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Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3309

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Julia Ward Howe written to Joseph Pulitzer, dated September 12, 1906. The letter is written on behalf of Arthur Clark Kennedy, and describes his manners and connections.


  • 1906 September 12


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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was an American poet and social reformer.

Julia Ward Howe was born on May 27, 1819 in New York City, the daughter of a prominent banker. She married social reformer Samuel Gridley Howe in 1843. She was a poet, and is best known for writing the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." She was also a social reformer, and was particularly interested in abolition, pacifism, and women's suffrage. Together with her husband she edited the Boston Commonwealth, an anti-slavery newspaper. Howe died on October 17, 1910 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Biographical History

Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) was a Hungarian American newspaper publisher.

Joseph Pulitzer was born Politzer József on April 10, 1847 in Makó, Hungary. He emigrated to the United States in 1864, and served in the cavalry during the Civil War. In 1868 he took a job as a reporter for the Westliche Post in St. Louis, Missouri, and soon was elected to the state legislature. He then moved into newspaper publishing, purchasing the St. Louis Dispatch and the St. Louis Post in 1879 and merging the papers to form the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 1883 he purchased the New York World newspaper, where he engaged in yellow journalism publishing in a circulation war with William Randolph Hearst. Pulitzer died on October 29, 1911 on his yacht in Charleston Harbor, Charleston, South Carolina.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)




One holograph letter from Julia Ward Howe to Joseph Pulitzer.

Custodial History note

Donated in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 1990.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.



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Processed; John M. Murphy; June 23, 2006.


Register of the Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer
Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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