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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1524-1524.2

Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe additional papers

Primarily professional correspondence of biographer and editor M. A. De Wolfe Howe.


  • 1880-1959

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


9 linear feet (35 boxes)

Correspondence of Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe, together with two boxes of pamphlets and four boxes of notebooks, scrapbooks of Howe's publications in newspapers and magazines, diaries, 1928-1951, and other printed material. The correspondence consists chiefly of incoming letters with carbon copies of some of Howe's replies. There are also 278 letters, 1878-1904, from Howe to his mother which document his student years at Lehigh and Harvard and his early years in Boston. In general the correspondence relates to Howe's editorial and biographical work and includes letters from writers for the Youth's Companion and from authors of volumes published in the series of Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans, edited by Howe. In addition there are 17 letters, 1870-1891, from Bishop William Hobart Hare to Howe's father and a few scattered earlier letters and documents of James Buchanan, Josiah Quincy, and Daniel Webster.

Biographical / Historical

Howe was a biographer, editor, historian, and poet. He held editorial positions on the Youth's Companion (1888-1893, 1899-1913), The Atlantic Monthly (1893-1895), Harvard Alumni Bulletin (1913-1919), and Harvard Graduates' Magazine (1917-1918). Howe was also vice-president of The Atlantic Monthly Company (1911-1929).


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Am 1524: Correspondence
  2. II. MS Am 1524.1: Additional correspondence
  3. III. MS Am 1524.2: Letters to M. A. DeWolfe Howe

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*57M-206, *58M-21, and *59M-47. Deposited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, 58 Highland Street Cambridge, Mass; received: 1958 April and July, and 1959 October 6.
Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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