Towle family correspondence  1850-1895
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Additional Descriptive Data

Realia and Graphic materials within the collection

  • 14 fabric samples – July 25, 1876 (1 sample); September 3, 1876 (1 sample); April 5, 1877 (1 sample); May 2, 1877 (1 sample); August 21, 1881 (1 sample); December 6, 1883 (1 sample); August 1, 1888 (3 samples); November 6, 1891 (1 sample); July 18, 1894 (4 samples).
  • Decorative insect designs printed at the top of the paper (March 11, 1888); A doodle of a lambrequin by Emma E. Towle (Jan. 15, 1886).
  • Letterheads: 1. "Agency of Goodhue County of the Patrons of Husbandry D.H. Towle, Agent" (e.g. July 21, 1874); 2. "D.H. Towle Dealer in Van Brunt, Barber &Co.'s Force Feed Seeder and Cultivator, Sulky Rakes, Plows, and Cultivators" (e.g. January 24, 1877); 3. "Red Wing Collegiate Institute" (e.g. October 8, 1891).

Geographic Index

  • American River, California
  • Augusta, Maine
  • Avon, Maine
  • Bangor, Maine
  • Bowdoinham, Maine
  • Burnside, Minnesota
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Chesterville, Maine
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Eau Claire, Minnesota
  • Feather River, California
  • Featherstone, Minnesota
  • Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Freeman, Maine
  • Frenchtown, Maine
  • Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Goshen, New York
  • Grass Valley, California
  • Hallowell, Maine
  • Hampden, Maine
  • Jay, Maine
  • Kingfield, Maine
  • Lake City, Minnesota
  • Mankato, Minnesota
  • Marysville, California
  • Medfield, Massachusetts
  • Methuen, Maine
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota
  • Morris, Minnesota
  • Mount Vernon Village, Maine
  • Napa City, California
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Portland, Maine
  • New Vineyard, Maine
  • New York City, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phillips, Maine
  • Readfield, Maine
  • Redwing, Minnesota
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Sacramento, California
  • Saint Anthony Falls, Minnesota
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • San Francisco, California
  • Strong, Maine
  • Winthrop, Maine
  • Yuba River, California
Related Materials

The William L. Clements Library has two other collections which contain letters of the Towles' relatives. The most important of these is the Edward K. Hitchcock Family papers, which contain the letters of Daniel and Electa's son-in-law. The majority of the letters in this collection, however, were written before Edward married Clarinda. The other collection is Nathan D. Stanwood papers. Nathan Stanwood was related to Daniel and Electa through their son-in-law, having married Edward's maternal cousin, Martha Jane Delano. The Stanwood Papers contain a single letter written by Daniel Towle in Sacramento to his wife Electa and his daughter Clarinda (January 25 and March 4, 1852). The letter was written when Daniel was making plans to invest in the Spring Valley Quartz Mining Company and he described the organization and development of the company.

Bibliography

Biographical Review. Biographical Review Publishing: Boston, 1897 (p.p. 334-335).

Partial Subject Index
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Little women
  • March 11, 1888
Richard Hildreth. The White Slave
  • February 13, 1853
Teachers
  • passim
Education
  • passim
Child care
  • passim
Children
  • passim
Motherhood
  • passim
Widows
  • passim
Agriculture
  • August 1, 1888
Dresses
  • passim
Dressmaking
  • passim
Sewing
  • passim
Gold mines and mining--California
  • passim
Lambrequin
  • January 15, 1886
Aging
  • passim
Children Death
  • January 28, 1851
Diseases
  • passim
Scarlatina
  • January 28, 1851
Women physicians
  • October 1, 1876
Postmasters
  • February 20, 1852
Women dressmakers
  • passim
Personal Name Index
Aldrich, D.D.
  • March 4, 1877
Beal, Sheldon
  • March 23, 1851
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
  • February 25, 1877; March 1, 1877
Brown, Charles, 1868-1946
  • February 2, 1895
Brown, Lena Miriam Towle, 1872-1952
  • passim
Chandler, Anson G., 1800-1863
  • September 12, 1852
Clark, George W.
  • September 12, 1852
Cousens, A.F.
  • March 24, 1852
Crosby, John, b.c.1825
  • passim
Crosby, William G., 1823-1900
  • September 12, 1852
Cummings, Alfred
  • passim
Cummings, Salome D., 1825-1894
  • March 31, 1895
Davenport, Dr. William
  • January 28, 1851
Dyar Jr., Joseph, b.c. 1860
  • September 12, 1852
Field, Francis B.
  • September 12, 1852
Gilman, Charles J., b.c. 1824
  • September 12, 1852
Gordon, Samuel
  • September 12, 1852
Hackett, Ephraim
  • September 12, 1852
Hitchcock, Alfred, b.c.1859
  • passim
Hitchcock, Clarinda Towle, 1835-1901
  • passim
Hitchcock, Edward K., 1817-1900
  • passim
Hitchcock, Mabel Blake
  • passim
Hubbard, Governor John, 1794-1869
  • September 12, 1852
Jacobs, Francis
  • passim
Ladd, Etta M., b.c. 1852
  • passim
Ladd, Stephen
  • October 29, 1876
Lawrence, Francis
  • September 12, 1852
Marston, Daniel, b.c. 1788
  • passim
Mayall, Samuel, 1816-1892
  • September 12, 1852
Mayhew, Mary
  • passim
Mayhew, Zadoc
  • passim
Norton, Peter
  • December 16, 1850
Perkins, Hart, b.c. 1835
  • passim
Perkins, Rhoda A., b.c. 1841
  • passim
Perkins, Timothy, b.c. 1833
  • passim
Potter Jr., Robert
  • September 12, 1852
Pullen, Charles B.
  • July 25, 1851; September 12, 1852
Read, W.M.
  • September 12, 1852
Relyea, L.H.
  • March 24, 1852
Sampson, Benjamin
  • September 12, 1852
Sewall, Jonathan, 1728-1796
  • February 13, 1853
Stubbs, Philip M.
  • September 12, 1852
Talbot, Charles J.
  • September 12, 1852
Titcomb, John
  • September 12, 1852
Towle, Amanda Ellsworth, 1844-1882
  • passim
Towle, Benjamin
  • November 16, 1851
Towle, Daniel Sr., 1810-1874
  • passim
Towle, Daniel Higgins, 1841-1918
  • passim
Towle, David, b.c. 1820
  • November 16, 1850
Towle, George W., b.c.1830
  • passim
Towle, Merton David, b.c. 1878
  • passim
Towle, Electa M. Higgins, 1810-1900
  • passim
Towle, Emma L., 1849-1851
  • passim
Towle, Emma Electa, 1868-1944
  • passim
Towle, Gertrude May, b.c. 1878
  • passim
Towle, Mary A. Crandall b.c. 1855
  • passim
Towle, Neal Crandall, b.c. 1891
  • passim
Towle, Samuel
  • March 23, 1851
Towle, Susan, b.c. 1828
  • passim
Tyler, Isaac, 1800-1869
  • September 12, 1852
Vining, Jemima, b.c. 1808
  • passim
Vining, Nathaniel, b.c. 1813
  • passim
Vining, Thomas, b.c. 1800
  • March 23, 1851
Whitney, George W.
  • September 12, 1852