfred] C. [Cowles], Chicago, December 30, 1868, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1869

  1. Gussie, Delhi, January 15, [1869], to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  2. Priscilla, [n.p.], January 16, 1869, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  3. Mary [?], Mount Caramel, January 17, 1869, to Miss Cowles.
  4. Betsy, Cleveland, February 15, 1869, to Myra [Cowles] and Kate [Seeley], and Jennie [Keeler].
  5. A.L. Chettain, Salt Lake City, April 15, 1869, to C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles.
  6. Mary A. Johnson, Massillon, June 20, 1869, to Betsy.
  7. Libbie H. Cowles, Cleveland, June 20, 1869, to Betsy.
  8. Priscilla, Delhi, June 25, 1869, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  9. Amelia, Kiskatown, June 26, 1869, to Betsy.
  10. Gussie, Delhi, June 28, 1869, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  11. Samuel Cowles, San Francisco, July 4, 1869, to Aunts [Betsy and Martha Cowles].
  12. E.P. Howard, Delhi, July 12, 1869, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  13. Mary A. W. Johnson, Canton, July 12, 1869, to Betsy.
  14. E. Cowles, Chicago, July 21, 1869, to Aunt.
  15. Sarah, Chicago, July 28, 1869, to Betsy.
  16. Mary Gomer, Mount Caramel, July 29, 1869, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  17. Charlotte, Austinburg, July, 1869, to Betsy.
  18. E. Prase, Massillon, August 1, 1869, to Betsy.
  19. Mrs. Semion Mills, Madison, Wisconsin, August 5, 1869, to the Misses Cowles [Betsy and Martha].
  20. Mary Gomer, Mount Caramel, August 6, 1869, to Miss Cowles.
  21. W.H. Burgess, Jefferson, August 7, 1869, to Betsy.
  22. Mary Gomer, Mount Caramel, August 17, 1869, to Miss Cowles.
  23. Mary Gomer, Mount Caramel, August 19, 1869, to Miss Cowles.
  24. B.G. Wheeler, Chicago, August 20, 1869, to Friend.
  25. Nelly, New York, August 22, 1869, to Betsy.
  26. A. Cowles, Chicago, September 20, 1869, to Betsy.
  27. M.A.W. Johnson, Vineland, September 27, 1869, to Betsy.
  28. Mary Gomer, Fort Morgan, September 28, 1869, to Miss Cowles.
  29. Betsy, Austinburg, October 24, 1869, to Friends.
  30. Helen, Union Springs, October 26, 1869, to Betsy.
  31. Helen, Union Springs, Canton, November 6, 1869, to Betsy.
  32. Betsy, Austinburg, November 23, 1869, to Edwin [Cowles].
  33. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 12, 1869, to Betsy.
  34. Myra F. Cowles, Poughkeepsie, December 13, 1869, to Father.
  35. A. Cowles, Chicago, December 16, 1869, to Betsy.
  36. A. [Alfred] C.[Cowles], Chicago, December 27, 1869, to Betsy.

Box 8

Correspondence, 1870-1871

  1. Nelly, Utica, January 2, 1870, to Betsy.
  2. Mrs. M. Snow, Streetsboro, January 29, 1870, to Miss Cowles.
  3. Mary Gomer, Fort Wayne, February 22, 1870, to Miss Cowles.
  4. Helen Cowles, Cleveland, March 1, 1870, to Betsy.
  5. Cornelia, Monroeville, May 20, 1870, to Cousins.
  6. L.B. Grant, Canton, July 3, 1870, to Betsy.
  7. A.B. Lindsley, Monroeville, July 20, 1870, to Madam.
  8. Henrietta McClurg, Union Mills, October 22, 1870, to Cousin.
  9. Mrs. P.A. Hopkins Sullivan, Geneva, November 12, 1870, to Betsy.
  10. R.H. [?], Massillon, November 20, 1870, to Mrs. Williams.
  11. Hattie, [n.p.], December 18, 1870, to Betsy.
  12. Nelly, Utica, December 25, 1870, to Cousin.
  13. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], December 25, 1870, to Betsy.
  14. A.O. Fuller, Madison, January 20, 1871, to Aunt.
  15. A. [?], Massillon, January 24, 1871, to Friend, Miss Cowles.
  16. Charlotte, Austinburg, [January, 1871], to Betsy.
  17. Alfred Cowles, Chicago, March 13, 1871, to Betsy.
  18. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 12, 1871, to Betsy.
  19. Lizzie, Austinburg, April 24, 1871, to Myra Cowles.
  20. [?], New York, May 12, 1871, to Madam [Betsy].
  21. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 13, 1871, to Betsy.
  22. Jennie M. Grant, Canton, August 17, 1871, to Friend [Betsy].
  23. Alice, Grass Lake, October 30, 1871, to Betsy.
  24. [?], Chicago, November 12, 1871, to Betsy.
  25. Mary Gomer, Indianapolis, December 20, 1871, to Miss Cowles.
  26. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], December 24, 1871, to Betsy.
  27. A. Cowles, Chicago, December 29, 1871, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1872-1873

