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Howell family correspondence


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Howell family were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who resided in Howellville, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. They were a financially comfortable, well-educated family.

Israel Howell (1786-1864) was the son of Arthur Howell and Mary Mott Howell. Elizabeth Rowland Howell (1789-1866), his wife, was the daughter of Sarah Parker Rowland. Israel and Elizabeth R. Howell had several children together. Their daughter Elizabeth Howell was born in 1834 and died unmarried in 1876. Their daughter Sally R. Howell was born in 1829 and died in 1850. Their son Joshua R. Howell was born in 1825; he married a woman named Elizabeth in 1888. Israel and Elizabeth's son, Jacob Howell, was born in Philadelphia in 1827. He married Eliza Buckley Edwards (1840-1880) in 1866 and died in 1891.

Jacob and Eliza Howell had three daughters. The youngest, Mary Mott Howell, was born in 1878. Sarah Rowland Howell was born in 1876. Elizabeth Rowland Howell, born in 1867 (1873?), married William Warder Bacon (1867-1925) in 1893. Their daughter, Margaret Howell Bacon, was born in 1895.

Source: Howell family papers Finding Aid, Delaware County Historical Society

This collection is comprised of the correspondence of the Howell family. Letters are between family members, Elizabeth and Israel Howell and their children, and relate family matters.

The Howell family correspondence was purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in 1976 from Timothy Bakken.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1818-1847.
Box 21 Folder 1

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