Howe family papers
Correspondence and records of the Howe family of Massachusetts.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent8 linear feet (32 boxes, 8 volumes)
Correspondence, journals, compositions and other papers of Samuel Gridley Howe and Julia Ward Howe, and materials relating to other Howe family members.
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876) was director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Boston; his wife Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer; their daughters were authors Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and Maud Howe Elliott (and others). Their granddaughter was Rosalind Richards (the donor).
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Correspondence and other papers
- II. Unidentified correspondence
- III. Memorabilia
- IV. Miscellanea
- V. Unidentified material
b, f, MS
Immediate Source of Acquisition
44M-314, 45M-344, 46M-67, 46M-212. Gift of Miss Rosalind Richards in memory of Laura Elizabeth Richards; received: 1944-1945, and 1946 April and October.
In July of 2003 this collection was rehoused and the items were renumbered. The letters themselves were numbered when the original finding aid was prepared and no longer reflect their current item number. See internal file for concordance of old numbers to new numbers.
- Howe family. Howe family papers, 1819-1910: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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