James Trent Collection

Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Creator: 

James Trent

Date Range: 
1828-1980, bulk 1840-1920
Call number: 
AG156
Abstract: 

Research materials related to the life of Samuel Gridley Howe collected by his biographer. Includes Howe’s contemporaries and associates, his spouse Julia Ward Howe and their daughters, Perkins Institution and the field of blindness and deafblindness, and other materials related to 19th century Boston and educational and political reform movements.

Extent: 
18 linear feet
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Molly Stothert-Maurer, 2016

Biographical/Historical notes: 

Professor James Trent is the biographer of Samuel Gridley Howe. His book The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform was published in 2012 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Trent joined the Gordon College faculty in 2003, having served 17 years at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and three years at Barrington College in Rhode Island. His scholarly research activity lies in the history and theory of social policy formations that affect marginalized and disenfranchised groups. He is author of Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States, which won the 1995 Hervey B. Wilbur Award of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He also received the 2001 Paul Simon Outstanding Scholar Award from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 

Source: Gordon College Department of Sociology. Retrieved from http://www.gordon.edu/ on 01/12/2016

Samuel Gridley Howe, 1801-1876, was the founding director of the Perkins School for the Blind. He attended Brown University and Harvard Medical School and was a soldier and surgeon in the Greek War of Independence. He is best remembered for his work with Laura Bridgman, a pupil at Perkins who was deafblind and one of the earliest individuals with deafblindness to learn language, and the first American to do so. Howe was a prominent leader in the field of blindness, printing for the blind, and other social justice and educational reform movements in the United States. He was married to Julia Ward Howe, suffragist and author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Sources of information: 

Gordon College Department of Sociology. Retrieved from http://www.gordon.edu/ on 01/12/2016

Restrictions: 
None
Credit line/Citation: 
James Trent Collection, Perkins School for the Blind
Scope/Contents: 

The collection includes many books and pamphlets, newspapers, original correspondence, and photographs (cabinet cards and carte de visites). Contents divided into six series with series organized alphabetically by author for books, pamphlets, correspondence and ephemera, alphabetical by subject for photographs and alphabetical by title for newspapers. The collection is very strong in publications by the Howes including Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe, Maud Howe Elliott, Florence Howe Hall, and Julia Romana Anagnos. Of special note is Volume 52 of Atlantic Monthly printed February, 1862 containing Julia Ward Howe’s first publication of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”. Original, signed correspondence includes eleven letters from Samuel Gridley Howe and eight from Julia Ward Howe. Photographs include important figures including: James Freeman Clark, Edward Everett, William Lloyd Garrison, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Julia Ward Howe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Theodore Parker, William Hickling Prescott and Charles Sumner. The newspapers are in excellent condition and include an article with illustrations of “The Funeral of the Late Dr. S. G. Howe” in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The collection inventory was compiled by James Trent and includes helpful notes, and complete citations including page numbers.

Arrangement: 

Series 1: Letters, Pamphlets, Booklets – Howe Family, etc.
Series 2: Books: Howe Family – By and About
Series 3: Institutional Reports & Other Items – Blindness
Series 4: Friends & Contemporaries of the Howe Family, Booklets, Pamphlets, Reports
Series 5: Images:  Photographs & Prints
Series 6: Newspapers – by and about Howes

Container List: 

Series 1: Letters, Pamphlets, Booklets –   Family, etc.

Alphabetical by Author/Subject 
 
S1:1: Benjamin, Park.  ALS to “My dear sir,” 1p. February 13, 1836.
 
S1:2: Bridgman, Laura.  ALS to “Ma chere Soeur Martha,” 3pp.  November 22, 1849.
 
S1:3: Crawford, F. Marion.  ALS to “My dear Mr. Brett,” 2pp, May 4, 1887.
 
S1:4: Elliott, Maud Howe.   Memories of the Civil War, 1861-1864.  Booklet for Red Cross Fund Raising.  Signed and dated by Elliott, March 30, 1943.
 
S1:5: Elliott, Maud Howe. “At Newport’s Tercentenary.” Undated clipping from New York Herald Tribune.
 
S1:6: Field, Margaret.  “Julia Ward Howe and Her Daughters.”  Munsey’s Magazine 12 (February 1895), 527-529. [entire issue]
 
S1:7: Forty of Boston’s Immortals. Boston: State Street Trust Co., 1910.
 
S1:8: Free Soil Ticket.  One undated small ticket of Massachusetts and Bristol County candidates.
 
S1:9: Hall, Florence Howe.  ALS to “My dear Mrs. Black,” 2pp.  September 19, 1910.
 
S1:10: Hall, Florence Howe. Advertisement form for speaking on “Manners and Etiquette,” 4pp.  n. d.
 
S1:11: Hall, Florence Howe. Advertisement form for speaking with photo print of Hall, 4pp.  n. d.
 
S1:12: Howe, Joseph N.  ALS to Hon. Samuel E. Smith, January 31, 1839, 1p.  [father, not brother, of SGH because he refers to his home in Milton]
 
S1:13: Howe, Julia Ward. ALS to “My dear Fanny.”  4pp.  July 11 [1840].
 
