Winter residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe photograph   Save
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Description: This photograph shows Miss Stowe, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, Professor Stowe, and Harriet Beecher Stowe in front of their winter cottage in Mandarin, Florida. At her winter residence, Stowe and her husband Calvin hosted Bible studies and were very active in the community in Mandarin, such as helping to found the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour and instigating the construction of a school for African Americans. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was a prolific author and abolitionist. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to stay with her father, Reverend Lyman Beecher, a prominent religious leader, and his large family, a prolific group of religious leaders, educators, writers and antislavery and women's rights advocates. Harriet lived there during her formative years which later led her to write the best-selling novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin, " a fictionalized account of the pain slavery imposed on its victims and of the difficult struggles of slaves to escape and travel via the Underground Railroad to freedom in the northern states or Canada. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS3008
Subjects: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896; Abolitionists; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Women authors
Places: Mandarin (Florida)