  1. A. Cowles, January 12, 1872, to Betsy.
  2. Hattie, [n.p.], January, 1872, to Betsy.
  3. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 24, 1872, to Betsy.
  4. S. J, Streeter, Wilton, April 27, 1872, to Friend.
  5. [n.a.], Campinas, April 30, 1872, to H.L. Keeler.
  6. M.S. Howell, Harvey's Creek, Texas, April, 1872, to Betsy.
  7. Alice, Union Mills, May 16, 1872, to Betsy.
  8. Helen, Cleveland, May 23, [1872], to Betsy.
  9. Mary Ann, Massillon, June 4, 1872, to Betsy.
  10. John Brown, Jr., Put-in-Bay Island, June 26, 1872, to Friend.
  11. E.M. Roys, Toledo, June 26, 1872, to Miss Cowles.
  12. H.H.C., Baden-Baden, July 14, 1872, to H.L. Keeler.
  13. E.M. Roys, Toledo, July 28, 1872, to Miss Cowles.
  14. Mary Gomer, Indianapolis, August 17, 1872, to Miss Cowles.
  15. Mary Gomer, Indianapolis, August 17, 1872, to Miss Cowles.
  16. L.M. Whiting, Canton, October 30, 1872, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, January 11, 1873, to Betsy.
  18. Betsy, Austinburg, January 24, 1872, to the Members of the Fiat Justitian Society of the Grand River Institute.
  19. Alice L. [?], [Austinburg], January 30, 1873, to Betsy.
  20. A. Cowles, Chicago, March 3, 1873, to Betsy.
  21. A.O. Fuller, Madison, March 15, 1873, to Aunts.
  22. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 16, 1873, to Betsy.
  23. Mary A. Johnson, Massillon, March 30, 1873, to Betsy.
  24. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 10, 1873, to Betsy.
  25. E. Pease, Massillon, April 27, 1873, to Betsy.
  26. Libbie H. Cowles, Marietta, April 28, 1873, to Betsy.
  27. E.H. Perdue, Cleveland, May 8, 1873, to Madam [Betsy].
  28. Rollin W. [?], [n.p.], May 12, 1873, to Friend [Betsy].
  29. L.M. Whiting, Painesville, June 11, 1873, to Betsy.
  30. L.M. Whiting, Canton, August 12, 1873, to Betsy.
  31. Gussie and Elmwood Hill, Delhi, August 17, 1873, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  32. W.H. Price, Cleveland, August 26, 1873, to Miss Cowles.
  33. Betsy, [n.p.], September 7, 1873, to Myra Cowles Chase.
  34. E.J. Betts, Jefferson, September 12. 1873, to Betsy.
  35. E. Cowles, Cleveland, September 14, 1873, to Aunt [Betsy].
  36. Frank S. Branch, Madison, October 7, 1873, to Miss Cowles.
  37. Nelly, New York, October 7, 1873, to Betsy.
  38. Corinne M. Tuckerman, South Headley, October 26, 1873, to Miss Cowles.
  39. Nelly, New York, October 27, 1873, to Coz. [Betsy].
  40. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, November 23, 1873, to Betsy.
  41. [L.M. Whiting], Canton, December 14, 1873, to Betsy.
  42. Nelly, Utica, December 22, 1873, to Coz.
  43. C.H. Hamlin, Plainville, December 29, 1873, to Aunt.
  44. Cornelia, Plainville, December 31, 1873, to Cousins.
  45. Georgy Snow, [Jefferson], [1873], to Teacher.

Correspondence, 1874

  1. Jane D. McNeely, Hopedale, January 2, 1874, to Friend [Betsy].
  2. J.B. Ford, Austinburg, January 3, 1874, to Betsy.
  3. Fannie Cowles, Chicago, January 18 ,1874, to Aunty.
  4. Corinne M. Tuckerman, South Hadley, February 20, 1874.
  5. Cornelia, White Oak, March 10, 1874, to Cousins.
  6. E. Pease, Massillon, March 27, 1874, to Betsy.
  7. Nelly, New York, April 28, 1874, to Coz.
  8. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 28, 1874, to Betsy.
  9. M.M. Marchman, Galion, May 27, 1874, to Betsy. Attached note from Harriet N.K. Goff, [n.p.], to Mrs. Marchman.
  10. [?], Cleveland, June 26, 1874, to Betsy.
  11. Hattie, Cleveland, July 7, 1874, to Betsy.
  12. L.M. Whiting and Rebecca Whiting, Canton, July 21, 1874, to Betsy.
  13. Cornelia, Austinburg, July 24 1874, to Betsy.
  14. Cora W. [?], Oberlin, July 24, 1874, to Betsy.
  15. Nelly, Utica, July 30, 1874, to Coz.
  16. E.H. Perdue, August 24, 1874, to Madam [Betsy].
  17. Nelly, Utica, August 25, 1874, to Coz.
  18. Helen, Butler, Missouri, August 31, [1874], to Martha and Betsy.
  19. M.A. Coleman, Geneva, September 2, 1874, to Betsy.
  20. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], September 6, 1874, to Betsy.
  21. A. Cowles, Chicago, September 17, 1874, to Betsy.
  22. L. Hastings, [n.p.], October 13, 1874, to Miss Cowles.
  23. Mary Ann, Massillon, October 19, 1874, to Betsy.
  24. E.H. Cowles, Cleveland, November 22, 1874, to Betsy.
  25. C., Cherry Valley, November 22, 1874, to Betsy.
  26. S. Root, Catskill, December 7, 1874, to Nephew and Friends.

Correspondence, 1875

  1. S.J. Streeter, Saybrook, January 1, 1875, to Friend.
  2. A. Cowles, Chicago, January 8, 1875, to Betsy.
  3. Nelly Montross, Utica, January 10, 1875, to Betsy.
  4. L.M. Whiting, and Rebecca [Whiting], Canton, January 12, 1875, to Betsy.
  5. Edwin Cowles, [n.p.], January 28, 1875, to Aunt.
  6. Alice H. [?], Grass Lake, March 19, 1875, to Friend [Betsy].
  7. S.J. Streeter, Saybrook, March 28, 1875, to Betsy.
  8. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, April 18, 1875, to Betsy.
  9. Frank M. [Pease?], Denver, May 4, 1875, to Cousin Ed.
  10. E. Cowles, Cleveland, June 14, 1875, to Aunt.
  11. C.W. Chase, Jr., Cleveland, June 15, to Betsy.
  12. P.R. [?], Delhi, June 30, 1875, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  13. L.M. Whiting, Canton, July 7, 1875, to Betsy.
  14. Nelly Montross, Newburg, July 15, 1875, to Coz.
  15. Chas, W. Chase, Jr., Cleveland, July 21, 1875, to Aunt [Betsy].
  16. Annie, Oberlin, August 22, 1875, to Hattie.
  17. C., Cherry Valley, August 31, 1875, to Betsy.
  18. Fannie, Paris, October 2, 1875, to Auntie.
  19. Helen, Paris, October 2, [1875], to Betsy.
  20. Eugenie Cowles, Cleveland, December 27, 1875, to Aunt.
  21. L.M. Whiting, Canton, December 28, 1875, to Betsy.

Correspondence, 1876-1882

  1. E. Cowles, Farmington, January 9, 1876, to Betsy.
  2. Nellie, Oberlin, January 9, 1876, to Betsy.
  3. W.H. Price, February 8, 1876, to Madam [Betsy].
  4. Frances M. Case, Denver, February 9, 1876, to Betsy.
  5. Betsy Mix Cowles, [n.p.], February 19, to Sir
  6. [?], M. Dexter, Augusta, February 10, 1876, to Friend.
  7. E. Cowles, Farmington, February 26, 1876, to Betsy.
  8. Mary L. Bradley, New York, February 28, 1876, to Betsy.
  9. R.D. Whiting, Atlantic, March 16, 1876, to Betsy.
  10. L.M. Whiting, Canton, March 24, 1876, to Betsy.
  11. Hattie, Cleveland, April 3, 1876, to Betsy.
  12. C.W. Chase, Cleveland, April 10, 1876, to Betsy.
  13. Chas. S. Pomeroy, Cleveland, April 10, 1876, to Madam [Betsy].
  14. Rebecca Whiting, Canton, April 10, 1876, to Betsy.
  15. Cora, Butler, April 10, 1876, to Betsy.
  16. E. Cowles, [n.p.], April 19, 1876, to Betsy.
  17. L.M. Whiting, Canton, April 27, 1876, to Friend [Betsy].
  18. Alice H. [?], Dasid City, Nebraska, August 13, 1876, to Martha.
  19. R.M. Walker, Monroe City, September 14, 1882, to Martha Cowles.

