Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811 – 1896)

14 June 1811 – 1 July 1896

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Pertinent Archives:

Atlanta University, Trevor Arnett Library, Negro Collection (correspondence) (
Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts of women including Stowe) (
Boston Public Library (16-page letter to Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, a manuscript, promissory notes to antislavery fairs, letters to William Lloyd Garrison, and letters mentioning Stowe between abolitionists) (
Burlington Public Library (autograph signatures and letters of women including Stowe) (
Chicago Historical Society (a letter to Stowe regarding the welfare of a black family in Washington, D.C.) (
Chicago Public Library, Special Collections (autographed sentiments (1877) and a cabinet photo (1882)) (
Connecticut State Library, Archives, History, and Genealogy Unit (papers of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Assoc., co-organized by Stowe) (
Florida Historical Society, University of South Florida (letter to Ellen Long) (
The Huntington Library (letters to James Thomas Fields) (
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (family and business correspondence) (
Mills College Library, Manuscript Collections (correspondence and manuscripts) (
Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center (1884 letter) (
The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (letter) (
North Carolina Division of Archives and History (letter, newspaper clipping) (
Northwestern University Library, Special Collections (correspondence) (
Rutherford B. Hayes Library (correspondence with William Claflin) (
Schlesinger Library (correspondence, misc. writings, clippings, and memorabilia) (
Smith College, Neilson Library, Rare Book Room (letters and/or manuscripts) (
Stowe-Day Library (misc. papers and correspondence, an underground stack area which contains more than 12,000 books, 4,000 pamphlets, and 180,000 manuscript items, all fully cataloged, as well as 12,000 images (photographs, prints, broadsides, posters, drawings) (
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (letters to Mrs. Charles Dudley Warner) (
University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Department of Special Collections (clippings of an edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) (
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library (11 letters to Phoenix Family) (
University of Virginia Library, Manuscripts Department (correspondence, manuscripts, photos, and other papers of women including Stowe) (
University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library, Special Collections (letters included in first volume of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) (
Westbrook College (correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, photos, memorabilia, and books of women including Stowe) (
Wilkes College Library (1882 letter to an unidentified correspondent) (
Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library (

Legacy References:

Ammons, Elizabeth. “Review of Thomas F. Gossett’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and American Culture.” Legacy 3.2 (1986):  60-61.

Barnes, Ashley C. “The Word Made Exhibition: Protestant Reading Meets Catholic Worship in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Gates Ajar.” Legacy 29.2 (2012):  179-200.

Chapman, Mary. “Review of Leslie Petty’s Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920.” Legacy 25.2 (2008):  343-45. [LION]

Cohen, Lara Langer. “Review of Jennifer Mason’s Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900.” Legacy 23.2 (2006):  209-10. [LION]

Cutter, Martha J. “In Short: New Approaches to the Study of American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 16.2 (1999):  211-12. [GW]  [LION]

Cutter, Martha J. “Brief Thoughts on New Approaches, Texts, Anthologies, and Bibliographies of Interest to Readers of Legacy.” Legacy 14.1 (1997):  73. [GW]  [LION]

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. “Review of Marianne Noble’s The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature.” Legacy 18.2 (2001):  239. [GW]  [LION]

Dobson, Joanne. “‘The Invisible Lady’: Emily Dickinson and Conventions of the Female Self.” Legacy 3.1 (1986):  41-55.

Dobson, Joanne, and Judith Fetterley. “Nineteenth-Century American Novel: A Revised Syllabus.” Legacy 1.1 (1984):  6.

Elbert, Monika. “Review of Naomi Z. Sofer’s Making the “America of Art”: Cultural Nationalism and NineteenthCentury Women Writers and Susan S. Williams’s Reclaiming Authorship: Literary Women in America, 1850-1900.” Legacy 24.1 (2007):  135-37. [LION]

Formichella, Annamaria. “Domesticity and Nationalism in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Agnes of Sorrento.” Legacy 15.2 (1998):  188-203. [GW]  [LION]

Frost, Linda. “Review of eds. Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves’s The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers & the Periodical, 1837-1916.” Legacy 20.1 (2003):  214-15. [GW]  [LION]

Fryer, Judith. “Review of Jane Tompkins’s Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction: 1790-1860.” Legacy 2.2 (1985):  77-79.

Fulton, DoVeanna S. “Review of Venetria K. Patton’s Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women’s Fiction.” Legacy 17.2 (2000):  230-31. [GW]  [LION]

Gardner, Eric. “Stowe Takes the Stage: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Christian Slave.” Legacy 15.1 (1998):  78-84. [GW]  [LION]

Gaul, Theresa Strouth. “Review of eds. Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls’s Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865-1935.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  179-81. [LION]

Harris, Sharon M. “Review of Elaine Showalter’s Sister’s Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 10.2 (1993):  142-43.

