JULIA WARD HOWE - AUTOGRAPH 8/1903 - HFSID 42866
JULIA WARD HOWE Howe signed and dated this slip of paper with her name in August of 1903. Signature: "Julia Ward Howe./August. 1903." 4½x7. Howe (1819-1910, born in New York City), a social
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JULIA WARD HOWE
Howe signed and dated this slip of paper with her name in August of 1903.
Signature: "Julia Ward Howe./August. 1903." 4½x7. Howe (1819-1910, born in New York City), a social reformer and poet, is best known for writing the poem The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which she was inspired to write after visiting army camps in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Howe's poem, first published in the February 1862 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, was later set to music to the tune of the popular antislavery song John Brown's Body and became the unofficial song of the Union Army. Howe later turned her fervor against slavery into a crusade for women's rights. She was a co-founder (1868) and first President of the New England Woman's Suffrage Association, co-led (with Lucy Stone) the American Woman Suffrage Association (1869) and founded the Women's International Peace Association (1871). In 1870, Howe assisted Stone and her husband, Henry Blackwell, to establish the Woman's Journal, and served as an editor and writer for the publication for 20 years. Howe, who also wrote poems for other women's journals and founded the Boston Authors Club, was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1908). Lightly toned and creased. Mounting remnants and paper loss in upper corners, which do not touch signature. Light impressions near left edge, which do not touch signature. Signature was neatly torn from a larger sheet or pad on left edge. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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