Preliminary Guide to the Ernest Clyde Bower Papers, 1844-1930
Primarily the diaries of Mr. Bower, which date from 1883 to 1930 and concern his personal and business affairs. Entries refer to various organizations Bower worked for, including: the Pacific Fire Insurance Company of New York; the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad in New York; the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Company in Cleveland; and the New York Central Railroad Company in Cleveland. Other entries concern life in Middlefield, Ohio, where Bower was born; Ohio Business University in Cleveland; and Bower's ties to the Masons, the Presbyterian Church, and the Sons of Union Veterans. A memorandum book (1844-1849), written by an unidentified student, contains a section describing life in Columbia Seminary, a Presbyterian school. Other materials include: address and daybooks, clippings, and photographs. One clipping quoting Bowers' aunt identifies her father as abolitionist who assisted runaway slaves; another is an obituary of Enoch E. Kile, who was perhaps related to Bowers. Also includes a Bible given in 1861 to Bower's uncle, who served in the Civil War.
- Collection Number
- Ernest Clyde Bower papers
- Bower, Ernest Clyde
- 1 Linear Feet, 63 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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[Identification of item], Ernest Clyde Bower Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Ernest Clyde Bower was a railroad employee in New York, N.Y. and Cleveland, Ohio.
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- Bower, Ernest Clyde
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad Company -- New York (N.Y.)
- Columbia Theological Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) -- Students
- Kile, Enoch E.
- Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway
- New York Central Railroad Company
- Ohio Business University -- Cleveland (Ohio)
- Pacific Fire Insurance Company -- New York (N.Y.)
- Presbyterian Church -- Education
- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Processed by Allison Gluvna
Completed April 6, 1998
Encoded by Stephen Miller
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.