Bower family papers

Bower family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bower family
Title: Bower family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1893-1894
Dates: 1872-1906, bulk 1893-1894
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms14

Biographical/Historical Note

Bower family was from Bainbridge, Georgia and included Byron Beaufort Bower, Jr. (1874-1955) who was a lawyer, politician, Trustee and Regent of the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the 377 items of personal and business correspondence of the Bower family of Bainbridge, Georgia from 1872-1906. The bulk of the correspondence relates to Byron Beaufort Bower, Jr.'s student years at the University of Georgia in Athens (1893-1894) and detail his activities, expenses, and membership in Kappa Alpha fraternity. Contains newspaper accounts and correspondence between Byron's father Judge Bower and Chancellor Boggs regarding Byron's two week suspension for violating the rules of the Lucy Cobb Institute. Also includes correspondence from Byron's sister Evergiline while a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute and from his brothers Gordon (1897) and Lucien (1901) while at the University of Georgia. Other correspondents include Judge Bower's brother, E.E. Bower; sister, Ceneilla Alexander; and business associate J.L. Hand.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Alexander, Ceneilla Bower, 1864-1966
Athens (Ga.)
Bainbridge (Ga.)
Boggs, C. W.
College students--Georgia.
Hand, J. L.
Kappa Alpha Order.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.).
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bower family papers, ms14, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, undated
2Correspondence, 1872-1879
3Correspondence, 1881-1889
4Correspondence, 1890-1891
5Correspondence, 1892
6Correspondence, 1893
7Correspondence, 1894
8Correspondence, 1895
9Correspondence, 1896
10Correspondence, 1897
21Correspondence, 1898
2Correspondence, 1899
3Correspondence, 1901-1906