S1:14: Howe, Julia Ward.   ALS to “Dear Miss Webster,” 2pp.  December 9, 1874.
 
S1:15: Howe, Julia Ward.  “One Hundredth Anniversary, April 19, 1875, Battle of Lexington” [2 programs.] [4pp] Hymn, “April 19th, 1875” by Julia Ward Howe is item IX.  Also with item is Souvenir of 1775, Lexington 1875.  [16pp.]
 
S1:16: Howe, Julia Ward.   ALS to “Miss [  ],” 4pp.  March 13, 1898.
 
S1:17: Howe, Julia Ward.  ALS to Mr. Miller, 3pp.  April 19, 1903.
 
S1:18: Howe, Julia Ward.   Postcard signed to Miss Eleanor Whidden, 1p.  May 11, 1908.
 
S1:19: Howe, Julia Ward.  ALS to Dewitt Miller, 4pp.  October 10, 1908.
 
S1:20: Howe, Julia Ward.   Postcard signed to Mr. Amos W. Wells, 1p.  March 16, 1909.
 
S1:21: Howe, Julia Ward.  ALS to Mrs. Porter, 3pp. February 10 [  ].
 
S1:22: Howe, Julia Ward.   Birthday Tributes to Mrs. Julia Ward Howe. May 27, 1905. [poems] [18pp]
 
S1:23: Howe, Julia Ward.   Commemoration Ceremony Honoring Julia Ward Howe and the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Program.  National Gallery of Arts, Washington, D.C., November 18, 1961. [8pp].
 
S1:23.1: Howe, Julia Ward. Postcard of “Julia Ward Howe House, 13 Chestnut St., Boston”. The City Postcards, ca. 1925.
 
S1:23.2: Howe, Julia Ward. Postcard of Julia Ward Howe portrait doll made in 1906, Wenham Museum. Postcard ca. 1980.
 
S1:24: Howe, Samuel G.  ALS to Nathan Bowen [grandfather of Benjamin Bowen], February 1833. [1p]
 
S1:25: Howe, Samuel G.    ALS to G.W. Greene, Esq., July 20, 1835. [2pp]
 
S1:26: Howe, Samuel G.       An Address Delivered at the Anniversary Celebration of the Boston Phrenological Society.  Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1836.  [27pp]
 
S1:27: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to “Dear Sir” April 21, 1840.
 
S1:28: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to Charles Sumner, April 20 [  ].  [1p]
 
S1:29: Howe, Samuel G.     “Training and Teaching Idiots, February 20, 1850” Massachusetts Senate Document No. 38.  [72] [cover missing]
 
S1:30: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to “Dear Sir” [N.I. Bowditch], July 11 [1852] [4pp]
 
S1:31: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to “My dear Dr.” [Edward Jarvis], from Havana, March 11, 1859. [4pp]
 
S1:32: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to “My dear Sanborn[?],” December 2, 1865. [1p]
 
S1:33: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to Franklin Sanborn, June 22, 1869. [2pp]
 
S1:34: Howe, Samuel G.     ALS to “Dear Sir,” December 10, 1872. [1p]
 
S1:35: Howe, Samuel G.      ALS to Edward Jarvis, November 11, 1874. [1p]
 
S1:36: Howe, Samuel G.     ALS to Nathan Hale, n. d. [1p]

S1: 37:“Memorial Services in Honor of Samuel G. Howe, Boston Music Hall, Tuesday, February 8, 1876.”  Program [2pp]
 
S1:39: Nason, Elias.  The Howe Family Gathering, Harmony, South Framingham, Thursday, August 31, 1871.  Boston: Elias Howe, 1871.  [46pp]
 
S1: 40: “Perkins Institution for the Blind.” [report about L. Bridgman].  Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 32 (April 16, 1845), 224.
 
S1:42: Richards, Laura E.  Obituary.  Clipping from unknown newspaper, January 15, 1943.
 
S1:43: Sanborn, Franklin B.  ALS to Mrs. Livingston, November 21, 1908. [mentions his bio of SGH and mentions JWH].
 
S1:44: Ward, Samuel.  ALS to Robert Bonner, Esq., December 29, 1873. [2pp]
 
Series 2: Books: Howe Family – By and About

Alphabetical by Author
 
S2:1: Anagnos, Julia R.  Philosophiae Quaestor; or Days in Concord.  Boston: D. Lothrop, 1883.  [59pp]
 
S2:2: Anagnos, Julia R.   Stray Chords.  Boston: Cupples, Upham, 1883.  [146pp] [inscribed by author to Flossy and David, her sister and brother-in-law]
 
S2:3: Anagnos, Julia R.  Michael Anagnos, 1837-1906.  Boston: Wright and Potter, 1907.
 
