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Series 1-9: Bowles Family, circa 1779-1960


Scope and Contents

The Bowles group of papers contains materials beginning with Samuel I (who did not refer to himself that way, but it is a useful tool for specifying which Samuel material relates to) and his wife, Huldah Deming Bowles, through Samuel V, his brother Sherman, their cousin Richard Hooker, and ending with a short series of materials related to miscellaneous family members. The materials in the Bowles group comprise approximately 30 linear feet.


  • circa 1779-1960

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Bowles-Hoar Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 50.0 Linear feet (41 records boxes, 6 archives boxes, 2 1/2-archives boxes, 8 flat boxes, 2 small boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The Bowles group of materials is arranged in 9 series, and most of the series contain multiple sub-series. Series and sub-series notes (typically, arrangement, scope/content, and biographical/historical notes) are found at their respective levels. The 9 series are:

  1. Series 1: Samuel Bowles I and Sarah Harris (1779-1812)
  2. Series 2: Samuel Bowles II and Huldah Deming (circa 1814-1871)
  3. Series 3: Samuel Bowles III and Mary S. D. Schermerhorn (circa 1844-1904)
  4. Series 4: Samuel Bowles IV and Elizabeth Hoar (circa 1845-1924)
  5. Series 5: Samuel Bowles V (1885-1936)
  6. Series 6: Sherman H. Bowles and Esther M. Johnson (circa 1857-1962)
  7. Series 7: Bowles Family: Financial Records (circa 1883-1938)
  8. Series 8: Richard Hooker Correspondence (circa 1903-1933)
  9. Series 9: Miscellaneous Bowles Family Materials (circa 1860-1954)

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299