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    Julia Ward Howe Original Autograph Manuscript Signed in full. One page, 5.5" x 8", [Boston], January 1, 1902. A poem written as a thank you note for a gift to noted poet, author, and literary critic Mrs. Louise Chandler Moulton, it reads (in full): "Your silver box is, to my mind, A gift of friendship ever kind. The Giver's match is hard to find." Mrs. Moulton has noted on the original mailing envelope (addressed in Mrs. Howe's handwriting): "Mrs. Julia Ward Howe- a verse of thanks for my matchbox-" Excellent item connecting two of the most popular female poets of the late 19th century. Very fine condition with mailing folds. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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