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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Cogswell Family papers 1823-1927

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Cogswell Family papers, 1823-1927 MS 152



creator Author (aut) Cogswell, Edna Maude
creator Author (aut) Cogswell, Frederick
creator Author (aut) Cogswell, William
Title: Cogswell Family papers
Dates: 1823-1927
Abstract This collection contains numerous letters relating to personal and business events involving the Cogswell family. It also includes legal documents relating to business transactions reflecting the development and establishment of the Cogswell family throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This family ran very successful businesses and these papers reflect the changes occurring in social attitudes and methods of business transactions over a 100 year period.
Identification: MS 152
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.(3 folders)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

The Cogswell Family was active in the business world in late nineteenth century New York and early twentieth century Maine, primarily in the tannery and general commission business. This collection contains the correspondence and legal documents of Frederick Cogswell, his son William Cogswell, and William's wife Edna Maude Cogswell, the inventor of sealing letter envelopes. Frederick Cogswell was a Justice of the Peace in Maine and a prominent member of society. He started as a tanner and his son, William, inherited this business and built it up into a fairly wealthy enterprise.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains numerous letters relating to personal and business events involving the Cogswell family. It also includes legal documents relating to business transactions reflecting the development and establishment of the Cogswell family throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This family ran very successful businesses and these papers reflect the changes occurring in social attitudes and methods of business transactions over a 100 year period. The papers in this collection include business transactions, cases, bonds and personal letters showing the development and establishment of the Cogswell family.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Cogswell Family Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Cogswell Family Papers, 1823-1927, MS 152 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was a gift from the Cogswell family and received on April 5, 1962.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Cogswell Family papers 1823-1927
0.25 linear ft.
creator Contributor (ctb) Cogswell, Edna Maude
creator Author (aut) Cogswell, Frederick
creator Author (aut) Cogswell, William

Folder
1 Papers of Frederick Cogswell, 1823-1872
Folder
2 Family Papers, 1881-1950
Folder
3 Papers of Edna Maude Cogswell, 1866-1917

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