Oberlin College Archives

Rev. Henry Cowles, D.D., 1803-81

Papers, 1824-1908

Inventory

Series I.  Correspondence of Henry Cowles, 1824-81, n.d.  
1.8 l.f.
Subseries 1.  Card Index and Partial Calendar to the 
Personal Correspondence, ca. 1967
Box 1
Card Index and Partial Calendar to the Personal Correspondence, 
n.d.
Subseries 2.  Personal Correspondence, 1824-81, n.d.
Box 2
Personal correspondence, 1824-45  (15f)
Box 3
Personal correspondence, 1846-59  (21f)
Box 4
Personal correspondence, 1860-81, n.d.  (17f)
Subseries 3.  Correspondence with the American Education 
Society, 1836-80 
Box 5
Correspondence, 1836-39  (2f)
Letters of reference for students, A-W, 1837-79  (7f)
Loans to students, 1864-80  (2f)
Series II.  Correspondence of Sarah Cowles Little, 1867-1908  
.1 l.f.
Subseries 1.  Letters received, 1867-1908 
Box 6
Letters received, 1867-1908  (3f)
Subseries 2.  Postcards received, 1874-83
Box 6 (cont.)
Postcards received, 1874-83  41 items
Series III.  Diaries of H. Cowles, 1825-34, 1858-81, 6 
vols.  .2 l.f.
Box 7
Diary, 1825-34
Diary, 1858-59
Diary, 1859-60
Diary, 1860-62
Diary, 1863-65
Diary, 1865-81
Series IV.  Writings, 1822-81, n.d.  .8 l.f.
Subseries 1.  Writings of H. Cowles, ca. 1822-81, n.d.
Box 8
Commentaries on the New Testament, ms. notes, ca. 1878-80 (2f)
Clippings: Reviews of the Commentaries, ca. 1870-81
Early essays and ms. writings, ca. 1822-26  (2f)
Published addresses, 1848, 1873
Sermons and other writings, ca. 1850-80  (3f)
Box 9
Theological notebooks, 1825-50  6 vols.
Subseries 2.  Writings by Others, 1840-81, n.d.
(Housed in Box 12, Oversize)
Cowles, J.G.W., 1869
Cowles, Mary L., 1856, n.d.
Cowley, Henry S., 1865
Davis, D.F., ca. 1880
Fairchild, James Harris, 1881 (memorial to Cowles)
Haskell, R.S., n.d.
Little, Sarah Cowles, ca. 1882
Underhill, Nathan C., 1884
Unidentified, 1840-81, n.d.
Series V.  Account and Memoranda Books, 1835-81  19 vols.  
.4 l.f.
Box 10
"Aid for the Theological Dept. of Oberlin College," 1858-59
"Books Donated to Foreign Missionaries," [1869]
"Books Donated to Home Missionaries," [1869]
"Catalog and Record of Colored Students in Oberlin, 1835-62
"Catalogue-Memoranda," 1838
"Daybook," 1835-43
"Daybook," 1877 (Oversize Box 12)
"Daybook of Business in My Books," 1879-81
"Expenses in Service of Oberlin College," 1836-66
"Financial Contributions to Oberlin College," 1837-45
"Journal of Education Society Business," 1875-76
[Journal of Sales Receipts for] Isaiah and Psalms and Pentateuch, 
1868-74
[Journal of Sales Receipts for] Jeremiah and Revelation of John, 
1869-72
[Journal of Sales Receipts for] Minor Prophets, 1867-79
"List of Subscribers to the Oberlin Evangelist in New York State," 
n.d.
"Memoranda" (re: Commentaries), 1867-81
"Memoranda of Prospective Donors to Oberlin College," 1859
"Memorandum on Business for Freedmen's Aid Society," [1864]
"Scholarships [to?] Ohio and the West," n.d.
Receipts (loose), 1840-81
Series VI.  Miscellany, ca. 1831-81  .2 l.f.
Box 11
"Bible Topics," commonplace book of Alice Welch Cowles, 1837
"Diseases of Infants," ms. and attached letter to Alice W. Cowles 
from her brother, B. Welch, ca. 1831
Land deeds, 1834-60
Marriage licenses, 1844-75
Miscellaneous printed items, 1853-81, n.d.
Oberlin Evangelist clippings and extras, 1856-59
Tracts of the Seventh Day Adventists, n.d.

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