News Display: Harriet Beecher Stowe Is Born

| June 14, 2017


    Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut to the Reverend Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote Beecher? One of many children, Stowe became a student and then a teacher at Hartford Female Seminary which was founded by her sister Catherine. Harriet began writing stories for a Cincinnati literary club. She became internationally famous with the publication of Uncle Toms Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly (1851), an anti-slavery novel. Stowe published more than 30 books, in addition to articles, poems, and hymns.

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Check out these books by Harriet Beecher Stowe:

Explore archival sources through Archive Grid, including the University of Virginia’s Guide to the Papers of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1826-1898, including literary manuscripts; correspondences; miscellaneous documents; and prints, photographs, and engravings.

Visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut.


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