Howe-Piper Family Papers, 1850-1978 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Howe-Piper Family Papers, 1850-1978Add to your cart.

ID: A/105

Primary Creator: Howe, Edgar Wellington (ca. 1846-1915)

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Lettering -- Patterns, Patterns for crafts, Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Howe-Piper Family Papers consist largely of sheet music for voice and piano from 1850 to 1920. There are also stamping patterns from 1883-1885.

Collection Historical Note

Edgar Wellington Howe was born in Concord, Massachusetts about 1846. He enrolled as a cadet at West Point in 1874, and graduated in 1878. He achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant in the 17th Infantry of the U. S. Army and served on frontier duty at Fort Sisseton, Dakota from 1878 to 1880, and at Fort Yates, Dakota until 1882. He taught Military Science and Tactics at Bowdoin College, Maine in 1882 and at Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts until 1885. He returned to frontier duty in 1885, serving first at Fort Custer, Montana; then at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, and finally at Fort Steele, Wyoming. After a leave of absence in 1887, he returned to Fort D. A. Russell. In 1889 he left for instruction at the Engineer Torpedo School at Willet's Point, New York. He served in the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and in the Cuban Army of Pacification.

Howe married Julia Rosenberger and they had four children including a daughter, Gertrude, who married M. W. Piper in 1921. The Pipers moved to Nacogdoches, Texas about 1939 and ran Las Casitas Motor Court from 1947 until 1970, the year Mrs. Piper died. Col. Howe died in New York on June 15, 1923.

Subject/Index Terms

Lettering -- Patterns
Patterns for crafts
Sheet music

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: 1877-1978],
[Box 2: Sheet Music 1850-1907],
[Box 3: Sheet Music 1908-1920, Undated],
[Box 4: Sheet Music Undated],

Box 1: 1877-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Edgar Wellington Howe, Bayambang, Philippines, to daughter Gertrude, May 28, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Page showing faculty of Maine State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, including Edgar Wellington Howe, [1885?]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Edgar Wellington Howe, obituary, New York Times, June 15, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Colgate-Rumbough Marriage. Invitations, thank you note, calling cards, newspaper clipping, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Wedding invitations, thank you note, calling cards, 1910-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Wedding invitations, 1912-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Invitations to dances and other social engagements, 1906-1909, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Christmas card from Corps of Cadets, West Point, [1911]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Invitations and calling cards, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Gertrude Howe Piper. Obituary, cemetery record, and advertisements for Las Casitas Motor Court, 1947-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Instructions for Stamping: Directions for Using McDonald's Perforated Parchment Paper Stamping Patterns, For Marking Braiding and Embroidery Designs", 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 12: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Lower case lettering, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 13: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Large Old English lettering, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 14: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Small Old English Lettering, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 15: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Large Roman LetteringAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Cherubs and Children, 1882, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 17: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Birds, 1883-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 18: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns:  Flowers, 1883-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 19: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Flowers, 1883-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 20: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Flowers, 1882-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 21: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Floral Borders, 1883, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: J. Duff McDonald Stamping Patterns: Geometrical and Egyptian Borders, 1883-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Book used to practice stamping from J. Duff McDonald patterns, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2: Sheet Music 1850-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sheet Music, 1850-1853Add to your cart.

"Would I Were with Thee," music: Carlo Bosetti; lyrics: Mrs. Norton. 1850.

"Champaigne Gallop," music: William Dressier. 1853.

Folder 2: Sheet Music, 1854Add to your cart.

"La Fille du Regiment," music: J. Blumtal Bellak. Op. 170.

"Fra Diavola," music: J. Blumtal Bellak. Op. 206.

"Martha," music: J. Blumtal Bellak. Op. 140.

"Norma," music: J. Blumtal Bellak. Op. 174.

Folder 3: Sheet Music, 1857-1859Add to your cart.

"Nozze de Figarro," music: James Bellak. 1857.

"Valse-Redowa," music: Giovanni Godone. 1857.

"La Traviata (Drinking Song)," music: Johan Spindler. 1858.

"Don Giovanni," music: James Bellak. 1859.

Folder 4: Sheet Music, 1860-1861Add to your cart.

"L'Amazone," music: Albert W. Berg. 1860.

"Dear Angel! Sleep Thee Well (Schlaf Wohl, Du Susser Engel Du)," music: Franz Abt. Op. 213. 1860.

