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Luther Clark Howell Papers, 1855-1874
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Chiefly correspondence and photographs, 1855-1869 documenting Howell's early life, student days at Amherst College, and military service in 31st Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. Correspondence includes letters to and from Luther Clark Howell, his family members and friends. Civil War letters describe battles, forts, and travel during the Civil War. Photographs include portraits of Civil War officers and Amherst College classmates.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Luther Clark Howell Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Luther Clark Howell, son of Jeremiah and Asenoth Everts Howell, was born in Big Flats, New York on February 25, 1835. He attended Alfred Academy in New York State and then entered Amherst College in 1861 with the Class of 1864. On October 9, 1861, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, Co. D, 31st Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on November 20, 1862, and became Captain of his company on December 4, 1863. He served at New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, the Teche campaign, the Red River expedition, Sabine Crossroads, Mansfield, Cave Crossing, and Mobile under Generals Butler, Augur, Banks, and Dudley. Howell mustered out at Mobile, Alabama on September 9, 1865, and became a planter in Haynesville, Alabama (1865-1866). He died in Haynesville on October 14, 1866, and was buried in Elmira, New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Chiefly correspondence and photographs, 1855-1869 documenting Howell's early life, student days at Amherst College, and military service in 31st Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. Correspondence includes letters to and from Luther Clark Howell, his family members and friends. Civil War letters describe battles, forts, and travel during the Civil War. Photographs include portraits of Civil War officers and Amherst College classmates.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Luther Clark Howell Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Luther Clark Howell Papers [Box #, folder #], Amehrst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

All materials listed are on deposit by Mrs. Jessie Howell Finch, wife of Frank Clifford Finch, Class of 1914.

Processing Information

Processed:[1970s]
Finding Aid:[1970s]; rev. 2002


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence



Unidentified letter segments, envelopes, and Howell genealogy


Box 1: folder 1
1855 - 1

Box 1: folder 2
1856 - 3

Box 1: folder 2
1857 - 1

Box 1: folder 2
1858 - 8

Box 1: folder 3
1859 - 8

Box 1: folder 4
1860 - 8

Box 1: folder 5
1861 - 11

Box 1: folder 6
1862 - 21

Box 1: folder 7
1863 - 20

Box 1: folder 8
1864 - 17

Box 1: folder 9
1865 - 19

Box 1: folder 10
1866 - 18

Box 1: folder 11
Series 2: Incoming Correspondence



Allen, W.I. to L.C.H. - 3; to E.P. Crowell - 1


Box 2: folder 1
Bidwell, E.C., to Sidney B. Howell - 1


Box 2: folder 2
Bond, N.F., to L.C.H. - 2, Clara A. Howell - 1, Sidney B. Howell - 2


Box 2: folder 3
Chadwick to L.C.H. - 1


Box 2: folder 4
Dunmore, G.W. to Sidney B. Howell - 1


Box 2: folder 5
Everett, James H. To L.C.H. - 1


Box 2: folder 6
Howell, Clarissa ("Clara") to L.C.H. - 3


Box 2: folder 7
Howell, Eunice ("Juno") to L.C.H. - 2


Box 2: folder 8
Howell, Isabell Smartwood to L.C.H. - 4


Box 2: folder 9
Howell, Sideny B. To Isabell Smartwood Howell - 14


Box 2: folder 10
Howell, Sidney B. To L.C.H. - 15; E.P. Crowell - 1


Box 2: folder 11
Mills, Sarah Howell (Mrs. Artemus) - 2


Box 2: folder 12
Nettleton, E.P. to Sidney B. Howell - 1


Box 2: folder 13
Stevens, W.E. to Sidney B. Howell - 3


Box 2: folder 14
Thatcher, L.K. - 1


Box 2: folder 15
Tuttle, Russell M. - 1


Box 2: folder 16
Warranty of deed of land, Painted Post, Erwin, N.Y., Nov. 10, 1874, Sidney B. Howell


Box 2: folder 17
Series 3: Photographs of Fellow Army Soldiers



Allen, Capt. W.J. ?


Box 2: folder 18
Bache, Maj. Robert ?


Box 2: folder 18
Banks (or Rankin), Lieut. H.D.


Box 2: folder 18
Bond, 2nd Lieut. S.B.


Box 2: folder 18
Canby, Gen. E.R.S.


Box 2: folder 18
Conant, Capt. C.A.


Box 2: folder 18
Dike, 1st Lieut. Edward G.


Box 2: folder 18
Edwards, Capt. E.A.


Box 2: folder 18
Emery, Brig. Gen.


Box 2: folder 18
Fordham, Maj. E.H.


Box 2: folder 18
Foster, John A.


Box 2: folder 18
Hallett, Lieut. J.? L.


Box 2: folder 18
Hoffman, Col.


Box 2: folder 18
Hopkins, Lieut. O.S.


Box 2: folder 18
Hopkins, Capt. W.S.B. - 2


Box 2: folder 18
Howell, Capt. L.C. - 3


Box 2: folder 18
Jones, William H.


Box 2: folder 18
Kennedy, Charles W.


Box 2: folder 18
Leavitt, Lieut.


Box 2: folder 18
Lee, Brig. Gen. A.L.


Box 2: folder 18
Lewis, Lieut.


Box 2: folder 18
Morse, Lieut. H.F.


Box 2: folder 18
Mason, Capt. A.


Box 2: folder 18
Parsons, Lieut. J.R.


Box 2: folder 18
Paine, Gen. H.? E.


Box 2: folder 18
Phelps, John


Box 2: folder 18
Rust, Lieut. Charles A.


Box 2: folder 18
Rust, Lieut. F.A.


Box 2: folder 18
Rice, Lieut. D. Fred


Box 2: folder 18
Sears, George W.


Box 2: folder 18
Taylor, Sgt.


Box 2: folder 18
Strong, Maj.


Box 2: folder 18
Thacher, L.K.


Box 2: folder 18
Watkins, Sgt. J.E.


Box 2: folder 18
Series 4: Photographs of Fellow Amherst Students



Amsden, Barnes, Chandler, Deady, Fairbanks, Farnham, Gamwell, Guilford, Harrington, Hoffman, Holt, Howe, Jones, Lawson, Lee, Locke, Lord, Parks, Sampson, Sears, Slaymaker, Smith, Stone, Storr, Sturgis,, Tenney, Towne, Tyler, Whitcomb


Box 2: folder 19

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Students.
  • Howell, Luther Clark, 1835-1866.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1961-1865--Pictorial works.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1961-1865--Sources.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1864. Howell.

Genre terms
  • Letters--Amherst College.
  • Photographs--Amherst College.


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