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JULIA WARD HOWE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 157741

JULIA WARD HOWE Howe handwrote and signed this letter to Little-Brown Publishers on the back of a blank 1¢ postcard, inquiring about the postage on a cookbook that Little-Brown offered to send at no additional cost. Autograph letter signed: "Julia Ward Howe." 1 page, 5½x3¼, on verso of 1¢ Jefferson postcard.

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JULIA WARD HOWE
Howe handwrote and signed this letter to Little-Brown Publishers on the back of a blank 1¢ postcard, inquiring about the postage on a cookbook that Little-Brown offered to send at no additional cost.
Autograph letter signed: "Julia Ward Howe." 1 page, 5½x3¼, on verso of 1¢ Jefferson postcard. Milville Station, Newport, Rhode Island. Postmarked Newport, Rhode Island, October 9, year illegible. Addressed in Howe's hand to: "Little ~ Brown Publishers, Washington Court, Boston, Mass." In full: "Gentlemen. it is announced that you will send the Consolidated Cook Book free, on recpt of postage. If you will kindly inform me of the amount to be paid for postage, I will send it in stamps at once [illegible]." 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, and soiled. Handwriting, but not signature, is lightly smeared in places, but legible. Show-through from postmark on message side, which touches handwriting but not signature. Rounded corners. Light nicks on top and left edges. Otherwise in fine condition.

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