"Trab-Trab Galop," music: Mark Hassler. 1860.

"Trumpet March," music: J. Daly; err. M. Hoffman. 1860 [Incomplete].

"Maiden's Prayer," music: James Bellak. 1861.

Folder 5: Sheet Music, 1862-[1865]Add to your cart.

"Love's Chidings," music: Nannie. 1862.

"Mabel Waltz," music: James Bellak. 1862 [1866].

"Weazel Waltz," music: C. H. Loehr. 1862 [Incomplete].

"Ernani," music; F. Beyer [1865].

Folder 6: Sheet Music, 1866-1867Add to your cart.

"Bohemian Girl," music; Carl Berger. 1866.

"Coronation March," music: A. Baumbach. 1866 [Incomplete].

"Masaniello," music: Carl Berger. 1866.

"The Merry Birds (O Bitt' Euch Liebe Vogelein)," music: Fred. [or Ford.] Gumbert; lyrics (English): Mrs. C. R. Corson. 1866.

"Crisping Galop," music: George A. Russell. 1867.

"Fantaisie From Oberon (Mermaid's Song from Oberon)," music: Ch[arles?] Kinkle. 1867.

"Silver Stream," music: Henry Bollman. 1867.

Folder 7: Sheet Music, 1868-1869Add to your cart.

"Jolly Brothers Galop (Bruder Lustig)," music: Franz Budik. 1868.

"Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer," music: William Vincent Wallace; lyrics: anon. 1868.

"Maud Waltz," music: J. Levy. 1869.

"School Waltzes," music: Thomas Baker. 1869.

Folder 8: Sheet Music, 1870-1871Add to your cart.

"Put Me in My Little Bed," music: C. A. White; lyrics: Dexter Smith. 1870.

"El Fresco (Waltz)," music: Emma Kate Simmons. 1871.

"Ivy Leaf (Polka Schottisch)," music: Hans Krummacher. 1871.

Folder 9: Sheet Music, 1875-1879Add to your cart.

"The Two Orphans (Waltz)," music: Henry Tissington. 1875.

"Eva Schottisch," music: I. Luckstone. 1877.

"Puck (March),'' music: Henry E. H. Benedict. Op. 5. 1879.

"Tidal Waves," music: Frank Conway. 1879.

Folder 10: Sheet Music, 1886Add to your cart.
"Chant du Berger (Song of the Shepherd)," music: M. de Colas.
Folder 11: Sheet Music, 1890-1892Add to your cart.

"Gems from Martha," music: F. van Flotow; err. Frank Percival. 1890.

"Schubert's Serenade," music: D. Krug. 1892.

"25 Etudes Op. 47," music: Stephen Heller [1892].

Folder 12: Sheet Music, 1893Add to your cart.

"After the Ball (Waltz)," music: Charles K. Harris; err. Jos. Clauder.

"Hearts and Flowers (Coeurs et Fleurs)," music: Theo. M. Tobani. Op. 245. [Sonatinas, rondos, and other pieces by Kuhlau, Clementi, Haydn, etc. Incomplete]. 1893.

Folder 13: Sheet Music, 1894-1895Add to your cart.

"Forgotten," music: Eugene Cowles; lyrics: anon. 1894.

"Newest School of Velocity for the Pianoforte," music: H. Berens. 1894.

"A Dream," music; J. C. Bartlett; lyrics: Charles B. Cory. 1895.

Folder 14: Sheet Music, 1896-1899Add to your cart.

"Enchantment (Air de Ballet)," music: Milo Deyo. 1896.

"Meditation," music: C. S. Morrison. Op. 60. 1896.

"Scales and Chords in All the Minor Keys for the Pianoforte," F. A. Schulz. 1896.

"El Capitan (March)," music: John Philip Sousa. 1896 [1897].

"Absent," music: John W. Metcalf; lyrics: Catherine Young Glen. 1899.

Folder 15: Sheet Music, 1900-1901Add to your cart.

"The Rosary (Le Chapelet; Der Rosenkranz)," music: Ethelbert Nevin; lyrics: Robert Cameron Rogers (English), Isadore Mar tinez (French), Thomas Baker (German). 1900.

"Violets (Morgens seed' ich dir die Veilchen)," music: Ellen Wright; lyrics: Julian Fane (English), H. Heine (German). 1900.

