: This scrapbook, compiled by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Memorial Association between 1943-1946, documents the organization's purchase of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Home in 1943 and its subsequent property transition to the Ohio Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection) in 1945. The scrapbook documents much of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Memorial Association's work, including minutes, letters, newspaper clippings, paperwork, bylaws, and photographs of the organization's board of trustees. It also contains biographical information about Harriet Beecher Stowe, an 1888 autographed letter by Frederick Douglass, materials related to George Washington Carver and Abraham Lincoln, and a playbill from a theatrical performance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Letters of support from local and national politicians, civic leaders and descendants of Stowe are included as well.
Lane Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, built the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in 1833 to serve as a home to the seminary's president, Dr. Lyman Beecher. His daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, moved from Connecticut in 1832 to live with him while her husband was absent. She had twin daughters in the home and spent seventeen years in Cincinnati before returning to the east coast in 1850. In 1852, Stowe published "Uncle Tom's Cabin, " a novel exposing the brutalities of slavery, which she claimed is largely based on interviews she conducted with escaped slaves while in Cincinnati.
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: MSS1456AV_B02_001 Subjects
: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896; Women abolitionists - Ohio; Authors; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Underground Railroad; Ohio Historical Society Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)