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


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

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