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    Thomas W. Higginson Autograph Letter Signed "T.W. Higginson." Four integral pages, 4.5" x 7", Holden [Massachusetts], August 19, 1888, to a relative identified as "kinsman" regarding the works of famous women of the day, including artist Anne Whitney and poet Helen Hunt Jackson. Higgins (1823-1911) was a Unitarian minister and abolitionist who served as colonel of the first black regiment during the Civil War. He was also the literary mentor of poet Emily Dickinson. Separation of the main vertical fold.

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    October, 2014
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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