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Adolphus P. Howard Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0517

Scope and Contents

Includes business and personal correspondence, accounts, legal papers, bank statements, maps, etc. Business correspondence, 1850-1938, include letters concerning A. P. Howard's various business enterprises; farm, livestock, fruit and produce, Wellsville, Ohio; printing firm, Columbus, Ohio; tannery, Corry, Penna.; bank and metal works, Pittsburgh, PA; farm, Congo, WV; subscription agent in Wellsville, Ohio for National Era, Washington, D.C. Earlier letters are to A. G. DeSellem, an uncle, including several concerning missionary work and anti-slavery activities; mention is made of several colleges, Western Reserve, Oberlin, and a school in Albany.

Personal correspondence, 1853-1912, includes family letters from J.F. Howard, father, J.W. Howard, cousin; and Frank, Carl, Perle, and Homer, sons. Also, some letters from A.P. Howard to his sons and his wife. Several regarding his service in Civil War; choice of site and inscription for a monument to the 15th Pennsylvania, Cavalry.

Legal papers include inventory and appraisement of William Taggart's estate. Map of Chicago during Columbia Exposition.


  • Creation: 1850-1938


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No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


0.4 Linear Feet (5 in. (1 document case))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US