Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Dow, Neal, 1804-1897
Title
Neal Dow papers
ID
M050
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1852-1859
Date [inclusive]
1852-1887
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection consists almost entirely of letters, 1852-1887, concerning temperance. Most are from Dow to E.W. Jackson, although there are a few others as well.

Preferred Citation

Neal Dow Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Neal Dow, Union Brigadier General and Mayor of Portland, Maine (1851-1858), is best remembered as a temperance reformer and father of the 1851 "Maine Law". He was, throughout his life, deeply involved in temperance organizations and became the Prohibition Party's presidential candidate in 1880.


Scope and Content

The collection consists almost entirely of letters, 1852-1887, concerning temperance. Most are from Dow to E.W. Jackson, although there are a few others as well. Jackson was a minister, temperance activist and, later, agent of the Maine Temperance Society.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1852 Jan 

    1 2

    1852 Feb 

      1 3

      1852 Mar 

        1 4

        1852 Apr - May 

          1 5

          1852 Jun - Jul 

            1 6

            1852 Dec 

              1 7

              1852 

                1 8

                1853 Jan - Feb 

                  1 9

                  1853 Mar - Apr 

                    1 10

                    1853 May - Aug 

                      1 11

                      1853 Oct - Dec 

                        1 12

                        1854 Jan 11 

                          1 13

                          1854 Jan - Mar 

                            1 14

                            1854 Apr - Dec 

                              1 15

                              1855 

                                1 16

                                1856 

                                  1 17

                                  1857 

                                    1 18

                                    1858 

                                      1 19

                                      1859 

                                        1 20

                                        1860 

                                          1 21

                                          1861 

                                            1 22

                                            1880 Letter to Hon. Andrew Hawes 

                                              1 23

                                              1887 Mar 22 

                                                1 24

                                                Miscellaneous envelopes