State Library of Massachusetts
The collection contains correspondence from 1862-1863 between Samuel G. Howe and George C. Davis, a fellow board member, concerning the Massachusetts State Reform School in Westborough, MA
Perkins School for the Blind Archives
The collection includes many books and pamphlets, newspapers, original correspondence, and photographs (cabinet cards and carte de visites). Contents divided into six series with series organized alphabetically by author for books, pamphlets, correspondence and ephemera, alphabetical by subject for photographs and alphabetical by title for newspapers. The collection is very strong in publications by the Howes including Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe, Maud Howe Elliott, Florence Howe Hall, and Julia Romana Anagnos. Of special note is vol. 52 of Atlantic Monthly printed Feb. 1862, containing Julia Ward Howe's first publication of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Original, signed correspondence includes eleven letters from Samuel Gridley Howe and eight from Julia Ward Howe. Photographs include important figures including: James Freeman Clark, Edward Everett, William Lloyd Garrison, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Julia Ward Howe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Theodore Parker, William ... Read More
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence of Dana concerning lecture arrangements, writing as a profession, and artist Washington Allston, and ms. of his poem, Little Beach Bird, and fragments of his The Buccaneer and Domestic Life; together with correspondence of his son, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882), author and lawyer, relating to his law practice, political activity, public service, business with publishers, literary friends, social life in Cambridge and Boston, and travel. Correspondents include Rufus Anderson, Erasmus D. Beach (1809-1867), Charles Francis Choate, Samuel Crocker Cobb, Richard Henry Dana (1851-1931), Sarah Watson Dana, Charles Deane, William Maxwell Evarts, William Pitt Fessenden, James Thomas Fields, John Forsyth, James Abraham Hillhouse, Samuel Gridley Howe, Francis Jackson, Leonard Jarvis, William Alfred Jones, Charles Bird King, Francis Ogden Lyman, Ruth Charlotte Dana Lyman, Charles Eliot Norton, James Ripley Osgood, George Wilbur Peck, Charles Callahan Perkins, Wendell Phillips, ... Read More
American Antiquarian Society
This collection contains one octavo volume, 1912-1924, and two folio volumes, 1833-1873, and 1873-1902, recording trustees' visits to the Worcester Lunatic Asylum. The octavo volume consists of brief comments concerning the satisfactory conditions at the hospital. The first folio volume, 1833-1873, contains considerably more detailed trustees' comments concerning their impressions of the patients (with references to specific patients and their maladies), conditions at the hospital, escapes, suicides, other deaths, the separation of "African" patients, discharge of "idiots" not under their jurisdiction, problems with the building, crowded wards, and the need for enlargement of the hospital as well as a post-mortuary examination room. The entries in the second folio volume are less detailed. Each volume contains statistics concerning the number of patients per month, divided by gender, and the numbers of discharges, admissions, and deaths
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Correspondence, journals, compositions and other papers of Samuel Gridley Howe and Julia Ward Howe, and materials relating to other Howe family members
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Business and professional correspondence of Pliny Earle, Sr., (1762-1832), inventor and cotton textiles manufacturer, and of Pliny, (1809-1892), physician and alienist, including a few personal letters to Miss Earle. Correspondence addressed to Earle, Sr., touches on politics, patent rights and carding machines. Correspondence addressed to Earle relates to mental illness and the institutional care of the mentally ill. He received letters from physicians, institutional administrators, and philanthropists, including a number of letters of introduction. Items, mostly ALS and 10 addressed envelopes, are arranged in roughly chronological order
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Printed reports of trustees as follows: (spine title: Lancaster reports, 1-23) 1856-1878
University of Michigan - William L. Clements Library
This collection contains 4 letters that Samuel Gridley Howe wrote to Secretary of State Josiah Stevens and Governor Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr., of New Hampshire, regarding the education of New Hampshire residents at the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind (now the Perkins School for the Blind)
Harvard University - Schlesinger Library
This collection includes correspondence, diaries, financial papers, photographs, and other documents of the two families and their relations. The bulk of the collection is Abigail's papers, including letters from prominent abolitionists, suffragists, and authors, and the papers of Samuel and Mehetable Goddard, with letters they wrote home during their residence in England from 1818 to 1827. Other persons represented are Frederick May, his daughter Eleanor, Abigail May (1775-1800), Samuel J. May (1797-1871), Samuel May of Leicester, Mass., Louisa May Alcott, Ednah Dow Cheney, Lydia Maria Child, Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Harvard University - Houghton Library
This collection contains correspondence between the Ward, Howe, and Richards families. These letters discuss topic such as religion and divine providence, personal finance, domestic concerns, life in Boston in the 19th century, and death and illness in the family. The correspondence of Julia Ward Howe concerns women's suffrage, writing and publishing in several journals (including the New York Observer, Ladies' Home Journal, and Century magazine), and a letter to President Roosevelt concerning foreign policy. Letters written by Samuel Howe to his daughter discuss travels in Greece. Correspondence of Rosalind Richards includes many letters from Louis Vernon Ledoux concerning donating papers to Harvard, writing and publishing, and also letters from poet Harold Trowbridge Pulsifer. The collection also consists of literary manuscripts of Julia Ward Howe, including "Education in Regard of Sex," "Is Polite Society Polite?" and manuscripts concerning women's suffrage, women's work and wages, ... Read More


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