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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S892b

Letters from Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852-1860


Two letters from American abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe, one concerning Uncle Tom's Cabin, the other about a possible article on John Brown.


  • Creation: 1852-1860

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 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 two letters from Harriet Beecher Stowe, one concerning support from readers in Scotland for her book Uncle Tom's Cabin and her thoughts about her motivation and response to the work; the other about a possible article on John Brown.


Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin and other books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 52-56

The Letters from Harriet Beecher Stowe were given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Cam in 1952.

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 Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hattie Stowe Letters, 1893 (A/S892a).

Processing Information

Processed: January 1988

By: Bert Hartry

Updated and additional description added: February 2021

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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