The Pow Family Collection
Size: The collection is contained in 1 full size document storage box, 3 six-inch size document storage boxes, 2 three-inch sized document storage boxes, and 2 scrapbook boxes. The size of the collection is 4.5 linear feet.
Prepared by Kevin Close, 2006
Myra Pow is the daughter of Robert Pow and Harriet Carrie Pow (Baldwin). This was Robert Pow’s third marriage. Myra had one sister, Lillie Pow (b. 1869). Myra was the first American born generation of Pow’s. Wife of John Kenyon, and mother of Martha and Elizabeth Kenyon.
Scope and Content
The Pow Family Collection consists mainly of photographs. The subjects include the Pow Family, Kenyon Family, and other relatives and friends. Also, a vast majority of the photographs are of the various Pow and Kenyon vacations. Included in the collection are Martha Kenyon’s trip itineraries. A small amount of correspondence is also found in the collection along with John S. Kenyon’s genealogy of the Pow family.
Pow Family Papers (1854 – 1917)
Photographs of the Pow Family
Correspondence from Robert and Elizabeth Williams Pow to Parents Alexander and Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1861-1878
Correspondence from George Pow of Hiram College to Parents Alexander and Harriet Baldwin Pow.1867-1869.
Correspondence from N. Scott Baldwin (Harriet Baldwin Pow’s brother) in Civil War in Ohio 19th Regiment to Harriet Baldwin Pow. February, 1862 – April, 1829.
Correspondence from L.C. and Alice Baldwin (Brother and sister-in-law) to Harriet Baldwin Pow and Alexander Pow. 1860-1869.
Correspondence from L.C. and Alice Baldwin (Brother and sister-in-law) to Harriet Baldwin Pow and Alexander Pow. 1870-1879, 1900, 1909.
Correspondence from Lucinda Cowdrey Russel (Harriet Baldwin Pow’s Aunt) to Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1862-1904.
Miscellaneous Family Letters to Alexander and Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1862-1881.
Correspondence from Sophia Leavitt (Mother of Harriet Leavitt Pow, Alexander Pow’s 2nd wife) to Alexander and Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1861-1865.
Correspondence from Pierre A. and Nellie Laffer to Harriet Baldwin Pow and Alexander Pow. 1862-1869.
Miscellaneous Correspondence Relating to Alexander Pow’s Death, April 23, 1879 to Harriet Baldwin Pow.
Correspondence from Pierre A. and Nellie Laffer to Alexander and Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1870-1879.
Correspondence from Great Britain to Alexander Pow. 1873, 1876.
Correspondence from Hiram College to Alexander Pow. 1868, 1877.
Miscellaneous Correspondence to Harriet Baldwin Pow (Hettie). 1861, 1871, 1877.
Correspondence from (Nellie W. and M.C. Fenn?) to Harriet Baldwin Pow. 1862-?
Pow Family Papers (1854-1917)
Harriet Pow’s Napkin Ring.
Miscellaneous Papers. 1854-1912.
Death Notices. N. Scott Baldwin and Barbara VanCleve Pow.
Information about the “Pow House” compiled by John D. Mulford.
Pow Family Records. Information on Maternal Great Grandparents [Martha Kenyon]. Compiled by John S. Kenyon (Husband of Myra Pow)
Genealogy of Family of John S. Kenyon (Husband of Myra Pow).
Harriet [Hetty] Carrie Baldwin Pow Miscellaneous. Diary and Scratch Pad.
Statements of Monetary Transactions Done by Alexander Pow and Several Partners. 1860-1862.
Alexander Pow Miscellaneous - Book of Financial Transactions, 1861-1866.
Undated Manuscript of Church Hymn
Miscellaneous. Steam and Inland Navigation of Scotland. Booklet, inscribed by R. Pow, 1848. “The Homeland” poem, undated – author unknown, manuscript
Photographs – Still being processed
Box 3 – Pow Collection: Baby’s Record, Good Times, Scrapbook
Two personal letters
Hesperian Entertainment Program
Young Women’s Christian Association Invitation to a Reception
Delphic Reunion, 40th
1855 Hesperian Reunion
1896, Washington D.C. International Convention
For Christ and the Church
Ohio Union, For Christ and the Church, International Convention
Olive Branch Entertainment Programme, June 20, 1894
Alumni Banquet, 1893
Freshmen Banquet, December 7th, 1894
Class of ’97 Programme, Friday Evening Dec. 7th, 1894
Salem High School Class of ’93 Commencement
Myra Pows First Reception, ‘94
Invitation by the girls of Bowler Hall to a masquerade party Oct. 31
Portage County Union Ribbon. October 20, ‘94
Twelfth Annual Reunion and Banquet. Alumni of Salem High School.
June 15th 1894.
Party at which (Myra Pow) Held Mr. Nebstein’s Hand. Miller Hall
First Class Prayer Meeting, 1895
Freshmen party invitation
Miss Henry’s reception invitation
Rally day, Disciple Sunday School. Salem, Ohio. May 5th, 1895.
