Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973

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From the description of Catherine Drinker Bowen papers, 1793-1980 (bulk 1934-1972). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062023

American writer.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Bryn Mawr, Pa., 9 November 1961, to Mr. [Joseph] Chouinard, 1961 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906443

Biographical Note

  • 1897, Jan. 1: Born, Haverford, Pa.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Attended Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1919: Married Ezra Bowen (divorced) Received teacher's certificate from the Institute of Musical Art, New York, N.Y.
  • 1937: Published first of five Book-of-the-Month Club selections, "Beloved Friend." New York: Random House
  • 1939: Married Thomas McKean Downs
  • 1944: Published Yankee from Olympus. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1950: Published John Adams and the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1957: Published The Lion and the Throne; The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1958: National Book Award winner
  • 1963: Published Francis Bacon; The Temper of a Man. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1965 - 1973 : Member, National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • 1966: Published Miracle at Philadelphia. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1973, Nov. 1: Died, Haverford, Pa.

From the guide to the Catherine Drinker Bowen Papers, 1793-1980, (bulk 1934-1972), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Powell, John H. Jack Powell collection. University of Texas at El Paso
referencedIn Friends of the Schlesinger Library. Records, 1971-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. Papers, 1910-1974. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Baldwin, Amelia Muir, 1876-1960. Papers, 1821-1961 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Letter to [John] Leggett. Haverford, PA. 1969 Sept. 21. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. 1 TLS, 1967 April 30, 260 Booth Lane, Haverford, Pa. to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Nancy Hale papers [manuscript], 1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Letters to Allan L. Carr. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1974. Letters and cards : Bryn Mawr, Pa., Haverford, Pa., and Gloucester, Mass., to Seymour Adelman, 1957-1972 and undated. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973. Papers of Lawrence S. Kubie, 1943-1979. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. [Letter] 1967 April 25, Haverford, Pa. [to Roy] Jansen, [Harrisburg, Pa.] / Catherine Drinker Bowen. Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania State Library
referencedIn Shaw, Thomas Shuler, 1906-. Papers of Thomas Shuler Shaw, 1944-1946. Library of Congress
referencedIn Women's National Book Association Records, 1917-2013. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Women's National Book Association. Women's National Book Association records, 1917-1989. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Atlantic (Firm : Boston, Mass.). Records, 1969-1974. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1967. Additional papers, 1911-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Howe, Helen, 1905-1975. Papers, 1872-1975 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Lessing J. Rosenwald Papers, 1891-1979, (bulk 1932-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Letters : Haverford, and Bryn Mawr, to Pamela Reilly and Ethel Whetstone, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 1955 and 1970. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Altrocchi, Julia Cooley, 1893-1972. Letters, 1918-1956. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Bryn Mawr, Pa., 9 November 1961, to Mr. [Joseph] Chouinard, 1961 Nov. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lawrence S. Kubie Papers, 1916-1978 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Letters, notes, and cards : Philadelphia, to Seymour Adelman, Philadelphia, 1958-1968. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of Carl Sandburg [manuscript] 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966. Papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1901-1967. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Sage Colleges. Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1948, Catherine Drinker Bowen. The Sage Colleges Libraries
creatorOf Powell, J.H. (John Harvey), 1914-. Papers of John H. Powell, 1935-1974. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Catherine Drinker Bowen papers, 1793-1980 (bulk 1934-1972). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nancy Hale Papers 251., 1908 - 1989 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-. Stanley Weintraub letters received, 1970-1973. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. William Adams Delano papers, 1902-1960 (inclusive), 1939-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1968. Papers, 1911-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Catherine Drinker Bowen Papers, 1793-1980, (bulk 1934-1972) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
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associatedWith Baldwin, Amelia Muir, 1876-1960. person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Barzun, Jacques, 1907- person
associatedWith Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. person
correspondedWith Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980 person
associatedWith Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. person
associatedWith Carr, Allan L. person
associatedWith Chouinard, Joseph, person
correspondedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 person
associatedWith Coke, Edward, Sir, 1552-1634. person
correspondedWith Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998 person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
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correspondedWith Cousins, Norman person
correspondedWith Cousins, Norman person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. person
correspondedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955 person
correspondedWith Drinker family family
associatedWith Drinker family. family
associatedWith Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1968. person
associatedWith Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
correspondedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith Friends of the Schlesinger Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Hale, Nancy, 1908- person
associatedWith Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935. person
associatedWith Howe, Helen, 1905-1975. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 person
associatedWith Jansen, Roy. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 person
associatedWith Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Leggett, John, 1917- , person
correspondedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
correspondedWith Ober, Harold, 1881-1959 person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
correspondedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 person
correspondedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Powell, John H. person
associatedWith Reilly, Pamela. person
correspondedWith Reston, James, 1909-1995 person
correspondedWith Rex, Barbara person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
correspondedWith Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979 person
associatedWith Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980, person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
correspondedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
correspondedWith Shaw, Thomas Shuler, 1906- person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
correspondedWith Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim person
associatedWith United States. Constitutional Convention (1787) corporateBody
correspondedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
correspondedWith Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989 person
associatedWith Weintraub, Stanley, 1929- person
associatedWith Whetstone, Ethel. person
associatedWith Women's National Book Association. corporateBody
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Vermont
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Authors, American--Conferences--Vermont
Biography
Authors, American--Conferences
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Birth 1897-01-01

Death 1973-11-01

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