Howe, Edith P.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0610
Agency History/Biographical note:
Edith Morton Packard was born on November 19, 1873, in Illinois. She
entered Mount Holyoke in 1893, but left in 1896 when her mother
became ill. She received a B.L. from Syracuse University in 1898.
She worked at Rome High School, New York from 1897-98, and then for a
short time at Syracuse University. From 1907-09 she worked as
assistant librarian at the New York City Y.W.C.A. In June of 1909
she married Avery Howe. They had two children. Edith Packard Howe
died on October 18, 1928 at Saranac Lake.
Scope and Content:
The Edith Morton Packard Howe Papers contain correspondence 1893-96;
newspaper clippings; and a photograph. The correspondence describes
her living arrangements, domestic work and her teachers while a
student at Mount Holyoke.
Cite as: Edith Packard Howe Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted