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BOWMAN, Francis Caswell, lawyer, born in New York City, 26 December, 1831; died there, 29 October, 1884. He graduated at Brown in 1852, after which he studied law and entered upon practice in New York. At the beginning of the civil war he joined the 7th New York regiment, and subsequently became engaged in the organization and service of the United States Sanitary Commission at Washington. Mr. Bowman was an accomplished musician, founded the Mendelssohn Glee Club, of New York, and was its president for five years. He contributed frequently to periodicals, and for seventeen years was musical editor of the New York "Sun." He wrote many of the articles on musical topics in the "American Cyclopaedia".
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