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Howe Family Papers
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains the
personal papers belonging to the Howe family of Middleton, Massachusetts.
SERIES I. Howe Family Papers SERIES II. Galen B. Howe Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the personal papers belonging to the Howe family of
Middleton, Massachusetts. Included in this collection are photographs, Christmas
cards, administrative church documents, receipts, a teacher's planning book, and
Galen Benjamin Howe was born on October 16, 1868 to
Benjamin and Anne Jane Richardson Howe of Middleton, Massachusetts. He married Ruth
Conant of Topsfield, Massachusetts on June 27, 1900; Ruth died on February 27, 1901.
Howe remarried to Mrs. Esther Howe by 1936, although the exact date is unknown. He
worked as a schoolteacher (circa 1912) and clerk of Middleton's Evangelical
Congregational Church (circa 1924-1938).
Anne Jane Richardson Howe was born in Middleton,
Massachusetts on February 24, 1837 to Daniel Richardson and Olive Berry Perkins
Richardson. She married Benjamin Howe on December 25, 1856, a man nine years her
senior (born August 8, 1828). The couple lived in Middleton and had three children:
Annie Johnson (18 April 1858), Nellie Colburn (3 May 1864), and Galen Benjamin (16
October 1868). Benjamin Howe died in Middleton on March 24, 1889.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Family name can be used
as creator here
Howe, Ann J. Richardson, b.1837
Howe, Galen Benjamin, b. 1868
Howe, Nellie Coburn, b. 1864
Richardson, Olive B.
Evangelical Congregational Church
Foreign Missionary Auxiliary
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex