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JULIA WARD HOWE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/12 - HFSID 5740

JULIA WARD HOWE Invitation to tea addressed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who shared her literary and reform enthusiasms, and also shared a place with her in Civil War history Autograph Letter Signed: "Julia W. Howe", 1½ pages, 4½x3½ card, front and verso.

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JULIA WARD HOWE
Invitation to tea addressed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who shared her literary and reform enthusiasms, and also shared a place with her in Civil War history
Autograph Letter Signed: "Julia W. Howe", 1½ pages, 4½x3½ card, front and verso. 241 Beacon Street, Boston, no year, February 12, Monday. To Colonel Higginson. In full: "I will come if I can find the Mss in question. I will hunt for it tomorrow. Could you (all three) come in on Thursday afternoon 15th Feb. for a cup of tea?" Entire letter and signature on one side. Handwritten postscript on verso: "PS. Mr Sutherland has ceased from troubling me. You or the Judge must have administered soothing syrup." JULIA WARD HOWE (1819-1910) wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic" in 1862, following visits to army camps in Washington, D.C. Also a writer of poems and essays, Howe was a leader in Boston's woman's suffrage movement. THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON (1823-1911), a Union Colonel of a Black regiment during the Civil War, was a writer, editor and supporter of woman's suffrage. In the 1870s, Howe and Higginson were contributors to "Woman's Journal", founded by Lucy Stone and edited by Mary Livermore. Lightly creased and soiled. Name written (unknown hand) at lower right margin of verso. Overall, fine condition.

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