A Guide to the John T. Cowan Papers, 1887-1917 Cowan, John T., Papers Ms1969-005

John T. Cowan Papers, 1887-1917

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1969-005


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Processed by: Ashley Wellens and Kira A. Dietz, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1969-005
Title
John T. Cowan Papers, 1887-1917
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Cowan, John T.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to Cowan's personal and business affairs. 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from John T. Cowan Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John T. Cowan Papers, Ms1969-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The John T. Cowan Papers collection was acquired prior to 1969.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John T. Cowan Papers was completed in 1969. Additional description was completed in April 2011.


Biographical note

John T. Cowan was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was a member of the original board of trustees for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute). He served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and represented Montgomery County, Virginia, in the legislature. He raised shorthorn cattle in Whitehorn, Virginia.

Scope and Content note

The collection of papers consist of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to his personal and business affairs. 

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1887-1917