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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2215

Howe-Richards family papers


Correspondence of various members of the Howe-Richards family.


  • 1840-1950

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.

Formerly restricted until 1976.


3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Primarily correspondence of Maud Howe Eliot, Julia Ward Howe, Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, and Rosalind Richards. Correspondents include Hester Alington, Henry Beston, Margaret (Terry) Chanler, Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth, Olivia Howard Dunbar, and Annie (Ward) Mailliard. Includes photographs of Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, Maud Howe Elliott and others.

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 daughters were Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and Maud Howe Eliot, and her granddaughter was Rosalind Richards.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-301. Deposited by Miss Rosalind Richards, Gardiner, Maine; received: 1953 May 15; gift: 1976.
Howe family. Howe-Richards family papers, 1840-1950: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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