S2:4: Anagnos, Julia R.  Arnakis, George Georgiades.  Samuel G. Howe: An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution, Part 1 – Books I-IV, Revised Edition with Introduction and Notes.  Austin, TX: Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies, 1966.  [253pp]
 
S2:7: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.  A Newport Aquarelle.  Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885. [250pp]
 
S2:8: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.  “Julia Ward Howe” in Our Famous Women, pp. 337-358.  Hartford: Worthington, 1884.  [715pp]
 
S2:9: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    My Cousin F. Marion Crawford.  New York: Macmillan, 1932.  [318pp]
 
S2:10: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.   Roma Beata:  Letters from the Eternal City.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1906.  [362pp]
 
S2:11: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    Sun and Shadow in Spain.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1908.  [411pp]
 
S2:12: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    Sicily in Shadow and In Sun: The Earthquake and the American Relief Work.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1910.  [491pp]
 
S2:13: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.   Three Generations.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1923.  [418pp]
 
S2:14: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    Lord Byron’s Helmet.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1927.  [110pp] [John Elliott’s copy signed by M.H.E.]
 
S2:15: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.   John Elliott: The Story of an Artist.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1930.  [265pp] [autographed by M.H.E.]
 
S2:16: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    What I Saw and Heard in Panama, A. D. 1930-1931, ca. 1932.  [25pp]
 
S2:17: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    Uncle Sam Ward and His Circle.  New York: Macmillan, 1938.  [699pp]
 
S2:18: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.    “Artists I Have Known through Eighty Years.” North American Review. 248:2 (Winter 1939-1940), 244-258.
 
S2:19: [Elliott] Howe, Maud.   This Was My Newport.  Cambridge, MA: Mythology, 1944.  [279pp]
 
S2:21: Hall, Florence Howe. Social Customs.  Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1887.  [332pp] [2 copies, different covers]
 
S2:22: Hall, Florence Howe. The Correct Thing in Good Society.  Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1888.  [219pp]
 
S2:23: Hall, Florence Howe. The Correct Thing in Good Society.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1902.  [361pp]    
 
S2:24: Hall, Florence Howe. Flossy’s Play-Days.   Boston: Dana Estes, 1906.  [238pp]
 
S2:25: Hall, Florence Howe. Social Usages at Washington. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1906.  166pp]
 
S2:26: Hall, Florence Howe. Julia Ward Howe and the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1913.  [241pp]
 
S2:27: Hall, Florence Howe. The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1916.  [130pp]
 
S2:28: Howe, Julia Ward.  “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” In The Atlantic Monthly 52 (February 1862).  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.  [entire issue; 272pp]
 
S2:29: Howe, Julia Ward.  Passion-Flowers.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854.  [187pp]
 
S2:30: Howe, Julia Ward.   Words for the Hour.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858.  [165pp]
 
S2:31: Howe, Julia Ward.   From the Oak to the Olive: A Plain Record of a Pleasant Journey.  Boston:  Lee and Shepard, 1868.  [2 copies] [304pp]
 
S2:32: Howe, Julia Ward.  “Death in Two Forms.” [a poem] The Galaxy 11 (January 1871), 352.
 
S2:33: Howe, Julia Ward.   Margaret Fuller.  Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1883.  [298pp] [2 copies]
 
S2:34: Howe, Julia Ward.   Later Lyrics.  Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1887.  [326pp]
 
S2:35: Howe, Julia Ward.   “Introduction” to Masterpieces of American Eloquence.  New York: Christian Herald, 1900.  [4pp]
 
S2:36: Howe, Julia Ward.  Reminiscences, 1819-1899.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1900.  [465pp]
 
S2:37: Howe, Julia Ward.   At Sunset.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1910.  [150pp]
 
S2:38: Howe, Julia Ward.  A Trip to Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860.  [251pp]
 
S2:40: Howe, Samuel G.  An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution.  New York: White, Gallaher & White, 1828.  “First edition” With an appendix [452pp] Copy 1:  new leather bound
 
S2:41: Howe, Samuel G.   An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution.  New York: White, Gallaher & White, 1828.  “Second edition” Without an appendix [452pp] Copy 2:  original leather bound
 
S2:47.5: Howe, Samuel G.   “Atheism in New England.” New England Journal 7(1834), 500-509.
 
S2:44: Howe, Samuel G.    On the Causes of Idiocy, 1848.  Edinburgh: MacLachlan and Stewart, 1858 [79pp].  Reprint by Arno Press, 1971.
 
S2:45: Jennings, John.  Banners against the Wind.  Boston: Little Brown, 1954, [299pp]. about SGH
 
S2:47: New England Magazine.  6 (January – June 1834), bound.  Boston: J.T. Buckingham, 1834.  [532pp] edited by SGH
 
S2:47.5: New England Magazine.  7 (July – December 1834), bound.  Boston: J.T. Buckingham, 1834. 
 
