Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Standard Name: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Birth Name: Harriet Elizabeth Beecher
Married Name: Harriet Elizabeth Stowe
HBS is best known for the highly sentimental and influential anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, although she also authored several other novels, short stories, children's stories, pamphlets, a good deal of journalism, and a biography of Lady Byron (mother of the mathematician and scientist Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace ). Much of her journalism was evangelical in tone. HBS 's reputation peaked with Uncle Tom's Cabin, after which her cultural standing declined.
Black and white, head and shoulders photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe. She is seated, wearing a dark dress with long, wide sleeves, buttons up the front, and a high, ruffled collar. She holds a pair of small spectacles in her hands and her fair, short, curly hair looks unbrushed.
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Cultural formation Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biographers have tended to adopt Robert Browning's scornful skepticism of the spiritualist movement, but it was not a fringe phenomenon. EBB was, historian Alex Owen argues, characteristic of those attracted to spiritualism by its deeply...
Cultural formation Sojourner Truth
Harriet Beecher Stowe called STevidently a full-blooded African. Stowe responded to this idea in part aesthetically, calling her a fine . . . specimen of the torrid zone, rather like a living, breathing impersonation...
Dedications Fanny Aikin Kortright
FAK published the governess novel Anne Sherwood: or, The Social Institutions of England. She signed her dedication to Harriet Beecher Stowe with the pseudonym Berkeley-Aikin.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1550 (1857): 881
Kortright, Fanny Aikin. Anne Sherwood. Richard Bentley, 1857.
1: prelims
Dedications Fanny Aikin Kortright
She says that, not being personally known to Beecher Stowe, she has not asked leave for her dedication, but that Stowe 's work for the black slaves suggests she would favour a work written to...
Education Beatrix Potter
Beatrix, educated at home and six years older than her brother, was a solitary child. She had few toys; but she became deeply interested in science, and was also, from an early age, devoted to...
Education Margiad Evans
An important book in Peggy's early childhood was Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter . The delicate little home pictures of that delicious masterpiece spoke to her as potential artist.
Evans, Margiad. A Ray of Darkness. Arthur Barker, 1952.
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Later favourites included Harriet Beecher Stowe
Education Fanny Fern
As a child FF attended several schools, while her resistance to the piety and obedience expected of young ladies
Walker, Nancy A. Fanny Fern. Twayne, 1993.
7
apparently caused her father some concern. In the final years of her formal education she...
Education Sarah Orne Jewett
She read extensively as a child, and came early to authors as diverse as Jane Austen , George Eliot , Margaret Oliphant , Henry Fielding , Laurence Sterne , Elizabeth Gaskell and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Education Emmeline Pankhurst
EP 's parents encouraged her intellectual development from an early age. Among the important first texts she read were Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress and John BunyanHoly War, and Carlyle 's French Revolution. Her mother...
Education Dora Greenwell
Thereafter, she taught herself, studying philosophy, Latin, German, Italian, French, political economy, and theology.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
199
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke, 1885.
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She was very well read and took a particular interest in the writings of Caroline Norton , Felicia Hemans
Education Helen Waddell
HW was, according to her editor Felicitas Corrigan , [s]teeped in the Bible by heredity and upbringing.
Waddell, Helen. “Acknowledgements; Note; Introduction”. Between Two Eternities, edited by Felicitas Corrigan, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1993, pp. viii - ix, 1.
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Her feeling for religion was even stronger than her feeling for literature: when she first, at about...
Education Ketaki Kushari Dyson
As a child in a middle-class Bengali family, KKD was exposed from an early age to several languages, particularly Bengali, English, Sanskrit, German, and French. She learned English at home from her mother , who...
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Bridge
Marie Louise (Day) Sanders , AB 's mother, was an American from New Orleans, Louisiana (where her English husband met her on a business trip). She died in 1922
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Hoehn, Matthew, editor. Catholic Authors. St Mary’s Abbey, 1952.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Brought up by her black Mammy...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Ada Byron
A slightly different picture is painted by Julia Markus in a biographical study entitled Lady Byron and her Daughters, 2015 (which counts Medora Leigh as an adopted daughter). This concentrates on Lady Noel Byron's...
Family and Intimate relationships Mildred Cable
Another child, Little Lonely, was a deaf mute sold by her parents and abandoned by her owner. MC , Evangeline and Francesca took her in, named her Ai-Lien Gai from MC 's Chinese name...

Timeline

May 1819, May 1820
These months were scheduled for the removal of thousands of subsistence farmers and their families from the Highland estates of Lord and Lady Stafford (later the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland ) in the Sutherland...
1852
In the wake of the success of Stowe 's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Richard Hildreth 's retitled novelThe White Slave; or, Memoirs of a Fugitive appeared in an English edition with illustrations by Charles Kean
Spring 1852
Samuel Orchart Beeton (later the husband of Isabella Mary Beeton) began publishing the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, which stimulated the spread of home dressmaking.
21 March 1853
The thirty-year-old Matthew Arnold addressed to Arthur Hugh Clough a classically misogynist letterabout women writers, their works and their looks.
April 1853
Stage performer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield , an ex-slave from Mississippi and the first Black concert singer to win fame in both the US and Britian, arrived in Liverpool.
9 November 1857
The first issue appeared of the US magazineAtlantic Monthly. It set out to provide articles of an abstract and permanent value, while not ignoring the healthy appetite of the mind for entertainment in...
1861
A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...
1864
Famous Girls who have become Illustrious Women: Forming Models for Imitation by the Young Women of England, a very popular book of biographical sketches by John M. Darton , was published.
1868
Mary Abigail Dodge published Woman's Wrongs: A Counter-Irritant in Boston under the name of Mary Hamilton.