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Title:
Rowland Bailey Howard papers
Creator:
Howard, Rowland B., (Rowland Bailey), 1834-1892
ID:
M092
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1848-1892
Date [inclusive]:
1807-1937, undated
Extent:
4.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Letters, diaries, journals, pamphlets, sermons, clippings and speeches from the personal papers of Rowland Bailey Howard.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Reproduction Note:

This collection is available online.

Preferred Citation:

Rowland Bailey Howard Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Rowland Bailey Howard (1834-1892, Bowdoin Class of 1856), a Congregational minister, was a member of the U.S. Christian Commission during the Civil War; an associate editor and contributing correspondent of The advance, a Congregational journal, from 1875 to 1884; and secretary of the American Peace Society from 1884 until his death.

Howard was graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1860 and served as pastor to Congregational churches in Farmington, Maine (1860-1870), Princeton, Illinois (1870-1875), East Orange, New Jersey (1875-1879), and Rockport, Massachusetts (1879-1884).

Howard married twice. His first wife, Mary Ellen "Ella" Patten (b. 1836), of Bath, died in 1871, leaving three children: David Patten Howard (b. 1861); Oliver Otis Howard, Jr. (1865-1944); and Francis Gilman Howard (1869-1937). Howard was married again, in 1873, to Helen J. Graves (1836-1932) of Farmington. They had two children: Ella Howard (1875-1964) and Rowland Sewall Howard (b. 1878).

Rowland Bailey Howard died in 1892 in Rome, Italy.

Letters, diaries, journals, pamphlets, sermons, clippings and speeches from the personal papers of Rowland Bailey Howard. The correspondence is primarily from Howard to family members but also includes a significant number of letters to Rowland from his brother Oliver Otis Howard.

Rowland Bailey Howard's Bowdoin diploma can be found in Class of 1856 records.

This collection complements the papers of Howard's brothers, Oliver Otis Howard (Bowdoin 1850) and Charles Henry Howard (Bowdoin 1859).

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):

Alphabetical index of correspondents (PDF file).

Chronological index of correspondents (PDF file).

Transcriptions of Letters, chronological (PDF file).

Scope and Content:

This series primarily consists of correspondence between Rowland Bailey Howard and his family. Some small number of letters between family members of the preceding generation are also included. About half of the letters were written by Howard. Non-family correspondents include Andrew Carnegie, George Frisbie Hoar, John Brown Russwurm and Theodore Dwight Woolsey.

More Howard family correspondence can be found in the collections of Rowland Bailey Howard's brothers: Charles Henry Howard and Oliver Otis Howard.

An item level chronological and alphabetical listing of correspondence (PDF file) is available here.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Reproduction Note:

This series is available online.

