Contents and Arrangement

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mrs. Edward Hale signed "Your loving Aunt", undated

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of an autograph manuscript of Catharine Beecher, and correspondence of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Ward Beecher. Harriet Beecher's material includes an autograph letter to her niece, Mrs. Edward Hale; a letter (1886) addressed to "Dear Sir" about her book Uncle Tom's Cabin, an autograph letter (1876) addressed to "Dear Major," and a document (1850) appointing C. G. Crane as her agent. Also included is a lithograph portrait of Beecher and an autograph signature (1890). Catharine Beecher's material consists of an autograph manuscript titled "The McWhorter Case" (20 leaves), which details the facts of a love affair between "Ms. Bacon" and "Mr. McWhorter," and an autograph letter (1845) to Miss Mary Hilhouse. Material of Henry Ward Beecher includes a letter (1860) to Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, trying to get his sister's son, Charles Stowe, into the Naval Academy and an autograph letter addressed to "My Dear Sir," dated August 14, 1865.

Collection History



Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mrs. Edward Hale signed "Your loving Aunt"; Beecher Family Collection, C1217, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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