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Finding Aid To The Collection Of Harriet Beecher Stowe Materials, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Colby College Special Collections Jan 2018

Finding Aid To The Collection Of Harriet Beecher Stowe Materials, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Colby College Special Collections

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an influential author and novelist, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in a household of ardent theologians and abolitionists which included her parents, Lyman and Roxana Beecher, and many of her thirteen siblings, notably her brother, Henry Ward Beecher. She received an advanced education for a woman of her time at the local seminary for girls run by her sister Catharine. In 1836, she married the abolitionist Calvin Ellis Stowe; the couple supported the Underground Railroad and sheltered fugitive slaves. In 1850, Stowe began writing installments of her best-known work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which had a ...