GRACE GREENWOOD - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 1873 - HFSID 101642
Sale Price $126.00
Clipped closing from a 1873 autograph letter signed by Grace Greenwood, one of the first American women to work as a full-time newspaper correspondent and whose Washington Letters were a fixture in the Saturday Evening Post for 50 years
Autograph sentiment signed "Yours very sincerely/Grace Greenwood/'73". 4½x2¼. Greenwood (1823-1904, born in Pompey, New York) was the pseudonym of Sara Jane Clarke, an American writer and one of the first women in America to work as a newspaper correspondent on a regular basis. Greenwood, who apparently got her nom de plume from the Greenwood Institute of New Brighton, began her writing career as a poet, but moved into journalism in 1849. Her interest in the anti-slavery movement got her fired from her first job at Godey's Lady's Book, so she started writing for the Saturday Evening Post and the anti-slavery National Era in 1850 and, after the American Civil War, for the New York Times. Greenwood's Washington Letters appeared regularly in the Saturday Evening Post for 50 years. Greenwood had strong political stands, lecturing for prison reform and the abolition of capital punishment in the 1850s and advocating for social reform and women's rights in her Washington Letters after the Civil War. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Signature is cut off at right, left and bottom edge. Light dent at bottom edge. Lightly rounded corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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