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The George H. Bowen Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 060

Scope and Content

The Reverend George H. Bowen (1818-1888) was a missionary for many years to Bombay, India. This collection consists of a diary maintained by the Rev. Bowen (1849 - 1870), as well as letters written by him(1847 - 1858).


  • 1848 - 1870

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There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The George H. Bowen Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Robert E. Speer Manuscript Collection (Boxes 93, 115, and 154)

Processing Information:

At one time these materials were in the possession of Dr. Robert E. Speer. They were given to the Seminary Libraries along with other papers of the Speer family, by Dr. Speer's daughter in July of 1960. The Bowen items were organized and cataloged with the Robert E. Speer manuscript collection in 1964. At that time they were assigned the call numbers Doc .S7542 B78 - B786 in the library catalog.

In May of 1997 the Speer collection was reorganized, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. At that time these items were removed and organized as a separate collection by Raymond D. Cannata. The finding aid was edited in February 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.

The George H. Bowen Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
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Princeton NJ 08540 USA