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COLLECTION Identifier: A-102; M-45

Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956

Lyman Beecher - family correspondence. 24 letters from Lyman Beecher to his daughter, Catharine, 1815-1929. Digital

Scope and Contents Lyman discusses Alexander Fisher's slowness in declaring his intentions (toward Catharine) and later, after their engagement and Fisher's death, tries to comfort her. His efforts to help her get her school started in Hartford. Discusses her brother Edward's career prospects. Much religious exhortation. His debt. The family's state of health, affairs of the Litchfield Church. The later letters are directed to Mary, George, and Harriet Beecher as well.

Lyman Beecher - professional correspondence. 2 letters from W.B. Sprague, Albany, to Lyman, November 29, 1846, March 6, 1848. Digital

Scope and Contents On November 29, 1846, Sprague wishes to obtain a complete set of Lyman's pamphlet sermons. On March 6, 1848, he asks for recollections of a Dr. Buell for inclusion in Sprague's proposed bibliographical "Annals of the American Pulpit."

Lyman Beecher - professional correspondence. 2 letters from D.H. Allen of the Lane Seminary faculty, July 6, 1849, September 23, 1850. Digital

Scope and Contents Writing to Lyman in Boston, July 6, 1849, he describes the cholera epidemic in Cincinnati. Non-church-going people are the worse afflicted. The Stowe family is well. On September 23, 1850, he terms the moment a critical one in Lane affairs, and urges Lyman to return (from Brooklyn).