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Howe family : Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of Captain Daniel E. Barnard, Erastus A. Barnard, Willard J. Wilcox, and soldiers in Daniel E. Barnard's regiment regarding payment of pensions.
Extent: 40 linear feet - (93 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Religion, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Howe-Barnard
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The Howe-Barnard Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).