Box 9

Sub-Series 2: Manuscripts: Correspondence (no date)

Undated letters arranged alphabetically by the surname of the sender, if given.
Folder -- Contents
  1. Elizabeth Austin, [n.p.], to Friends. [Martha and Cornelia].
  2. Sarah Austin, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  3. Celestia A. Beach, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  4. Lovina Bissell, [n.p.], to Sister in the Anti-Slavery, Moral Reform, and Christian Cause [Betsy].
  5. Mary Isabella Boyle, [n.p.], to Teacher [Betsy].
  6. Mary Isabella [Boyle], [n.p.], to Teacher [Betsy].
  7. Helen Burgess, Jefferson, to Cousin.
  8. C.C.C., [n.p.], to Betsy.
  9. E.A. Cottrell, Cherry Valley, to Miss Cowles.
  10. Abby K. [Kelley] F. [Foster], Randolph, to Betsy.
  11. Barbara Frietchie, Cherry Valley, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  12. A.H. Gibbons, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  13. T.A. Haight, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  14. Lizzie L. Hand, Selma, Alabama, to Betsy.
  15. S. Hitchings, S. Sport, to Friend.
  16. Augusta Hitt, [n.p.], to [?]. Contains last page only.
  17. B. [Betsey] B. Hudson, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  18. Mollie Johnson, Canal Dover, to Betsy.
  19. Betsy Loomis, Undilla, to Miss Cowles.
  20. [?] M., Chicago, to Betsy.
  21. Priscilla M[?], [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  22. Priscilla [M.], Chicago, to Miss Cowles.
  23. P. [Priscilla] R. M [?], Chicago, to Friend. See for notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  24. P. [Priscilla] R. M [?], Delhi, to Miss Cowles.
  25. Ellen F. Meyer, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  26. Arthusa Mills, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  27. Nelly Montross, [n.p.], to [?]. Contains last page only.
  28. M.M.O., McEwen's Crossroads, to Friend.
  29. M.M.O., McEwen's, to Friend.
  30. [M.M.O.], McEwen's Crossroads, to Miss Cowles.
  31. Ettie M. Patterson, Canton, to Teacher [Betsy].
  32. Cornelia Paul, [n.p.], to Mrs. Cowles.
  33. Martha Paul, Hopedale, to Friend.
  34. Eliza Root, Austinburg, to [?].
  35. E.M. Roys, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  36. Roll. A. Sawyer, Chatham, to Miss Cowles.
  37. [?] Saxton, [n.p.], to Betsy. See for mathematical notes by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  38. E. Gertrude Seaman, Ripley, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  39. Anne Snow, At Home, to Addie.
  40. Mrs. Snow, S. [Salt] L. [Lake] City, to Old Friend.
  41. S.J. Streeter, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  42. Abby W., [n.p.], to C. [Cornelia Cowles].
  43. Mary D.W., [n.p.], to Betsy.
  44. G. Wallace, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  45. Fannie Washburn [n.p.], to Teacher
  46. B.G. Wheeler, [n.p.], to Friend.
  47. B.G. Wheeler, [n.p.], to Friend.
  48. B.G. Wheeler, Washington D.C., to Friend.
  49. T.M. Wilcox and Company, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  50. S. [Sophonia] H. Williams, Savannah, Missouri, to Betsy.
  51. S. [Sophonia] H. Williams, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  52. S. [Sophsonia] H. Williams, [n.p.], to [?].
  53. Sophsonia Helen Williams, Savannah, Missouri, to Betsy.
  54. Mary Wolcott, West Farmington, to Cornelia Cowles.
  55. Abbey [Wickham?], New York, to [Cornelia Cowles].
  56. Add., Palenville, to Cornelia.
  57. Annie, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  58. Augusta, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  59. Carly, Hayworth, to Teacher.
  60. Charlotte, Saugerties, to Betsy and Clara.
  61. Eleanor, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  62. Elizabeth, [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  63. Ella Mabel, Cherry Valley, to Miss Cowles.
  64. Fanny, [n.p.], to Miss Cowles.
  65. Fitch, [Geneva], to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  66. H., South Kortright, to Miss Cowles.
  67. [H.], South Kortright, to Miss Cowles.
  68. Hattie, Cherry Valley, to Miss Cowles.
  69. Hattie, Cherry Valley, to Ever Loved One.
  70. Helen, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  71. Jennie, Manhattan, to Betsy.
  72. Julia, Augusta, to Betsy.
  73. Julia, [n.p.], to Martha.
  74. Kate, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  75. Lydia, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  76. Lydia, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  77. Lydia, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  78. Lydia, Austinburg, to Betsy.
  79. Martha, [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  80. Mary, [n.p.], to [?].
  81. Mary, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  82. Mary, McEwen's Crossroads, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  83. Mary Anne, New York, to Betsy.
  84. Mollie, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  85. Nelly, [n.p.], to Coz.
  86. Nelly, New York, to Coz.
  87. Nelly, New York, to Coz.
  88. Phoenia, Austinburg, to Betsy.
  89. Rebecca, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  90. Rebecca, Walton, to Betsy.
  91. Ruth, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  92. S., [n.p.], to B. [Betsy].
  93. Sarah, New York, to Cousin.
  94. Doctor, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  95. Mrs. [?], [n.p.], to [Betsy?].
  96. [?], Buckhorn, to Betsy.
  97. [?], Elyria, to Miss Cowles.
  98. Leader Company, [Cleveland], to Betsy.
Undated letters from Helen (probably Helen Cowles Wheeler): Helen, Comanche, Iowa, to Betsy.
  1. Helen, [n.p.], to Cousin.
  2. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  3. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  4. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy
  5. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy
  6. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  7. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  8. Helen, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  9. Helen, Goshen, New York, to Betsy.
  10. Helen, Washington, to Betsy.
  11. Helen, Washington, to Betsy.
  12. Helen, Washington, to Betsy.
  13. Helen, Washington, to Betsy.
  14. Helen, Washington, to Betsy.
  15. Helen, Canton, to Betsy.
  16. Helen, Canton, to Betsy.
  17. Helen, Atchinson, Kansas, to Aunts.
  18. Helen, Clifton, to Betsy.
  19. Helen, Butler Bates County to Betsy and Martha.
  20. Helen, Binghamton, to Betsy.
  21. Helen, Clinton Spa, to Betsy.
  22. Helen, Tannytown, to Betsy.
  23. Helen, Catskill, to Betsy.
  24. Helen, Catskill, to Betsy.
  25. Helen, Catskill, to Betsy.
  26. Helen, Catskill, to Betsy.
  27. Helen, Duluth, Minnesota, to Martha and Betsy.
  28. Helen, Green [?] County, New York, to Betsy.
  29. Helen, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  30. Helen, St. Joseph, to Betsy.
  31. Helen, Camanche, to Betsy.
  32. Helen, Ashtabula, to Betsy.
  33. [Helen], Poughkeepsie, to Betsy.
  34. Helen, Vassar, to Hattie Keeler.
  35. Helen, [n.p.], to [?].
  36. Helen, [n.p.], to Martha Cowles.
Undated letters from Hattie.
  1. [Hattie] Keeler, Coldwater, to Betsy.
  2. Hattie, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  3. Hattie, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  4. Hattie, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  5. Hattie, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  6. Hattie, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  7. H.L. Keeler, Austinburg, to Mr. Watterson.
  8. Hattie, Oberlin, to Miss Cowles.
  9. Hattie, O. [Oberlin], to Miss Cowles.
  10. Hattie Keeler, Home, to Miss Cowles.
  11. H. [Hattie] L.K. [Keeler], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  12. Hattie, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  13. Hattie, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  14. Hattie, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  15. Hattie, [n.p.], to [?].

