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Bowyer-Hubard Papers(1767–1782; 1816)

  • MS 1929.1
  • Microfilm: M-121
  • 13 items

Correspondence and family papers of Michael Bowyer, captain (Continental Line) of Augusta County, VA, including various state and continental commissions; leave certificates; certification of his marriage to Frances Carpenter in 1766; letters from John Page and James Wood containing military orders for Bowyer; and a letter (traditionally written to Bowyer) from Lafayette, introducing the French engineer Bernard. Also, correspondence and mementos of the Hubard family of Williamsburg, VA, united with the Bowyers when Elizabeth, daughter of the Loyalist lawyer James Hubard, married Michael Bowyer’s son. Included are letters from James Murray and M[atthew] Hubard to Mrs. [Frances] Hubard, Williamsburg; the engraved plate for James Hubard’s bookplate; and a framed silhouette of James Hubard.


Date Description
24 December 17__ James Murray, Norfolk, to Mrs. Hubard, Williamsburg.
29 June 1767 Certificate of 1766 marriage of Michael Bowyer and Frances Carpenter.
11 November 1775 Commission by Virginia Committee of Safety to Michael Bowyer, Captain. Printed form with manuscript insertions.
20 September 1776 Commission by Congress to Michael Bowyer, Captain. Printed form with manuscript insertion.
8 November 1776 John Page, in Council, to Captain Michael Bowyer, Staunton.
7 March 1777 James Wood, Fort Pitt, to Michael Bowyer, Tiger’s Valley.
5 May 1777 Indenture between M. Bowyer and Alexander McGrew, PA.
11 November 1777 Leave of absence granted Bowyer by General Charles Scott.
30 December 1782 M[atthew] Hubard, London, to Mother, Williamsburg, re Cornwallis.
15 September 1816 Marquis de Lafayette, LaGrange, France, to [Michael Bowyer?]
n.d. Armorial bookplate of James Hubard of Williamsburg.
n.d. Copper plate for making of James Hubard’s bookplate.
n.d. Framed silhouette of James Hubard.