unc logo

Collection Number: 04602

Collection Title: Howard Haines Lowry Papers, 1917-1925; 1979-1981

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 160 items)
Abstract Howard Haines Lowry (1878-1922), Quaker stockbroker of Pennsylvania and California, husband of Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry (d. 1938), and father of Margaret Holt Lowry Butler, who edited the letters from her father to her mother during World War I and published them in "Letters to Tweeters: A memorial to Howard Haines Lowry and Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry" (1980). Chiefly letters, 1918-1919, from Howard Haines Lowry to Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry while he was serving as athletic director with the Y.W.C.A. in Champagne and Toulon, France. The letters discuss the activities of both Lowrys--he on the war front, including his feelings as a Quaker involved in the war effort, and she with the family at home. In addition, there is one 1917 letter in which Howard Lowry, stockbroker with Bobnight & Company, Philadelphia, advised a client about selling stocks. There are also several 1922 letters, chiefly from Howard Lowry in Pasadena, Cal., where he had apparently resumed his brokering career, to his father and mother in Philadelphia about Quaker, family, and business matters. There is also a 1925 letter from a friend to Howard Lowry's father about Howard's death. Also included are research materials used by Margaret Holt Lowry Butler in preparing "Letters to Tweeters," and other items relating to the publication and distribution of the book.
Creator Lowry, Howard Haines, 1878-1922.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Howard Haines Lowry papers #4602, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Margaret Holt Lowry Butler of Bryn Mawr, Pa., in October 1991.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Howard Haines Lowry (1878-1922), Quaker stockbroker of Pennsylvania and California, husband of Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry (d. 1938), and father of Margaret Holt Lowry Butler, who edited the letters from her father to her mother during World War I and published them in "Letters to Tweeters: A memorial to Howard Haines Lowry and Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry" (1980).

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Chiefly letters, 1918-1919, from Howard Haines Lowry to Margaret Erwin Holt Lowry while he was serving as athletic director with the Y.W.C.A. in Champagne and Toulon, France. The letters discuss the activities of both Lowrys--he on the war front, including his feelings as a Quaker involved in the war effort, and she with the family at home. In addition, there is one 1917 letter in which Howard Lowry, stockbroker with Bobnight & Company, Philadelphia, advised a client about selling stocks. There are also several 1922 letters, chiefly from Howard Lowry in Pasadena, Cal., where he had apparently resumed his brokering career, to his father and mother in Philadelphia about Quaker, family, and business matters. There is also a 1925 letter from a friend to Howard Lowry's father about Howard's death. Also included are research materials used by Margaret Holt Lowry Butler in preparing "Letters to Tweeters," and other items relating to the publication and distribution of the book.

Note that materials are roughly sorted within folders.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Howard Haines Lowry Papers, 1917-1925; 1979-1981.

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, January 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Back to Top