Box 10

Undated letters from the Whitings.
  1. L.M. Whiting, Canton, to Betsy.
  2. L.M.W. [Whiting], Canton, to Betsy.
  3. L.M. Whiting, Canton, to Betsy.
  4. L.M. Whiting, Canton, to Cornelia.
  5. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  6. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  7. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], to [?].
  8. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], to [?].
  9. E.L. Whiting, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  10. Mary Whiting, Canton, to Betsy.
  11. L.M. Whiting and Mary Whiting, [Portsmouth?] to Betsy.
  12. Rebecca Whiting, [n.p.], to Betsy.
Undated letters of the Cowles Family.
  1. Betsy, [n.p.], to Friend.
  2. Betsy, [n.p.], to [?].
  3. Betsy, McConnelsville, to Brothers and Sisters.
  4. [Martha Cowles], n.p., to [?]
  5. Martha H. [Cowles], Bristol, to Sisters [Betsy and Cornelia Cowles].
  6. M. [Martha] H. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  7. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  8. [Martha Cowles] and Catherine, [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  9. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  10. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Cornelia [Cowles].
  11. M. [Martha] H. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  12. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  13. M. [Martha] H. Cowles, [n.p.], to B. [Betsy].
  14. M. [Martha] H. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  15. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  16. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  17. M. [Martha] Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  18. M. [Martha] H. Cowles, [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  19. Martha H. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  20. Martha H.C. [Cowles], [n.p.], to Sister [Betsy].
  21. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Cornelia.
  22. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  23. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to [?]
  24. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  25. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  26. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  27. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  28. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy and Helen.
  29. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  30. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  31. Cornelia and [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  32. [Martha Cowles], and Martha Lane, Austinburg, to Cornelia [Cowles].
  33. [Martha Cowles] and Rachel [Cowles], [n.p.], to Sister.
  34. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles and M. [Martha] H. [Cowles], Austinburg, to Betsy.
  35. Cornelia [Cowles] and [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  36. M. [Martha] H. [Cowles] and Patty, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  37. M. [Martha] H. [Cowles] and [?], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  38. [Martha Cowles] and C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  39. [Martha Cowles] and Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  40. [Martha Cowles] and Eliza, Austinburg, to Betsy.
  41. [Martha and Cornelia Cowles], [n.p.], to [?].
  42. C.C. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  43. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  44. [Cornelia Cowles?], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  45. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, Austinburg, to Betsy.
  46. [Cornelia Cowles], [n.p.], to Mr. Mills.
  47. [Cornelia Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  48. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  49. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  50. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  51. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  52. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  53. [Cornelia Cowles], Austinburg, to Betsy.
  54. C. [Cornelia] R. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  55. Cornelia, Plainville, to Betsy.
  56. Dolly, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  57. Ezekial Cowles, [n.p.], to [?].
  58. Wm., Duburque, to Martha.
  59. Amelia R. Abul, [n.p.], to Betsy.
  60. Amelia [Abul], Saugertus, to Cousin.
  61. E.H. Cowles, Cleveland, to Betsy.
  62. J.S. Cowles and [?], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  63. Rachel [Cowles], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  64. A.W. Cowles, [n.p.], to Betsy.
Unsigned and Undated Letters.
  1. [n.a.], Austinburg, to Betsy.
  2. [n.a.], Austinburg, to Betsy.
  3. [n.a.], Bloomington, to Miss Cowles [Betsy].
  4. [n.a.], Chicago, to Betsy.
  5. [n.a.], Clifton Springs, to Miss Cowles.
  6. [n.a.], Unadilla, to Betsy.
  7. [n.a.], Xenia, to Miss Cowles.
  8. [n.a.], [n.p.], to Betsy.
  9. [n.a.], [n.p.], to Helen.
  10. [n.a.], [n.p.], to [?].
  11. [n.a.], [n.p.], to [?].
The following letters have been assigned estimated or probable dates.
  1. S.A. White, [n.p.], [before 1830?] to Aunt [Sally White Cowles?]
  2. Bet [Betsy], Kinsman, August 24, [1832?], to Nelly [Cornelia Cowles].
  3. Martha H. Cowles, [n.p.], [1835?], to Betsy.
  4. Sarah Montross, Fishkill, September [1835-36?], to Cousin [Betsy].
  5. Sylvia, Oberlin, October 14, [1836?], to Betsy.
  6. Cornelia Cowles, A.M. Marshall, and Seth Marshall, [n.p.], December, [1836?] to Betsy.
  7. Martha [Cowles] and Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], July, [1837?], to Betsy.
  8. Charlotte, Flatbush, July 21, [1837?], to Mother [Mrs. Harriet Root] and Betsy.
  9. [Martha Cowles], [n.p.], [after October, 1837], to Betsy.
  10. S. Arnold, New Lyme, April 5, [1830s?], to Betsy.
  11. R. Fisk, [n.p.], [1830s?], to Betsy.
  12. Mary Fitch, [n.p.], [1830s?], to Madam [Betsy].
  13. Amelia, [Glasco], [1830s?], to Betsy.
  14. [n.a.], [Morgan], [1830s?] to [Betsy].
  15. Lovina Bissell, [n.p.], [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  16. Julia Cowles, [n.p.], [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  17. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  18. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  19. [Martha Cowles] and [n.a.], [n.p.], [1838-1840?], to Betsy.
  20. Helen, Austinburg, August [1838-40s?] to Aunt [Betsy].
  21. Clara, [n.p.], [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  22. Martha, Center, [1838-40?], to Betsy.
  23. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], December 6, [1839-40?], to Betsy.
  24. Betsy, [n.p.], October 7, [1845], to Helen.
  25. Cornelia [Cowles], [n.p.], [after 1848?], to Selina [Dole Cowles], Lewis [Cowles], Almira, Josiah, and Edward.
  26. E.L. Follen, Beverley, August 15, [1840s or 1850s?], to Friend [Betsy].
  27. Betsy, Canton, April 27, [1851?], to Rachel [Cowles].
  28. Betsy, [n.p.], [1851-1852?], to Cornelia [Cowles].
  29. Betsy, [n.p.], [1851-1852?], to [Martha].
  30. Martha [Cowles] and Rachel [Cowles], [n.p.], [1851-1852?], to Sister.
  31. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], [1851-1852?], to [?].
  32. L.M. Whiting, [n.p.], [1851-1852?], to [?].
  33. Betsy, Hopedale, [1855-1858?], to [?].
  34. Martha [Cowles], [n.p.], [1858-1861?], to Betsy.
  35. Mary, [n.p.], [1859], to Miss Cowles.
  36. L.A. Sessions, [n.p.], [1860?], to Miss Cowles.
  37. Helen, Libbie, and C., Ypsilante, [1860?], to Betsy.
  38. Sarah Autman, [n.p.], [1861?], to Betsy.
  39. Cornelia [Cowles], Austinburg, June 25, [1865-1866?], to Betsy.
  40. Hattie, Oberlin, May 30, [1865-1869?], to Miss Cowles.
  41. Alf. Cowles, Chicago, [1860s?] to [?].
  42. A. Eddy, [n.p.], [1860s], to Reverend Mr. Brooks.
  43. M.F. Cowles, New York, [late 1860s?] to Betsy.
  44. Hattie, [n.p.], April, [1860s or 1870s?], to Betsy.
  45. Hattie, [n.p.], June, [1860s or 1870s?], to Betsy.
  46. E.H. Austin, [n.p.], [1874?], to Betsy.
  47. J.K. Nutting, [n.p.], [187?], to Betsy.
  48. Helen, San Francisco, March 3, [1870s?], to Betsy.
  49. Miscellaneous envelopes

