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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 A.M. (unsigned) , July 18, 1918, 4pp. 4to., an unpublished poem styled after "Night before Christmas", completely in Howard's hand, penned on the arrival of a newborn child, most likely a relative.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

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