JULIA WARD HOWE - CHECK ENDORSED 01/29/1892 - HFSID 83311
Sale Price $360.00
JULIA WARD HOWE
Howe endorsed this $5.50 check with her agent in 1892.
Check endorsed "Julia Ward Howe." And "H. E. Turner. Agent". 8½x3. Jan. 29, 1892. Check no. 444 for $5.50, made out to "Mrs Julia Ward Howe" by "Roberts [illegible]" and drawn on an account at National Bank of the Commonwealth, Boston, Massachusetts. 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, soiled, stained and creased. Howe's endorsement is lightly smeared on "Julia" but legible. Normal cancellation holes, which touch handwriting on front and endorsements on verso. Light tears along top, left and bottom edges. Folded once horizontally and six times vertically. Light tears along vertical folds at bottom and top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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