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A Remarkable gathering of
Harriet Beecher Stowe ephemera, signatures, handwritten
correspondence and photographs relating to both the Stowe and Allen
Included are many Stowe and Allen family
photos, books, bibles (a prayer book belonging to and signed by
Calvin Ellis Stowe), photo albums and a wonderful 1865-1877
"Visitors Book" from the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s daughter
Georgiana Stowe Allen and her husband Henry Allen. This album
contains several small sketches, watercolors and oil paintings that
are signed and dated by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also appearing in the
album are several photographs of the Hartford home of Harriet
Beecher Stowe as well as other Stowe family homes and interests.
MANY guest book entries signed by Harriet as well. Included amongst
the MANY Stowe, Allen, Beecher and Ely family signatures are:
Stowe (many signatures) and her husband Calvin Ellis Stowe (many)
and the Stowe children (many): Fred W. Stowe (several), Charles
Edward Stowe (several), Miss H.B. Stowe (several), Hattie Stowe
(Miss H.B., several), Eliza Tyler Stowe (several), Grace Beecher,
Mrs. Freeman Allen, G.B. Beecher, Harriet E. Ely, A.B. Ely, H.E.
Ely, Bessie Ely, and more.
Signatures of other visitors include:
J. Edward Warren, Manton Eastburn, Ellen A. Winslow, F.D.
Huntington, Charlotte Read, Thomas M. Clark, Mary F. B. Perkins,
Hettie B. Stowe, Lucy A. Perkins, Tammy E. Lang, J. Field, Alfred
Ely, Mrs. Miron Winslow, May Glover, Helen Bigelow, Susan Learoyd,
T.C. Perkins, Alfred P. Rockwell, Katherine V. Rockwell, Helen
Bigelow, Edwin M. Van Deusen, Harriet S. Winslow, Anne Catherine
Warren, Mary S. Johnson, Howard Clark, Susan Walton, Gerard Walton,
Catherine E. Beecher, Samuel Johnson, Miss E.C. Winthrop, Horace J.
Caufield, Arthur Lawrence, Robert Foots Beecher, Leslie P. Codman,
Lily Codman, Walter Thompson, Elisa C. Winthrop, Grace Parker,
Phillips Brooks, Joseph N. J.W. Whitridge, G.S. Converse, Blanchard,
Sarah Amy Beck, H. Cecil Haven, H.J. Cook, Julius Henry Waterbury,
C.W. Gilman, Joseph S. Jenckes, Joseph N. Blanchard, R.W. Atwell, A.
Jackson, James T. Fields, C.H. Von Cocles, Charles Kingsley, William
R. Huntington, Thos. R. Pynchon, Bertha Whitridge, C.W. Evrest,
James T. Fields, T.R. Selmer, B. Paddock, Edmund F. Flasten (sp?),
Charles Stanley Lester, John L. Egbert, Hasket Derby, Annie Elliot
Trumbull, Emily Hale Perkins, Maida Louise Sisson, William R.
Huntington, George Denham, Rellanson Smith, Jenny Triden, Frederick
Burgess, David Claiborne Garrett, Frederick William Harriman, G.W.
Simmons Jr., Rev. George Ryder and J.A. Crabtree. Many of these
signatures appear in multiples.