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    Julia Ward Howe Autograph Letter Signed "Julia W. Howe". 2.5 pages, 4" x 6", foldover lettersheet, np, nd, to "My dear Fields". This was almost certainly James Fields, co-publisher of Atlantic Monthly, the magazine that first published Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." It reads, in part: "I have kept this, not liking the 2nd line of the first verse. Is this better? 'An amber, gathering straws?' Please look at this seriously..." She is speaking of one of her poems, titled "The Fine Lady," that was originally published in the January, 1863 issue of Atlantic. Very fine save for a couple of light, minor stains on the front page. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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