Scope and Contents
The Fowler Family Collection consists of one manuscript box and contains approximately 300 items. Deeds, 1707-1857 to land in Canaan, Guilford, Middletown, New Haven, North Branford and Wallingford Conn. Miscellaneous papers, 1756-1860, mainly receipts, bills, promissory notes and tax receipts. Also, a folder containing autographs of well known people, including one of John Qunicy Adams.
The correspondence dates from 1806-1870, the bulk of which was written to William Chauncey fowler (1793-1881). Among the correspondents are George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905), Lewis Cass (1782-1866), Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), Rufus Choate (1799-1859), Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), Horace Mann (1796-1859), Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), and Truman Smith (1791-1884).
There is an account book, 1854-1866 of Crampton & Fowler, manufacturers, and farmers, of Northford, Conn. Also, a book written by Samuel Miles Hopkins (1772-1837)* depicting public and private life in Waterbury, Conn. He comments on the appointment of Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Forces, on General Ethan Allen, and on the history of the state of Connecticut.
*This book has been removed to Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Alphabetical Series, Mss 352.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Fowler family.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Correspondence (1806-1870), deeds (1707-1857) to property in Connecticut, and miscellaneous papers. The bulk of the correspondence is that of William Chauncey Fowler (1793-1881), an educator. Principal correspondents include George Sewall Boutwell, Lewis Cass, Salmon Portland Chase, Rufus Choate, Schuyler Colfax, Horace Mann, Gideon Algernon Mantell, and Truman Smith. Also in the papers is an account book (1854-1866) of Crampton and Fowler, manufacturers and farmers of Northford, Connecticut and a collection of autographs, including one of John Quincy Adams.
- Account books
- Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
- Adams, Nehemiah, 1806-1878
- Baldwin, Roger S. (Roger Sherman), 1793-1863
- Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905
- Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866
- Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
- Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
- Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885
- Crampton and Fowler
- Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879
- Fowler family
- Fowler, Orin, 1791-1852
- Fowler, William Chauncey, 1793-1881
- Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
- Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852
- Northford (Conn.)
- Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877
- Percival, James Gates, 1795-1856
- Smith, Truman, 1791-1884
- Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894
- Guide to the Fowler Family Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
- July 1981
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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