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MS Am 1877.1

Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937. E. W. Howe additional papers, 1872-1969: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1877.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937.
Title: E. W. Howe additional papers,
Date(s): 1872-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily correspondence of American newspaper editor and author E. W. Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

71M-109. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Mr. Arthur B. Howe, Art Howe & Company, 811 Kansas Avenue Atchison, Kansas; received: 1972 May 15.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

E. W. Howe Additional Papers, 1872-1969 (MS Am 1877.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Howe was an American newspaper editor and author, best known for his grim portrayal of small town life, The Story of a Country Town.


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters written to Edward and Adeline Howe discussing Edward Howe's writing, the discontinuation of E.W. Howe's monthly magazine, solicitations for autographs, and a note from the Calumet Magazine asking him to write an article about his experiences writing The Story of a Country Town. Also discussed are personal finance issues, including tax returns and business papers, and researchers asking for information on E.W. Howe. Collection also contains last will of E.W. Howe, postcards, proof of shares in McCormick Distilling Company, various newspaper clippings, a manuscript entitled Disappearance of Old West, various photographs of the Howe family, postcards featuring E.W. Howe, and a decorative wall hanging.

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