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MS Am 2195

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe papers concerning the Battle Hymn of the Republic, 1897-1906: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: HD, pf
Call No.: MS Am 2195
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910.
Title: Julia Ward Howe papers concerning the Battle Hymn of the Republic,
Date(s): 1897-1906.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (1 box and 1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers concerning the Battle Hymn of the Republic by author and suffragist Julia Ward Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59M-115 - 59M-119. Gift of the children of Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and Henry Richards: Henry Howe Richards, John Richards, Rosalind Richards, Julia Ward Shaw, and Laura Elizabeth Wiggins; received: 1959 December.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Julia Ward Howe Papers Concerning the Battle Hymn of the Republic, 1897-1906 (MS Am 2195). 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 Monthly published her poem "Battle hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts in the hand of Julia Ward Howe, a facsimile of her first draft, notes, letters, radio scripts, and printed matter concerning the hymn.

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