1807 Nov 2 - 1812 Sep 21

Box 1 Folder 1

1813 Feb 9 - 1814 Aug 28

Box 1 Folder 2

1814 Sep 3 - Oct 25

Box 1 Folder 3

1813 Dec - 1816 Jan [copy book]

Box 1 Folder 4
Box 1 Folder 5

1816 Jan 3 - 1817 Jun 15

Box 1 Folder 6

1818 Jan 30 - 1819 Jun 22

Box 1 Folder 7

1819 Jun 25 - Nov 20

Box 1 Folder 8

1820 Mar 7 - Dec 20

Box 1 Folder 9

1821 Jan 30 - 1822 Jul 17

Box 1 Folder 10

1823 Jan 26 - 1824 Sep 4

Box 1 Folder 11

1825 Jan 9 - 1840 Jul 1

Box 1 Folder 12

1848 Oct 6 - 1849 Apr 15

Box 1 Folder 13

1849 Jun 11 - 1850 Dec 22

Box 1 Folder 14

1851 Jan 3 - Mar 23

Box 1 Folder 15

1851 Apr 15 - Oct 26

Box 1 Folder 16

1851 Dec 14 - May 30

Box 1 Folder 17

1852 Sep 4 - 1853 Feb 7

Box 1 Folder 18

1853 Mar 13 - Jun 26

Box 1 Folder 19

1853 Jul 15 - Nov 13

Box 1 Folder 20

1853 Dec 4 - 1854 Apr 20

Box 1 Folder 21

1854 May 11 - Nov 23

Box 1 Folder 22

1855 Feb 8 - Apr 1

Box 1 Folder 23

1855 Apr 8 - May 23

Box 1 Folder 24

1855 Jun 19 - Oct 1

Box 1 Folder 25

1855 Oct 15 - Dec 21

Box 1 Folder 26

1856 Jan 26 - May 6

Box 1 Folder 27

1856 May 9 - 1857 Jan 20

Box 1 Folder 28

1857 Mar 15 - May 10

Box 1 Folder 29

1857 Jul 13 - 1858 Apr 13

Box 1 Folder 30

1858 Apr 23 - 1862 Mar 23

Box 1 Folder 31

1863 Jul 5 - 1865 Oct 9

Box 1 Folder 32

1865 Oct 13 - Oct 31

Box 1 Folder 33

1865 Nov 3 - Nov 8

Box 1 Folder 34

1865 Nov 13 - 1870 Jun 9

Box 1 Folder 35

1870 Jun 21 - 1874 May 23

Box 1 Folder 36

1875 Jun 30 - 1879 Jul 24

Box 1 Folder 37

1879 Aug 4 - 1882 Feb 15

Box 1 Folder 38

1882 Feb 24 - Apr 22

Box 1 Folder 39

1882 Jun 9 - Jul 21

Box 1 Folder 40

1882 Aug 4 - Oct 6

Box 1 Folder 41

1882 Oct 13 - 1883 Jan 18

Box 1 Folder 42

1883 Feb 3 - 1884 Oct 25

Box 1 Folder 43

1885 Feb 2 - 1886 Jun 7

Box 1 Folder 44

1886 Jun 15 - Dec 10

Box 1 Folder 45

1887 Sep 9 - 1888 Nov 25

Box 1 Folder 46

1889 May 18 - 1890 Oct 12

Box 1 Folder 47

1890 Nov 5 - 1891 Nov 18

Box 1 Folder 48

1892 Jan 5 - Mar 10

Box 1 Folder 49

1892 Mar 14 - 1893 Dec 24

Box 1 Folder 50

1894 May 27 - 1901 May 27

Box 1 Folder 51

1901 Aug 14 - 1908 Dec 30

Box 1 Folder 52

1909 Oct 29 - 1937 Nov 9

Box 1 Folder 53

Undated correspondence: fragments

Box 1 Folder 54

Photocopies of some letters (location of originals unknown)

Box 1 Folder 55

Scope and Content:

These documents, articles, essays, pamphlets, sermons, and other records, dating from 1854 to 1927, include Howard's writings and information on members of the Howard and related families, his Bowdoin connections, his work towards international peace, and other miscellaneous items.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Addresses (including fragments)

Box 1 Folder 56

Articles-Letters from Europe by Howard, Summer, 1879 [clippings], for The Advance

Box 1 Folder 57

Articles-"A National Weekly Congrega-tional Newspaper", ms

Box 1 Folder 58
Volume 1

Biographical and genealogical material: Charts re Howard and Otis families

Box 1 Folder 59

Biographical and genealogical material: Craig Family of Farmington, ME, 1867

Box 1 Folder 60

Biographical and genealogical material: Charles H. Howard: A Short Outline of a Useful Life [photocopy], 1925

Box 1 Folder 61

Biographical and genealogical material: Everet Howard [photocopy of article]

Box 1 Folder 62

Biographical and genealogical material: Helen Graves Howard-recommendations as teacher, 1865

Box 1 Folder 63

Biographical and genealogical material: Address in memory of R.B. Howard by the Rev. Hugh Elder, 1892

Box 1 Folder 64

Biographical and genealogical material: Howard's biographical form for Bowdoin Class of 1856 [ca. 1876]

Box 1 Folder 65

Biographical and genealogical material: Biographical sketch of the life of R.B. Howard by O.O. Howard [Jr.], May 2, 1927

