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Bowring Family
TitleBowring Family
Scope and Content of FondsThe Bowring Family papers consists of general family and business-related material, - including correspondence between Edgar Bowring and W. B. Bowring between 1902 and 1907 - and an undated history of the business covering the period 1811 to 1935. Most of the material is post 1940. By far the largest body of material in the collection is a - lengthy (1935-1984) series of correspondence written by P. Derrick Bowring, his wife, Moira Gordon - Baird Bowring, their children and - other members of the Bowring family to Clara Maria Bowring and (until his death in 1949) her husband, - Cyril Bowring. Clara and Cyril were Derrick's parents who lived in England. Derrick and Moira lived on the - Portugal Cove Road outside St. John's. The collection also includes some of Derrick Bowring's personal - correspondence and other documents. - - This collection, particularly the Clara Bowring correspondence, provides an inside look at a - prominent St. John's mercantile family in the middle decades of the twentieth century, a period of much - change for these families as the mercantile base of Newfoundland shifted from a British-dominated to a - Canadian- and American-dominated economy. The correspondence also provides commentary on the - major political events of mid-twentieth century Newfoundland, including the Commission of Government, - the National Convention, the campaign for and eventual realization of Confederation with Canada and the - post-1950 economic development policies of the provincial government. It also provides a glimpse of St. - John's social history of a kind seldom reported in the local press. - - The collection should prove to be of interest to biographers, business historians, and social - historians and to those researchers looking for first-hand, personal accounts of Newfoundland, particularly - St. John's, during the middle years of the twentieth century. - -
Extent of Fonds42 centimetres
Author of Finding AidWhite, Linda, 1950-
Date of Finding Aid2009
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypeText
Formatxml
IdentifierColl-157
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RightsCopyright Memorial University
CONTENTdm file name525.xml
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