Harriet Howe papers
Scope and Contents
The Harriet Howe papers consist predominantly of typescripts of Howe's poetry, essays, and stories. It also contains some manuscript material, a scrapbook, copies of "Equal Rights for Women", and some correspondence. The typescript poetry has been organized into groups, perhaps for publication purposes; some of the typescripts are bound in hand made covers.
- Creation: 1886-1948
- Howe, Harriet (Person)
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Harriet Abott Howe was married to George E. Howe by 1889, but was divorced by the 1920s. She published poetry and short essays in Los Angeles and San Francisco newspapers and magazines during the 1890s. At some point in the early 20th century she moved to San Francisco, where she lived for the rest of her life. She continued to write poetry, short stories, and essays, but it appears that none were ever published. While still a resident of Los Angeles, she was a member of the Woman's Cooperative Educational Club, No. 1, Los Angeles (organized October 1890), the purpose of which was to study the economic conditions of women. In December of 1890, this club reinvented itself as simply the Women's Club, the purpose of which was the education, elevation and protection of womankind.
1.58 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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Harriet Abott Howe was a life-long writer who published poetry and short essays in Los Angeles and San Francisco newspapers and magazines during the 1890s, but after that does not seem to have been entirely successful in publishing her work. She was also active in the Women's Club, the purpose of which was the education, elevation and protection of womankind. The Harriet Howe papers consist predominantly of typescripts of Howe's poetry, essays, and stories.
- Finding aid for the Harriet Howe papers
- Sue Luftschein
- 2015 January
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