Fowler And Wells Families Papers,1807-1968,1836-1901(bulk)

Collection Number: 97

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk)
Collection Number:
97
Creator:
Fowler family
Quantity:
.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Photographs, Printed Materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, articles, lectures, photos, printed matter, and other papers relating to the practice of phrenology by various members of the Fowler and Wells families, including Orson and Lorenzo N. Fowler, Samuel Roberts Wells, and Charlotte Fowler Wells. Includes material relating to "The Phrenological Journal" and "The Practical Phrenologist," periodicals with which the family was associated. Also includes a small number of Civil War letters. Also, originals and transcribed copies of the wills of Charlotte Fowler Howe and Charlotte Fowler Wells, and other letters.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, articles, lectures, photos, printed matter, and other papers relating to the practice of phrenology by various members of the Fowler and Wells families, including Orson and Lorenzo N. Fowler, Samuel Roberts Wells, and Charlotte Fowler Wells. Includes material relating to "The Phrenological Journal" and "The Practical Phrenologist," periodicals with which the family was associated. Also includes a small number of Civil War letters. Also, originals and transcribed copies of the wills of Charlotte Fowler Howe and Charlotte Fowler Wells, and other letters.
Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, F.A.P. Barnard, Albert Barnes, Antoinette Brown, James Freeman Clarke, William H. Channing, John W. Edmonds, Frederick W. Evans, O.B. Frothingham, Frances Dana Gage, Sylvester Graham, Sarah Grimké, Bronson Howard, Horace Mann, Eliphalet Nott, George Ripley, Benjamin Silliman, George Francis Train, Moses Coit Tyler, Benjamin F. Wade, and Elizur Wright. HOWE-FOWLER FAMILY LETTERS, bound volume of transcribed letters by Harlan L. Howe.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Fowler family.
Fowler, O. S. (Orson Squire), 1809-1887.
Fowler, L. N. (Lorenzo Niles), 1811-1896.
Wells, Samuel R. (Samuel Roberts), 1820-1875.
Wells, Charlotte Fowler, 1814-1901.
Wells family.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889.
Barnes, Albert, 1798-1870.
Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921.
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884.
Edmonds, John W. (John Worth), 1799-1874.
Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893.
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895.
Gage, Frances Dana, 1808-1884.
Graham, Sylvester, 1794-1851.
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873.
Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908.
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
Nott, Eliphalet, 1773-1866.
Ripley, George, 1802-1880.
Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885.
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904.
Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
Wade, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889
Barnes, Albert, 1798-1870
Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888
Edmonds, John W. (John Worth), 1799-1874
Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893
Fowler, L. N. (Lorenzo Niles), 1811-1896
Fowler, O. S. (Orson Squire), 1809-1887
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895
Gage, Frances Dana, 1808-1884
Graham, Sylvester, 1794-1851
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
Nott, Eliphalet, 1773-1866
Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900
Wade, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878
Wells, Charlotte Fowler, 1814-1901
Wells family
Wells, Samuel R. (Samuel Roberts), 1820-1875
Howe, Harlan L.
American Civil War (1861-1865)

Titles:
The phrenological journal.
The practical phrenologist.

Subjects:
Phrenology.

Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Fowler and Wells families papers, #97. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence and Family Papers
Series II. Photographs