S2:48: Richards, Laura E.  Captain January.  Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892.  [64pp]
 
S2:48.5: Richards, Laura E.  To Arms! Songs of the Great War.  Boston: The Page Company, 1918. [38pp]
 
S2:49: Richards, Laura E.   Hildegarde’s Home.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1892.  [318pp]
 
S2:50: Richards, Laura E.     Melody.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1893.  [90pp]
 
S2:51: Richards, Laura E.    Jim of Hellas or In Durance Vile, and Bethesda Pool.  Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1895.  [72pp]
 
S2:52: Richards, Laura E.    Three Margarets.  Boston:  Dana Estes, 1897.  [244pp]
 
S2:53: Richards, Laura E.     Rosin the Beau.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1898.  [120pp]
 
S2:54: Richards, Laura E.    Snow-White or the House in the Wood.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1900.  [93pp]
 
S2:55: Richards, Laura E.     The Story of a Life That Never Was Lived.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1907.  [155pp]
 
S2:56: Richards, Laura E.   Two Noble Lives: Samuel Gridley Howe & Julia Ward Howe.   Boston: Dana Estes, 1911.  [76pp]
 
S2:57: Richards, Laura E.     Two Noble Lives: Samuel Gridley Howe & Julia Ward Howe.  Boston: Page Co., 1911 [76pp]
 
S2:58: Richards, Laura E.    On Board the Mary Sands.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1911.  [327pp.]
 
S2:59: Richards, Laura E.     Laura Bridgman: The Story of an Opened Door.  New York: D. Appleton, 1928.  [155pp]
 
S2:60: Richards, Laura E.     Stepping Westward.  New York: D. Appleton, 1931.  [406pp]
 
S2:61: Richards, Laura E.    Florence Nightingale.  New York: Appleton, Century, Crofts, 1931. [original 1909] [181pp]
 
S2:62: Richards, Laura E.     Tirra Lirra: Rhymes Old and New.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1932. [original 1890] [194pp]
 
S2:63: Richards, Laura E.     Samuel Gridley Howe.  New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1935.  [283pp]
 
S2:64: Richards, Laura E., ed.  Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe: The Greek Revolution.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1906.  [419pp]
 
S2:65: Richards, Laura E., ed.  Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe: Servant of Humanity.  Boston: Dana Estes, 1909.  [609pp]
 
S2:66: Richards, Laura E. and Elliott, Maud Howe.  √Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910.  2 Vols.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916.  [Vol. 1: 392pp; Vol. 2: 434pp]
 
S2:67: Richards, Laura E. and Elliott, Maud Howe.  Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910. 1 vol. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925.  [457pp]
 
S2:68: Sanborn, F.B.  Dr. S.G. Howe: The Philanthropist.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1891. [370pp]
 
S2:69: Sanborn, F.B.   Michael Anagnos, 1837-1906.  Boston: Wright and Potter, 1907.  [155pp]
 
S2:70: Schwartz, Harold.  Samuel Gridley Howe: Social Reformer, 1801-1876.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956.  [348]
 
S2:71: Wagoner, Jean Brown.  Julia Ward Howe: Girl of Old New York.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1945.  [214pp]
 
Series 3: Institutional Reports & Other Items – Blindness

Alphabetized by Author
 
S3:1: Allen, Edward E.  The Perkins Institution for the Blind.  Watertown, MA: Privately Printed, 1924. [64pp]
 
S3:2: Bowen, B. B.  A Blind Man’s Offering.  New York: Author, 1847.  [432pp]
 
S4:4: Brockett, L[inus] P. “Institutions and Instruction for the Blind,” in American Journal of Education Vol. 4 Hartford: Browell, pp. 127-40.  [546pp]

S3:4: C.J.L.  Deaf, Dumb and Blind: True Stories of Child Life.  London: London Gospel Tract Depot, 1902.  [111pp]
 
S3:5: Day, Mary L.  Incidents in the Life of a Blind Girl.  Baltimore: James Young, 1859.  [206pp]
 
S3:6: Humphrey, B., et. al.  Some Curious Schools.  Boston: D. Lothrop, 1880.  [150+pp] [material on Perkins School]
 
S3:8: Kane, Annie.  The Golden Sunset, or the Homeless Blind Girl, Heywood, John.  Discourse on the Life and Character of Joseph Brown Smith, and Milburn, William Henry.  Songs in the Night, or Triumphs of Genius over Blindness.  Baltimore: J.W. Bond, 1867.  [235pp]
 
S3:9: Keller, Helen.  Our Duty to the Blind.  Boston: Thomas Todd, ca. 1904.  [16pp] [chapbook]
 
S3:10: Keyser, Katie A.  The Life and Poems of Miss Katie A. Keyser, A Blind Lady. New Market, N.J.: Stanley Day’s Sons, n.d., ca. 1890.  [28pp]
 
S3:11: Lander, S.W.  Spectacles: For Young Eyes. Boston.  Boston: Walker, Fuller, and Co., 1866.  [202pp], chapter 7: “Schools – Idiot and Blind Institutions,” pp. 104-15
 
S3:12: Manuel Alphabet, Used by the Deaf and Dumb with Notices of Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace.  New York: J.S. Redfield, ca. 1850.  [16pp]
 
S3:13: Massachusetts.  House of Representatives.  Report on the New England Asylum for the Blind, 1830.  [5pp]
 
S3:14: Massachusetts.  Senate. Joint Committee on Public Charities.  Report on the Experimental School for Teaching and Training Idiots, 1851.  [4pp]
 
S3:15: “Mattresses, Feather Beds, Entry Mats, ETC. Made by the Blind.”  Perkins Institution & Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, Sales-Room Bill, November 5, 1863. [1p]
 
S3:18: Ohio Institution for the Blind.  Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees and Officers.  Columbus: Richard Nevins, 1861.  [32pp]
 
S3:19: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.  Eleventh Annual Report of the Managers.  Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1841.  [[31pp]
 
S3:19.5: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.  Eleventh Annual Report of the Managers.  Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1844.  [[33pp]
 
S3:20: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind  Nineteenth Annual Report of the Managers.  Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1852.  [45pp].
 
