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Julia Ward Howe, nineteenth-century American woman of letters, is chiefly remembered for having composed "The Battle-Hymn of the Republic", and for her highly popular lecture tours. She also published poetry, travel writings, journalism including powerful support for women's suffrage and other kinds of rights, biography, and memoirs.
27 May 1819 Julia Ward (later Howe) was one of six living children born in her family in New York City on Marketsfield Street near the Battery. Bibliographic Citation link.
February 1862 "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", composed by JWH, appeared in the Atlantic Monthly (which had published some of Howe's previous work). The magazine paid her four dollars for the poem. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 October 1910 JWH died at Oak Glen, the family's country home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She had been sick with a cold, which turned into bronchitis. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1910 A new but unfinished book of poems (which JWH had been working on at the time of her death in October) was assembled by her daughter Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards and published posthumously by Houghton Mifflin under the title At Sunset. Bibliographic Citation link.
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