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Ella Bowles Newlin journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-052

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of typed transcript of excerpts from Ella Bowles Newlin's travel journal from her trip with her husband from Iowa to England, Norway, and Germany. The transcript was prepared by Newlin's granddaughter, Vesta Newlin Hansen. Newlin's trip begins by taking a train from her home in Iowa to Philadelphia, where she and her husband attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, after which the two traveled to New York, where they spent two weeks visiting friends. The couple took the S.S. Carmina to Liverpool from New York. Entries describe the accommodations on board, Newlin's time in England, the voyage to Norway, and travel within Norway. Newlin often notes the cultural differences between America and Norway, notably the prevalence of smoking and drinking. She also describes attendance at Norwegian Quaker Meetings, temperance meetings, and Norway's recovery after WWI.


  • 1921


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Ella Bowles Newlin (1858-1950) was a Quaker minister from Iowa. Newlin was born in Marion, Indiana on February 11, 1858, the daughter of Ephraim Bowles and Elizabeth Epperson. In 1881, she married Abner Lewis Newlin, and the couple had five children together;

Louanna Newlin 1882-1882 Roy Levi Newlin 1884-1980 Jay Joel Newlin 1886-1971 Edith Newlin 1887-1969 Mary Ella Newlin 1889-1960

Newlin was recorded a Quaker Minister in 1901. She died on Jun 30, 1950 in Dallas, Iowa.


0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume)





Related Materials

MS 1212 Bowles family papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Ella Bowles Newlin journal, 1921
Kara Flynn
July, 2015
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