JULIA WARD HOWE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 251832
JULIA WARD HOWE Howe handwrote and signed this note: "Please observe corrections". Affixed to an 8x10 sheet of paper with a copy of Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic and b/w book photo of Howe. Autograph note signed "Julia Ward Howe.
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JULIA WARD HOWE
Howe handwrote and signed this note: "Please observe corrections". Affixed to an 8x10 sheet of paper with a copy of Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic and b/w book photo of Howe.
Autograph note signed "Julia Ward Howe." 1 page, 5x2, affixed to 8½x10¾ sheet of paper with 5¼x7¾ book page with copy of Battle Hymn of the Republic and b/w photo of Howe. In full: "Please observe corrections". Postcripted: "Note. The 'good feeling era' was/in Madison's presidency." 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). Note is lightly toned and rippled. Adhesive shows through paper and touches handwriting but not signature. Mounting paper and poem are lightly toned and creased and have adhesive residue. Paper has five binder holes near left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.