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Arranged in chronological order and then by physical location.
Box 2
Synopsis of Phrenology and the Phrenological Developments Together with the Character and Talents of Paul S. Howe, Esq., as given by Charlotte Fowler
1846-DateTo
Howe, Paul S.
Fowler, Charlotte
Box 2
Synopsis of Phrenology and the Phrenological Developments Together with the Character and Talents of Philip C. Howard, as given by Lorenzo Fowler
1846-06-08
Howard, Philip C.
Fowler, Lorenzo
Box 1 Folder 1
Letters
1848-1859
Box 3 Folder 1
Papers
1849-1892
Box 2 Folder 1
Manuscript report by Mrs. Wells of spiritualist meetings held in New York City during 1850 with comments on the participation of Horace Greeley and other notables
1850
Mrs. Wells
New York City
Box 2
The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology with One Hundred Engravings and a Chart of the Character of Paul Howe, as given by Nelson Sizer
1851-10-24
Howe, Paul
Sizer, Nelson
Box 1 Folder 2
Letters
1860-1965
Box 1 Folder 3
Letters
1866
Box 1 Folder 4
Letters
1867
Box 1 Folder 5
Letters
1868-1869
Box 1 Folder 6
Letters
1870-1872
Box 1 Folder 7
Letters
1873-1879
Box 1 Folder 8
Letters
1881-1887, 1901
Box 2
The Practice of the Water Cure
1891-08
Creator: Wilson, James
Creator: Manby Gully, James
New York
Box 3 Folder 4
Ulrich is Domestic
1899-01
Creator: Human Nature IX #1
Box 2
Poe: "The Mental Temperament" for Phrenologists
1968-05
Creator: Stern, Madeline B.
Creator: American Literature Vol. XL, No. 2
Box 4
Index and handwritten genealogy
1993
Creator: Howe, Harlan L.
Box 4
Fowler and Wells family letters (c. 113 - primarily from Charlotte Fowler Wells to Paul Howe) and envelopes
Date Unknown
Fowler Wells, Charlotte
Howe, Paul
Box 4
Copies of obituaries of Charlotte Fowler Wells and Lydia Folger Fowler
Date Unknown
Fowler Wells, Charlotte
Folger Fowler, Lydia
Box 1 Folder 9
Undated and Miscellaneous
Undated
Anthony, Susan B.
Box 2
Phrenological Dictionary
Undated
Creator: Fowler, Lorenzo
Creator: Fowler, Jessie A.
London
Box 2
Professor Lorenzo Fowler - A biographical Sketch also includes Facts About Mesmerism
Undated
Creator: Fowler, Lorenzo
Fowler, Lorenzo
Box 3 Folder 2
Papers
Undated
Box 3 Folder 3
Papers
Undated
Box 3 Folder 4
Miscellaneous
Undated
Box 4
Typescript transcripts
Undated
Box 4
Letter from Horace Greeley to Dr. Almira L. Fowler
Undated
Creator: Greeley, Horace
Greeley, Horace
Fowler, Almira L.
Box 4
Typescript transcript copies of phrenological descriptions
Undated
Box 4
Copy of will of Charlotte Fowler Howe
Undated
Creator: Fowler Howe, Charlotee
Box 4
Howe-Fowler family letters
Undated
Howe
Fowler
Box 4
Bound volume of transcribed letters
Undated
Box 5
Phrenological studies
Undated
Box 5
Clippings
Undated
Arranged by physical location.
Box 1 Folder 10
11 Photographs
Undated
Box 1 Folder 11
6 Engravings and 2 Photographs of Engravings
Undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Group photograph including Mrs. Wells, as indicated on reverse
Undated
Mrs. Wells
Box 2 Folder 3
5 photographs (plus 1 duplicate)
Undated
Box 2 Folder 4
5 photographs (3 of S.R. Wells)
Undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Group photograph including Mrs. Wells, as indicated on reverse
Undated
Mrs. Wells
Box 3 Folder 5
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Lorenzo
Box 3 Folder 6
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Lorenzo
Box 3 Folder 7
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Lorenzo and Amelia
Box 3 Folder 8
Photographs (3)
Undated
Fowler, Amelia
Box 3 Folder 9
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Jessie
Box 3 Folder 10
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Mrs. Lorenzo
Sizer, Nelson
Box 3 Folder 11
Photographs
Undated
Wells, Charlotte F.
Box 3 Folder 12
Photographs
Undated
Wells, S.R.
Box 3 Folder 13
Photographs
Undated
Wells, S.R.
Box 3 Folder 14
Photographs
Undated
Wells, Charlotte F.
Box 3 Folder 15
Photographs
Undated
Wells, Charlotte F.
Box 3 Folder 16
Photographs
Undated
Fowler, Edward
Box 3 Folder 17
Photograph, group
Undated
Fowler
England
Box 3 Folder 18
Photograph, 5 persons (Office group)
Undated
Fowler, Lorenzo
Box 5
Photographs
Undated