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Blanche Willis Howard papers (M089)

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Title:
Blanche Willis Howard papers
Creator:
Howard, Blanche Willis, 1847-1898
ID:
M089
Date:
1864-1899
Extent:
1.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Includes the manuscript and the typescript of Howard's "Dionysius, the Weaver's Heart's Dearest;" manuscripts of "One Summer" and "Seven On The Highway;" reviews; family correspondence, a diary, and clippings.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Blanche Willis Howard Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collecetions and Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Blanche Willis Howard, a novelist, was born in Bangor, Maine on July 21, 1847, a daughter of Daniel Mosley Howard and Eliza Anne Hudson Howard. Howard attended high school in Bangor, followed by boarding school in New York City. While still a teenager, Howard wrote her first novel,"One Summer," which was published in 1875. Some of Howard's subsequent works were "Aunt Serana"(1881); "Guenn, a Wave on the Breton Coast" (1833); "Aulnay Tower Tower" (1885); "No Heroes" (1893); "Steven on the Highway" (1897); "Dionysius, the Weaver's Heart's Dearest" (1899); and "The Garden of Eden," which was published posthumously in 1900.

In 1875, Howard was sent to Stuttgart, Germany, as European correspondent for the "Boston Transcript," where she also translated various works from German to English, and edited "Hallberger4's Illustrated Magazine" in English. While living in Germany (1875-98), Howard took into her home and chaperoned young American women students.

In the summer of 1890, she married Baron Julius von Teuffel , who was court physician to the King of Wurtemberg, and considered to be one of the most eminent physicians in the German empire. As Baroness von Teuffel, Howard continued to write under her maiden name, Blanche Willis Howard, to the end of her life. The marriage was happy, but childless, although the von Tueffels helped raise several nieces and nephews. In addition to being an author, Howard was also an accomplished pianist, was active in charities, and enjoyed outdoor activity. The marriage was of short duration. Baron von Teuffel died in 1896, and Howard herself died two years later in Munich, Germany, October 7, 1898.

Includes the manuscript and the typescript of "Dionysius, the Weaver's Heart's Dearest;" manuscripts of "One Summer" and "Seven On The Highway;" reviews; family correspondence chiefly about life in Europe (1864-99); a diary (1897); and clippings, including an obituary.

Series Description:

Contains correspondence chiefly concerning Howard's life in Europe.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Acess Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1864

Box 1 Folder 1

1866

Box 1 Folder 2

1867

Box 1 Folder 3

1872

Box 1 Folder 4

1874

Box 1 Folder 5

1875

Box 1 Folder 6

1876 Jan-Apr

Box 1 Folder 7

1876 May-Sep

Box 1 Folder 8

1876 Oct-Dec

Box 1 Folder 9

1877 Jan-May

Box 1 Folder 10

1877 Jun-Sep

Box 1 Folder 11

1877 Oct-Dec

Box 1 Folder 12

1878 Jan-Feb

Box 1 Folder 13

1878 Mar-Apr

Box 1 Folder 14

1878 May-Jun

Box 1 Folder 15

1878 Aug-Dec

Box 1 Folder 16

1879 Jan- Mar

Box 1 Folder 17

1879 Apr-Jun

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1879 Jul

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1879 Aug-Sep

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1879 Oct-Dec

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1880 Jan-Mar

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1880 Apr-May

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1880 Jun-Aug

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1880 Sep-Oct

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1880 Nov-Dec

Box 1 Folder 26

1881 Jan-Feb

Box 1 Folder 27

1881 Mar-Apr

Box 1 Folder 28

1881May-Jun

Box 1 Folder 29

1881 Jul-Oct

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1881 Nov-Dec

Box 1 Folder 31

1882 Jan-Feb

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1882 Mar-Apr

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1882 May-Jun

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1882 Jul-Aug

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1882 Sep-Oct

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1882 Nov-Dec

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1883 Jan-Mar

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1883 Apr-Jun

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1883 Jul-Oct

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1883 Nov-Dec

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1884 Jan-Mar

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1884 Apr-Jun

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1884 Jul-Sep

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1884 Oct-Dec

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1885 Jan-Feb

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1885 Mar-May

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1885 Jun-Aug

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1886

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1887

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1888

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1889 Jan-May

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1889 Jun

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1889 Jul-Dec

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1890

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1891

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1892

Box 1 Folder 57

1892 Jan-Aug

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1893 Sep-Oct

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1893 Nov-Dec

Box 1 Folder 60

1894 Jan-Sep

Box 1 Folder 61

1894 Oct-Dec

Box 1 Folder 62

1895

Box 1 Folder 63

1896

Box 1 Folder 64

1897

Box 1 Folder 65

1898

1898

1899

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Series Description:

Contains anuscripts and typescripts of several of Howard's published works, including "Dionysius, The Weaver's Heart's Dearest," "Seven on the Highway," and "One Summer."

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"A Breton Pardon," Ms

Box 2 Folder 1

"Dionysius...":ch.1-3, Ms

Box 2 Folder 2

"Dionysius...":ch.4-7, Ms

Box 2 Folder 3

"Dionysius...":ch.8-11, Ms

Box 2 Folder 4

"Dionysius...":ch.12-15, Ms

Box 2 Folder 5

"Dionysius...":ch.16-19, Ms

Box 2 Folder 6

"Dionysius...":ch.1-3, Ts

Box 2 Folder 7

"Dionysius...":ch.4-7, Ts

Box 2 Folder 8

"Dionysius...":ch.8-11, Ts

Box 2 Folder 9

"Dionysius...":ch.12-15, Ms

Box 2 Folder 10

"Dionysius...":ch.16-19, Ts

Box 2 Folder 11

"Guenn...": Reviews

Box 2 Folder 12

"International Amenities,"

Box 2 Folder 13

"Memoirs of Nihilist" by Ivan Turgener [?] - Ms (translation)

Box 2 Folder 14

Miscellaneous Poetry, Ms

Box 2 Folder 15

Miscellaneous Poetry, Ms

Box 2 Folder 16

Miscellaneous Prose, Ms

Box 2 Folder 17

"One Summer" (Dramatic version), Ms

Box 2 Folder 18

"One Summer":ch.1-4, Ms

Box 2 Folder 19

"One Summer":ch.5-8, Ms

Box 2 Folder 20

"One Summer":ch.9-10, Ms

Box 2 Folder 21

"One Summer":ch.11-13, Ms

Box 2 Folder 22

"One Summer":ch.14-16, Ms

Box 2 Folder 23

"One Summer":ch.17-20, Ms

Box 2 Folder 24

"Seven on the Highway":ch.2 "No Continuing City," Ms

Box 2 Folder 25

"Seven on the Highway":ch.3 "Thalatta," Ms

Box 2 Folder 26

"Seven on the Highway":ch.4 "Puss in Boots" part 3, Ms

Box 2 Folder 27

"Seven on the Highway":ch.5 "The Youth that Never Smiles", Ms

Box 2 Folder 28

"Seven on the Highway":ch.6 "The Majesty of the Law," Ms

Box 2 Folder 29

"Seven on the Highway":ch.7 "All Sails Spread for Monkeyland," Ms

Box 2 Folder 30

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Contains two diaries kept by Howard as well as clippings about Howard and legal documents concerning the Howard family.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Clippings, 1872-1898, undated

Box 2 Folder 31

Diaries, 1897, undated

Box 2 Folder 32

Legal Documents, Howard Family

Box 2 Folder 33

Misc. Materials

Box 2 Folder 34
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