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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 8: first years in Boston (search)
contest. Dr. Howe in reply referred her to her own son for the desired information, saying, Dear Madam Sumner, Charles knows more about public affairs than I do. Why don't you ask him about them? Oh, doctor, if I ask Charles, he only says, Mother, don't trouble yourself about such things. I was in Washington with Dr. Howe early in the spring of 1856. I remember being present in the senate chamber when a rather stormy debate took place between Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, and Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts. Charles Sumner looked up and, seeing me in the gallery, greeted me with a smile of recognition. I shall never forget the beauty of that smile. It seemed to me to illuminate the whole precinct with a silvery radiance. There was in it all the innocence of his sweet and noble nature. I asked my husband to invite Sumner to dine with us at Willard's Hotel, where we were staying. No, no, he said, Sumner would consider it infra dig. to dine with us at the hotel. He di
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
iss, Anne, her statue of Harriet Martineau, 158. Whittier, John G., praises Passion Flowers, 228; his characterization of Dr. Howe, 370. Wieck, the German composer, described by Mrs. Jameson, 40. Wilbour, Mrs. Charlotte B., prominent in the woman's congress, 385, 386. Wilderness, battle of, 265. Wilhelm Meister, Goethe's, discussed, 59. Wilkes, Rev., Eliza Tupper, takes part in the convention of woman ministers, 312. Willis, N. P., at the Bryant celebration, 278. Wilson, Henry, 178. Wines, Rev., Frederick, at the Prison Reform meetings, 340. Winkworth, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen, friends of peace, their hospitality. 330. Wolcott, Mrs. Henrietta L. T., her talk on waifs, 392; helps Mrs. Howe with the woman's department of a fair in Boston in 1882, 394. Woman suffrage, championed by Wendell Phillips, 157, 158; by John Weiss, 289; meeting in favor of, in Boston, 375; other efforts, 376; workers for it, 378; urged in Vermont, 380; legislative hearings upon,