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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2259

Julia Ward Howe poems


Autograph manuscript book of poems written by American writer and reformer Julia Ward Howe.


  • 1831-1834

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.5 linear feet (1 box)
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.

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).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Link to catalog
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe poems: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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