Guide to Research CollectionsDuke University Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Papers: 1870-1888, 260 items.
The papers of William Horton Bower contain correspondence, mainly personal, from family members and friends written to Wiliam Bower while he was in California. Topics include comments on North Carolina education and politics and the results of the state and national elections for 1876. Also included are letters from people who had migrated to Texas, California, and Oregon, and a broadside on the burning of the Davenport Female College (Lenoir, N.C.) and efforts to raise money for rebuilding.