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MS Can 59-59.3

Howe, Joseph, 1804-1873. Joseph Howe additional papers, 1821-1909: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Can 59-59.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, Joseph, 1804-1873.
Title: Joseph Howe additional papers,
Date(s): 1821-1909.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (4 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letterbook and poems of Canadian statesman Joseph Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

45M-39 and 46M-24F - 46M-26. Gift of Dr. William Inglis Morse , 17 Fresh Pond Parkway Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1945 and 1946 October 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Joseph Howe Additional papers, 1821-1909 (MS Can 59-59.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Howe was a Canadian statesman from Nova Scotia. He was a leading member of the Reformers and a champion of responsible self-government.

Scope and Contents

Contains genealogy book of the Howe family, including birth and death information, employment history, and stories told by family members. Collection also includes poetry and essays by Howe. Letter book includes letters by Howe concerning "Howe's Poems and Essays" to the books printer discussing design and cost. Howe also wrote to many booksellers, and tried to convince them to sell copies. Some of these booksellers cheated him out of money, and the letters also document the failure of the published work.

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