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    Early Women Reformers' Archive. This interesting and wide-ranging collection features letters, notes, and associated items, either endorsed or signed by five important female leaders in the fields of women's rights, temperance, writing and journalism, politics, and social services. It includes the following items:
    Three Julia Ward Howe Autograph Letters Signed. Two on 4" x 6" paper, one on 5" x 7.75" paper, all three written on recto and verso. Letters are dated June 14, 1895, April 19, 1900, and April 26, 1900. Slight to moderate age toning, occasional staining along edges. Very good.
    Three Clare Booth Luce Typed Letters Signed. Each on colored stationery ranging in size from 5" x 7.25" to 6.5" x 8.5", dated February 28, 1947; November 11, 1959; January 28, 1953. All three are thank you letters, two written on her imprinted letterhead. All Fine.
    Clara Barton's Personal Calling Card. Approximately 4" x 3.5" calling card reading: "Clara Barton, President of the American National Association of the Red Cross, Government Delegate to the Conference of Carlsruke [Karlsruhe, Germany] 1887," and identifies Ms. Barton as being a delegate from Washington, D.C. Inscribed in an unidentified hand. Creases and age toning. Glue remnants on verso. Very good condition.
    Sarah K. Bolton Autograph Note Signed. One page, one sided, 4.5" x 6.75", Cleveland, October 19, 1998. Thank you note bears two punch holes at upper center. Lightly age toned. Fine.
    Margaret Sangster Inscribed On the Road Home Title Page. One page, 4.5" x 6.75", n.p., n.d. Inscribed "For Mr. Alexander Black, The Brooklyn Times." Not signed. Moderate age toning and soiling. Very good condition.
    Dorothea Dix Autograph Note Signed. Two pages including integral address leaf, written on recto of first page only, approximately 4" x 6.75", Savannah, February 23, 1859. Minor age toning and soiling. Seal tear; glue remnants on verso. Very good condition.
    F. R. Southmayd Autograph Letter Signed. American Red Cross Agent at New Orleans. One page, one sided, 8.25" x 10.75", on American Association of the Red Cross letterhead, New Orleans, January 5, 1885. Letter mentions meetings for Ms. Barton. Moderate age toning, moderate wear. Good condition.
    Prospective buyers are advised to view all items in the lot carefully prior to bidding.


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