Dr. Henry Orton Howitt practiced medicine in San Rafael, beginning in 1893. Both his home and office were located at 311 Lincoln Avenue (later, 1111 Lincoln Ave.). He was a founder of the old Cottage Hospital in San Rafael and the doctor for the Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy. He and his wife, Alice, had three children: Edith, Beatrice and Henry. Read more about the Howitt family in Beatrice Howitt’s oral history. Among the Howitt’s friends were fellow San Rafael residents and socialites, Truxtun and Marie Oge Beale. Several photographs show the Beale’s Beaux Arts mansion, designed by Arthur Brown of Bakewell and Brown. Truxtun Beale was the son of General Edward F. Beale who had come to California with Stockton during the Mexican War and who later became General Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California and Nevada. More information about the Beale family can be found here. Images in the Howitt album include: Mt. Tamalpais and watershed lands; Willow Camp (now Stinson Beach); Bolinas; San Rafael; the San Rafael Canal area; Sausalito; Mount Tamalpais Military Academy.
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