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Edgar Watson Howe correspondence and photographic memorabilia

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P35

Overview

Edgar Watson Howe (1854-1937) was editor of E. W. Howe's Monthly and the Atchison (Kan.) Globe, as well as author of numerous books and articles. This collection contains correspondence to and from Howe dating from 1908 to 1933 and photographs of him, family members, and A.B. McDonald.

Dates

  • 1908 - 1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Howe, Edgar Watson

Edgar Watson Howe (1854-1937) was editor of E. W. Howe's Monthly and the Atchison (Kan.) Globe, as well as author of numerous books and articles. For a full-length biography see Calder M. Pickett, Ed Howe: Country Town Philosopher. Lawrence and London: The University Press of Kansas, 1968.

Extent

3 folders

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence to and from Howe dating from 1908 to 1933. Among his correspondents were H. L. Mencken, Clayton Hoagland, Corra Harris, Charles Sumner Finch (1856-1934), George H. Lormier, John Davison Rockefeller, William Allen White, and A. B. McDonald, editor of the Kansas City Star in the 1930s. The correspondence with McDonald constitutes the bulk of the letters.

There are also letters written to Howe's sons, Eugene (1886-1952) and James P. (1879-1971), and to Adelaide, his niece, by Mrs. Don Carlos Guffy of Kansas City, Missouri in an attempt to recover a book following Howe's death that she believed was hers and that she considered valuable. There is photographic memorabilia dating about 1932-1933, as well as three photographs stored separately at RH MS-P P35.

Most of the letters and photographic material have been detached from a makeshift scrapbook in which they were pasted on both sides of the sheet. In two instances the chronological sequence of the letters is disrupted.

Physical Location

RH MS P35

Physical Location

RH MS-P P35

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, C. S. Finch (1958), Clayton Hoagland (1966), Calder M. Pickett (1971).

Title
Guide to the Edgar Watson Howe Collection
Subtitle
Edgar Watson Howe correspondence and photographic memorabilia
Author
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 8/11/72. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7508532464
Preferred citation
Edgar Watson Howe correspondence and photographic memorabilia, Kansas Collection, RH MS P35, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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