Henry Howell describes life in Vienna

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Julia Howell Traylor Dyar from LaGrange Georgia sent a copy of a letter she receievd from Henry Alonzo Howell over 71 years ago.

Julia writes:

“In this mailing I’m sending you a copy of a wonderful letter I have kept through the years because it was so special to me. My mother and father took me to Cuthbert in the spring of 1935. While there we went to visit my Mother’s relative “Cousin Henry Howell“. I was just 10 years old in May of 1935. Earlier that year, after our visit, I wrote him requesting of his memories of living in Vienna. This letter is his answer. I hope you will find it as special as I have – enough to keep it for these 71 years.”


Dated May 1, 1935 and written when he was 69, Henry describes his life in Vienna in 1902-4 where he was a piano student of the famous Theodor Leschetizky. A copy of the 5 page letter can be seenĀ here.