S3:21: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind    Twenty-Ninth Annual Report of the Managers.  Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1862 [33pp]. 
 
S3:22: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind  Thirtieth Annual Report of the Managers.  Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1863.  [32pp].
 
S3:23: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind    Raised letter. 1 page, Postcard shaped advertisement.
 
S3:24: Perkins Institution.  Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.  Boston: J.H. Eastburn, 1841. [48pp] [2 copies]
 
S3:25: Perkins Institution.  Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.  Boston: John H. Eastburn, 1843.  [48pp]
 
S3:26: Perkins Institution. Fourteenth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.  Cambridge: Metcalf, 1846.  [55pp]
 
S3:27: Perkins Institution.  Thirty-Third Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins’ [sic] Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.  Boston: Wright & Potter, 1865.  [31pp]
 
S3:28: Perkins Institution.  Forty-Third Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.  Boston:  Wright & Potter, 1874.  [153pp]
 
S3:29: Perkins Institution.  Fifty-Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind.  Boston: Wright & Potter, 1891.  [189pp]
 
S3:30: Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind.  Special Reference Library of Books Relating to the Blind.  3rd Supplement, Part 1 – Books in English, 1944 [166pp]
 
S3:31: Wisconsin Institution for the Education of the Blind.  Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Board of Trustees.  Madison: Carpenter & Kenney, 1877.  [28pp]

(Box 5) S3:32: Lieber, Francis. On the Vocal Sounds of Laura Bridgman, the Blind Deaf-Mute at Boston; Compared with the Elements of Phonetic Language, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vol. II. Art. 2, 1845 
 
Series 4: Friends & Contemporaries of the Howe Family, Booklets, Pamphlets, Reports

Alphabetical by Author

S4:1: Adams, John Quincy.  An Oration Addressed to the Citizens of the Town of Quincy on the Fourth of July, 1831. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1831. [40pp]
 
S4:3: Austin, James C.  Fields of the Atlantic Monthly, Letters to the Editor 1861-1870.  San Marino, CA:  Huntington Library, 1953.  [445pp]
 
S4:4: Barnard, Henry, ed.  The American Journal of Education. Vol. 4.  Hartford: P.C. Brownell, 1858.  [845pp]
 
S4:5: Carmichael, Andrew.  A Memoir of the Life and Philosophy of  .  Boston: Marsh, Capen, and Lyon, 1833.  [96pp]
 
S4:6: Channing, William Ellery.  A Discourse Occasioned on the Death of the Rev. Dr. Follen. Boston: James Munroe, 1840. [29pp]
 
S4:7: Chaplin, Jeremiah, and Chaplin, J. D.  Life of Charles Sumner.  Boston: D. Lothrop, 1874.  [504pp]
 
S4:8: Child, Lydia Maria.  The Mother’s Book.  Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Babcock, 1831. [168pp]
 
S4:9: Child, Lydia Maria.   Letters from New York. Second Series.  New York:  C. S. Francis, 1845.  [287pp]
 
S4:10: Child, Lydia Maria.   Letters of Lydia Maria Child.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.  [280pp] [see Whittier below]
 
S4:11: Clarke, James Freeman.   Common-Sense in Religion: A Series of Essays. Boston: James B. Osgood, 1874.  [443pp]
 
S4:12: Clarke, James Freeman. Why Am I a Unitarian?  Boston: American Unitarian Association, n. d.  [22pp]
 
S4:13: Clarke, James Freeman. Selection from Sermons Preached to the Church of the Disciples.  n. d.  [pamphlet with hard covering and rope]
 
S4:14: Combe, George.  The Constitution of Man, 3rd edition. Erie, PA: Spafford, 1845.   [389pp]
 
S4:15: Combe, George.  The Constitution of Man;
 
S4:19: Comstock, John L.  History of the Greek Revolution.  New York: William W. Reed, 1828.  [503pp]
 
S4:20: Cooke, George Willis.  Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy.  Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882.  [390pp]
 
S4:21: Curtis, George William.  Wendell Phillips; and Phillips, Wendell.  The War for the Union.  New York: John B. Alden, 1884.  [162pp]
 
S4:22: A Directory of the Charitable and Beneficent Organizations of Boston.  Boston: A. Williams, 1880.  [182pp]
 
S4:23: [Dix, Dorothea L]. A Teacher.  Conversations of Common Things.  Boston: Monroe and Francis, 1838.  [288pp]
 
S4:24: [Dix, Dorothea L]. A Teacher  “A Memorial to the Legislature.” Salem: Gazette, 1843.
 
