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Herbert Wolcott Bowen

New York

"A New York lawyer. United States minister to Venezuela from 1901."

Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors 458
(New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 5th ed., 1904)

"Herbert Wolcott Bowen was born in Brooklyn February 29, 1856. While a boy he attended the Juvenile High School and the Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. When fifteen years of age he went abroad with a tutor to prepare for Yale College and to study at the same time French and German. He spent a year in Paris and a year in Berlin; aftward returned to America and entered Yale College in the class of 1878. After completing his college course he spent a year in Florence, Italy, studying Italian and music. He then return to New York and entered the Columbia College Law School, and graduated Cum laude. He was for a time in the law offices of Willam M. Ivins and George C. Holt.

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Early in 1890 President Harrison appointed him Consul at Barcelona, Spain. In 1894 Barcelona was raised to the rank of Consulate-General, and President leveland appointed Mr. Bowen to the new office, and the United States Senate confirmed him in January, 1895." [Edward Augustus Bowen, Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut 165 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1897)]


Herbert Wolcott Bowen, Verses (Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1884) [online text]

__________________, In Divers Tones (Boston: J.G. Cupples, 1890) [online text]

__________________, Losing Ground: A Series of Sonnets (Boston: Joseph George Cupples, 1892)(1891) [online text]


Herbert Wolcott Bowen, De genere humano (Boston: J.G. Cupples, 1893)

__________________, International Law: A Simple Statement of Its Principles (New York: G.P. Putnam's sons, 1896) [online text]

__________________, Smoke-rings (New York: Putnam, 1921)

__________________, Recollections, Diplomatic and Undiplomatic (New York: F.H. Hitchcock, 1926) [online text] (Buffalo, New York: W.S. Hein, 2003)

Research Resources

Bowen Family Papers