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Margery Eldredge Howell Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Poetry Composition Books 1-2, Binders, and Loose Typescripts

Poetry Composition Books 3-4

Photograph Album

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Margery Eldredge Howell Papers, 1899-1946 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Margery Eldredge Howell Papers, 1899-1946Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-219

Primary Creator: Howell, Margery Eldredge (1893-1946)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Poems found loose were alphabetized by poem title.

Date Acquired: 00/00/0000

Subjects: Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.), Hampton (Va.), Hampton Roads (Va. : Region), Norfolk (Va.), Old Point Comfort (Hampton, Va.), Organizations, Photography of children, Poets, American, Teenage girls, Teenagers--United States--Social life and customs, Travel--United States--History, Virginia Beach (Va.), Women--History--United States, Women--Socialization, Women--Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Indexes (reference sources), Minute books, Minutes (administrative records), Photograph albums, Photographs, Poems, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Poems by Mary Eldredge Howell from approximately 1907 to 1946. The collection contains both handwritten and typescript copies of her poems, with typescript materials frequently cross-referenced to the four handwritten composition books. Also, one September 1936 - May 1941 minute book from the Writers' Club of Norfolk and one 1899-1907 photograph album. The album contains photographs of Margery Eldredge Howell, family and friends, and various scenes in Norfolk, Virginia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Battery Park, New York; Coney Island, New York; Madison, New Jersey; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Derby, Connecticut; Sugar Hill, New Hampshire; and Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Biographical Note

Margery Eldredge Howell was born on May 18, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York. She married Asher Atkinson Howell on October 7, 1918 in Norfolk, Virginia. Howell was a member of the Writers' Club of Norfolk, Poetry Society of Virginia, and Norfolk Society of Arts. She died on April 18, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at West End Cemetery in Wytheville, Virginia. Her book of poems From Dark to Dawn was published posthumously in 1947.

Subject/Index Terms

Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Hampton (Va.)
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
Norfolk (Va.)
Old Point Comfort (Hampton, Va.)
Photography of children
Poets, American
Teenage girls
Teenagers--United States--Social life and customs
Travel--United States--History
Virginia Beach (Va.)
Women--History--United States
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (TItle 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: Mary Eldredge Howell Papers, MSS 0000-219, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed May 25, 2018.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Poetry Composition Books 1-2, Binders, and Loose Typescripts, 1926-1946],
[Box 2: Poetry Composition Books 3-4, 1907-1934],
[Box 3: Photograph Album, 1899-1907],

Box 1: Poetry Composition Books 1-2, Binders, and Loose Typescripts, 1926-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poetry Composition Book 1, 1926-1935Add to your cart.
516 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia.
Folder 2: Poetry Composition Book 2, 1937-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Loose Materials from Poetry Composition Book 2, 1929, undatedAdd to your cart.
Poem "Bitter Waters" from April 1929 and alphabetical index of poems from book From Dark To Dawn.
Folder 4: Poems from Binder 1, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript poems.
Folder 5: Poems from Binder 2, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript poems. Includes typescript and handwritten poems found loose in Binder 2.
Folder 6: Poems, A-L, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript poems, found loose.
Folder 7: Poems, M-Z, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript poems, found loose.
Folder 8: Poems and Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Typescripts. Includes one July 9, 1946 letter from Asher A. Howell to Mary, a one-page index cross-referencing the first line of poems to their tiles, untitled poems, and poems that were originally paperclipped together.
Folder 9: Minute Book, Writers' Club of Norfolk, 1936 September - 1941 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Loose Materials from Minute Book, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence, a check, and a poem by Betty Dabney.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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