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Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) to Dr. Stone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01584.01 Author/Creator: Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Place Written: Brunswick, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa spring 1851 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21 x 13.5 cm

Summary of Content: Writes from "Woodside Cottage." Says she just received his letter and hopes to see him in Boston next week. Asks him "to make no public mention if you have not, of the Uncle Tom project till I have seen you. Don't mention it at any rate till then." Stowe began writing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in early 1851. The recipient may be Rev. Thomas Treadwell Stone (1801-1895), a Unitarian minister, writer, Transcendentalist, and abolitionist from Massachusetts.

Background Information: Woodside Cottage may have been located near Brunswick, Maine, where Stowe would have been living with her family in early 1851.

People: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryUncle TomLiterature and Language ArtsWomen's HistoryAbolitionReform MovementTranscendentalist

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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