Bowen, Herbert Wolcott, 1856-1927

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Born in East Aurora, New York on January 20, 1847, Herbert Bowen began the study of law with Benjamin F. Graves in Battle Creek at the age of sixteen. He settled in Detroit and practiced law with Judge Samuel T. Douglass. Bowen was a member of the Detroit Library Commission from 1885-1897 and 1905-1910. The Bowen Branch Library is named for him in honor of the large contributions he made to the Library. He married Lydien Graves in 1876 and they had five children. Herbert Bowen died in Detroit on December 17, 1921.

From the description of Herbert Bowen papers, 1751-1918. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 286913485

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referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
referencedIn Bowen family. Papers, c. 1847-c. 1934. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Barber, Noyes, 1781-1844. Hoadley fund autograph collection, 1788-1929. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Bowen, Herbert, 1847-1921. Herbert Bowen papers, 1751-1918. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Brewer family papers, 1714-1954, 1820-1930 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Brewer family. Brewer family papers, 1714-1954 (inclusive), 1820-1930 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
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associatedWith Bagley, John Judson. person
associatedWith Bowen family. family
associatedWith Brewer family. family
associatedWith Brewer family. family
associatedWith Campbell, James Valentine person
associatedWith Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898. person
associatedWith Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869. person
associatedWith Detroit Public Library. Bowen Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Douglass, Samuel T. (Samuel Townsend), 1814-1898. person
associatedWith Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
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Birth 1856-02-29

Death 1927-05-29



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