Manuscript Group 1197, Joseph C. Howell, Correspondence, 1839 – 1847
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HOWELL, JOSEPH C.
Correspondence, 1839-1847. 8 items.
Letters from Henry B. Howell, Jr. (b.1818/1817-1909),
confectioner, temperance advocate and founder of the Reformer
and New Jersey Advocate; his sister Elisabeth (b.1812) and
their mother Hannah Howell (b.1788) to (their respectively
brother and son,) Joseph C. Howell who lived in Carlinville,
Illinois. The letters describe Henry B. Howell, Jr.’s
temperance and social reform activities; the vocations of Henry’s
sisters Lydia and Elizabeth and his cousins Joseph, Ann E., and
Margaret D. Corlies, the growth of industry in Trenton; and the
development of New Jersey Whig politics.