S.G. Bowdlear & Co. Flour

Title

S.G. Bowdlear & Co. Flour

Description

S.G. Bowdlear & Co. Flour was located at 192 and 194 State Street. They specialized in selling various forms of flour and grains including: Buckwheat flour, white corn flour, bolted indian meal, hommony and samp, kiln dried meal, oat flour, oat meal & groats, wheat groats, heckers’ farina, rye flour & meal, pearl wheat, pearl barley, wheat meal, maizena and corn starch.

Austin Wellington served as an apprentice at the flour company between 1856 and 1862 before shipping out with the 38th regiment of Massachusetts volunteers to fight in the civil war including the siege and capture of Port Hudson, Louisiana. In 1865 he returned to Massachusetts and continued working at the flour company. Details of the flour business and various goings on in Boston are elaborated in letters between him and S.G. Bowdlear, the owner of the flour company, who elaborates on the political climate in Boston during the war, and whom Austin keeps in contact with. Samuel G Bowdlear died in 1872 and the business was passed onto Wm. A. Bowdlear who continued to run the business successfully at least until 1887.

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/11

Date

1790

Contributor

Zachary Stromer

Relation

Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington Correspondence, MS 3929. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. http://archon.bpl.org/?p=collections/findingaid&id=12&q=&rootcontentid=1807#id1807

Trade card for S.G. Bowdlear & Co., dealers in flour, Nos. 192 & 194 State Street, Boston, Mass., undated. N.d. Graphic. Ephemera collection,. http://www.historicnewengland.org/Web. 10 Apr 2014. 

Illustrated Boston, the Metropolis of New England. 1889. New York: American Publishing and Engraving, 1889. http://books.google.com/books?id=wNFAAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=boston bowdlear flour&source=bl&ots=UDcvJ4R1f8&sig=A7dqxVOWj5YESEZLzLlB9iAvFZE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HHEqU7TSL47LkQeAsICQAQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg

Type

Annotation

Identifier

-71.052586, 42.359647

Description

S.G. Bowdlear & Co. Flour was located at 192 and 194 State Street. They specialized in selling various forms of flour and grains including: Buckwheat flour, white corn flour, bolted indian meal, hommony and samp, kiln dried meal, oat flour, oat meal & groats, wheat groats, heckers’ farina, rye flour & meal, pearl wheat, pearl barley, wheat meal, maizena and corn starch.

Austin Wellington served as an apprentice at the flour company between 1856 and 1862 before shipping out with the 38th regiment of Massachusetts volunteers to fight in the civil war including the siege and capture of Port Hudson, Louisiana. In 1865 he returned to Massachusetts and continued working at the flour company. Details of the flour business and various goings on in Boston are elaborated in letters between him and S.G. Bowdlear, the owner of the flour company, who elaborates on the political climate in Boston during the war, and whom Austin keeps in contact with. Samuel G Bowdlear died in 1872 and the business was passed onto Wm. A. Bowdlear who continued to run the business successfully at least until 1887.

Date

1790

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/11