and Mrs. Jacob
, reception in, 221.
Abolition, English meetings in favor of, 389.
Abolition sentiment, growth of, 87.
Abolitionism made fashionable, 253.
Adams, John Quincy
, crusade of, against slavery, 509; holds floor of Congress fourteen days, 510; his religious life and trust, 511; died without seeing dawn of liberty, 511; life and letters of, 510.
“Agnes of Sorrento
,” first draft of, 374; date of, 490; Whittier
's praise of, 503.
, savage attack of, on H. B. S., 187.
, Mrs. Stowe
's letter to, 160; his reply, 164, meeting with, 271, death, 368.
America, liberty in, 193; Ruskin
American novelist, Lowell
on the, 330.
, beauty of, 186; Stowe
family settled in, 188.
Anti-slavery cause: result of English demonstrations, 252; letters to England
, 160; feeling dreaded in South
, 172; movement in Cincinnati
, 81; in Boston
, 145; Beecher
family all anti-slavery men, 152.
, H. B. S.'s delight in, 9.
of 229, 232; warmth of, 239; H. B. S. invited to visit, 270, 271; death of father of Duchess
of, letter from H. B. S. to, on England
's attitude during our Civil War, 368; on post bellum
, contains “Minister's Wooing,” 327; Mrs. Stowe
's address to women of England
The true story of Lady Byron's life
, 447, 453.
Bailey, Gamaliel, Dr.
, editor of National era
, readings in, 493.
Bates, Charlotte Fiske
, reads a poem at Mrs. Stowe
's seventieth birthday, 505.
's “Saints' rest,” has a powerful effect on H. B. S., 32.
, eldest sister of H. B. S., 1; her education of H. B. S., 22; account of her own birth, 23; strong influence over Harriet, 22; girlhood of, 23; teacher at New London, 23; engagement, 23; drowning of her lover, 23; soul struggles after Prof. Fisher
's death, 25, 26; teaches in his family, 25; publishes article on Free Agency
, 26; opens school at Hartford
, 27; solution of doubts while teaching, 28, 29; her conception of Divine Nature, 28; school at Hartford
described by H. B. S., 29; doubts about Harriet's conversion, 35; hopes for Hartford female Seminary
, 37; letter to Edward about Harriet's doubts, 38; note on Harriet's letter, 43; new school at
, 53, 64, et seq.;
with father; impressions of city, 54; homesickness, 62; at water cure, 113; a mother to sister Harriet, 509; letters to H. B. S. to, on her religious depression, 37; on religious doubts, 322.
Beecher, Charles, brother
of H. B. S., 2; in college, 56; goes to Florida
, 402; letters from H. B. S., on mother's death, 2-4, 49.
Beecher, Edward, Dr.
, brother of H. B. S., 1; influence over her, 22, 25; indignation against Fugitive Slave Act, 144; efforts to arouse churches, 265; letters from H. B. S. to, on early religious struggles, 36, 37; on her feelings, 39; on views of God, 42, 43, 44, 48; on death of friends and relatives, and the writing of her life by her son Charles, 512.
Beecher, Esther, aunt
of H. B. S., 53, 56, 57.
family, famous reunion of, 89; circular letter to, 99.
Beecher, Frederick, H. B. S.'s half-brother
, death of, 13.
Beecher, George, brother
of H. B. S., 1; visit to, 45; enters Lane
as student, 53; music and tracts, 58; account of journey to Cincinnati
, 59; sudden death, 108; H. B. S. meets at Dayton
one of his first converts, 499; his letters cherished, 508.
, nephew of H. B. S., visit to, 498.
Beecher, Mrs., George
, letter from H. B. S. to, describing new home, 133.
, Harriet E. first; death of, 1; second, (H. B. S.) birth of, 1.
Beecher, Mrs., Harriet Porter
, H. B. S.'s stepmother, 11; personal appearance and character of, 11, 12; pleasant impressions of new home and children, 12; at Cincinnati
Beecher, Henry Ward, brother
of H. B. S., birth of, 1; anecdote of, after mother's death, 2; first school, 8; conception of Divine Nature, 28; in college, 55; H. B. S. attends graduation, 73; editor of Cincinnati
“Journal,” 81; sympathy with anti-slavery movement, 84, 85, 87; at Brooklyn
, 130; saves Edmonson
's daughters, 178; H. B. S. visits, 364; views on Reconstruction, 397; George Eliot
trial, 472; his character as told by H. B. S., 475; love for Prof. Stowe
, 475; his youth and life in West, 476; Brooklyn
and his anti-slavery fight, 476; Edmonsons and Plymouth Church, 477; his loyalty and energy, 477; his religion, 477; popularity and personal magnetism, 478; terrible struggle in the Beecher trial, 478; bribery of jury, but final triumph, 479; ecclesiastical trial of, 479; committee of five appointed to bring facts, 479; his ideal purity and innocence, 480; power at death-beds and funerals, 480; beloved by poor and oppressed, 481; meets accusations by silence, prayer, and work, 481; his thanks and speech at Stowe Garden Party, 501; tribute to father, mother, and sister Harriet, 502; death, 512.
