Inventory of the Llewellyn Howland Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Barbara E. Austen. Additional material processed by Judith M. Downey on 25 October 1990; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kermit DeweyFunds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Inventory of the Llewellyn Howland Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Information for Researchers

Separations List

Administrative Information

Description

Added Entries

Inventory of the Llewellyn Howland Papers

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Llewellyn Howland Papers
Date Span:
1827-1955
Creator:
Llewellyn Howland, 1877-1957
Mss Number:
Mss 21
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Abstract:
Correspondence and writings of a South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, author, 1827-1955.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Biographical Note

Llewellyn Howland was born in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in 1877. After receiving his education at Friends Academy, Milton Academy and Harvard University, he entered the building materials and oil businesses in Boston, Mass., and remained active as a business executive until about 1940, when he returned to South Dartmouth and began his second career as a writer. Howland's stories and sketches, published both in magazines and as books, chiefly consist of reminiscences of his childhood in the South Dartmouth area and often reflect his interest in sailing. He continued writing his nostalgic tales until shortly before his death in 1957.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection consists of holograph, typescript, galley and printed copies of stories and sketches written by Llewellyn Howland between 1940-1955. Included are some of his most popular works printed in the Atlantic Monthly, including “Clambake,” 1940-1941; “Creamy Eyes,” 1942; “Holly Days,” 1942; and “Thumblings,” 1942-1943. These stories and others were collected and published as a book entitled Sou'West and By West of Cape Cod by Harvard University in 1947 which is also included in this collection. These documents are supplemented by business and personal correspondence, 1939-1955, which includes letters to and from Edward Weeks, editor of the Atlantic Monthly, as well as the editors of Yachting, Rudder, and American Neptune magazines. In addition, Howland's correspondence contains letters concerning copyrights and epistles from admiring readers. Other materials in this collection include copyright agreements, 1941-1944, and lists, miscellaneous research material, critiques, clippings and related items, principally concerning Howland's writings, ca. 1942-1953.

Materials in this collection are arranged into series by type of document. Correspondence is arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically arranged by name of the writer. Howland's short stories are arranged alphabetically by title and include annotated manuscripts, photographs used to illustrate the stories, critiques and research material.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to the Collection

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 21 [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 United States Code 552a) governs the use of materials that document private individuals, groups, and corporations.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction if the document does not infringe the privacy rights of an individual, group, or corporation. These specified conditions of authorized use include:

- non-commercial and non-profit study, scholarship, research, or teaching
- criticism or commentary
- as a NBWM archives preservation or security copy for research use
- as a research copy for deposit in another institution

If the researcher later uses a copy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the researcher is personally liable for copyright. privacy, or publicity infringement and agrees to indemnify the New Bedford Whaling Museum from any legal action as a result of the error. Permission to obtain a photographic, xerographic, digital, or other copy of a document does not indicate permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, sell, distribute, or prepare derivative works from the document without permission from the copyright holder and from any private individual, group, or corporation shown or otherwise recorded.

Permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, prepare derivative works from, sell, or otherwise distribute the item must be obtained separately in writing from the holder of the original copyright (or if the creator is dead, from his/her heirs) as well as from any individual(s), groups, or corporations whose name, image, recorded words, or private information (e.g. employment information) may be reproduced in the source material. The holder of the original copyright is not necessarily the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is not legally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement when materials are wrongfully used after being provided to researchers for "fair use."

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order is judged in violation of copyright or federal or state privacy law. This institution also places restrictions on the use of cameras, photocopiers, and scanners in the research room.

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Separations List

Removed to Photographs Collection

- Portrait of Sidney Wittman, 1884.
- Photographs of gate and house, probably used to illustrate “Mane Paulispur”. 1952. 5 items.
- Mounted photograph of sailboat Wonderhow, for “Neponset Estuary,” 1951.
- Photographs and negatives of Tyche (Schooner), used to illustrate “Captain Swift and the Schooner Tyche,” 1954. 24 items.

