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.
- 1843 - 1854
- Cowen, Isaac Luce, 1815- (Person)
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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.
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.
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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- 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