Box 1 Folder 66

Biographical and genealogical material: Memorial of R.B. Howard by Dr. Darby

Box 1 Folder 67

Biographical and genealogical material: Services of the Installation... Congregational Church, Princeton, IL 1872

Box 1 Folder 68

Biographical and genealogical material: Eliza Otis-"Our Mother"

Box 1 Folder 69

Biographical and genealogical material: Otis Family Record, 1764-1888

Box 1 Folder 70

Bowdoin College material: Autograph album, 1854 and 1855

Volume 2

Bowdoin College material: Autograph album, June 30, 1856

Box 1 Folder 71

Bowdoin College material: Bowdoin Poets, with Class of 1856 autographs

Volume 3

Bowdoin College material: Fan from Class of 1856 dinner, June 26, 1891 [35th reunion?]

Box MRealia 2

Bowdoin College material: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 72

Bowdoin College material: Churches-pamplets-religious manuals, lists of members, etc., 1863-1897

Box 1 Folder 73

Bowdoin College material: Churches-records-First Congregational Churches of Farmington, ME and Rock-port, MA, 1860-1885

Box 1 Folder 74

Bowdoin College material: Documents, 1854-1873

Box 1 Folder 75

Bowdoin College material: Documents-Civil War passes, 1863

Box 1 Folder 76

Ephemera: Calling cards collected during Howard's illness in Rome

Box 1 Folder 77

Ephemera: Clipped signatures [autograph and printed facsimiles]

Box 1 Folder 78

Ephemera: Early nineteenth-century poems, essays, etc.

Box 1 Folder 79

Ephemera: Gen. O.O. Howard statue, Gettysburg [photocopy]

Box 1 Folder 80

Ephemera: Miscellaneous ms

Box 1 Folder 81

Ephemera: Miscellaneous printed

Box 1 Folder 82

Ephemera: Notebook with "A Sketch of...A Sentimental Traveller" and other ms entries

Box 1 Folder 83

Essays-miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 84

Family library-lists of books

Box 1 Folder 85

Freedmen's Bureau

Box 1 Folder 86

Maps (New York, 1879 & 1884; Boston, 1889; Cambridge and Harvard, [n.d.])

Box 1 Folder 87

Ephemera: Miscellaneous covers

Box 1 Folder 88

Pamphlets: American Peace Society publications, 1884-1892

Box 1 Folder 89

Pamphlets: By Howard, 1891-1902

Box 1 Folder 90

Pamphlets: Miscellaneous, 1862-1892

Box 1 Folder 91

Pamphlets: Peace Society (London, Eng.) publications, 1887-[1890?]

Box 1 Folder 92

Pamphlets: Peace activities - Societ de Paix du Familistre ..., 1891

Box 1 Folder 93

Pamphlets: Peace activities - Universal Peace Congress, 1890

Box 1 Folder 94

Poetry by Howard

Box 1 Folder 95

Postcards, foreign, belonging to Ella Howard Smith

Box 1 Folder 96

Sermons (and sermon fragments) by Howard

Box 1 Folder 97

Sermons by others

Box 1 Folder 98

Scope and Content:

Howard's journals, 1857-1872, and annual daily diaries, 1866-1891, are supplemented by a journal kept by his wife Mary Ellen Patten Howard (Ella), 1860, a travel expense book and three unidentified fragments.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Diary [n.d., author unknown]

Box 1 Folder 99

Journal, record of travel, August 20 - October 31, 1808 [author unknown]

Box 1 Folder 100

Diary, August 15, 1833 - [September 18, 1833 ?] [author unknown]

Box 1 Folder 101

Journal, January 1 - June 26, 1857

Volume 1

Journal, July 23, 1857 - March 19, 1872

Volume 2

Diary - 1860 [Ella P. Howard]

