Title: Bustill-Bowser-Asbury collection, 1732-1941 (bulk 1840-1926). Description: 3.5 linear ft.
Notes: Genealogical, biographical, legal, and commemorative items, as well as photographs and memorabilia, belonging to Bustill, Bowser, and Asbury family members. Includes material concerning Cyrus Bustill, a founder of the African Free Society and member of the St. Thomas Free African Church in Philadelphia; the artist David Bustill Bowser; and John Cornelius Asbury, prominent Philadelphia lawyer, civil rights activist, and community leader.
Subjects: African Free Society (Philadelphia, PA.) Afro-American artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. lcsh Afro-American civil rights workers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. lcsh Afro-American families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. Afro-American lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. lcsh Asbury, John Cornelius, 1862-1941. Asbury family. Bowser family. Bustill, Cyrus, 1732-1806. Bustill family Bowser, David Bustill, 1820-1900. St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.) Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.12 NUCMC #: DCLV96-A325
Staff, MSRC, "BUSTILL-Bowser-Asbury Family" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 24.