S4:25: Drayton, Daniel.  Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton.  2nd edition.  Boston: Bela Marsh, 1854.  [122pp]
 
S4:26: Emerson, Ralph Waldo.  English Traits.  Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1856.  [312pp]
 
S4:27: Everett, Edward.  Oration Delivered at Plymouth, December 22, 1824.  Boston: Cummings, Hilliard & Co., 1825.  [46pp] (2 copies)
 
S4:28: Everett, Edward.   Mr. Everett’s Oration Delivered before the Citizens of Charlestown, July 4, 1828.  Charlestown:  Wheildon and Raymond, 1828.  [43pp]
 
S4:29: Garrison, William Lloyd.  Lectures of George Thompson.  Boston:  Isaac Knapp, 1836.  [190pp]
 
S4:31: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.    Margaret Fuller Ossoli.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.  [323pp]
 
S4:32: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.   Women and Men.  New York:  Harper and Brothers, 1888.  [326pp]
 
S4:33: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1902.  [336pp]
 
S4:34: Hillard, George S.  Discourse Delivered before the New England Society in the City of New York with Report.  New York: George F. Nesbitt, 1852.  [45pp]
 
S4:35: Holmes, Oliver Wendell.  The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891.  [321pp]
 
S4:36: Jarvis, Edward.  Practical Physiology for the Use of Schools and Families.  Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1847.  [368pp]
 
S4:37: Jarvis, Edward.   Primary Physiology for Schools.  Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1848.  [168pp]
 
S4:38: Lawrence, William R, ed.  Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of the Late Amos Lawrence.  Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1859.  [369pp]
 
S4:40: Lester, C. Edwards.  Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner.  New York: U. S. Publishing, 1874.  [693pp]
 
S4:41: Lieber, Francis.  Essays on Property and Labour.  New York: Harper, 1842.  [225pp]
 
S4:42: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.  The Golden Legend.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851.  [301pp]
 
S4:43: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.    Kavanagh, A Tale.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851.  [188pp]
 
S4:44: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.   The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858.  [215pp]
 
S4:45: Mann, Horace.  Report of the Secretary of the Board of Education on the Subject of School Houses.  Boston:  Dutton and Wentworth, 1833 [64pp] 
 
S4:47: Mann, Horace.   First Annual Report of the Board of Education together with the First Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1838. [75pp]
 
S4:48: Mann, Horace.   Abstract of the Massachusetts School Returns for 1841-42.  Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1842.  [256pp]
 
S4:51: Mann, Horace.   Thoughts for a Young Man.  Boston: Mercantile Library, ca. 1849. [84pp]

S4:52: Mann, Horace.   The Massachusetts System of Common Schools: Enlarged and Revised Edition of the Tenth Annual Report.  Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1849.  [330+pp]
 
S4:53: Mann, Horace.    Fourteenth Annual Report of the Board of Education together with Fourteenth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board.  Boston:  Dutton and Wentworth, 1851.  [200+pp]
 
S4:54: Mann, Horace.   On the Fugitive Slave Law.  Speech delivered in the House of Representatives, 28 February 1851.   Washington: Congressional Globe Office, 1851 [24pp]
 
S4:55: Mann, Horace.  A Few Thoughts for a Young Man.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852.  [84pp]
 
S4:56: Mann, Horace.   A Few Thoughts on the Powers and Duties of Woman: Two Lectures. Syracuse: Hall, Mills, and Co., 1853.  [141pp]
 
S4:57: Mann, Horace.   Demands of the Age on Colleges.  An Address before the Christian Convention, Cincinnati, OH.  New York: Fowler and Wells, 1857.  [86pp]
 
S4:58: Mann, Horace.    Twelve Sermons:  Delivered at Antioch College.  Boston:  Ticknor and Fields, 1861.  [314pp]
 
S4:59: Mann, Horace.    A Few Thoughts for a Young Man.  New Edition.  Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1870.  [89pp]
 
S4:60: Mann, Horace, and Chase, Pliny E.  Arithmetic Practically Applied.  Philadelphia: E. H. Butler, 1850.  [autographed “D. L. Dix from Horace Mann”] [384pp]
 
S4:61: Mann, Mrs. Horace [Mary Peabody].  The Flower People, New Edition Illustrated.  Boston: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1860.  [176pp]
 
S4:62: Martineau, Harriet.  The Peasant and the Prince.  New York: D. Appleton, 1848.  [180pp]
 
S4:63: Nason, Elias.  The Life and Times of Charles Sumner.  Boston: B.B. Russell, 1874. [357pp]
 
S4:64: Parker, Theodore.  The Dangerous Classes in Society.  Sermon preached 21 January 1847.  Boston: C & I.M. Spear, 1847 [48pp]
 
S4:65: Parker, Theodore.    A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion.  London: D. Watson, 1849.  [320pp]
  
S4:67: Parker, Theodore. [Junius Americanus]. A Review of A Discourse Occasioned by the Death of Daniel Webster. Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe, 1853.  [89pp]
 
S4:68: Parker, Theodore.   The Trial of Theodore Parker for the Misdemeanor of a Speech in Faneuil Hall against Kidnapping.  Cambridge: Allen and Farnham, 1855.
 