Removed to Printed Collection

- "By an Unknown Soldier," 1944.
- Milton Bulletin, 1953.
- This Week Magazine, 22 July 1945, from the Sunday Baltimore Sun.

Removed to Objects Collection

- Christmas greeting card, ca. 1940.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials in this collection were donated to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society by Waldo Howland, Llewellyn Howland Jr., and the estate of Elizabeth Pope on 17 April 1981. Additional materials were donated to the Society by Llewellyn Howland III on 24 March 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara E. Austen, ca. 1982. Additional material processed by Judith M. Downey on 25 October 1990.

Encoded by: Kermit Dewey, 15 July 2011; box list appended by Mark Procknik, 15 February 2012

Funds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Description

Series A: Correspondence, 1926-1955 [5 inches]
Series A consists of incoming and outgoing business and personal correspondence.
Sub-series 1: Incoming, 1926-1955
Box 1
Folder 1
1926
Folder 2
1932, 1938
Folder 3
1939-1940
Folder 4
1940
Folder 5-9
1941
Folder 10-13
1942
Folder 14-17
1943
Folder 18-19
1944
Folder 20
1945
Folder 21
1946
Folder 22
1947, 1950
Folder 23
1951
Folder 24-25
1952
Folder 26-27
1953
Folder 28
1954
Folder 29
1954-1955
Sub-series 2: Outgoing, 1926-1954
Folder 1
1926
Folder 2
1932, 1935
Folder 3-4
1941-1954
Series B: Stories, Sketches and Drafts, 1940-1953 [22 inches]
Series B consists of holographs, typescripts, galley and printed copies of stories.
Sub-series 1: Atlantis, 1940-1941
Box 2
Folder 1-2
Holograph, annotated typescripts, 1940-1941
Sub-series 2: The Battle of Priest's Cove, 1950
Folder 1-2
Holographs, typescripts, 1950
Sub-series 3: Beetle's, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, ca. 1940-1954
Includes annotations
Sub-series 4: Captain Stubbs as Oracle, 1943
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1943
Includes 1946 revision
Sub-series 5: Captain Swift and the Schooner Tyche, 1954
Folder 1-3
Holograph and photograph legends, typescript, illustrated printed version, 1954
Includes photographs considered for article
Sub-series 6: Clambake, 1940-1941
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1940-1941
Sub-series 7: Creamy Eyes, 1942
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, 1942
Sub-series 8: Dicey Comes Ashore, 1944
Folder 1-2
Holograph, annotated typescripts, 1944
Sub-series 9: Essays for Second Harvard University Press Collection, 1954
Folder 1
Typescripts, 1954
Sub-series 10: Ferry House, 1952
Folder 1-2
Holographs, typescript, 1952
Sub-series 11: Finback Tradition, 1947
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, 1947
Includes editorial critique
Sub-series 12: 4th of July, Bay of Islands, 1942
Folder 1
Typescript, 1942
Sub-series 13: He Ain't Got Money Enough, 1952
Box 3
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, 1952
Sub-series 14: Heavenly Transaction, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1
Typescripts, ca. 1940-1954
Includes editorial critique
Sub-series 15: Holly Days, 1942
Folder 1-2
Holographs, typescripts, 1942
Includes annotations
Sub-series 16: Howland Island, 1954-1955
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts, printed version, 1954-1955
Sub-series 17: An Island Queen, 1944-1945
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1944-1945
Includes annotations
Sub-series 18: Islands, 1943-1945
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1943-1945
Includes annotations
Sub-series 19: Journey Cakes, 1941
Folder 1-2
Holographs, typescripts, 1941
Includes annotations
Sub-series 20: The Leather Conveniency, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, ca. 1940-1954
Includes annotations
Sub-series 21: A Lesson in Economy, 1945
Folder 1
Typescripts, 1945
Includes annotations
Sub-series 22: Macropus Giganteus Africanus, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, ca. 1940-1954
Includes annotations
Sub-series 23: Make the Punishment Fit the Crime, 1943
