Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer

Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer

Dates: 1906 September 12

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. -- Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911
  • Call Number: MSS 3309
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3309; Julia Ward Howe letter to Joseph Pulitzer; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3309, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1990.
Subject Terms
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910--Correspondence; Kennedy, Arthur Clark, 1857-1926; Material Types; Poets, English
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Processing Information
Processed; John M. Murphy; June 23, 2006.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Howe (Julia Ward) letter to Joseph Pulitzer
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:04-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

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.

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