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MS Am 2616

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe proofs and miscellany, 1854-1889: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2616
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910.
Title: Julia Ward Howe proofs and miscellany,
Date(s): 1854-1889 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Proofs of works by and printed materials by and about, American author and suffrage leader, Julia Ward Howe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-317F. Donor unknown; received: 1948? Original accession record states: "Material to be added to the Julia Ward Howe Papers."

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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 Proofs and Miscellany, 1854-1889 (MS Am 2616). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Ward Howe authored the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and participated in women's suffrage as a club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote in 1861 during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. Her husband Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe was director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Boston.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes proofs of some poems in her volume Passion-flowers and for the poem Christmas published in the Christian Register, as well as clippings by and about Julia Ward Howe, and other printed ephemera.


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