Box 11

Sub-Series 3: Manuscripts: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Items from Diaries

  1. Diary from 1842-1864 contained recipe for Sarsaparilla, four locks of hair, address of Josiah Paul of Cincinnati, and two handwritten cards entitled "Miss Cowles."
  2. Diary from 1864 contained calling card of Mrs. Samuel Gordan with addresses on verso, receipt ticket for Dr. J.R. Newton, advertisement for Improved Universal Soap, and note on Adamantine hook and eyes card.
  3. Diary from 1869 contained recipe for eye solution, medicinal recipe for Helen's Erysipeda, medicinal recipe entitled "Medication," Prescription "203," and another prescription.

Miscellaneous Writings of Betsy Mix Cowles

  1. Address to an antislavery society with beginning of "It is no vision of fancied wrongs..."
  2. Antiwar playlet with characters of Uncle Sam and Zak.
  3. Eulogy for Margaret Fuller Ossoli, died 1850.
  4. Two essays entitled "The Departed."
  5. Essay on sheet headed "Austinburg, September 19, 1836."
  6. Short story beginning "Oh, what a lonesome spot...", Canton, November 8, 1853.
  7. Essay entitled "Mission of Thought."
  8. Essay beginning "Slavery is repugnant.."
  9. Fragment beginning "No distinct races of men..."
  10. Fragment beginning "M. Preely do you know...," probably a spirit communication.
  11. Fragment of Bible topics and questions. See also inside front cover of the Grand River Institute for 1863-1864.
  12. List of names and dates, probably related to memorial windows in new Congregational Church, latest year, 1875.
  13. Fragment beginning "Here lies the body of Mrs. Mary...".
  14. List of newspapers and pamphlets.
  15. Copybook beginning with "The Marseilles Hymn"
  16. Copybook beginning "... the great object of life ... "
  17. Typescript of information written by Betsy Mix Cowles on lid of old chest in the Giles Hooker Cowles House, Austinburg, July 16, 1856.
  18. Essay beginning, "Knowledge is of utmost importance ... "
  19. Essay entitled "A Good Scholar"
  20. Fragment beginning, "Justification of plants ... "
  21. Play entitled Christ-Child, in copybook.

Miscellaneous Poems of Betsy Mix Cowles

  1. "I've a sweet little brother...".
  2. "Work thou on... " (removed from diary of 1842-1864.)
  3. "Ere the twilight was flitting...."
  4. "The Great Pacific Railroad..."
  5. "Round de Meadows...".
  6. "I know not a cure...".
  7. "If I were a voice... "
  8. "School's Song," Massillon, July 31, 1850.
  9. "Here we stand... ""/Pitter patter...".
  10. "Three fishers went sailing..".
  11. "We study Physology [sic]..." School notes on verso.
  12. "Tis pleasant to canvas..." (Two secondary copies, one MS., one typed.)

Scrapbook Materials

  • Scrapbooks (one is oversized?)
  1. Miscellaneous clippings removed from scrapbook
  2. Two sheets removed from scrapbook
  3. Miscellaneous clippings presumably intended for a scrapbook.

