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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S892a

Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hattie Stowe, 1893


Letters from American abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe and her daughter Hattie to the assistant principal of Girls' High School (Brooklyn, New York).


  • Creation: 1893

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hattie Stowe 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.


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Collection consists of a letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe and a letter from her daughter Hattie Stowe to Mrs. Lewis, a friend and an assistant principal of Girls' High School in Brooklyn, New York. One letter concerns donating autographed copies of Uncle Tom's Cabin for a fair at Girls' High School in Brooklyn, New York, and the other letter is about the life and death of Phillips Brooks.


Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin and other books. Stowe's daughter Hattie lived and traveled with her mother.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 679

The Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hattie Stowe were given to the Schlesinger Library by Girls' High School (Brooklyn, New York), 1964.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956 (A-102); Beecher-Stowe family Additional papers (A-102.1); Beecher family Additional papers, 1853-1896 (A/B414s2); James Chaplin Beecher Papers, 1850-1946 (A-123); Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1854-1890 (A/S892); and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852-1860 (A/S892b).

Processing Information

Processed: January 1988

By: Bert Hartry

Updated and additional description added: December 2020

By: Laura Peimer

The 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.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Radcliffe Class of 1956 and the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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