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A Drama of Exile and other Poems, 2 vols
New York: Henry G. Langley, 1845. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very rare copy with Barrett's name listed twice to satisfy father's insistence she keep family surname, just before she lost inheritance marrying Robert Browning and dropping the second Barrett, 2 volumes, cut to spine on volume 2 and spots on volume one, 8pps publisher ads, bp of Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, and ink inscription on fep from Oliver Johnbson (VA) to Eliza Farnham, dated 1845. Contains dedication and prefacer to American edition not found in UK Poems. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (1877-1948) was an educator, social and peace activist, and leader of numerous organizations. She was president of Mills College for more than a quarter century and was the first female moderator of the American Unitarian Association. Johnson was an abolitionist (as was Barrett) and wrote on the anti-slavery movement. Prison reformer, author, lecturer and early proponent of the superiority of the female sex, Farnham (1815-1864) was born in Rennsselaerville, NY. She is known for her Woman and Her Era, which glorified the reproductive role of women and espoused the notion that the female sex had been created for a higher and more refined sphere than the male, whose responsibility it was to provide the environment to nurture this higher calling for women. Farnham worked with Samuel Gridley Howe at Perkins Institute, then sailed from NY, attempting to lead a group of unmarried women to the gold fields to provide some stability in California. She arrived in Santa Cruz County in 1849. Great associations..
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