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MS Am 2215

Howe family. Howe-Richards family papers, 1840-1950: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2215
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe family.
Title: Howe-Richards family papers,
Date(s): 1840-1950.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of various members of the Howe-Richards family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-301. Deposited by Miss Rosalind Richards, Gardiner, Maine; received: 1953 May 15; gift: 1976.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Formerly restricted until 1976.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Howe-Richards Family Papers, 1840-1950 (MS Am 2215). 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 Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and Maud Howe Eliot, and her granddaughter was Rosalind Richards.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence of Maud Howe Eliot, Julia Ward Howe, Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, and Rosalind Richards. Correspondents include Hester Alington, Henry Beston, Margaret (Terry) Chanler, Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth, Olivia Howard Dunbar, and Annie (Ward) Mailliard. Includes photographs of Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, Maud Howe Elliott and others.

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