"Silver Threads Among the Gold," music: H. P. Danks; lyrics: Eben E. Rexford. 1901 [1873].

"La Paloma," music: Yradier, err. Sigfrid Stenhammer. 1901.

"Happy Dream Waltz," music: Otto Hallendorf. 1901.

Folder 16: Sheet Music, 1902Add to your cart.

"Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," music: anon.

"The Glow-Worm (Gluhwurmchen)," music: Paul Linke.

"The Storm King (March Galop)," music: E. T. Paull.

"Thine Own (rein Eigen)," music: Gustave Lange. Op. 54.

Folder 17: Sheet Music, 1903-1905Add to your cart.

"Over the Waves (Waltzes)," music: Juventino Rosas [1903].

"A Silent Prayer," music: Marie Louka. 1905.

"Farewell to the Pianoforte," music: L. van Beethoven [1905].

"Gertrude's Dream Waltz," music: Beethoven [1905].

"Good Bye, Sweetheart, Good Bye," music: Albert von Tilzer; lyrics: Arthur J. Lamb. 1905.

Folder 18: Sheet Music, 1906Add to your cart.

"Because You're You," music: Victor Herbert; lyrics: Henry Blossom.

"I Miss You in a Thousand Different Ways," music: Gus. Edwards; lyrics: Will D. Cobb.

Folder 19: Sheet Music, 1907Add to your cart.

"Could I But Tell (Ballad)," music and lyrics: Robert W. Edwards.

"Love's Greeting (Salut d'Amour)," Edward Elgar. Op. 12.

"Praktische Taktschule (Practical Method for Playing in Correct Time)," music: Carl Czerny. Op. 824.

Box 3: Sheet Music 1908-1920, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Sheet Music (A-F), 1908Add to your cart.

"Avalanche," music: Heller.

"My Hero," music: Oscar Staus; lyrics: Stanislaus Stange (English).

"Drifting," music and lyrics: W. R. Williams.

"Familiar Airs," music: Carl Vogt.

"The Flowers of the Forest," music: I. Furman Mulliner [Incomplete].

Folder 2: Sheet Music  (G-Ma), 1908Add to your cart.

"I Hear You Calling Me," music: Charles Marshall; lyrics: Harold Harford [2 copies.].

"The Last Waltz of a Madman," music: Sinnengen [Liunengen?].

"A Man, A Maid, A Moon, A Boat," music and lyrics: Charles K. Harris.

"May Song," music: Carl Vogt.

Folder 3: Sheet Music (Mb-Z), 1908Add to your cart.

"Melodic," music: Anton Rubenstein. Op. 3, No. 1; ed. Paolo Gallico.

"Remembrance," music: Carl Vogt.

"Scarf Dance (Scene de Ballet)," music: C. Chaminade; ed. Paolo Gallico.

"To the End of the World with You," music: Ernest R. Ball; lyrics: Dave Reed and George Graff, Jr.

"Valse," music: Fr. Chopin. Op. 64, No. 1; ed. Paolo Gallico.

Folder 4: Sheet Music, 1909Add to your cart.

"Anchored," music: Michael Watson; lyrics: Samuel K. Cowan.

"I Can't Be True, So Far Away," music: Jos. E. Howard; lyrics: Hough & Adams.

"I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," music: Jos. E. Howard; lyrics: Hough & Adams.

"To-Night Will Never Come Again," music: Jos. E. Howard; lyrics: Hough & Adams.

"Without You, The World Don't Seem the Same," music: Maurice Wolfe; lyrics: Charles Shackford.

Folder 5: Sheet Music (A-P), 1910Add to your cart.

"All That I Ask of You Is Love," music: Herbert Ingraham; lyrics: Edgar Selden [Incomplete].

"Every Little Movement," music: Karl Hoschna; lyrics: Otto A. Hauerbach.

"Let Me Call You Sweetheart (I'm in Love with You)," music: Leo Friedman; lyrics: Beth Slater Whitson.

"The Lost Chord," music: Sir Arthur Sullivan; err. Theodore Moelling.

"A Perfect Day," music and lyrics: Carrie Jacobs-Bond.

Folder 6: Sheet Music (Q-Z), 1910Add to your cart.

