[Box/folder# or item name], Elizabeth Robinson collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers, Collection no. 0014, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.