Beecher, Isabella, H. B. S.'s half-sister
, birth of, 13; goes to Cincinnati
Beecher, James, H. B. S.'s half-brother
, 45; goes to Cincinnati
, 53; begins Sunday-school, 63.
Beecher, Rev. Dr., Lyman
, H. B. Stowe
's father, 1; “Autobiography and correspondence of,” 2, 89; verdict on his wife's remarkable piety, 3; pride in his daughter's essay, 14; admiration of Walter Scott
, 25; sermon which converts H. B. S., 33, 34; accepts call to Hanover Street Church, Boston
, 35; president of Lane Theological Seminary, 53; first journey to Cincinnati
, 53; removal and westward journey, 56 et seq.;
removes family to Cincinnati
reunion, 89; powerful sermons on slave question, 152; his sturdy character, H. W. Beecher
's eulogy upon, 502; death and reunion with H. B. S.'s mother, 509.
Beecher, Mary, sister
of H. B. S., 1; married, 55; letter to, 61; accompanies sister to Europe
, 269; letters from H. B. S. to, on love for New England
, 61; on visit to Windsor
Beecher, Roxanna Foote
, mother of H. B. S., 1; her death, 2; strong, sympathetic nature, 2; reverence for the Sabbath, 3; sickness, death, and funeral, 4; influence in family strong even after death, 5; character described by H. W. Beecher
, 502; H. B. S.'s resemblance to, 502.
Beecher, William, brother
of H. B. S., 1; licensed to preach, 56.
, English inventor of steamboat, 215.
, translates Uncle Tom
, to paint portrait of H. B. S., 241.
publisher, offers pay for Uncle Tom's Cabin
's bright idea,” date of, 491.
Bible, 48; Uncle Tom's, 262; use and influence of, 263.
, date of, 491.
Bibliography of H. B. S., 490.
Biography, H. B. S.'s remarks on writing and understanding, 126.
Birney, J. G.
, office wrecked, 81 et seq.;
H. B. S.'s sympathy with, 84.
Birthday, seventieth, celebration of by Houghton
& Co., 500.
's attack on Lady Byron
opens doors to slave-hunters, 144.
Boston Library, Prof. Stowe
enjoys proximity to, 509.
Bowdoin College calls Prof. Stowe
, 125, 129.
Bowen, H. C.
. John, of Litchfield Academy, H. B. S.'s tribute to, 14; lectures on Butler
's “Analogy,” 32.
, character of, 46.
, letter to H. B. S. on her “Appeal to English women,” 389.
, Mrs. Stowe
's visit to brother Henry in, 130; visit in 1852, when she helps the Edmonson slave family, 178-180; Beecher
, H. W. called to, 476; Beecher
trial in, 478.
and the phantoms, 431.
, bravery of, 380.
, on life and love, 52.
Browning, E. B.
, letter to H. B. S., 356; death of, 368, 370.
, Robert and E. B, friendship with, 355.
, Mrs. Stowe
's love of, 184; revisited, 324.
, history of as slave, 201.
, J. D. and family, make home for H. B. S. while at school in Hartford
, 30, 31.
's “Pilgrim's progress,” Prof. Stowe
's love of, 437.
, writes introduction to Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 192; calls on Mrs. Stowe
's “Analogy,” study of, by H. B. S., 32.
, 445; history of, 455; George Eliot
on, 458; Dr. Holmes
, 239; letters from, 274, 281; makes donation to Kansas
sufferers, 281; on power of words, 361; death of, 368, 370; her character assailed, 446; her first meeting with H. B. S., 447 dignity and calmness, 448; memoranda and letters about Lord Byron shown to Mrs. Stowe
, 450; solemn interview with H. B. S., 453; letters to H. B. S. from, 274,
282; on The minister's Wooing,
343; farewell to, 313, 339; her confidences, 440; Mrs. Stowe
's counsels to, 451.
, Mrs. Stowe
on, 339; she suspects his insanity, 450; cheap edition of his works proposed, 453; Recollections of, by Countess Guiccioli
, 446; his position as viewed by Dr. Holmes
, 457; evidence of his poems for and against him, 457.