"Sing Me to Sleep (Sing mir Dein Lied)," music: Edwin Greene; lyrics: Frida Wilhelmi (German), Clifton Bingham (English).

"A Song of the Sea," music: Amanda Kennedy.

"Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies," music: Friedrich Burgmuller. Op. 100.

"27th Infantry March (Mindanao)," music: G. Savoca.

"You Are the Ideal of My Dreams," music and lyrics: Herbert Ingraham.

Folder 7: Sheet Music, 1911Add to your cart.

"Barcarolle from 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann,'" music: Jacques Offenbach; err. M. Greenwald.

"Humoreske," music: Anton Dvorak; ed. Rudolph Thaler.

"Love Waltz," music: Jerome Heller.

"Somewhere a Voice Is Calling," music: Arthur F. Tate; lyrics: Eileen Newton.

"They Always Pick on Me," music: Harry Von Tilzer; lyrics: Stanley Murphy.

"Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold," music: Ernest R. Ball; lyrics: George Graff, Jr.

Folder 8: Sheet Music, 1912Add to your cart.

"And the World's All Wrong Again," music: Ben M. Jerome; lyrics: Will M. Hough.

"Farewell (Aloha Oe)," music: H. M. Queen Lihuokalani; lyrics: Frank Sheridan (English).

"Last Night Was the End of the World," music: Harry Von Tilzer; lyrics: Andrew B. Sterling.

"A Little Love, a Little Kiss (Un peu d'amour)," music: Lao Silesu; lyrics: A. Nilson Fysher (French), Adrian Ross (English). "Mine," music: Alfred Solman; lyrics: James W. McGee and Paul Benedek.

"The Venus Waltz," music: Ivan Caryll; lyrics: C. M. S. McLellan.

"That Old Girl of Mine," music: Eghert Van Alstyne; lyrics: Earle C. Jones.

Folder 9: Sheet Music, 1913-1914Add to your cart.

"Aloha Oe," music: H. M. Queen Liliuokalani. 1913.

"Hush-a-bye, Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz)," music: John Valentine Eppel; err. Frederic Knight Logan; lyrics: J. R. Shannon. 1914.

"Love's Old Sweet Song," music: J. L. Molloy; lyrics: G. Clifton Bingham [1914, 1918].

"Melody in F." music: Anton Rubenstein [1914].

"The Missouri Waltz," music: Frederic Knight Logan, err.; John Valentine Eppel, original melody. 1914.

Folder 10: Sheet Music, 1915Add to your cart.

"Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)," music: H. M. Queen Liliuokalini; err. H. F. Odell.

"Auf Wiedersehn!" music: Sigmund Romberg; lyrics: Herbert Reynolds.

"Memories," music: Egbert Van Alstyne; lyrics: Gustave Kahn.

"Sing Me to Sleep (Sing mir dein Lied)," music: Edwin Greene.

"The Sunshine of Your Smile," music: Lilian Ray; lyrics: Leonard Cooke.

"Whispering Hope," music: Alice Hawthorne. [1910, 1915.]

Folder 11: Sheet Music, 1916-1917Add to your cart.

"Auf Wiedersehn (But Not Good-bye)," music: Fred. W. Vanderpool; lyrics: Louis Weslyn. 1916.

"Someone," music: Jerome Kern; lyrics Herbert Reynolds. 1916.

"Give Me All of You," music: Milton E. Schwarzwald; lyrics: Earl Carroll. 1917.

"Kiss Me," music: Hugo Felix; lyrics: Anne Caldwell. 1916.

Folder 12: Sheet Music, 1918-1920Add to your cart.

"Beautiful Ohio," music: Mary Earl; lyrics: Ballard Macdonald. 1918.

"Tell That to the Marines!" music: Gus Edwards; lyrics: Sgt. Bernard A. Barron. 1918.

"Till We Meet Again," music: Richard A. Whiting; lyrics: Raymond Egan. 1918 [2 copies].

"My Isle of Golden Dreams [Song]," music: Walter Blaufuss; lyrics: Gus Kahn. 1919.

"That Naughty Waltz," music: Sol P. Levy; lyrics: Edwin Stanley. 1920.

Folder 13: Sheet Music (A), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"L'Absence," music:. C. Van Tall Op. 2.

"L'Africaine," music: Frederic Burgmu'ller.

