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Howe Papers, 1893-1927.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0610 (LD 7096.6 x1897 Packard)

Howe, Edith Morton Packard, 1893-1927; student. Attended Mount Holyoke College, 1893-1896. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, and a photograph documenting primarily her daily activities and special events while a student at Mount Holyoke.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Edith Morton Packard was born on November 19, 1873, in Illinois. She entered Mount Holyoke in 1893, but left in 1896 when her mother became ill. She received a B.L. from Syracuse University in 1898. She worked at Rome High School (Rome, New York) from 1897-98, and then for a short time at Syracuse University. From 1907-09 she worked as assistant librarian at the New York City Y.W.C.A. In June of 1909 she married Avery Howe. They had two children. Edith Packard Howe died on October 18, 1928 at Saranac Lake, New York

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edith Morton Packard Howe Papers contain correspondence (1893-1896), newspaper clippings, and a photograph. The correspondence describes her living arrangements, domestic work and her teachers while a student at Mount Holyoke.

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Edith Packard Howe Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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South Hadley, MA 01075

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Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Howe, Edith P., 1873-1928.
  • Letters. - aat
  • Mount Holyoke College - Domestic work.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1893-1896.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • Mountain Day - 1893.
  • Mountain Day - Massachusetts - South Hadley.

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