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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B414s2

Additional papers of the Beecher-Stowe family, 1853-1896

Overview

Collection includes handwritten letters signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1863-1896; two photographs of Eunice White (Mrs. Henry Ward) Beecher, 1886; autograph letters signed by Henry Ward Beecher, 1853-1887, as well as sentiments and essays written by him; photographs of Henry Ward Beecher, 1881; engravings of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher; etc. Many of the letters and photographs are addressed to Edward W. Bok, editor of the Ladies' Home Journal.

Dates

  • 1853-1869

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Beecher-Stowe family, as well as, copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

4 folders (3 folders, 1 folio+ folder)
Collection includes handwritten letters signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1863-1896; two photographs of Eunice White (Mrs. Henry Ward) Beecher, 1886; autograph letters signed by Henry Ward Beecher, 1853-1887, as well as sentiments and essays written by him; photographs of Henry Ward Beecher, 1881; engravings of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher; etc. Many of the letters and photographs are addressed to Edward W. Bok, editor of the Ladies' Home Journal.

BIOGRAPHY

Prominent New England family noted for its contributions in the fields of education, religion, humanitarianism, and literature.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2013-M3

The additional papers of the Beecher-Stowe family were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Michael Laird Rare Books in 2013.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956; Beecher-Stowe family Additional papers (A-102.1); and James Chaplin Beecher Papers, 1850-1946 (A-123).

Processing Information

Processed: January 2013

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: October 2020By: Amber L. MooreThe Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Link to catalog
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director's Fund.
EAD ID
sch01892

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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