“Cabin, the,” literary centre, 185.
, on the Fugitive slave Law
falsifies census, 509.
Calvinism, J. R. Lowell
's sympathy with, 335.
, H. B. S. reads in, 491.
, praises Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 164; Mrs. Stowe
's reply, 164; writes introduction to Uncle Tom
, 192; H. B. S. dines with, 228; farewell to, 248; letter from H. B. S. to on moral effect of slavery, 164; letter to H. B. S. from, 218.
, Alice and Phosbe, 157.
Casaubon and Dorothea, criticism by H. B. S. on, 471.
Catechisms, Church and Assembly, H. B. S.'s early study of, 6,7.
Chapman, Mrs., Margaret Weston
Charpentier of Paris
, publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 192; eulogy of that work, 242.
Chase, Salmon P.
, 69, 85.
, H. B. S. reads in, 492.
, readings in, 498.
Children of H. B. S., picture of three eldest, 90; appeal to, by H. B. S. 157; described by H. B. S., 198; letters to, from H. B. S. on European
voyage and impressions, 205; on life in London
, 228; on meeting at Stafford House, 232; on Vesuvius
, 301, 416.
Chimney corner, the
, date of, 490.
Cholera epidemic in Cincinnati
, life of, little understood, 127; communion with Him possible, 487; love and faith in, 513; study of his life, 418; his presence all that remains now, 507; his promises comfort the soul for separations by death, 486.
, contains observations by H. B. S. on spiritualism and Mr. Owen
's books, 465.
Christianity and spiritualism, 487.
Church, the, responsible for slavery, 151.
, Lyman Beecher
accepts call to, 53; Catherine Beecher
's impressions of, 54, 55; Walnut Hills
and Seminary, 54, 55; famine in, 100; cholera, 119; sympathetic audience in, 498.
Civil War, Mrs. Stowe
on causes of, 363.
& Co. on English success of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 190; offer author remuneration, 202.
, and his compromise, 143.
Cogswell, Catherine Ledyard
, schoolfriend of H. B. S., 31.
College of Teachers, 79.
Colored people, advance of, 255.
Confederacy, A. H. Stephens
on object of, 381.
Courage and cheerfulness of H. B. S., 473.
Cranch, E. P.
illustrates Uncle Tom's Cabin
, appears in “Harper
's,” 473; his nature like H. W. Beecher
's, 481; admiration of Prof. Stowe
Da Vinci's Last Supper, H. B. S.'s impressions of, 305.
Death of youngest-born of H. B. S., 124; anguish at, 198.
Death, H. B. S. within sight of the River
Debatable land between this world and the next
Declaration of Independence
, H. B. S.'s feeling about, 11; death-knell to slavery, 141.
, 32, 41, 46.
Democracy and American novelists, Lowell
, motive of Mrs. Browning
De Stael, Mme.
, and Corinne
, first sight of, 226; J. R. Lowell
“Dog's mission, a,” date of, 491.
Domestic service, H. B. S.'s trouble with, 200.
Doubters and disbelievers may find comfort in spiritualism, 487.
Doubts, religious, after death of eldest son, 321.
, 254; letters from H. B. S. to, on slavery, 149.
, family physician, 63; one of founders of “College of teachers,” 79.
“Dred,” 266; Sumner
's letter on, 268; Georgiana May
on, 268; English edition of, 270; presented to Queen Victoria, 271; her interest in, 277, 285; demand for, in Glasgow
, 273; Duchess
's copy, 276; Low
's sales of, 278, 279; London times
, on, 278; English reviews on, severe, 279; “Revue des Deux Mondes” on, 290; Miss Martineau
on, 309; Prescott
on, 311; Lowell
on, 334; now Nina Gordon
, publication of, 490.
. See Sand, George.
, their love of American literature, 284, 285.
, meeting at, 222.
Dunrobin Castle, visit to, 276.
E—, letter from H. B. S. to, on breakfast at the Trevelyans', 234.
Earthly care a Heavenly discipline
East Hampton, L. I.
, birthplace of Catherine Beecher
, writes a Southern reply to Uncle Tom's Cabin
, H. B. S. in, 216; return to, 222.
slave family; efforts to save, 179; Mrs. Stowe
educates and supports daughters, 179; raises money to free mother and two slave children, 180.
, death of Mary, 238.
Education, H. B. S.'s interest in, 72, 73.
