Agency History / Biographical Note:
For five years he was western secretary of the American Missionary Association. He served as editor-in-chief of The Advance, a Congregational journal (1871-1881) and controlling editor of Farm, Field and Stockman, later Farm, Field and Fireside (1885-1905). Howard, the brother of Oliver Otis Howard, held several special appointments including government inspector of Indian agencies under Presidents Garfield and Arthur and western editor and business manager of the National Tribune (1885).
Howard (1838-1908) married Mary Catherine Foster of Bangor in 1867, and had five sons and two daughters.
Scope and Content:
Full transcriptions of the correspondence, as well as alphabetical and chronological correspondence indexes, have been compiled by Russell and Rosalie Howard; electronic versions of the transcriptions and indexes are available here, courtesy of the Howards (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Cite as: Charles Henry Howard Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.
Access Restrictions: None.