Rosalie Howell papers
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Rosalie Howell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Howell, Rosalie, 1877-1970
Title: Rosalie Howell papers
Dates: 1880-1970, undated
Quantity: 4.71 linear ft. (6 document cases, 1 half document case, 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS119

Biographical/Historical Note

Rosalie Howell (1877-1970) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Evan Park Howell (1839-1905) and Julia Adelaide Ervin Howell (1843-1906). Evan Park Howell was Mayor of Atlanta from 1903 to 1905, an early telegraph operator, a Confederate Army officer, and the editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Constitution from 1876-1905. Evan and Julia had six other children: Clark Howell (1863-1936), Albert Howell (1866-1933), Effie Park Howell Foreman (1870-1943), Ida Erwin Howell McAliley (1873-1943), Adelaide Howell (1879-1957) and Evan Howell (1881-1934). Rosalie Howell attended West End Academy, Washington Seminary, and Agnes Scott College, and studied library science at the Carnegie Library in Atlanta. She worked as a Red Cross nurse during previous hitWorld War next hit I, which earned her the Croix de Guerre from the French Government. After the war, Howell worked as a librarian in the 2nd Corps of the U.S. Army on Governor's Island, New York and travelled extensively.


Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the materials in the Rosalie Howell papers document Howell's career as a Red Cross nurse during World War next hit I and her subsequent world travel. Items include a scrapbook; correspondence with former patients; official Red Cross documents; clippings concerning her receipt of the Croix de Guerre from the French government; and travel books, postcards, and ephemera (primarily from the United Kingdom). The collection has material about, or created by, other members of the Howell family; such as two family scrapbooks (mostly concerning Evan P. Howell), and a diary kept by Mary Davis Howell (1873 – 1874). Some of the family materials were created before Rosalie Howell's birth in 1877.


Index Terms

American Red Cross
American diaries
Atlanta (Ga.)--Description and travel
Business records--Georgia
Europe--Description and travel
Howell family
Howell, Evan P., (Evan Park), 1839-1905
International travel.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
previous hitWorld War next hit, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosalie Howell papers, MSS 119, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was reprosessed in 2016.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Related Material

Visual materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.


Container List

 

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11Academic booklets, 1928-1930
 
2Account book from Evan P. Howell, 1866–1870
 
3Article, "Judge Clark Howell," by Helen Kilpatrick Lyon, undated
 
4Atlanta Historical Society, 1959-1961
 
5Business receipts, undated
 
6Christian Literature, 1810, 1890
 
7Civil War documents (mostly copies of originals), 1862-1864
 
8Civil War research documents, 1937-1962
 
9Cook's Tours Around the World, 1911-1912
 
10Correspondence from the Howell family, 1907-1965
 
11Diary of Mary Davis Howell, 1936-1955, undated
 
12Ephemera, 1810, 1893-1899, 1928, 1955-1957
 
13Genealogy, 1807, 1856, 1921-1964
 
14Genealogy, undated
 

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21 Great Events of the Royal Year 1953, 1953-1955
 
2Newspaper clippings, 1933-approximately 1969, undated
 

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MSS OS box 1.91Newsclippings, oversize, 1906, 1930-1965
 

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MSS OS box 1.92Newsclippings regarding death of Clark Howell, oversize, 1936
 
3Old Fort Niagra, 1928-1931, undated
 
4Opera programs, 1800-1810, 1895, undated
 
5Papers of Evan Park Howell (the younger), 1917-1919
 
6Postcards of Europe, undated
 
7Postcards from Europe and North Africa (1 of 2), 1950-1951, undated ( 2.0 Folder )
 
8Postcards from Europe and North Africa (2 of 2), 1950-1951, undated
 
9Postcards from Mexico and Italy, 1944-1954, undated
 
10Postcards from Mexico and Italy (1 of 2), 1944-1956, undated ( 2.0 Folder )
 
11Postcards from Mexico and Italy (2 of 2), 1944-1956, undated
 
12Postcards of the United Kingdom, 1961, undated
 

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31Postcards from various countries (1 of 2), 1954, undated ( 2.0 Folders )
 
2Postcards from various countries (2 of 2), 1954, undated
 
3 The Queen Elizabeth: Coronation Souvenir, undated
 
4Real estate documents, 1833-1949
 
5 The Real Round The World, 1915
 
6Recipe book, 1927-1955
 
7Scrapbook, Howell family (fragile), 1866–1965
 

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41Scrapbook, Howell family (fragile), 1899-1902
 
2Scrapbook, Howell family, loose pages (fragile), 1899-1902
 

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MSS OS box 1.93Scrapbook, Howell family, oversize loose pages (fragile), 1899-1902
 
3Scrapbook, Rosalie Howell (fragile), 1885-1936, undated
 

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51-12Scrapbook, Rosalie Howell loose pages (fragile), 1885-1936, undated
 

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MSS OS box 1.94Scrapbook, Rosalie Howell, oversize newspaper clippings (fragile), 1885-1936, undated
 

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MSS OS box 1.95Scrapbook, Rosalie Howell, passports, 1908, 1919
 
13Stories and histories of the Howell family, undated
 
14Travel books, United Kingdom, 1937-1949
 
15Travel books, United Kingdom, 1950-1959
 
16Travel books, United Kingdom, 1951-1959
 
17Travel books, United Kingdom, 1960-1961, undated
 

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61Travel books, United Kingdom, 1961-1969
 
2Travel books, United Kingdom (1 of 3), undated
 
3Travel books, United Kingdom (2 of 3), undated
 
4Travel books, United Kingdom (3 of 3), undated
 
5Travel ephemera from Georgia, 1961, undated
 
6Travel ephemera from the United Kingdom, 1948-1961
 
7Travel ephemera from the United Kingdom, undated
 
8Travel ephemera from the U.S.A., 1938, 1941, undated
 
9previous hitWorld War next hitYanks I, book 1918
 
10previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence1912-1915
 
11previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence1916
 
12previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence (1 of 2)1917
 
13previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence (2 of 2)1917
 

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71previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence1918
 
2previous hitWorld War next hit I correspondence1919-1921, undated
 
3previous hitWorld War next hit I maps and ephemera1918, undated
 
4previous hitWorld War next hit I official documents1916-1919
 

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MSS OS box 1.96previous hitWorld War next hit I, oversize (fragile)1916-1918
 
5previous hitWorld War next hit I postcards (1 of 2)1916-1919
 
6previous hitWorld War next hit I postcards (2 of 2)1916-1919
 
7previous hitWorld War next hit I Red Cross briefs1919
 
8previous hitWorld War next hit I Red Cross clippings1918-1919
 
9previous hitWorld War next hit I Red Cross materials1917, undated
 

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MSS OS box 1.97previous hitWorld War II, travel maps, and photo copied family letters1889, 1945- 1957, undated