, the power of, 406; his treatise on The will,
refuted by Catherine Beecher
, 419; a good Christian, 420; on psychical problems, 421; on Oldtown folks
, 443; her despondency in “writing life” and longing for sympathy, 460; on power of fine books, 461; on religion, 462; desires to keep an open mind on all subjects, 467; on impostures of spiritualism, 467; lack of “jollitude” in “Middlemarch,” 471; invited to visit America
, 471; sympathy with H. B. S. in Beecher
trial, 472; proud of Stowes' interest in her “spiritual children,” 482; on death of Mr. Lewes
and gratitude for sympathy of H. B. S., 483; a “woman worth loving,” H. B. S.'s love for greater than her admiration, 475; letters from H. B. S. to, on spiritualism, 463; describes Florida
nature and home, 468; reply to letter of sympathy giving facts in the Beecher case, 473; from Professor Stowe
on spiritualism, 419; letter to H. B. S. from, 421; with sympathy on abuse called out by the Byron affair, 458; on effect of letter of H. B. S. to Mrs. Follen
upon her mind, 460; on joy of sympathy, 460; reply to letter on spiritualism, 466; sympathy with her in the Beecher trial, 472.
“Elms, the old,” H. B. S.'s seventieth birthday celebrated at, 500.
, Mrs. Stowe
's praise of, 360, 362, 415.
Emancipation, Proclamation of, 384.
, the preaching of, 25.
, attitude of, in civil war, grief at, 369; help of to America
on slave question, 166, 174.
English women's address on slavery, 374; H. B. S.'s reply in the Atlantic monthly
, first visit to, 189; second visit to, 268; third visit to, 343.
Faith in Christ
Famine in Cincinnati
Fiction, power of, 216.
Fields, Mrs., Annie
, in Boston
, 470; her tribute to Mrs. Stowe
's courage and cheerfulness, 473; George Eliot
's. mention of, 483 ; her poem read at seventieth birthday, 505.
Fields, Jas. T., Mr.
and Mrs., visit of H. B. S. to, 492.
Fisher, Prof., Alexander Metcalf
, 23; engagement to Catherine Beecher
, 23; sails for Europe
, 23, 24; his death by drowning in shipwreck of Albion
, 24; Catherine Beecher
's soul struggles, over his future fate, 25; influence of these struggles depicted in The minister's Wooing
, Mrs. Stowe
's winter in, 349.
, winter home in Mandarin, 401; like Sorrento
, 463; wonderful growth of nature, 468; how H. B. S.'s house was built, 469; her happy life in, 474; longings for, 482; her enjoyment of happy life of the freedmen in, 506.
Flowers, love of, 405, 406, 416, 469; painting, 469.
, 197; letter from H. B. S. to, on her biography, 197.
Foote, Harriet, aunt
of H. B. S., 5; energetic English character, 6; teaches niece catechism, 6, 7.
Foote, Mrs., Roxanna
, grandmother of H. B. S., first visit to, 5-7; visit to in 1827, 38.
“Footfalls on the Boundary of another world,” 464.
“Footsteps of the master,” published, 491.
's magazine” on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 168; Helps
's review of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, Catherine Beecher
's refutation of Edwards
on The will,
French critics, high standing of, 291.
Friends, love for, 51; death of, 410; death of old, whose letters are cherished, 508; death of, takes away a part of ourselves, 485.
Friendship, opinion of, 50.
Fugitive Slave Act, suffering caused by, 144; Prof. Cairnes
on, 146; practically repealed, 384.
Future life, glimpses of, leave strange sweetness, 513.
Future punishment, ideas of, 340.
Garrison, W. L.
, to Mrs. Stowe
on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 161; in hour of victory, 396; his “Liberator,” 261; sent with H. W. Beecher
to raise flag on Sumter
, 477; letters to H. B. S. from, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 161; on slavery, 251-262; on arousing the church, 265.
, at home, 312.
Geography, school, written by Mrs. Stowe
, 65 note
's tribute to Uncle Tom's Cabin
Gladstone, W. E.
, H. B. S. visits, 210; Antislavery Society of, 174, 189, 213.
Glasgow Anti-slavery Society, letter from H. B. S. to, 251.
God, H. B. S.'s views of, 39, 42, 43, 46, 47; trust in, 112, 132, 148, 341; doubts and final trust in, 321, 396; his help in time of need, 496.
and Mr. Lewes
, 420; Prof. Stowe
's admiration of, 420.
. See Lind
Gorres on spiritualism and mysticism, 412, 474.
Grandmother, letter from H. B. S. to, on breaking up of Litchfield
home, 35; on school life in Hartford
's Elegy,” visit to scene of, 236.
, “Recollections of Lord Byron,” 446.
Hall, Judge, James
, 68, 69.
Hallam, Arthur Henry
and Manumission Society, 141.
& Brothers reprint Guiccioli
's “Recollections of Byron
, H. B. S. goes to school at, 21; the Stowes make their home at, 373.
