McHenry Howard Photograph Collection, PP171

Finding Aid to the McHenry Howard Photograph Collection, PP171

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

McHenry Howard Photograph Collection

Creator

McHenry Howard, 1838-1923.

Call number

PP171

Inclusive dates

1882-1886; not dated

Extent

1 box

Abstract

This collection consists of 3 albums of 133 photographs related to McHenry Howard. Includes photographs of his summer home in Oakland, Md and the surrounding area, Urye, and photographs of unidentified people, possibly family members.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Provenance

Gift of the estate of Julia McHenry Howard, 1959.

Accession number

56637

Processing note

Processed by Damon Talbot, August 2014

Related Collections

 MS 469; G 5087

Biographical Note

McHenry Howard was born on December 26, 1838 to Charles Howard and Elizabeth Phoebe Key Howard, the daughter of Francis Scott Key. A Marylander, he joined the 1stMaryland Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. His brothers, Frank Key Howard, John Eager Howard, Charles Howard, James Howard, and Edward Lloyd Howard also served in the Confederacy. During his service, McHenry Howard was appointed as a 1st Sergeant, an Aid-de-Camp, and later as an Ordinance Officer in the staff under General George Steuart. He reportedly saw combat under the esteemed General Robert E. Lee, and the famous General “Stonewall” Jackson. In 1864, McHenry Howard was imprisoned at Fort Delaware, though he was released towards the end of the war. He later wrote of his accounts during the war, most notably in his 1914 Recollections of a Maryland Confederate Soldier and Staff Officer Under Johnston, Jackson, and Lee. McHenry Howard died on September 11, 1923.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 3 albums of 133 photographs related to McHenry Howard. Includes photographs of his summer home in Oakland, Maryland, the surrounding area, and photographs of unidentified people, possibly family members.

Album 1 – 1882-1883

Summer home of McHenry Howard in Oakland, Maryland; Oakland and the surrounding area; “Urye”

Album 2 – 1883 - 1886

Youghiogheny River; “Urye”; Summer home of McHenry Howard in Oakland, Maryland, Elk River; John Hambrick’s House and Family;

Album 3 – not dated

Youghiogheny River; Fort Pendleton; “Edgewood, Chester, County, “Brandywine”; unidentified portraits.

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