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Lysander Mix Cowles, Papers, 1831-1857

Lysander Mix Cowles, Papers, 1831-1857

Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, November 6, 2003
1 document case, .33 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Lysander Mix Cowles (1807-1857) was the son of Giles Hooker Cowles who settled in Austinburg, Ohio, in 1811. Lysander was a merchant and militia captain. He married Rachel Cowles in 1835. Lysander served as administrator of the estate of Theodore Henry Wadsworth.

Scope and Content

This collection includes many miscellaneous documents, including receipts, teaching certificates, and legal papers related to Lysander's public service (Austinburg Township Treasurer and Justice of the Peace). Related collections are: the Betsy Mix Cowles, Papers, (sister of Lysander), Giles Hooker Cowles, Papers, and the Mix-Wadsworth Family Papers.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents
  1. Accounts and expenditures, Austinburg, 1847-1848
  2. Apportionment of school money, 1846, 1849-1850, 1852-53
  3. Appraisals of books and clothing of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, [1843-1846?]
  4. Appraisals of personal property [includes Theodore Henry Wadsworth], 1843, 1844
  5. Board of School Examiners, 1846-1848
  6. Correspondence, 1841-1853
  7. County Treasurer receipts, 1834-1843
  8. County Treasurer receipts, 1844-1848
  9. County Treasurer receipts, 1849-1852
  10. Deed, 1836 (shelved in 11th floor map case)
  11. Estate debts of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843-1846
  12. Justice of the Peace, papers, 1844, 1847-1848
  13. Justice of the Peace, papers, 1849, 1850
  14. Legal papers, 1839, 1844-1850
  15. Letters of administration in the estate of Theodore Henry Wadsworth, 1843-1846
  16. Letters from D. B. Harrington, 1831
  17. Marriage licenses, 1849
  18. Memoriam of Lysander Cowles, 1857
  19. Miscellaneous papers, 1849, 1851, [no date]
  20. Miscellaneous receipts, 1839-1859, [no date]
  21. Promissory notes, 1841, 1846, 1848, 1849
  22. Pupil lists, 1850-1851, [no date]
  23. State Treasurer receipts, 1843
  24. Teacher's quarterly report, 1852-1853
  25. Teaching certificates, 1846-1849
  26. Teaching certificates, 1850-1853
  27. Township Treasurer receipts, 1831, 1833, 1844, 1845
  28. Township Treasurer receipts, 1847-1848
  29. Township Treasurer receipts, 1849
  30. Township Treasurer receipts, 1850
  31. Township Treasurer receipts, 1851
  32. Township Treasurer receipts, 1852-1854
  33. Will of Catharine Williams, [1845?]
 
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