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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2616

Julia Ward Howe proofs and miscellany

Proofs of works by and printed materials by and about, American author and suffrage leader, Julia Ward Howe.


  • 1854-1889 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

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.

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.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe proofs and miscellany, 1854-1889: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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