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Title:
Charles Henry Howard collection
Creator:
Howard, Charles H., (Charles Henry), 1838-1908
ID:
M090
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1852-1910
Date [inclusive]
1808-1957 (Bulk: 1852-1910)
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Letters, articles, addresses, and diaries including material on the Civil War, on Charles Henry Howard's experiences at Kents Hill School and Bowdoin College, and on Howard and his family.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Reproduction Note:

This collection is available online.

Preferred Citation:

Charles Henry Howard Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Charles Henry Howard (1838-1908, Bowdoin 1859) was a bvt. brig. general who saw action at Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Chattanooga, and in command of the U.S.C.T. training camp at Beaufort, South Carolina. After the war, Howard served in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, as inspector of schools for South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and assistant commissioner for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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 Katherine "Katie" Foster (1845-1927) of Bangor in 1867, and they had seven children: Otis McGaw Howard (1868-1940); Burt Foster Howard (b. 1871); Nina Foster Howard (1873-1942); Arthur Day Howard (b. 1874); Lawrence Riggs Howard (1875-1942); Donald Charles Howard (b. 1879); and Katharine Howard Parker (1889-1981).

Letters, articles, addresses, diaries, etc., consisting of more than 325 items. The collection includes material on the Civil War, on Charles Henry Howard's experiences at Kents Hill School and Bowdoin College, and on Howard and his family. The majority of the correspondence dates between 1852 and the 1870s and is from Howard to family members; there are several letters to Charles from his brother Oliver Otis Howard. There is a smaller amount of non-family correspondence, most from the 1880s on.

This collection complements the papers of Howards's brothers, Oliver Otis Howard and Rowland Bailey Howard.

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).

Scope and Content:

Approximately 290 items from 1852-1910, the correspondence consists largely of letters between Howard and members of the his family through the 1870s, and with non-family members from the 1880s on, including letters from William Jennings Bryan, Horace Bushnell, Henry Morton Flagler, James Longstreet and Elihu Root. A listing of the material is available by contacting Special Collections. More than 95% of the earlier letters are written by Howard, many of which complement those in the Oliver Otis Howard and Rowland Bailey Howard collections.

Full transcriptions of the letters, as well as alphabetical and chronological indexes, have been compiled by Russell and Rosalie Howard; electronic versions of the transcriptions and indexes are available courtesy of the Howards (Adobe Acrobat Reader required):

Alphabetical index of correspondents (PDF file).

Chronological index of correspondents (PDF file).

Transcriptions of Letters, chronological (PDF file).

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1852 March - 1852 September

Box 1 Folder 1

1853 August - 1853 November

Box 1 Folder 2

1854 March - 1854 December.

Box 1 Folder 3

1855 April - 1856 September.

Box 1 Folder 4

1857 January - 1857 December.

Box 1 Folder 5

1858 - 1859 December.

Box 1 Folder 6

1860 March - 1860 December.

Box 1 Folder 7

1861 February - 1861 December.

Box 1 Folder 8

1862 January - 1862 February.

Box 1 Folder 9

1862 March.

Box 1 Folder 10

1862 April - May.

Box 1 Folder 11

1862 June - October.

Box 1 Folder 12

1862 December.

Box 1 Folder 13

1863 January - April.

Box 1 Folder 14

1863 May - June.

Box 1 Folder 15

1863 July - September.

Box 1 Folder 16

1863 October - 6 December.

Box 1 Folder 17

1863 December.

Box 1 Folder 18

1864 January.

Box 1 Folder 19

1864 February.

Box 1 Folder 20

1864 March.

Box 1 Folder 21

1864 April - June.

Box 1 Folder 22

1864 July - September.

Box 1 Folder 23

1864 November - December.

Box 1 Folder 24

1865 January - March.

Box 1 Folder 25

1865 April - May.

Box 1 Folder 26

1865 June - September.

Box 1 Folder 27

1865 October - November.

Box 1 Folder 28

1866 May - November.

Box 1 Folder 29

1867 April - December.

Box 1 Folder 30

1868 April - July.

Box 1 Folder 31

1872 March - 1873 November.

Box 1 Folder 32

1874 February - June.

Box 1 Folder 33

1876 July - 1880 December.

Box 1 Folder 34

1886 March - December.

Box 1 Folder 35

1887 March - 1890 April.

Box 1 Folder 36

1891 March - 1893 February.

Box 1 Folder 37

1893 May - August.

Box 1 Folder 38

1894 June - 1895 April.

Box 1 Folder 39

1895 - 1896 December.

Box 1 Folder 40

1897 April - 1898 May.

Box 1 Folder 41

1898 November - 1899 May.

Box 1 Folder 42

1900 August - 1903 February.

Box 1 Folder 43

1905 March - 1906 February.

Box 1 Folder 44

1906 February.

Box 1 Folder 45

1906 March - November.

Box 1 Folder 46

1907 February.

Box 1 Folder 47

1907 May - 1910 January.

Box 1 Folder 48

Undated.

Box 1 Folder 49

Typed manuscript copies of letters 1852 - 1861 [incomplete].

Box 1 Folder 50

Scope and Content:

Manuscript, typescript and printed material, much of it involving Howard's Civil War experiences or his military career. Dated between 1808 and 1957, it includes articles and addresses, diaries and other ephemeral pieces.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Articles and Addresses: "American Farmer in Relation to Economic Conditions, The."

Box 1 Folder 51

Articles and Addresses: "Army of the Tennessee under Major-General O.O. Howard, The" [by] William Duncan, 1894.

Box 1 Folder 52

Articles and Addresses: "Battle of Fair Oaks" ... [by] G. Grant.

Box 1 Folder 53

Articles and Addresses: "Call on General Grant, A."

Box 1 Folder 54

Articles and Addresses: First day at Gettysburg.

Box 1 Folder 55

Articles and Addresses: Inaugural Prayer Meeting [for President Grant], March 1869.

Box 1 Folder 56

Articles and Addresses: "Men I Have Met."

Box 1 Folder 57

Articles and Addresses: "Our First View of Atlanta," July 9, 1864.

Box 1 Folder 58

Articles and Addresses: "Reminiscences of the Civil War Period."

Box 1 Folder 59

Articles and Addresses: "Veteran's View of Civic Duty, A."

Box 1 Folder 60

Diaries: 1854 March 15 - July 1.

Box 1 Folder 61

Diaries: 1863 January 7 - 1865 January 2.

Box 1 Folder 62

Autographs of famous men.

Box 1 Folder 63

Biographical records re C.H. Howard and O.O. Howard.

Box 1 Folder 64

Clippings.

Box 1 Folder 65

Columbian Exposition programs and passes.

Box 1 Folder 66

Inspection report ... South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida [1865].

Box 1 Folder 67

Invitations and programs.

Box 1 Folder 68

Lincoln Memorial University pamphlets, 1955-1957

Box 1 Folder 69

Manuscript notes, receipts, etc.

Box 1 Folder 70

Military societies: Army of the Tennessee - 13th reunion, 1879.

Box 1 Folder 71

Military societies: programs, certificates, etc.

Box 1 Folder 72

Pen and pocket Bible.

Box 1 Folder 73

Printed ephemera.

Box 1 Folder 74

Volunteer Retired List: Congressional bills, etc., 1905-1906.

Box 1 Folder 75
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