Garfield Literary Society Entertainment. Tuesday, March 5, 1895.
Junior Entertainment. Friday Evening, March 1, 1895.
John Thomas Concert Company Programme
Freshmen Entertainment Program. Friday Evening, May 17th, 1895.
Myra Pows First Banquet. May 16th, 1896.
Banquet at Bachelors’ Hall, Chautauqua, New York
Hiram College Wednesday, May 1st, 1895.
Dinner Menu Monday May 20th, 1895
Sixth Annual Commencement Preparatory Department. Hiram College, June 18th, 1895.
Olive Branch Society Entertainment Program, June 20th, 1895.
Delphic Entertainment Programme. June 19th, 1895.
Twenty Eighth Annual Commencement of Hiram College. June 20, 1895.
Benefit Recital of the Oratorical and Musical Departments of Hiram College, for the Athletic
Association. Dec. 11, 1895.
Programme of Sophomore Class, Hiram College. November 15, 1895.
Invitation to Oxford Colleges Commencement, 1895.
Various Events Myra Pow Attended in the summer of 1895.
The Festive Bivalve. Vol. 1 No. 1. Hiram, Ohio, January 29, 1896.
Patriotic Oratorical Contest. Hiram College, Ohio. February 21, 1896.
Program for Garfield Literary Society. April 10, 1896.
Oratorical and Musical Departments of Hiram College Benefit Recital for Home Missions. May 12, 1896.
Concert and Readings by the Temple Quartette Concert Company of Boston.
Entertainment of Freshmen Class of Hiram College, Friday Evening, May 8, 1896.
Hiram College Faculty Entertainment. Benefit of Organ Fund. Hiram, Ohio, June 12, 1896.
Invitation to Olive Branch Societies 45th Anniversary, June 24th, 1896.
Senior Class Invitation to Commencement. Thursday June 25th, 1896.
Hesperian Entertainment Program. Wednesday June 24th, 1896.
Preparatory Department of Hiram College Commencement Exercises. June 23, 1896.
Twenty-Ninth Annual Commencement of Hiram College. June 25th, 1896.
3 Programs to Various Events.
Scores of Hiram’s Football and Baseball Team.
Oratorical Contest Program. December 11th, 1896.
Garfield Literary Society. November 20th, 1896.
Delphic Literary Society Entertainment Program. January 29th, 1897.
Alethean Literary Society Entertainment Program. February 22, 1897.
Delphic Literary Society. Pamphlet about a Bill to be voted on in Congress.
Baseball Scorecard, April 20, 1898.
Hiram College Minstrels Program. April 16, 1897.
Hesperian Society Program. May 31, 1897.
Junior Senior Banquet. Menu and Toasts. June 4, 1897.
Sixteenth Annual Contest of the Ohio Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Association Program. February 18, 1897.
Baseball Score Card, May 21, 1898.
Programme of the Franz Wilczek Concert Company.
Program of Swedish Quartet Company. March 10, 1897.
Hesperian Commencement Program. June 21, 1897.
Greek Drama. The Antigone…of Sophocles. Greek Department of Hiram College, March 10, 1897.
Graduating Recital by Earl B. Newton. June 16th, 1897.
Baseball Scorecard. May 30th, 1898.
Baldwin University Commencement Invitation. June 11th to 17th, 1897.
Oberlin Kindergarten Training School Commencement Invitation. June 18th, 1897.
Olive Branch Literary Society Program. June 23, 1897.
Commencement of the Senior Prepartory Class of Hiram College. June 22, 1897.
Senior Class Invitation to Commencement. June 20th to 25th, 1897.
Alethean Entertainment Program. June 22nd, 1897.
Twenty Second Annual Commencement of Medina High School. June 9th, 1897. Invitation and Program.
Thirtieth Annual Commencement of Hiram College. June 24th, 1897.
World’s Student Conference. June 25th – July 4th, 1897.
Programme for Loudin’s Original Fisk Jubilee Singers. Summer of 1897.
Seventh Annual Convention of Portage County Christian Endeavor Union. October 30, 1897.
Oberlin Musical Union Holiday Concerts Program. December 16th and 17th 1897.
Hiram College Conservatory of Music Opening Concert Program. September 28th, 1897.
Oratorical Contest. Hiram Auditorium, December 10th, 1897.
Journal and Scrapbook of Martha E. Kenyon entitled Good Times. Dates Span from March 1919 to 1922.
Pages 53 – 170.
Baby’s Record for Martha Kenyon. 1904.
Box 4 – Pow Family Papers- Martha Kenyon Travel Itineraries
Travel Diaries: 1924, 1926, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975
Trip Itineraries- Asia, 1973, 1979
Trip Itineraries- Europe, 1966, 1968
Trip Itineraries- Africa, 1970
Trip Itineraries- South Pacific, 1968
Trip Itineraries- North America, 1966-67
Box 5 through 8
Contains unprocessed photographs. This large collection of photographs is of various vacations and locations the Pow’s/Kenyon’s visited, family photographs, friends, and scrapbooks. For more information please contact the archivist.