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Bower family papers

Bower family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bower family papers
Creator: Bower family
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1906, bulk 1893-1894
Bulk Dates: 1893-1894
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Collection Number: ms14
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Bower family was from Bainbridge, Georgia and included Byron Beaufort Bower, Jr. (1874-1955) who was a lawyer, politician, Trustee and Regent of the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the 377 items of personal and business correspondence of the Bower family of Bainbridge, Georgia from 1872-1906. The bulk of the correspondence relates to Byron Beaufort Bower, Jr.'s student years at the University of Georgia in Athens (1893-1894) and detail his activities, expenses, and membership in Kappa Alpha fraternity. Contains newspaper accounts and correspondence between Byron's father Judge Bower and Chancellor Boggs regarding Byron's two week suspension for violating the rules of the Lucy Cobb Institute. Also includes correspondence from Byron's sister Evergiline while a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute and from his brothers Gordon (1897) and Lucien (1901) while at the University of Georgia. Other correspondents include Judge Bower's brother, E.E. Bower; sister, Ceneilla Alexander; and business associate J.L. Hand.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bower family papers, ms14, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by John Dickinson Bower, III in 1960-1962.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Alexander, Ceneilla Bower, 1864-1966
Athens (Ga.)
Bainbridge (Ga.)
Boggs, C. W.
College students -- Georgia.
Hand, J. L.
Kappa Alpha Order
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Universities and colleges -- Georgia.
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, undated
12Correspondence, 1872-1879
13Correspondence, 1881-1889
14Correspondence, 1890-1891
15Correspondence, 1892
16Correspondence, 1893
17Correspondence, 1894
18Correspondence, 1895
19Correspondence, 1896
110Correspondence, 1897
21Correspondence, 1898
22Correspondence, 1899
23Correspondence, 1901-1906