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MS Am 2259

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe poems: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: gen
Call No.: MS Am 2259
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910.
Title: Julia Ward Howe poems
Date(s): 1831-1834
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Autograph manuscript book of poems written by American writer and reformer Julia Ward Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*63M-225. Gift of Mr. John Richards and Miss Rosalind Richards; received: 1964 Apr.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Julia Ward Howe Poems (MS Am 2259). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Ward Howe was the author of the "Battle hymn of the Republic" and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthy published her poem "Battle hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. Her father was successful banker Samuel Ward (1786-1839).

Scope and Contents

Volume of poems containing a few loose notes, poems, and letters. JWH wrote this volume when she was between twelve and fifteen years old and dedicated it to her father, Samuel Ward.

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