Scope and arrangement
The papers consist primarily of correspondence but also include financial records and legal documents and one annotated script. Bronson Howard corresponded with a wide circle of family members, friends, and professional associates. The family correspondence documents Mr. Howard's personal life as well as family business and social activities. Correspondence with theatre associates, including actors, managers and writers give information about Mr. Howard's activities and about theater during the period. A number of letters, particularly from family members and school friends (see esp. Box 28,639, Folder 3, Bacon, Edward W.) discuss the Civil War.
The Bronson Howard papers are arranged in four series: