United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records
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Biographical / Historical
Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876) was a doctor, educator and activist. He graduated from Brown University in 1821 and from Harvard Medical School with an M.D. degree in 1824. He was an American reformer and philanthropist who is best remembered for his work with the blind. He was the organizer of the New England Asylum for the Blind (later the Perkins School for the Blind) and was its head for 44 years. Along with his wife, Julia Ward Howe, he was a strong and vocal opponnent of slavery.
- I. Letters to the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission
- II. Letters from directors of mental institutions
- III. Other Commission papers
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- United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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