Hedrick, Joan D. “Review of ed. Eric J. Sundquist’s New Essays on Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Legacy 5.1 (1988):  53-54.

Henderson, Desiree. “Review of ed. Elizabeth Ammons’s Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Casebook and Sarah Robbins’s The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe.” Legacy 26.1 (2009):  166-69. [MUSE]  [GW]  [LION]

Higgins, Lisa Cochran. “Adulterous Individualism, Socialism, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Anti-Suffrage Writing.” Legacy 21.2 (2004):  193-209. [LION]

Hiro, Molly. “Review of eds. Denise Kohn, Sarah Meer, and Emily B. Todd’s Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture.” Legacy 25.2 (2008):  335-37. [LION]

Jacobson, Kristin J. “Renovating The American Woman’s Home: American Domesticity in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  105-27. [LION]

Jones, Anne Goodwyn. “Review of Mary Kelley’s Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America.” Legacy 2.2 (1985):  74-75.

Karcher, Carolyn. “Review of Joan D. Hedrick’s Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life.” Legacy 12.2 (1995):  142-44.

Kent, Holly M. “Review of ed. Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley’s Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  175-77. [LION]

Kilcup, Karen L. “The Domestic Abroad: Cross-Class (Re)Visions of Europe and America.” Legacy 16.1 (1999):  22-36. [GW]  [LION]

Klein, Rachel Naomi. “Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Domestication of Free Labor Ideology.” Legacy 18.2 (2001):  135-52. [GW]  [LION]

Levander, Caroline. “Review of Elizabeth Maddock Dillon’s The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere.” Legacy 22.2 (2005):  208. [LION]

Lilly, Thomas. “Review of Melissa J. Homestead’s American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 and Joyce W. Warren’s Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts.” Legacy 24.1 (2007):  138-40. [LION]

Petrino, Elizabeth. “Review of Elizabeth Young’s Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War.” Legacy 18.1 (2001):  112-13. [GW]  [LION]

Robbins, Sarah. “Review of Mary Kelley’s Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic/Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South and Catherine Kerrison’s Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  162-64. [LION]

Rosenthal, Debra J. “Review of eds. Elizabeth Ammons and Susan Belasco’s Approaches to Teaching Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Legacy 18.1 (2001):  111. [GW]  [LION]

Rosenthal, Debra J. “Review of Sarah Meer’s Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s.” Legacy 23.1 (2005):  96-7. [LION]

Saje, Natasha. “Open Coffins and Sealed Books: The Death of the Coquette in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred.” Legacy 15.2 (1998):  158-70. [GW]  [LION]

Samuels, Shirley. “Review of Mary Louise Kete’s Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America and Lori Merish’s Sentimental Materialism.” Legacy 18.2 (2001):  250. [GW]  [LION]

Schultz, Lucille M. “Review of Sarah Robbins’s Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women’s Narratives on Reading and Writing in the Nineteenth Century.” Legacy 23.2 (2006):  203-04. [LION]

Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. “Review of Eva Allegra Raimon’s The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction and Teresa C. Zackodnik’s The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction/The Mulatta and the Politics of Race.” Legacy 23.2 (2006):  206-07. [LION]

Smith, Gail K. “Review of Dorothy Z. Baker’s America’s Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi Americana.” Legacy 26.1 (2009):  177-78. [MUSE]  [GW]  [LION]

Sorisio, Carolyn. “Review of ed. Karen L. Kilcup’s Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition.” Legacy 17.2 (2000):  229. [GW]  [LION]

Stockton, Elizabeth. “Review of Jeannine Marie DeLombard’s Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  174-75. [LION]

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Legacy Reprint:  “Women Writers on Women Writing: from Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe, ed. Annie Fields (1898).” Legacy 3.2 (1986):  63.

Thrailkill, Jane F. “Review of Karen Sánchez-Eppler’s Dependent States: The Child’s Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture.” Legacy 23.2 (2006):  201-03. [LION]

Voeller, Carey R. “Review of Annamaria Formichella Elsden’s Roman Fever: Domesticity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  170-71. [LION]

Warren, Joyce W. “Review of Ann R. Shapiro’s Unlikely Heroines: Nineteenth-Century American Women. Legacy 5.2 (1988):  66-68.

Zagarell, Sandra A. Review of Rutgers University Press American Women Writers Series. Legacy 4.2 (1987):  62-66.