This collection consists of manuscript material arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, 1861-1919; 2) Letterpress Books, 1866-1896; 3) Scrapbooks, 1763-1919; 4) Consular Service Material, 1900-1909; 5) Autograph Books, ca. 1858-1899; and 6) Miscellany.
This material relates to the military, political, agricultural, business, and diplomatic careers of Church Howe. Some historical information about Howe's ancestors is also provided, as is biographical information about Church Howe and his accomplishments.
The Correspondence, 1861-1919, of Series One documents a number of aspects of Church Howe's life and career. Highlighted are his time in the military during the Civil War; his appoint