Finding aid for the George Washington Bowen Notebook

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bowen, George Washington
Title: George Washington Bowen Notebook
Dates: 1851-1852
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: George Washington Bowen (1838-1908) was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Homeopathy in Cleveland, Ohio. He later served in the 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War (1864) and went on to practice medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The collection consists of a notebook kept by Bowen while he attended medical school.
MS Number MS 3467
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English

Scope and Content

The George Washington Bowen Notebook, 1851-1852, consists of a notebook kept by Bowen while he attended medical school.

This collection will be useful to researchers studying the history of medical education and the African American community in Cleveland, Ohio, in the mid-nineteenth century.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically and consists of one volume.

Restrictions on Access


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


African American college students -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea.
Bowen, George Washington, 1838-1908.
Homeopathy -- Miscellanea.
Medical students -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea.

Preferred Citation

[Container ___, Folder ___ ] MS 3467 George Washington Bowen Notebook, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquisition Information

Gift of Michigan Historical Collections in 1949.