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MS Am 2128

Howe family. Howe family additional papers, 1863-1942: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2128
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe family.
Title: Howe family additional papers,
Date(s): 1863-1942.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American author and suffragist Julia Ward Howe, of her daughters Elizabeth Howe Richards and Maud Howe Elliott, and of granddaughter Rosalind Richards.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

49M-158-49M-164F. Gift of Miss Rosalind Richards of Gardiner, Maine; received: 1950.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Howe Family Additional Papers, 1863-1942 (MS Am 2128). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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 authors Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and Maud Howe Elliott (and others), and her granddaughter was Rosalind Richards (the donor).


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

First part of the collection consists of letters written to Maud Howe Elliott by various correspondents, discussing daily life, literature discussions, and the literary works of the Howe family. Several letters from William Henry Hurlbut written while he was in Europe discuss the details of his life there and the welfare of mutual acquaintances. The second part of the collection consists of an 1863 diary of Julia Ward Howe, recording her expenditures and daily activities, a folder of contemporary translations of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and a composition by Julia Ward Howe about the Massachusetts governor.

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