JULIA WARD HOWE. Soul, stirring AQS, the opening line of her “Battle Hymn of the Republic, ” boldly penned on a 7×4.25 ivory sheet and dated July 6, 1899. In full: “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the/coming of the Lord.” Fine condition, with light wrinkling away from the writing and two light vertical folds, one intersecting the last letter of her signature. Extremely scarce and ideal for display.

$2, 500