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
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Printed reports of trustees as follows: (spine title: Lancaster reports, 1-23) 1856-1878
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
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
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
Massachusetts Historical Society
Records of the Lend A Hand Society, a private Boston charitable organization founded by Unitarian minister Edward E. Hale in 1891. The records include historical material, correspondence, records of charitable activities, administrative and financial records, and scrapbooks. Materials pre-dating the 1891 incorporation of the society include personal correspondence between Hale and Frederic W. Greenleaf, whose life inspired the idea behind Lend A Hand, as well as letters to Hale on philanthropic matters pre-dating or unrelated to the society. Correspondents include Samuel G. Howe, Annie A. Fields, Amos A. Lawrence, and Edward Everett. Organizations represented include the American Social Science Association, the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism (Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism), Associated Charities (of Boston), and the temperance effort
New-York Historical Society
Letter, signed James Bell, dated Gilford, August 18, 1855, to S.G. Howe and others, states that he will undertake to deliver one of the lectures upon slavery agreeable to the institution
Concord Public Library
Includes: ALS, S.G. Howe, to G.B. Emerson, Esq., 1845 Apr. (former Letter File 1 H17); ALS, Horace Mann, Boston, to G.B. Emerson, Esq, 1845 Apr. 18 (former Letter File 1, M2); ALS, Geo. Putnam, to Geo. B. Emerson, Esq, 1846 May 14 (former Letter File 1, B10); ALS, Adeline D.T. Whitney, Milton Hill [Mass.] to Geo. B. Emerson, Esq, 1859 Dec. 29 (former Letter File 1, W8); ALS, John H. Morrison, Milton [Mass.] to Geo. B. Emerson, Esq., 1860 Feb. 21 (former Letter File 1, M4); ALS, James Walker, Cambridge [Mass.], to G.B. Emerson, Esq., 1863 July 25 (former Letter File 1, W2)


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