- Call number
- MssCol 357
- Physical description
- 4 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Bowne family papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Members of the Bowne family included John Bowne (1627-1695), a Quaker leader in New York; Robert H. Bowne (1776-1843), a New York merchant; and Jacob Titus Bowne (1847-1925), a genealogist. Collection consists of Jacob Titus Bowne's correspondence, 1868-1921, and genealogies relating to the history of the Bowne family of England and Flushing, New York, and 17th, 18th, and 19th century manuscripts concerning the Bowne family. Included are an agreement, 1688, signed by William Bradford; John Bowne's account with Bradford, 1686; manuscripts of Samuel Bowne; transcript of journal of John Bowne relating to journeys taken between Boston, Flushing, Holland, Madeira, Barbados, and England, 1650-1677, with related correspondence, accounts, and family records; account book, 1796-1803, of Robert Bowne; photostats of land conveyances in Flushing, 1652-1776; account book, 1649-1703, of John Bowne, including cider sold to William Penn and others, books received from William Bradford to be sold, accounts of the Society of Friends, accounts kept as Treasurer of Queens County, N.Y., with entries continued by Samuel Bowne; and miscellaneous marriage certificates, portraits and views, wills, inventories, marriage and birth records, and late 19th and early 20th century published works relating to the Bowne family and the Bowne House.
Source of acquisitionGift, Bowne, Jacob Titus; Edmund A. Stanley, Jr, 1924
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Location of originals
Originals at the Bowne House in Flushing, New York, N.Y