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MS Am 1877

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

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1877
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937.
Title: Edgar Watson Howe papers
Date(s): 1872-1969
Quantity: 52.5 linear feet (55 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Includes correspondence, compositions, and drafts of novels written by American author and newspaper editor E. W. Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-134. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund; received: 1970 March 19.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edgar Watson Howe Papers, 1872-1969 (MS Am 1877). 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

Correspondence (chiefly 1925-1937), manuscripts of writings, business papers, clippings, photographs, and printed material. Compositions include early and late drafts of The Story of a Country Town with many revisions, early drafts and printer's copy of his autobiography Plain People, and early drafts of The Mystery of the Locks and of A Moonlight Boy. There are also 14 part-books for the play version of Story of a Country Town. There are also letters of sympathy on Howe's death sent to his niece Adelaide Howe, together with other correspondence of Adelaide Howe.

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