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MS Am 2127

Howe family. Howe, Richards, and Robinson family papers, 1869-1961: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2127
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe family.
Title: Howe, Richards, and Robinson family papers,
Date(s): 1869-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box and 2 volumes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions by American author and suffragist Julia Ward Howe, by American author Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, and by American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

62M-313 - 62M-328. Gift of Miss Rosalind Richards of Gardner, Maine; received: 1963.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection was restricted until the restriction was removed by Mrs. Eliot T. Putnam in June 2001.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Howe, Richards, and Robinson Family Papers, 1869-1961 (MS Am 2127). 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 daughter was author Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, and her granddaughter was Rosalind Richards. Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet and acquaintance of the Howe/Richards family.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Collection documents all three families and Gardiner, Maine. Includes correspondence, compositions, photograph, and notebooks of verse.

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