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Printed item commemorating the founding of the New England Women's Club. The item was hand addressed to Mrs. Mary J. Judah and signed by the president of the club, Julia Ward Howe, in November 1892. The item includes all five verses of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and an account by Mrs. Howe of how she came to write the poem.
Typewritten autobiography. SuZan was born in Colorado to Japanese parents. She married Ralph B. Swain in 1938 and has two boys. Mr. Swain was an entomologist who worked in Nicaragua. SuZan and her children were present when Mr. Swain was murdered by bandits on the Pan American Highway in Mexico in 1953. Subsequently, SuZan supported herself by writing and illustrating books. She married William K. Firmage in 1968 and joined the Mormon Church in 1974.