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Howe Family Papers

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HOWE FAMILY PAPERS, 1800-1940





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Howe family
Title:Howe Family Papers
Dates:1800/1940
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains the personal papers belonging to the Howe family of Middleton, Massachusetts.
Collection Number:MSS 377

Series List

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 journals.


Biographical Sketch

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.


Index Terms

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
Perkins, Oliver
Richardson, Daniel
Richardson, Henry
Richardson, Olive B.
Evangelical Congregational Church
Foreign Missionary Auxiliary
Massachusetts--Middleton

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

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 Museum.

Preferred Citation

Howe Family Papers, MSS 377, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Shari A. Dietz in 1989 (acc #89022).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie Spano, January 2008.


Related Material

Howe, Daniel Wait, and Gilman Bigelow Howe, ed. Howe Genealogies. Haverhill, MA: Record Publishing Co., 1929.


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