The collection contains business papers, primarily land dealings, and personal papers (letters and genealogies) of the Jacob Bowman family in Washington County, Tennessee. Family correspondence includes information relating to western migration to Texas and the Civil War.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.
Method of Acquisition
The Bowman family collection, excluding Bowman genealogies, was purchased September 23, 1975, from Dan's Antiques, 9040 North Roan, Johnson City. Mrs. Homer Kitzmiller, Jonesborough, donated Bowman genealogies to the Archives of Appalachia March 1979.
Purchased for $75 in September 1975.
Anne Sims completed processing and the collection was opened for research in May 1979.