Julia Ward Howe

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JWH , 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.
Black and white half-length photograph of Julia Ward Howe, seated and turning a little towards the camera. She wears an ample  dark dress with white ruffles at the throat and front, and a white cap over her ears and her grey hair.
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Milestones

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.
Howe, Julia Ward. Reminiscences, 1819–1899. Houghton Mifflin, 1899.
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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.
Clifford, Deborah Pickman. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. Little, Brown and Co., 1978.
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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.
Clifford, Deborah Pickman. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. Little, Brown and Co., 1978.
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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.
Howe, Julia Ward. At Sunset. Houghton Mifflin, 1910.
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Biography

Birth and Family

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.
Howe, Julia Ward. Reminiscences, 1819–1899. Houghton Mifflin, 1899.
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