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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1826

Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe papers


Papers of American biographer, editor, historian, and poet Mark Anthony de Wolfe Howe.


  • 1911-1944
  • Majority of material found in 1929-1937

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Chiefly correspondence of Howe (primarily 1929-1937 and including carbon copies of outgoing letters) mostly concerning his biographical research and writings. Also includes research notes, manuscripts of writings, and clippings of reviews of some of Howe's books. Among the manuscripts are pieces Howe wrote for the Boston Athenaeum's Athenaeum Items, which he edited.

Biographical / Historical

Howe was a biographer, editor, historian, and poet.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe
  2. II. Letters from Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*67M-116. Gift of the Boston Athenaeum; received: 1968.

Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe papers, 1911-1944: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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