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Signed, 4-page autograph poem titled "Not Dead"
Autograph Poem signed: "Mary Clemmer Ames", 4 pages (integral leaf), 6½x8 folded, 13x8 open flat. Her 14-verse, handwritten poem titled "Not Dead," signed on final page. No place, no date. Mary (Clemmer) Ames (1839-1884) was the highest paid female journalist of her day, commanding a salary of $5,000 in 1871. Her "Woman's Letter from Washington," written after her second marriage (to journal editor Edmund Hudson), were especially popular. Ames wrote novels as well as poems. Her home in Washington, D. C. was a social and literary center. Her collected works were published posthumously in 1885. 1 vertical fold crease through center. Lightly creased and toned. Upper right corner creased. Otherwise fine condition.

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