Papers reflecting the life, activities and thoughts of an active Quaker family living in Heanor, Derbyshire, for a century and then moving to Nottingham and elsewhere. Including the papers of Thomas Howitt, 1763-1848 (reference D4734/1); Phebe Howitt née Tantum, 1759-1840 (D4734/2); Thomas Howitt junior, 1789-1823 (D4734/3); Emanuel Howitt, 1791-1857 (D4734/4); William Howitt, 1792-1879 (D4734/5); Francis Tantum Howitt, 1796-1879 (D4734/6); Ann Howitt née Bowman, d 1847, first wife of Francis Tantum Howitt (D4734/7); Maria Howitt née Burtt, d 1895, second wife of Francis Tantum Howitt (D4734/8); Richard Howitt, 1799-1869 (D4734/9); Dr Francis (Frank) Howitt, 1836-1897 (D4734/10); Ann Howitt née Adlington, 1836-1908, wife of Frank Howitt (D4734/11); William Adlington Howitt, 1871-1957 (D4734/12); Caroline Gillett née Howitt, 1868-1953 (D4734/13); George Adlington Howitt, 1876-1963 (D4734/14) and Alfred Bakewell Howitt, 1879-1954 (D4734/15).
These papers also show family connections outside England, as well as high lighting some aspects of the work of three writers within the family, who were well known in their circle and time.
Additional material includes the papers of other families, some of whom were connected to the Howitt family through marriage (reference. D4734/16/1-21); photographs, late 19th century (D4734/16/22); title deeds for property in Heanor and Langley, c1595-1960 (D4734/17); Quaker records (D4734/18) and miscellaneous material (D4734/19).