John E. McDowell Papers,
1968-1995, and undated
John E. McDowell, a self-proclaimed amateur historian, had his own Tax Consultant/Accounting Service business in Indian River, Michigan. He researched and wrote on several Michigan history topics. Some of his articles were published in Civil War Times Illustrated, Michigan History, and a Michigan local history series. He published a book on women fur traders, including Madeline La Framboise, Therese Schindler, and Elizabeth Mitchell. His lawyer, John F. Welch, donated the collection following McDowell’s demise in 1995.