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1943
Includes poem "To Bristol County Clams"
Sub-series 24: Man of Iron, 1943
Box 4
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts, galley proof, 1943
Sub-series 25: Mane Paulisper, 1952
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts, photographs considered for article illustration, 1952
Includes annotations
Sub-series 26: Match Race, 1945
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescripts, 1945
Includes annotations
Sub-series 27: The Middle Road, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, annotated typescripts, ca. 1940-1954
Sub-series 28: Milton Academy, 1890-1900, 1953
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescript, printed version, 1890-1900, 1953
Sub-series 29: Neponset Estuary, 1898, 1951
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts including annotations, photographs and drawings to illustrate article, 1898, 1951
Sub-series 30: New Bedford Fifty Years Ago, 1940
Folder 1
Holograph, typescripts, 1940
Box 5
Folder 2-3
Holograph, typescripts, 1940
Sub-series 31: The One Spot, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, ca. 1940-1954
Sub-series 32: Padanaram, ca. 1940
Folder 1
Holograph, ca. 1940
Sub-series 33: Paper Delivered to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1944
Folder 1
Typescripts, 1944
Includes annotations
Sub-series 34: Peace - The Great Delusion, 1952
Folder 1-2
Holographs, typescripts, 1952
Sub-series 35: Picnic, 1941
Folder 1-2
Holograph including recipe, typescript, 1941
Sub-series 36: Prince David and Constance, 1949
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts including annotations, clippings used in writing story, 1949
Sub-series 37: Spirit of the Fire, 1943-1944
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, 1943-1944
Sub-series 38: Thar She Blows, 1953
Folder 1-3
Holograph, typescripts including annotations, printed version with annotations, 1953
Sub-series 39: Thumblings, 1942-1943
Folder 1-4
Holographs and typescripts of three versions of the story, 1942-1943
Includes annotations
Sub-series 40: Trafalgar, 1943
Box 6
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, 1943
Sub-series 41: A Tulip Tree, ca. 1940-1954
Folder 1-2
Holograph, typescript, ca. 1940-1954
Sub-series 42: Wind and Wings, 1941-1942, 1946
Folder 1-4
Holographs, typescripts, galley proof, 1941-1942, 1946
Includes annotations, revision of 1942 version, and version delivered to Milton Historical Association in 1944
Series C: Sou'West and By West of Cape Cod, 1947 [2 inches]
Series C contains a typescript and a galley proof.
Folder 1-2
Typescript and galley proof, 1947
Series D: Copyright Agreements, 1941-1944 [6 items]
Box 7
Folder 1
1941-1944
Series E: Lists, Miscellaneous Research Material, Critiques, Clippings, and Miscellany, 1827, 1879-1880, 1939-1950, 1953 [18 items]
Folder 1
Lists of yacht owners and story or magazine recipients, 1939-1950
Folder 2
Miscellaneous research material, ca. 1942, 1953
Includes bill of lading, 1827
Folder 3
Poem by Sargent Hugh Brodie of the Royal Australian Air Force, ca. 1944
Folder 4
Critique of "An Inspirational Episode" by Henry James, ca. 1940
Folder 5
Clippings, 1942
Folder 6
Letters to Llewellyn Howland's father, William, from Sidney Wittman, 1879-1880

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Added Entries

Adventure stories
American periodicals
Atlantic Monthly
Authors
Authors and publishers--Mass.--South Dartmouth
Authors, American--Mass.--South Dartmouth
Authors--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Autobiography
Copyright--Mass.--South Dartmouth
Fiction
Fiction, Autobiographic
Fiction--Authorship
Howland, Llewellyn, 1877-1957
Memoirs SEE Autobiography
Novels SEE Fiction
Periodicals
Periodicals, Publishing of
Sailing--Periodicals
Sea stories
Short stories
Short stories, American--Mass.--South Dartmouth
South Dartmouth, Mass.--Authors
South Dartmouth, Mass.--History
Stories SEE Fiction
Weeks, Edward A. Jr., b. 1898

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