The Resource Harrison G. Howland papers

Harrison G. Howland papers

Label
Harrison G. Howland papers, 1794-1966
Title
Harrison G. Howland papers
Inclusive dates
1794-1966
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1794-1966, of Harrison G. Howland (1812-1883) of King George County, Virginia, including accounts and receipts, accounts of sales, agreements and contracts, bonds and promissory notes, circulars, clippings, correspondence, deeds, estate papers, genealogy, slave records, surveys, tax tickets and receipts, and warrants. A microfilm copy of this collection is available as Accession 50425
  • The bulk of the collection covers the years 1838-1883, and contains business records relating to the operation of a general store by Howland located in Hampstead, where he also served as postmaster. There are accounts and receipts from merchants in Baltimore and Alexandria, where Howland would travel on buying trips to stock his store. The records also include a daybook and two ledgers detailing customer sales and other business transactions
  • This collection also contains a group of letters written by Calvin L. Howland (1845-1913) and Henry H. Howland (b. ca. 1847) while they were serving with the 9th Virginia Cavalry. These letters are not included in the microfilm copy (Accession 50425), but can be found in Accession 51176 (Box 3, Folder 31a)
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available as microfilm (Misc. Reels 6117-6122).
Biographical or historical data
Harrison G. Howland was born in Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts on 24 November 1812. He moved to King George County, Virginia in the late 1830's, and operated a general store, was postmaster in Hampstead, and later served as a justice of the peace. He married Nancy Jane Miffleton on 21 December 1843. They lived at "Ashland," which she had inherited from her uncle. Harrison Howland died in King George County on 22 November 1883.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Harrison G. Howland papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03729.html
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2.4
Governing access note
FOR PRESERVATION PURPOSES, PLEASE USE MICROFILM (MISC. REELS 6117-6122)
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Cartwright, Bruce G.
  • 02/06/2014
  • Cartwright, Bruce G.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001674669
Type of unit
cu. ft. (6 boxes)

Library Locations

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