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Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Calvin Ellis Stowe
George K. Warren, photographer
whole plate
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
(A-102-440) (SL-6)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was one of eleven children of the Reverend Lyman Beecher. In 1836 she married Calvin Ellis Stowe (1802-1886), an accomplished Biblical scholar. Harriet carved out a career as a writer while raising seven children and dealing with Calvin's frequent bouts of depression and traveling engagements on seminary business. After the success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, she sat for a number of daguerreotype portraits.