S4:69: Parker, Theodore.  A False and True Revival of Religion.  Sermon delivered 4 April 1858.  Boston: William L. Kent, 1858.  [12pp]
 
S4:70: Parton, James, et.al.  Eminent Women of the Age.  Hartford: S.M. Betts, 1868.  [628pp]
 
S4:71: Phillips, Wendell.  Speeches, Lectures, and Letters.  Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868.  [562pp]
 
S4:72: Phillips, Wendell. The Scholar in a Republic: Address of the Centennial Anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa of Harvard College.  Boston:  Lee and Shepard, 1881.  [34pp]
 
S4:73: Redpath, James.  The Public Life of Capt. John Brown with an Auto-Biography of His Childhood and Youth.  Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. [407pp]
 
S4:74: Richardson, Joseph.  Duty of Minister and People: Sermon Delivered March 6, 1836 to the First parish in Hingham.  Hingham: Press of J. Farmer, 1836.  [20pp]
 
S4:75: Richardson, Joseph.  A Sermon in Two Parts, Delivered on the Sabbath June 28, 1856, The Close of the Fiftieth Year of His Ministry, Pastor of the First Church and Parish in Hingham.  Hingham: J. farmer, 1856.  [48pp]
 
S4:76: Sanborn, F.B.  Recollections of Seventy Years. 2 Vols.  Boston: Richard G Badger, 1909
 
S4:77: Sigourney, Lydia H.  The Child’s Book.  New York: Turner and Hayden, 1844. [np]
 
S4:78: Sigourney, Lydia H.  Poems.  Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt & Son, 1846. [256pp] [miniature book]
 
S4:79: Sigourney, Lydia H., ed.  The Religious Keepsake for Holiday Presents.  Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, ca. 1835.  [288pp]
 
S4:80: Smith, Gerrit.  Sermons and Speeches.  New York:  Ross and Tousey, 1861.  [198pp]
 
S4:81: Spurzheim, G.  A View of the Elementary Principles of Education Founded on the Study of the Nature of Man. 3rd American ed.  Boston:  Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1833.  [318pp]
 
S4:82: Sumner, Charles.  The True Grandeur of Nations:  An Oration Delivered before the Authorities of the City of Boston, July 4, 1845.  Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1845.  [104pp]
 
S4:83: Sumner, Charles. War Powers of Congress: Speech in the Senate of the United States, June 27, 1862.  Washington, D.C.: Scammell, 1862. [7pp]
 
S4:84: Charles Sumner: Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character.  Washington: Government Printing, 1874.  [112pp]
 
S4:85: Sumner, George.  An Oration Delivered before the   of the City of Boston, July 4, 1859.  2ndedition. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859.  [69pp]
 
S4:86: Tiffany, Francis.  Life of Dorothea Lynde Dix.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891.  [392pp]
 
S4:87: United States Senate.  Select Committee.  Testimony and Report on the Harper’s Ferry Invasion.  Washington:  U.S. Senate, 1860.  [256pp]
 
S4:88: Walker, Alexander.  Intermarriage.  New York: J. & H.G. Langley, 1843.  [384pp]
 
S4:89: Weiss, John.  Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker, Minister of the Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society, Boston. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton, 1864. [vol. 1 – 478pp, vol. 2 – 530pp]
 
S4:90: Whittier, John G.  Songs of Labor and Other Poems.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.  [127pp]
 
S4:91: Whittier, John G.    Letters of Lydia Maria Child.  4th Ed.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.

S4:92: The Sanitary Commission Bulletin, Washington, D. C., No. 40, August 1, 1865
 
S4:93: Valedictory Address of his Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 4, 1866, Boston: Wright & Potter
 
