[ Fanny Garrison; suffrage; black rights ] Autograph Poem signed Fannie Garrison with autograph verse signed by Francis Jackson] Garrison

Fanny Garrison [Helen Frances “Fanny” Garrison Villard (1844–1928), American women's suffrage campaigner, pacifist, co-founder of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People].
Publication details: 
{Fannie's verse} Boston, Oct.21, 1860; {Francis Jackson's verse} Boston, Oct.23, 1860.
SKU: 23139

One page, 12mo, very good condition. Text, a verse from Gerald Massey's To-Day and To-Morrow (see note below) as follows: [Fanny's quotation marks] Though hearts brood o'er the past, our eyes | With smiling features glisten, | For, lo! our day bursts up the skies! | Lean out your souls and listen! | The world rolls Freedom's radiant way, | And ripens with her sorrows; | Keep heart! who bears the cross to-day, | Shall wear the crown tomorrow. | Fannie Garrison. | Boston, Oct.21st, 1860 | [ 'Mrs Henry villard' in another hand ] || Why ask a name? Small is the good it brings; | Names are but breath; deeds, deeds alone are things. | Francis J. Garrison. | Boston, Oct. 23, 1860. Note: Given the date of writing, Fanny (aged 15) probably found the poem in this publication, Souvenir of Modern Minstrelsy: a collection of original and select poetry, by living writers (London, 1860); Francis Jackson Garrison's lines are apparently the response of Horace Mann to a request for an autograph in 1852. Garrison, also an abolitionist in later life, was born in 1848, his age reflected in his handwriting,~1200~AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM POETRY VERSE ABOLITIONIST WOMENS SUfFRAGE SLAVERY~ ~0~SF41 Archive at Harvard~