MG 709 - MacDowell, Mary Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains papers of several generations of the MacDowell family, many from the 1800's. The papers include family genealogy; deeds; business contracts of Thomas C. MacDowell concerning the Memphis, El Paso & Pacific Railroad; correspondence and resolutions of the Board of Directors of the railroad; Calvin MacDowell's appointment as assistant telegrapher to the Darien Surveying Expedition in 1870; Thomas C. MacDowell's consul appointment, 1849; stock certificates; T. MacDowell's appointment as Commissioner of Labor and Agriculture, 1872; the wills of Eliza MacDowell, Thomas Dickinson, Mary Lebo, Isabel MacDowell Dickinson, and estate papers of Minerva MacDowell; a deed of Archibald MacDowell, 1845; and other miscellaneous papers.


Mary F. MacDowell lived at 230 North Third Street, Harrisburg. Her father, Calvin MacDowell, was an officer in the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Her grandfather, Thomas C. MacDowell, was a Commissioner of Labor and Agriculture for the state of Pennsylvania, 1872, and a United States Consul to Brazil, 1849.

Date(s): 1790-1928

Extent: 1 box, 28 folders, 75 enclosures