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Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 6 0 Browse Search
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beautiful spirit walking the waters. Oh, it is lovelier than it is great; it is like the Mind that made it: great, but so veiled in beauty that we gaze without terror. I felt as if I could have gone over with the waters; it would be so beautiful a death; there would be no fear in it. I felt the rock tremble under me with a sort of joy. I was so maddened that I could have gone too, if it had gone. While at the East she was greatly affected by hearing of the death of her dear friend, Eliza Tyler, the wife of Professor Stowe. This lady was the daughter of Dr. Bennett Tyler, president of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, at East Windsor; but twenty-five years of age at the time of her death, a very beautiful woman gifted with a wonderful voice. She was also possessed of a well-stored mind and a personal magnetism that made her one of the most popular members of the Semi-Colon Club, in the proceedings of which she took an active interest. Her death left Professor Stowe
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 4: early married life, 1836-1840. (search)
s, all the excesses of the abolition party will not prevent humane and conscientious men from joining it. Pray what is there in Cincinnati to satisfy one whose mind is awakened on this subject? No one can have the system of slavery brought before him without an irrepressible desire to do something, and what is there to be done? On September 29, 1836, while Professor Stowe was still absent in Europe, his wife gave birth to twin daughters, Eliza and Isabella, as she named them; but Eliza Tyler and Harriet Beecher, as her husband insisted they should be called, when, upon reaching New York, he was greeted by the joyful news. His trip from London in the ship Gladiator had been unusually long, even for those days of sailing vessels, and extended from November 19, 1836, to January 20, 1837. During the summer of 1837 Mrs. Stowe suffered much from ill health, on which account, and to relieve her from domestic cares, she was sent to make a long visit at Putnam with her brother, Re
mother on reasons for leaving the West, 128; to George Eliot, 420; to son Charles, 345. Stowe, Charles E., seventh child of H. B. S., birth of, 139; at Harvard, 406; at Bonn, 412; letter from Calvin E. Stowe to, 345; letter from H. B. S. to, on her school life, 29; on Poganuc people, 413; on her readings in the West, 497; on selection of papers and letters for her biography, 507; on interest of herself and Prof. Stowe in life and anti-slavery career of John Quincy Adams, 509. Stowe, Eliza Tyler (Mrs. C. E.), draft of, 75: twin daughter of H. B. S., 88. Stowe, Frederick William, second son of H. B. S., 101; enlists in First Massachusetts, 364; made lieutenant for bravery, 366; mother's visit to, 367; severely wounded, 372; subsequent effects of the wound, never entirely recovers, his disappearance and unknown fate, 373; ill-health after war, Florida home purchased for his sake, 399. Stowe, Georgiana May, daughter of H. B. S., birth of, 108; family happy in her marriage, 399