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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 11: eighty years 1899-1900; aet. 80-81 (search)
such a Club. After talking with Mmes. May Alden Ward and Mabel Loomis Todd, who urged her to carry out the project, she went to see the Queen of Clubs. go ahead! said our mother. call some people together here, at my house, and we will form a Club, and it will be a good one too. the Journal of November 23 says:-- received word from Helen Winslow of a meeting of literary folks called for to-morrow morning at my house. this meeting was very pleasant: Mrs. Ward, Miss Winslow, Jacob Strauss, and Hezekiah Butterworth attended — later Herbert Ward came in. it was voted to form the Boston Authors' Club, and at a second meeting in December the Club was duly organized. in January the Authors' Club made its first public appearance in a meeting and dinner at hotel Vendome, Mrs. Howe presiding, Colonel Higginson (whom she described as her chief vice ) beside her. the brilliant and successful course of the Authors' Club need not be dwelt on here. Her connection with it wa