Miscellaneous Writings (believed to be in hand different from Betsy Mix Cowles')

  1. Story beginning "And it came to pass as we departed..."
  2. Poem entitled "Ho the Car for Education." Notes by Betsy Mix Cowles on verso.
  3. Poem entitled "On! For Jesus Will Defend Us."
  4. Poem entitled "The Slave Mother and Child."
  5. Poem entitled "Onward."
  6. Paper entitled "Influence of Slavery on the Character of the Mistress."
  7. Resolution of Moral Reform Operations.
  8. Essay entitled "Suspicious Hope..." by M.E. Fenney, 1840.
  9. Preamble and Constitution of the Ashtabula County Female Anti-Slavery Society.
  10. Poem (on envelope) entitled "Singing Cheerily."
  11. Fragment beginning with "Mentioned...".
  12. Poem entitled "The Burial of the Young."
  13. Poem beginning "Beset with snares...".
  14. Poem beginning "I've courted Nettie...".
  15. Poem beginning "Life has its flowers rich and fair...".
  16. Poem entitled "Delia" by U.K. Hill.
  17. Poem entitled "On the Banks of Antoinette, late Queen of France" dated May 5, 1829/poem entitled "The Ohio."
  18. Poems entitled "Pitch," "Force," "Stress," and "Time."
  19. Poetic eulogy for Elizabeth Abbot by M.L. Cowles.
  20. Poem beginning "Edward is gone...".
  21. Poem entitled "Ode to Disappointment".
  22. Poem entitled "To Elvira."
  23. Poem beginning "For this...".
  24. Poem entitled "The Common Lot."
  25. Peom entitled "A Poem on Solitude."
  26. Copybook beginning "My son...".
  27. Copybook beginning "Observations."
  28. Copybook headed "Austinburg, August 24, 1823."
  29. Copybook beginning "By whom...".
  30. Copybook beginning "Weeping may endure...".
  31. Copybook beginning "Of him in a moment...".

Teaching Materials

  1. Composition on settlers by Maggie Cleland.
  2. Composition on physiology of muscles by Lizzie Peters.
  3. Composition on physiology of muscles by J.F. Brown.
  4. Composition on physiology of muscles by Alida Silliman.
  5. Composition on physiology of muscles by S.E. Dales.
  6. Composition on physiology of muscles by Louise Merwin.
  7. Beginning of compositions on physiology of muscles.
  8. Beginning of a composition by Hannah Campbell on "Home is the Sacred Refuge."
  9. Essay beginning "an essay is expected...," dated January, 1857.
  10. Seven lists of counties.
  11. List of students

Notes

Miscellaneous notes; some possibly by Betsy Mix Cowles:
  1. Fragment beginning "History of settlement...," fragment signed D.R. Sortwell, fragment headed Austinburg, September 9, 1873, note from James Conaro.
  2. List of directions, note by Betsy Mix Cowles on verso of Westerbury hooks and eyes card.
  3. Program for a meeting, fragment beginning "P.S. Address care of...".
  4. Fragment beginning "Does Adaline expect ... "
  5. Note beginning "The note was cancelled...," formula using rose water.
  6. List of names.
  7. Cowles genealogy notes.
  8. Recipes for: cleaning black silks; Poor man's pudding; sugar cakes; ginger snaps; dandelion beer; cucumber pickles.

Box 12

Financial Records, bills, and receipts

  1. May 3, 1833 and May 29, 1834, to Betsy, taken from medical notebook, "Hubbard's Lectures, 1831," in Cowles Family papers. June 30, 1838, to C.R. Cowles.
  2. Diary from 1842-1864 contained statement including names of Lila Saxton, Cora Wheeler, and Betsy Mix Cowles, statement with beginning of "Taken from page 60," statement with beginning of "Fare to Depot--.35," statement with beginning of "From Helen--$7.00," statement with beginning of "From A.D. Hawley, June, 1862," note with total of $4.78.
  3. Receipts from the Liberator to Betsy dated: November 9, 1847; November 13, 1848; December 27, 1849; January 13, 1851; November 6, 1852; November 12, 1853; January 13, 1854; February 9, 1856; December 11, 1856; May 18,1858; March 21, 1862; February 2, 1865.
  4. May 9, 1848, from M.H. Hutchins.
  5. December, 1853, to Mrs. Montross.
  6. July 8, 1856, to Betsy; and July 9, 1858, to W.P. Fogg, M.D.
  7. December 20, 1858, to Betsy; and December 15, 1859, to H. Cowles.
  8. [185?], to Miss Cowles from M.C. Dougal.
  9. May 5, 1860, to B.G. Wheeler.
  10. March, 1861, to [?]; and April 16, 1864, to Betsy.
  11. October 1, 1862, from Thompson and Company Express.
  12. June 7, 1864, to [?]; and June 8, 1864, to Betsy.
  13. May 17, 1865, to Betsy.
  14. June 24, 1865, to B.M. Cowles.
  15. October 17, 1865, to Betsy.
  16. October 18, 1865, to Betsy.
  17. Diary from 1865 included statement beginning with "Cornelia September 30," note on Pardee, Bates, and Company card.
  18. January 18, 1868, to Betsy.
  19. [?], 1868, to Betsy.
  20. January 9, 1869, to Mr. W.B. Leonard; and to [?] from Acker, Merrall, & Condit.
  21. January 13, 1869 from Independent.
  22. April 20, 1869, to Betsy; and April 20, 1869, to Cornelia Cowles.
  23. June 17, 1869, to Betsy.
  24. [186?], from Chicago Tribune; and August 2, 1870, to Betsy.
  25. [186?], to Miss Cowles from City Mills Store.
  26. March 5, 1870 to Miss E. Cowles from Edward Kachler.
  27. March 1, 1871, to Betsy; and undated "School Bill."
  28. July 25, 1871, to Betsy.
  29. November 15, 1871, to Betsy; and March 6, 1872, to Betsy.
  30. August 1, 1872, to Betsy.
  31. September 3 ,1873, to Aid Society; and one share to Miss. Cowles in the Union Relief Association.
  32. September 22, 1874, to Betsy.
  33. October 9, 1874, to Betsy.
  34. November 6, 1874, to Eliza Root for subscription to The Independent.
  35. M.H. Cowles $1.00; B.M. Cowles $1.00; and envelope to B.M. Cowles with directions on verso.
  36. [n.d.], to B.M. Cowles for $4.73.
  37. Undated lists in hand of Betsy Mix Cowles.
  38. Howley's and Wadsworth's charges to Hudson Merrils.
  39. Undated, paid to Society's agent, taken from T.H. Wadsworth's medical books in D.1.8.1.
  40. Undated list beginning "Received of Mrs. Dr. Hawley," taken from T.H. Wadsworth's medical books in D.1.8.1.
  41. Accounts, school district #2.
  42. Notices of stockholders' meeting of Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company to Eliza Root and Lysander M. Cowles.
  43. Blank receipts from Presbyterian Church of Canton.
  44. From R.A. DeForest & Son.
  45. November 27, [18??], to [?]

