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Account Book of Isaac L. Cowen

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C291


Account book of income and expenses kept by Isaac Luce Cowen [or Cowing, or Covin], of New Bedford, Massachusetts, from 1843-1854.


  • Creation: 1843 - 1854


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Isaac L. Cowen

Isaac L. Cowen was born in New Bedford, Bristol County, or Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in 1815. He married Charlotte Dunham in 1840. From the entries in his account book, it appears that he was involved in various business endeavors in the period from 1843 to 1854, including construction, animal pasturing, and hired labor. Entries beginning in 1853 indicate that he worked as a hired man on several whaling ships, such as the Omega, the Java, and the George Washington.


1 volume : manuscript account book ; Volume measures 20 cm tall.

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

Cowen's account book consists of approximately 100 pages of line-item income and expenses, 1843-1854. Several leaves are excised in full or in part.

Physical Location

MS C291

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc, June 2002.


Guide to the Cowen Account Book
Account Book of Isaac L. Cowen
Finding aid prepared by amc, 2005. Finding aid encoded by amc, 2005.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Account Book of Isaac L. Cowen, MS C291, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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