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Howe (Fanny) papers, 1924-1993
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Description
The Fanny Howe papers contain correspondence, publications, notebooks and journals, family history, and material relating to Fanny Howe's career as a writer. The collection is divided into seven series, with series III - V representing all her written work, namely her poetry, short stories, and major literary publications. This collection was rearranged from the order it was received from Arundel Press.
Background
Fanny Howe was born into a distinguished Boston family in 1940. Her father, Mark De Wolf Howe, taught Law at Harvard University and was the first Charles Warren Professor in the History of American Law. He also was in the process of writing a multi-volume biography of Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes. At the time of his death in 1967 he had completed two volumes. Fanny Howe's mother, Mary Manning Howe, was born in Dublin, Ireland and had, during the time before she came to the United States, written and acted for the famous Abbey and Gate Theaters in Dublin. Fanny Howe has two sisters, Susan and Helen.
Extent
15 Linear Feet
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.