Miscellaneous Materials received from Margaret Ticknor

  1. Grand River Institute, Betsy Cowles Souvenir booklet, 1904.
  2. English theme, "Betsy Cowles", by Virginia Ticknor, May 11, 1959.
  3. Will of Betsy Mix Cowles, July 25, 1876, probated July 18, 1887.
  4. Photocopy of newspaper, "Betsy Cowles, Early Teacher in Movement", from Erie, Pennsylvania, Dispatch Herald, 1934.
  5. Card from Hattie F. Whiting, Canton, June 22, 1913, to Friend.
  6. Photocopy of letter, Nancy Reardon Peck, Berkeley, California, September 10, 1865, to Margaret Ticknor.
  7. Photocopy of Betsy Mix Cowles obituaries from Cowles-Hutchinson Letters, vol. IV.
  8. Photocopy of newspaper article, "Voice of the People", by A.O. Fuller, n.d.
  9. Essay on the Cowles Family.
  10. Photocopy of the geneology of Lewis D. Cowles.
  11. Photocopy and typescript of letter from Julia Johnson to Howard Cowles, September, 1930. (Original typescript by Margaret Ticknor is in D.1.9.1.).

Miscellaneous Materials from other sources

  1. Photocopy of miscellaneous items pertaining to Betsy Mix Cowles received from Oberlin College Archives.
  2. Photocopy of newspaper article, "Stark's Women", Canton Repository , March 13, 1976.
  3. Photocopy of petition of Union schools Massillon, November 22, [18??].
  4. Flyer for film, "Women of the Western Reserve".
  5. Photocopy of two letters from the Letters and Papers of William Lloyd Garrison: William Lloyd Garrison, Richfield, Ohio, August 25, 1847 to the Liberator. William Lloyd Garrison, Longwood, May 18, 1857, to Helen Garrison.
  6. Button with photograph of Betsy Mix Cowles. "Cleveland Society of Ashtabula County People, 11th Annual Picnic, August 27th, 1904."
  7. "The Cowles Genealogy" by Calvin Duvall Cowles
  8. Account book of Martha Cowles.
  9. Metal stencil name plate-"B.M. Cowles."
  10. Calling cards: Clara Broomhour; Janie Shaw; Maggie Cleland; Anna M. Cleland; August McGibbon; R.H. Duff; Albert D. Peake; E. Harkens; K.C. Burgen; John Laidlow; A.W. McGibbon; C.W. Copley; Albert Webber; B.M. Cowles; Margery Clark; Mrs. G.B. Cannon; F.L. McGibbon; Miss Hilger; Mrs. Henry Ball; Miss Smyth and Mrs. Wilcox; Frank W. Wildes; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cowles; Sarah Hutchinson; Mr. and Mrs. John Hall; Kate Pirrony; Helen R. Lahm; W.B. Greenwood.
  11. Wedding invitation of Ida Saxton and William McKinley, January 25, 1871, to Mrs. Helen Wheeler.
  12. "Memory Book" of Martha H. Cowles. Includes dedication by Betsy Mix Cowles among others.
  13. "Select Pieces" copied by Martha H. Cowles. Includes poems, quotes, and letters written by others.
  14. Record of Literary Society of Austinburg, 1834-1835.
  15. Manuscript map of Austinburg and listing of lots (n.d.)

Sub-Series 4: Manuscripts: Diaries

Box 13

  1. Scrapbook

Diaries for the following years:

  1. 1842 (includes financial records through 1864),
  2. 1864
  3. 1865
  4. 1866
  5. 1867
  6. 1868
  7. 1869
  8. 1870
  9. 1871
  10. 1872
  11. 1874
  12. Photocopy of Mattie Cowles' diary from 1871

Items removed from the diaries may be found in Box 10, folder 26, and Box 11, folders 2 and 17. For letters removed from diaries see the appropriate correspondence folders for the following dates: March 12, 1854; July 5, 1862; January 14, 1868; June 2, 1868. For items removed from or believed intended for the scrapbooks, see Box 10, folders 37, 38, and 39..


Series II: Printed Materials


Newspapers (see horizontal file [hf] and 11th floor map case [m])

  • The Agent's Gazzette , undated [hf].
  • Anti-Slavery Bugle, Salem, Ohio, issues for June 26, 1846 [m], January 28, 1848 [m] and May 4, 1850 [m]. [Shelved in 11th floor mapcase.]
  • AshtabulaSentinel, Jefferson, Ohio, issues for June 10, 1875, [hf] and June 14, 1900 [hf]
  • Brother Jonathan, New York, issue for November 7, 1842 [hf].
  • Cleveland Morning Leader, issue for July 4, 1864 [hf].
  • Cleveland Leader, issue for June 9, 1875, [hf].
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer, issue for January 4, 1842, pages 3-4 [hf].
  • The Emancipator, New York, issues for March 16, 1837 [m] and January 10, 1839 [m].
  • The Independent, New York, issues for August 14, 1862 [hf].
  • The Jefferson Gazette, issue for June 20, 1850 [hf].
  • Kalamazoo Weekly Telegraph, issue for February 7, 1872 [hf].
  • The Liberator , Boston, issues for December 3, 1858 [hf] and August 4, 1865 [m].
  • Liberator--Extra, undated [m] and one with marginal notes [hf].
  • National Anti-Slavery Standard, New York, issue for June 22, 1867 [m].
  • The OberlinEvangelist, extra (1856?) [hf].
  • Sanitary Fair Gazetter, Cleveland, issue for February 24, 1864 [hf].
  • Standard--Extra, undated, [m] and three copies [hf].
  • Williams County Gazette, Bryan, Ohio, issue for February 25, 1858 [hf].
  • Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, issue for July 2, 1863, (printed on wallpaper) [hf].
  • Savannah (Georgia) Daily Herald, issue for January 31, 1865 [hf].
  • One sheet of a Michigan newspaper, 1871, [hf] [Kalamazoo Weekly Telegraph?].
  • Cleveland Leader, issue for June 9, 1875 (includes Austinburg's 75th Anniversary supplement)
  • Cleveland Leader, issue for July 31, 1876 (includes obituary of Betsy Mix Cowles) [hf].
  • Ashtabula County Sentinel, issue for June 14, 1900 (includes Austinburg's Centennial supplement) 2 copies of complete newspaper, 2 clipped copies
  • Ashtabula County Sentinel, issue for November 7, 1901 (includes Austinburg's Centennial supplement)

Box 14

  1. Clipping - Ashtabula Beacon, 1936. "Cowles Farm, In Same Family 126 Years, Is Monument to Pioneers" [Shelved in 11th floor mapcase.]
  2. Clipping - Ashtabula County Sentinel article from October 23, 1951, "Oldest Church in Area to Mark 150th Anniversary"

Almanac

  1. Almanac by M. C. Younglove (Cleveland, 1848).

Leaflets

  1. Abolitionrieties: or remarks on some of the Members of the Pennsylvania State Anti- Slavery Society..., May, 1840.
  2. Hon. B.F. Wade and the Vice Presidency(n.p., n.d.).
  3. A True History of the Massacre of Ninety-Six Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, March 8, 1782,(New Philadelphia: 1847), "Ohio Democrat" Office.
  4. Heroism, funeral sermon for Sergeant-Major Giles H. Cowles by Reverend John B. Bach (Jefferson: 1864), Sentinel Office.
  5. Death Notice of Laura C. Wright, February 20, 1874.

