Family domestic history, ca. 1910.

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Creator: Howard, Charles, b. 1794.
Collection number: 3256
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Abstract: Reminiscences, written about 1910, of the children of Charles Howard of Springfield, Mass., and edited by Elizabeth H. Andrews in 1956. Represented are Thomas Dwight Howard (1826-1910), who wrote of his youth and education in Masschusetts and attendance at Harvard University Divinity School; service as a Unitarian minister at Perry, Me.; experiences as a teacher and minister among Sea Island blacks in South Carolina, 1860-1864, and with black U.S. Army troops in Louisiana, 1864-1866, and in Wisconsin, 1866-1869; preaching in Petersham, Mass, 1870-1874; work as secretary to the Commissioner of Prisons in Masachusetts, 1874-1879; ministry at Charleston, N.H., 1880-1891; and of making a return visit to Hilton Head, S.C., twenty-five years after his Civil War experiences. Also included are the reminiscences of his sisters, Sophia Worthington Howard (1836-1920), of her childhood and education in Massachusetts, and work as a teacher at Fort Laramie, Wyo., in the 1860s; and Sarah (“Sally”) Bancroft Howard Haywood (1838-1922) of her childhood. In addition, the volume contains genealogical information relating to the Howard, Worthington, Haywood, and Andrews families.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: This single volume includes accounts of Thomas Dwight Howard (1826-1910), white chaplain to blacks in the Sea Islands of South Carolina (1860-1864) and to black army troops in Louisiana (1864-1866), Wisconsin (1866-1869), and Massachusetts (1870-1874).

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