ArchiveLIVERMORE, Mary. American abolitionist, and advocate of Women's Rights. Autograph signed poem: She campaigned for the Lincoln- Hamlin ticket in 1860, and when the American Civil War broke out, she became connected with the United States Sanitary Commission in Chicago, performing a vast amount of labor of all kinds—organizing auxiliary societies, visiting hospitals and military posts, contributing to the press, answering correspondence, and more. She helped organize the Chicago Fair of 1863, and when the war was over, she instituted a pro-women's suffrage paper called the Agitator, which was afterwards merged in the Woman's Journal. She was editor for two years and a frequent contributor thereafter. She also devoted herself to the Promotion of Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement, starting her own Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Chapter in her hometown of Melrose, Massachusetts.
Autograph Poem Signed. August 30, 1890. Melrose, Mass. 1 page,
"And not more sure am I that they,
Whom ocean 's waves divide,
Will meet again, some
happy day, I and linger side by side; - '
'Than that the day will surely come,
When we, and all we love,
Will meet with kiss and clasping hands,
In that dear land above. '
Mary A. Livermore Aug. 30, 1890 '' These lines are from an 1885 poem mourning the untimely death of New Hampshire Governor Frederick Smyth's wife Emily. In very good condition.