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Howe Family Letters

We recieved this transcript of these wonderful letters from Mark Howe. I have done my best to organize them in a web friendly manner. I truly hope you enjoy reading them. If you have questions or connections to this family, Please connect with Mark.

These letters have been revised and reorganized. There have been a number of revisions and additions. Generally, notes in (paren) is Tana and [bracket] is Mark. A few dates are uncertain. Mark Wakeman Howe --

Updated Dec. 2016

1849-60 – Earliest letters
1861-64 – To Clinton Iowa
1865-70 – Railroading
1868 – Ike/ Alonzo letters “My Early Friends”
1869 – Whisky Bottom Affair
1870-71 – Regarding iron bridges:
Essay to the Tribune
Essay with Dr. E.H. Williams re: Burnetizing (joke)
1871 – Death of Father --
1871-77 – Railroading Journal of the expedition from New Ulm to the Big Sioux River
1877-79 – Death of James Gould
1880 – Construction of Elmwood monument; Death of Ike
1881 – Mary
1888 – Mr. Bridgman's school in Northampton
1889 – Letters to Charles from Europe
1891 – At Andover
1893 – College days; death of little Alden
1897-99 – After graduation
1899 – A Trio of Howe Ladies in England, May-Oct.
1902 – Courting Alice Howard of Magnolia, Wisc.
1908-09 – Birth of Robert; Another Europe Tour
1912 – Margaret and Bessie Putnam in Japan, Spring 1912
1934 – Death of Margaret – Christmas
1948 – Death of Oda; Letters re: 11 Peabody Estate
1953 – Christmas notes