Box 2 Envelope 1

Diary - 1866

Box 2 Envelope 2

Diary - 1867

Box 2 Envelope 3

Diary - 1868

Box 2 Envelope 4

Diary - 1869

Box 2 Envelope 5

Diary - 1870

Box 2 Envelope 6

Diary - 1871

Box 2 Envelope 7

Diary - 1872

Box 2 Envelope 8

Diary - 1873

Box 2 Envelope 9

Diary - 1874

Box 2 Envelope 10

Diary - 1875

Box 2 Envelope 11

Diary - 1876

Box 2 Envelope 12

Diary - 1877

Box 2 Envelope 13

Diary - 1878

Box 2 Envelope 14

Diary - 1879

Box 2 Envelope 15

Diary - 1880

Box 2 Envelope 16

Diary - 1881

Box 2 Envelope 17

Diary - 1882

Box 2 Envelope 18

Diary - 1883

Box 2 Envelope 19

Diary - 1884

Box 2 Envelope 20

Diary - 1885

Box 3 Envelope 1

Diary - 1886

Box 3 Envelope 2

Diary - 1887

Box 3 Envelope 3

Diary - 1888

Box 3 Envelope 4

Diary - 1889

Box 3 Envelope 5

Diaries - 1890 (2)

Box 3 Envelope 6

Diary - 1891

Box 3 Envelope 7

Diary cover

Box 3 Envelope 8

European trip expenses book

Box 3 Envelope 9

Scope and Content:

Late 19th and early 20th century clippings concerning subjects of interest to Howard, including the American Peace Society, religion, and temperance; obituaries of Howard and others; and articles written by Howard.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

American Peace Society, 1873-1890

Box 4 Folder 1

Bowdoin College, 1870-1891

Box 4 Folder 2

Civil War - Battle of Gettysburg

Box 4 Folder 3

R.B. Howard's writings, 1866-1884

Box 4 Folder 4

O.O. Howard

Box 4 Folder 5

Lincoln Memorial University

Box 4 Folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1859-1930 (folder 1/2)

Box 4 Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1859-1930 (folder 2/2)

Box 4 Folder 8

Obituaries, etc. - R.B. Howard, 1892

Box 4 Folder 9

Obituaries, etc. - others, 1862-1908

Box 4 Folder 10
Box 4 Folder 11

Religious, 1871-1913 (folder 1/2)

Box 4 Folder 12

Religious, 1871-1913 (folder 2/2)

Box 4 Folder 13

Mrs. Nina Foster Riggs, 1848

Box 4 Folder 14

Temperance

Box 4 Folder 15

Index rerun

Volume 1

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings

Volume-folio 2

Scope and Content:

Photographs and daguerreotypes of Rowland Bailey Howard and various relations including: David Patten Howard; Oliver O. Howard, Jr.; Helen Julia Howard (Graves); and others. Loose pictures, several small framed pictures, and a photo album are included in the series.

Rowland Bailey Howard (lg.)

Box 4 Folder 16

David Patten Howard in uniform (lg.)

Box 4 Folder 17

House of R.B. Howard in Medford, MA (lg.)

Box 4 Folder 18

Rowland Bailey Howard (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 1

Rowland Bailey Howard, tintype with metal frame (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 2

David Patten Howard (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 3

Oliver Otis Howard, Jr. (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 4

Oliver Otis Howard, Jr. (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 5

Chancey Howard, son of Gen. O.O. Howard (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 6

Gen. Charles Howard and family (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 7

Harry S. Howard (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 8

Helen Julia Graves Howard as a girl and companions, with cover (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 9

Edmund Fry (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 10

Train -- California (med.)

Box 5 Envelope 11

Rowland Bailey Howard (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 12

Rowland Bailey Howard (3 sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 13

Rowland Bailey Howard (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 14

Rowland Bailey Howard, ambrotype with metal frame (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 15

Rowland Bailey Howard, ambrotype in black oval case (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 16

Helen Julia Graves Howard, tintype (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 17

Helen Julia Graves Howard and Henry Graves, daguerreotype in square leather case (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 18

Empty glass and metal frame labelled "Helen Julia Graves" (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 19

Elizabeth Otis [grandmother of R.B.H.?], March 1854, daguerreotype in metal and leather case (sm.)

Box 5 Envelope 20

Miniature photo album belonging to Ella Howard Smith

Box 5 Envelope 21

Photo album presented to R.B. Howard June 3, 1884.

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