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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1920

Howe family additional papers


Letters, legal documents, and other papers of the Howe family of Massachusetts and Connecticut.


  • 1662-1839 (inclusive), 1694-1797 (bulk).

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of 35 documents and letters concerning property rights and inheritance, family births and deaths, taxes, court cases, and other legal matters. Includes petitions, contracts, permits, deeds, court summonses and warrants, receipts, town tax records, military orders, genealogies, and a death book.

Biographical / Historical

The How family, later the Howe family, lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The original homestead was in Ipswich, Mass.


Organized into two series:
  1. I. Letters
  2. II. Documents

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-56. Given in memory of Lawrence Howe '07 by Anna Shippen Delafield, Fisher Howe, David Leavitt Howe, Lawrence Howe, and Richard Warren Howe, 175 Chestnut Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093; received: 1975 February.

General note

Please see the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXV, 1911 October, pages 356-366, a portion of which is linked to below, for further information about item 34.

Howe family. Howe family additional papers, 1662-1839: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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