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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2189

Howe-Richards family additional papers


Primarily letters from friends and colleagues to the families of suffragist Julia Ward Howe and her daughter, author Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards.


  • 1843-1957

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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.3 linear feet (1 box)
Collection pertains to both the Howe and Richards families. Includes mostly letters to them from friends and colleagues, and a few other items.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer; her daughter was author Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, and her granddaughter was Rosalind Richards.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-120. Gift of the children of Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards: Henry Howe Richards, John Richards, Rosalind Richards, Julia Ward Shaw, and Laura Elizabeth Wiggins; received: 1959 December.
Howe family. Howe-Richards family additional papers, 1843-1957: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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