Please note our new address: 98 Bohemia Ave Suite 2  Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Phone 203-276-1570 / Fax 203-883-1483 / Email sales@alexautographs.com
     

Full Details for Lot 443

Previous LotNext Lot
Click to enlarge
 

Sale 38 Lot 443

EMILY HOWARD(1827-1929) Promoter of education for Blacks, founder of schools for Blacks in Northcumberland County, Virginia, an advocator of woman's suffrage, temperance and peace. A.M. (unsigned) , July 18, 1918, 4pp. 4to., an unpublished poem styled after "Night before Christmas", completely in Howard's hand, penned on the arrival of a newborn child, most likely a relative. In part: "...Listen, my family, and you shall hear, of the thrilling experience of Clara dear, Twas the midnight of the July 8th, 1918, everyone is more alive who remembers the famous night & year, of the grand affair of Clara dear. II. Twas the night before morning when all through house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. When all of a sudden to here was such a yell, it sounded exactly like tortures of - well- twas a wee little baby just on its way...". Fine condition. Howard is scarce in any format!
Estimate $ 200-300

Back    Inquiry   
 

© Alexander Historical Auctions.  Images, descriptions and condition reports used on this site are original copyright material and are not to be reproduced without permission. For further information telephone (203) 276-1570

   
Copyright © 2017 Alexander Historical Auctions, LLC - All rights reserved. | Site Map | Legal | Privacy Policy