Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927.


Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927.

Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927.

This collection of correspondence, business papers, pamphlets, family history, and photographs spans nine generations.

12 boxes, 12 volumes (12 linear feet).

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