"America Needs You Like a Mother," music: Jean Schwartz; err. William Schulz. ["Three Cheers for the Army and Navy" hand written music on verve]

"L'Argentine (Silvery Thistle)," music: E. Ketterer. Op. 21.

Folder 14: Sheet Music (B-C), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Cascade de Roses," music: J. Ascher.

"Cavatina (Roberto il Diavalo)," music: G. Meyerbeer.

"Charge of the Hussars," music: Fritz Spindler. Op. 140.

"Les Cloches du Monastere (Bells of the Monastery)," music: Lefebure Wely.

Folder 15: Sheet Music (D-F), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Il Desiderio," music: Henri Cramer.

"Etudes Melodiques (Faciles et progressives)," music: J. Conconne. Op. 24.

"Faust," music: F. Beyer, Op. 42; err. Charles Gounod.

"15 Etudes pour le piano," music: J. B. Duvernoy.

"Flee as a Bird," music: Mary S. B. [Palmer] Dana [Shindler].

Box 4: Sheet Music UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Sheet Music (G-J), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"The Gipsy Countess," music: Stephen Clover; lyrics: Mrs. Crawford.

"The Guardmount or German Patrol (Die Wachtparade Kommt)," music: Richard Eilenberg. Op. 78.

"Hans und Liesel," music: Anon. folksong.

"Heimweh," music: Albert Jungmann. Op. 117.

Folder 2: Sheet Music  (La-Lt), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Die Lauterbacherin (The Lauterbach Maiden)," music: Richard Loffler. Op. 41.

"Lily of the Valley (Die Lilie des Thales)," music: Sydney Smith. Op. 14 [ 2 copies, one published by S. T. Gordon and the other by Oliver Ditson Company].

Folder 3: Sheet Music (Lu-Lz), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Lucia di Lammermoor," music: F. Beyer [Incomplete].

"Lucrezia Borgia," music: F. Beyer. Op. 42 [Published by S. T. Gordon].

"Lucrezia Borgia," music: Ferdinand Beyer. Op. 42 [Published by B. Schott's Sohne].

"The Lunatic's Last Waltz," music: Ferdinand Beyer. Op. 109.

Folder 4: Sheet Music (M-Pq), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"La Marseillaise," music: Ferdinand Beyer.

"O Wert Thou But Mine Own Love," music: F. Kucken; err. Ferdinand Beyer.

"Poet and Peasant," music: Franz von Suppe; err. C. T. Brunner [3 copies of Overture published by National Music Company, J. L. Peters, and Oliver Ditson Company].

Folder 5: Sheet Music (Pr-R), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"La Priere d'une vierge (The Maiden's Prayer)," music: Thekla Badarzewska. Op. 4.

"Le prophete," music: Ferdinand Beyer. Op. 36.

"Quo Vadis (Tanda de valses)," music: Fred'k V. Bowers.

"Remember Me," music: August Held.

"Robert le diable," music: F. Beyer; arr. Meyerbeer.

Folder 6: Sheet Music (S), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Serenata galante (Colombina)," music and lyrics: Alvaro Retana.

"Sextet from Lucia (Donizetti)," music: Donizetti; C. Boem, err. Op. 114, No. V; Maurice Arnold, ed.

"Silvery Waves," music: A. P. Wyman.

"Souvenir de fete (Mazurka)," music: Charles Mercier.

"The Storm March Gallop," music: B. Bilse [torn] .

Folder 7: Sheet Music (T), UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Thousand and One Nights (Tausend und Eine Nacht)," music: Johann Strauss. Op. 346.

"Le tremolo," music: H. Rosellen.

"Il Trovatore," music: Verdi; err. Ferdinand Beyer. Op. 42.

"Il Trovatore," music: Verdi; err. Ferdinand Beyer. Op. 112.

Folder 8: Sheet Music Collections, UndatedAdd to your cart.
"40 Studies in Velocity," music: Carl Czerny. Op. 299, Book 1 and 2.
Folder 9: Sheet Music Collections, UndatedAdd to your cart.

"Popular Parlor Pieces for the Piano" [Cover missing].

"Popular Parlor Pieces for the Piano No. 2."

"Popular Parlor Pieces for the Piano No. 3."

Folder 10: Sheet Music CollectionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sheet MusicAdd to your cart.
Fragments and original cover embossed with "E & J Rosenberger."

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