S4:94: International Peace Congress, menu and program, 1904

Series 5: Images:  Photographs & Prints
 
Alphabetical by Subject
 
S5:1: Adams, John Q.  CDV [etching], ca. 1850.
S5:2: Agassiz, Louis.  CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:3: Andrew, John A.  [Governor of Massachusetts].  Print.
S5:4: Andrew, John A.   CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:5: Bancroft, George.  Print, n. d.
S5:5.1: Bancroft, George.  Print, n. d.
S5:6: Benjamin, Park.  CDV, ca. 1850
S5:7: Brace, Julia.  CDV, ca. 1850.
S5:8: Brown, John.  CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:9: Clarke, James Freeman.  CDV, ca. 1870.
S5:9.1: Clarke, James Freeman.  CDV, ca. 1870.
S5:10: Dickinson, Anna.  CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:11: Elliott, Maude Howe. Newspaper clipping.  New York Herald, Aug. 2, 1936.
S5:12: Elliott, Maude Howe.  Photograph, October 1916.
S5:13: Everett, Edward.  CDV, ca. 1845
S5:14: Everett, Edward.  CDV, ca. 1865.
S5:15: Felton, C. C.  Print from photograph, ca. 1850.
S5:16: Garrison, Wendell Phillips.  Print from photograph
S5:17: Garrison, William Lloyd.  CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:18: Hillard, George Stillman.  Cabinet card, ca. 1850.
S5:19: Holmes, Oliver Wendell.   CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:19.1: Holmes, Oliver Wendell.   CDV, ca. 1860.
S5:20: Howe, Henry Marion.  Print from photograph
S5:21: Howe, Henry Marion.  “Dr. Henry Marion Howe and His Sisters.”  Print from photograph
S5:22: Howe, Julia Ward.  Print from photograph. “My Mother”
S5:23: Howe, Julia Ward.   CDV, ca. 1865.
S5:24: Howe, Julia Ward.   CDV, ca. 1880 (?)
S5:25: Howe, Julia Ward.    Photograph.  ca. 1920
S5:26: Jarvis, Edward.  Print 
S5:27: Lawrence, Abbott.  Print from drawing, ca. 1840.
S5:28: Longfellow, Henry W.  CDV, ca. 1855.
S5:29: Longfellow, Henry W.    CDV, ca. 1865.
S5:30: Longfellow, Henry W.   Cabinet card, ca. 1870.
S5:31: Martineau, Harriet.  Print.
S5:32: Mount Auburn Cemetery.  Print
S5:32.1: Norton, Charles Eliot, print, undated
S5:33: Parker, Theodore.  [Grave of].  CDV
S5:33.1: Parker, Theodore.  CDV, ca. 1860
S5:33.2: Parker, Theodore.  CDV, ca. 1860
S5:34: Prescott, William Hickling . CDV, 1861
S5:35: Philips, Wendell.   CDV 
S5:35.1: Philips, Wendell.   CDV 
S5:36: Sigournney, Lydia Maria.  Print.
S5:37: Sumner, Charles.  Cabinet card, ca. 1870
S5:38: Sumner, Charles.  Vanity Fair Cartoon, May 25, 1872.
S5:39: Whittier, John Greenleaf.  CDV, ca. 1870
S5:40: Whittier, John Greenleaf.  CDV, ca. 1870
S5:41: Perkins Institution, South Boston campus, American Views-Peoples’ Series, Stereographs, ca. 1890
S5:42: Perkins Institution, South Boston campus, New Views-New England Series, Stereographs, ca. 1890
S5:43: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Cabinet card, ca. 1870
S5:44: Clarke, James Freeman, photograph, ca. 1880
S5:45: Gov. Andries, CDV, undated
S5:46: Institute for the Blind, Janesville, Wis., CDV, undated
Box 5: S5:47: Julia Ward Howe, print, The Century Gallery, 1887

 
Series 6: Newspapers – by and about Howes
Alphabetical by Title
 
S6:1: “Commonwealth.” 4:90 (October 25, 1852). [2pp] [SGH and JWH editors]
 
S6:2: “Commonwealth.”   “Sermon of Rev. Theodore Parker on the Death of Webster.” Commonwealth-Extra, n.d. [ca. November 1852]
 
S6:3: “The Commonwealth.” 3:11 (November 12, 1864). [4pp] [SGH and JWH editors]
 
S6:4: “The Commonwealth.”  3:22 (January 28, 1865). [4pp]
 
S6:5: “The Commonwealth.”   3:23 (February 4, 1865).  [4pp]
 
S6:6: “The Commonwealth.”   3:24 (February 11, 1865) [4pp]
 
S6:7: “The Commonwealth.”    3:25 (February 18, 1865) [4pp]
 
S6:8: The Cottage Hearth.  3:3 (March, 1876.  SGH on cover, and “The Portrait Gallery: Dr. Samuel G. Howe,” pp. 57-58. (2 copies)
 
S6:9: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.  41 (January 29, 1876).  “The Funeral of the Late Dr. S.G. Howe,” p. 333 (with illustrations).
 
S6:10: New York Tribune.  13 (June 3, 1854). (on p. 1 letter from SGH from a correspondent in Greece).
 
S6:11: The Woman’s Journal.  1 (October 1, 1870) [JWH, an editor]
 
S6:12: The Woman’s Journal.   5 (November 7, 1874).
 
S6:13: The Woman’s Journal.  8 (January 6, 1877).
 
S6:14: The Woman’s Journal.   8 (January 20, 1877).
 
S6:15: The Woman’s Journal.  8 (February 24, 1877).
 
S6:16: The Woman’s Journal.  8 (April 7, 1877).
 
S6:17: The Woman’s Journal.  8 (April 14, 1877).
 
S6:18: The Woman’s Journal.   8 (April 21, 1877).
 
S6:19: The Woman’s Journal.   8 (April 28, 1877).
 
S6:20: The Woman’s Journal.  8 (May 5, 1877).
 
S6:21: The Woman’s Journal.   8 (June 2, 1877).
 
S6:22: The Woman’s Journal.   8 (July 14, 1877).

S6:23: Christian Register. Vol. XI No. 38 (Sept. 22, 1832)
 
S6:24: Christian Register. Vol. XII No. 21 (May 25, 1833)
 
S6:25: Christian Register. Vol. XII No. 22 (June 1, 1833)
 
S6:26: American Agriculturalist-Julia Ward Howe. (August 15, 1931) Series 1: Letters, Pamphlets, Booklets –   Family, etc.

Subject Headings: 

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

Howe, Samuel Gridley. 

Howe, Julia Ward.

Bridgman, Laura.