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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE AUTOGRAPHED QUOTE AND NOTE SIGNED IN AN HISTORIC FAMILY RELATED AUTOGRAPH ALBUM 22 pages with mostly full page entries, hers is one page, 6 x 8, page detached from binding, In Full: "First in the Lord And do good. From your unknown but Sincere Friend, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hartford, Conn, Jany. 1, 1889," with some foxing and age toning and bottom edge chipped, writing very readable. Other pages of the Autograph Album are signed by her son, Charles Edward Stowe, and her daughter, Eliza Tyler Stowe, her sister Fannie Beecher, and including many full pages of religious inspiration addressed to "Hattie."   

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a daughter of clergyman, sister of a clergyman, wife of a clergyman, mother of a clergyman, all abolitionists. She was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book credited with helping to precipitate the Civil War. She claimed that God wrote it, and she merely took dictation.

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE and her husband Calvin Stowe (1802-86) had seven children. Only three survived them:        

Charles Edward Stowe (1850-1934) was the Stowe's youngest son and his antics became the model for her story Our Charley. He became a minister in 1878, married, had three children, wrote a biography of his mother, The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, in1889, the same year he also signed this Autograph Album, "Chas. E. Stowe, Hartford, Conn, Jan 12, 1889. 

Eliza Tyler Stowe (1836-1912) and her twin sister, Hattie Beecher Stowe (1836-1907), were the oldest Stowe children. Neither married but were well read. They lived with their parents and worked as correspondents and assistants for their mother, took care of the house, and later took care of their aging parents.

Also a one page letter in the Autograph Album from Fannie C. Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe's sister, In Full: "Hamilton, Ind, Feb 21, 1892, To Hattie: Let us do our work as well, Both the unseen and the seen, Make the house where God's may dwell, Beautiful, entire, and clean. From your sister, Fannie C. Beecher." 

The Autograph Album cover is tattered some of the pages are loose from the binding, but most of the pages and entries are in fine condition. There are two vintage photo portraits of young boys, 4 x 6, in period suits and ties. This historic find requires further research to uncover other interesting family connections to Harriet Beecher Stowe.

$1500    #10251

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