Books

  1. A Phrenelogical Description of the Head of Betsy Cowles (n.p., n.d.).
  2. Sermon at Installation of Reverend Duncan Kennedy, D.D., (Albany: Van Benthuysen, 1855).
  3. The Organization of Labor and Association by Math. Briancourt, (New York: William H. Graham, 1848).
  4. Ohio School Journal, 1846
  5. Ohio School Journal, 1847.
  6. The White Banner, issue for July, 1851 (Philadelphia: George Lippard).
  7. Sermon-- "American Slavery, Essentially Sinful," by S.W. Streeter, (Oberlin: J.M. Fitch, 1845).
  8. Pamphlet-- "Capital Punishment Unsanctioned by the Gospel," (London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1845).
  9. Blackwood, the Metropolitan and Foreign Quarterly Review, (New Haven: Peck and Newton, 1833).
  10. Proceedings of the Salem, Ohio Women's Rights Convention, 1850 (Salem: Moore Printing Company, 1976).

Educational Materials

  1. Libretto of the "Flower Queen," words by Frances Jane Crosby, music by George F. Root (New York: 1852).
  2. Advertising leaflet, "The Industrial School Association for the IV Ward."
  3. Advertising flyer, "The Minor Prophets" by Reverend Henry Cowles (Oberlin: n.d.).
  4. Advertising flyer, Theological Library of Standard Works, (New York: 1836). Notes on verso probably by Betsy Mix Cowles.
  5. Flyer entitled "The Solar System."
  6. Four broadside sheets with poems.
  7. Table showing average monthly wages of teachers in Ohio, 1869-1870.
  8. Advertising flyer, Lecture to Ladies by Helen Markham Wheeler (n.d.).
  9. Subscription remittance for McNeely Normal School, Steubenville, 1860.
  10. Letter regarding McNeely Normal School, Athens, Ohio, August 27, 1859.
  11. Letter regarding Little Pilgrim, Philadelphia, November 1, 1864.
  12. Advertising flyer for the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, New York, 1858.
  13. Report card from the Canton Union School.
  14. Prospectus of the "Illinois Teacher," Peoria, January, 1859.
  15. Flyer to the school patrons of Salem [1834?].
  16. Two membership cards, Ohio State Teachers' Association for Betsy Mix Cowles, 1856 and 1857.
  17. Miscellaneous song sheets [Shelved in 11th floor mapcase.]

College Catalogs

  1. Catalog: Annual Catalogue of Mount Union College, 1871-1872.
  2. Catalog: Triennial Catalogue of Oberlin College, 1873.

Announcements and Programs

  1. Examination exercises, Newburgh Female Seminary (1837) to Mrs. Sarah Montross.
  2. Announcement for Pennsylvania yearly meeting of Progressive Friends.
  3. Program for recitation and plays, October 12, 1868.
  4. Program for Old Folk's Concert, June 22, 1870.
  5. Announcement of Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. Cowles, May 15, 1874.
  6. Two programs for memorial service of Eddie Cowles, 1870.
  7. Two programs for Tableau and Dramatic Entertainments at Congregational Church, May 19, 1875.
  8. Two programs for Three-quarter centennial celebration of settlement of Austinburg, June 5, 1875.
  9. Two programs entitled "Tea Partie," Austinburg, 1876.
  10. Two announcements for art exhibition in connection with the festival of the Congregational Church, n.d.
  11. Program of recitation by Dudley Waller of Cleveland, n.d.
  12. Oberlin College examination schedule, 1869. Medical notes on verso.

Broadsides, Advertisements and Charts

  1. Advertising letter with return envelope for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.
  2. Advertising flyer for Bismark, the Wonderful educated Pig.
  3. Two advertising flyers for Northern Transit Company.
  4. Two broadsides entitled "Lines," written on Constant Mayers Splendid painting, entitled "Consolation;" by Samuel Whiting, [n.d.].
  5. Advertising cards for: C.H. Bechwith; J.M. Hower and Company; Seamen and Smith; D.A. Cushman; Mead and Coe; Ford and Wagner.
  6. Two tickets for Governor Ashley's lecture.
  7. Advertising flyer for Crumb, Baslington, and Kendall, Cleveland.
  8. Advertising flyer for the Independent.
  9. Advertising flyer for a ladies' society, Cleveland, March 30, 1864.
  10. Broadside poem on Sojourner Truth.

Audio-Visual:

  1. Lithograph of Betsy Mix Cowles [Shelved in 11th floor mapcase.]

Box 15

Pamphlets:

  1. Address, delivered before the Old Colony Anti-Slavery Society by William Lloyd Garrison (Boston: 1839). Dow and Jackson.
  2. Right and Wrong in Massachusetts, (Boston: Dow and Jackson, 1839).
  3. Eighth Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, (Boston: Dow and Jackson, 1841).
  4. The Brotherhood of Thieves by Stephen S. Foster (Boston: 1844). Anti-Slavery Office. Note on cover reads CR Cowles from the author.
  5. Eleventh Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1844).
  6. Can Abolitionists Vote or Take Office Under the U.S. Constitution? The Anti-Slavery Examiner no. 13 (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845).
  7. Slavery & the Slaveholders Religion, as Opposed to Christianity, by Samuel Brooke, (Cincinnati: 1846). Privately published.
  8. Oration, delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, by Frederick Douglass, (Rochester: Lee, Munn, and Company, 1852).
  9. An Address on Female Education,by William Johnston, (Columbus: Chas, Scott, and Company, 1845).
  10. Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet?by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women's Suffrage Track no. 4 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846).
  11. Sermon of War,preached at the Melodeon by Theodore Parker, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846)

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