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Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1161
The papers document the lives of service of Quakers Gilbert Bowles (1869-1960) and Minnie Picket Bowles (1868-1958) who ministered in Asia and Hawaii for over 60 years, from 1896-1960. It also recounts over 60 years of service of all the members of the Bowles family including the sons of Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles, Gordon T. Bowles and Herbert E. Bowles, providing insight into America's relationship with the Asian nations, particularly Japan, and with the Japanese people. The collection contains both mission related and personal correspondence.

Dates

  • 1896-1974

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (27 document boxes and 1 photograph in tube)