RARE! The Independent Henry Chandler Bowen Hand Written Letter On Postcard COA
“The Independent” Henry Chandler Bowen Hand Written Letter On Postcard Dated 1875. This item is authenticated By Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their certificate of authenticity. (September 11, 1813 – February 24, 1896) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and publisher. He was an influential member of. Where he resided much of his life, and the founder of the New York-based newspaper. He built a Gothic-style summer home named. His place of birth. Henry Chandler Bowen was born on September 11, 1813 in Woodstock, the son of George Bowen and Lydia Wolcott Bowen (née Eaton). He was educated at. And joined a dry-goods company owned by the. Later he would open his own company Bowen and McNamee, specializing in silks. He opened a store on 112-114 Broadway, an Italian Marble building designed by English architect. An architect he would work with later. The company was renamed Bowen, Holmes and Company in 1859. In 1848, Bowen founded The Independent, a weekly congregationalist newspaper that was closely associated with. Of which he was a founding member. Was the editor from 1861 to 1863 and a frequent contributor. The paper was strongly pro-abolitionist and pro-women’s suffrage. Bowen served as the newspaper’s chief financier and publisher, and from 1870 until his death he was the editor as well. The paper has a circulation of 70,000 in 1870. Was a subscriber of The Independent. Bowen was a key figure in inviting Lincoln to speak in New York at the Cooper Institute in February 1860, during which time he accepted Bowen’s invitation to attend Plymouth Church to hear Beecher’s sermon. During the Civil War, Bowen lost most of his clients for his silk business (many from the South) and the company Bowen, Holmes and Company went bankrupt. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.