|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Cowan, Lena O., approximately 1897-1984.|
|Title:||Lena O. Cowan collection of Cowan family papers|
|Extent:||0.14 cubic feet (2 folder)|
George Cowen (ca. 1820-1887) was born in Scotland and moved to Savannah, Georgia, with his wife, Jane Widdrington Horsley and their sons, John Robert Cowan (1849-1915) and Harry Widdrington Cowan. Harry Widdrington Cowan's first wife was Maggie P. Oliver (ca. 1864-1908), a native of Georgia. The family name was originally "Cowen," but changed to "Cowan."
This collection consists of Cowan family papers, including a letter from James Neill to Harry Cowan, two autograph books of Maggie Olive Cowan, Laurel Grove cemetery plot titles, John Robert Cowan's birth certificate, Harry W. Cowen and Maggie P. Oliver's marriage license, a log by Charles Samuel Oliver of his journey on The Brunswick, two performance programs and a photograph of a family picnic at Potters Grove, 1886.
Material was acquired from collector.
[item identification], Lena O. Cowan collection of Cowan family papers, MS 1329, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Lena O. Cowan, 1979.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
|1||Item 1: Title to George Cowen. Lot number 1827, Laurel Grove Cemetery. Savannah, Ga., 1882 July 17 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 2: Title to Julia B. Oliver. Lot number 2066, Laurel Grove Cemetery. Savannah, Ga., 1883 December 27 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 3: Certificate of birth of John Robert Cowen. Northumberland Co., Westgate District, England, 1849 November 27 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 4: Marriage license of Harry W. Cowen and Maggie P. Oliver. Savannah, Ga., 1888 December 27 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 5: Certificate of Naturalization of H.W. Cowen. Chatham County, Ga., 1890 March 6 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 6: James Neill to Harry W. Cowen. Savannah, Ga., 1915 December 1 ( 2.0 p. )|
|Regarding death of John Robert Cowen.|
|1||Item 7: Log by Charles Samuel Oliver of journey upon The Brunswick, 1832-1936 ( 23.0 p. )|
|Log is dated May 1-June 27, 1832, with introduction and comparison to the Queen Mary by his granddaughter, Beatrice Oliver Jackson. May 27-June 1, 1936.|
|1||Item 8: Program. Signor Seveio Strini's "Soiree Musicale." Savannah, Ga., 1886 January 29 ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 9: Program. Masonic Hall Vocal and Instrumental Concert. Savannah, Ga., Undated ( 1.0 p. )|
|1||Item 10: Photograph of a family picnic at Potters Grove, 1886|
|With identifications on the back.|
|2||Item 11: Autograph book of Maggie P. Oliver, 1877|
|Autograph book is dated Christmas, 1877.|
|2||Item 12: Autograph book of Maggie P. Oliver, 1878 August 23|