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William Burrows Bowles


American banker. Married his wife, Marie, in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1857. Partner in the bank Bowles Brothers and Co. Secretary and agent of the United States Sanitary Commission (European branch) in Paris, 1863–5. Bowles Brothers declared bankrupt, 1872.

Further Reading

For more information see:


London Gazette, 13 December 1872, p. 633

The New York Public Library: United States Sanitary Commission records, English Branch archives 1864–5 (, accessed 22 April 2016)

U.S., consular registration applications, 1916–1925 for Marie G. Bowles (, accessed 22 April 2016)

U.S. passport applications, 1795–1925 for Marie G. Bowles, issued 19 August 1921 (, accessed 22 April 2016)