Bowne Family Voices from the Archives:
“In this house still remain letters written by some of them, and by George Fox and other ancient Friends… They being long dead yet speak.”
-Anonymous Bowne Family Historian, 1904
Some notable finds from among these collections include a Revolutionary War-era letter written by John Bowne’s great-grandson Robert Bowne; a hand-written memoir of the Parsons Nursery by its founder, Samuel Bowne Parsons; and a note from the abolitionist Simeon Jocelyn to William Parsons of Bowne House, carried by a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad.
The following list represents the major archival holdings of the Bowne House. For more detail, see the Overview of Bowne House Collections.
Doing Archival Research at Bowne House
The Bowne House Archives are open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by special appointment subject to staff availability. Advance notice of your visit is required.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Bowne House office at email@example.com with a description of your research project and the materials that you wish to consult. Please note that copying or reproduction of archival materials in any form is normally prohibited, and any exception requires special permission from the Board of Trustees. You must review and sign our Reading Room Policies before your appointment.