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Family Papers, 1857-1969

Call Number: MS 1755

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by name of family member, the series includes correspondence (both photocopies and originals), photographs, writings, and other materials primarily documenting the ancestors of Arthur Howe Jr. The most substantial and substantive material relates to Howe's grandfather, Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Civil War general and founder of Hampton Institute. The series includes a small amount of Armstrong's correspondence with family and associates, manuscript and typescript copies of the unpublished "Personal Memories and Letters of General Samuel Chapman Armstrong" (edited posthumously by Helen Ludlow), journal fragments, and other writings.

The series also holds materials relating to Clarissa Chapman Armstrong (great-grandmother), Arthur Howe Sr., and Margaret Armstrong Howe (mother). Five folders of miscellaneous and unidentified correspondence, clippings, and photographs are listed at the end of the series.


  • 1857-1969


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The bulk of the materials are open for research. Accession 2018-M-0015 contains two student papers which are restricted until 1 January 2087 as established by Yale Corporation regulations

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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