, a phantom, 430.
, 353; letter on, 187; on slavery, 394; letter to H.
B. S. on, from English attitude towards America
Health, care of, 115.
Heaven, belief in, 59.
, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 175; meets H. B. S., 229; letter from H. B. S. to, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, on slavery, 141.
Hentz, Mrs., Caroline Lee
, 69, 80.
Higginson, T. W.
, letter to H. B. S. from, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
“History, the, of the Byron Controversy
Holmes, O. W.
, correspondence with, 360, et seq.;
attacks upon, 361; H. B. S. asks advice from, about manner of telling facts in relation to Byron Controversy
, 452, 454; sends copy of Lady Byron Vindicated
to, 454; on facts of case, 455; on sympathy displayed in his writings, 411; poem on H. B. S.'s seventieth birthday, 503; tribute to Uncle Tom, 504; letters from H. B. S. to, 359, 410; on Poganuc people
, 414; asking advice about Byron Controversy
and article for Atlantic monthly
, 452; letters to H. B. S. from, 360, 409; on facts in the Byron Controversy
& Co., celebrate H. B. S.'s seventieth birthday, 500.
Houghtol, H. O.
, presents guests to H. B. S., on celebration of seventieth birthday, 500; address of welcome by, 501.
“House and home papers” published, 490.
, calls on H. B. S., 231.
Human life, sacredness of, 193.
Human nature in books and men, 328.
and mediums, 419.
Humor of Mrs. Stowe
's books, George Eliot
Husband and wife, sympathy between, 105.
“Independent,” New York, work for, 186; Mrs. Browning
reads Mrs. Stowe
Inverary Castle, H. B. S.'s. visit to, 271.
's gift to Mrs. Stowe
, on slavery, 141.
Jewett, John P.
, of Boston
, publisher of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Bill, 255; urgency of question, 265.
“Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin” projected, 174; written, 188; contains facts, 203; read by Pollock
, 226; by Argyll
, 239; sickness caused by, 252; sale, 253; facts woven into “Dred,” 266; date of in chronological list, 490.
, upon effect of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 196; visit to, 286; letters to H. B. S. from, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 196, 218.
, on freedom, 195; Mrs. Stowe
calls upon, 237.
Labouchere, Lady, Mary
, visit to, 283.
Lady Byron Vindicated
, 454; date , 490.
Letters, circular, writing of, a custom in the Beecher family, 99; H. B. S.'s love of, 62, 63; H. B. S.'s peculiar emotions on re-reading old, 507.
Lewes, G. H.
, George Eliot
's letter after death of, 483.
G. H. See Eliot
, George, 325.
“ Library of Famous Fiction,” date of, 491.
“Liberator,” The, 261; and Bible, 263; suspended after the close of civil war, 396.
and slavery, 380; death of, 398.
, liberality of, 181; H. B. S. attends concert by, 182; letter to H. B. S. from, on her delight in Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 183; letters from H. B. S. to, with appeal for slaves, 183, 184.
, birthplace of H. B. S., 1; end of her child-life in, 21; home at broken up, 35.
Literary labors, early, 15-21 ; prize story, 68; club essays, 69-71; contributor to Western monthly magazine
, 81; school geography, 65; described in letter to a friend, 94; price for, 103; fatigue caused by, 489; length of time passed in, with list of books written, 490.
Literary work versus
domestic duties, 94 et seq
., 139; short stories--New year's story
for “N. Y. Evangelist,” 146; “A scholar's adventures in the country” for “Era,” 146.
Literature, opinion of, 44.
Little pussy Willow
, date of, 491.
, warm reception of H. B. S. at, 207.
poor and Southern slaves, 175.
, first visit to, 225; second visit to, 281.
Longfellow, H. W.
, congratulations of, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 161; letter on, 187; Lord Granville's likeness to, 233; letters to H. B. S. from, onUncle Tom's Cabin
Love, the impulse of life, 51, 52.
Lovejoy, J. P.
, murdered, 143, 145; aided by Beechers
, on success of Uncle Tom's Cabin
& Co. publish “Dred,” 269; their sales, 279.
Lowell, J. R., Duchess
's interesti n, 277; less known in England
than he should be, 285; on Uncle Tom
, 327; on Dickens
, 327, 334; on The minister's Wooing,
330, 333; on idealism, 334; letter to H. B. S. from, on The minister's Wooing
, 233, 234.
, his disobedience to the President
's commands, 367.
“Magnalia,” Cotton Mather
's, a mine of wealth to H. B. S., 10; Prof. Stowe
's interest in, 427.
law, curiosity about in England
Mandarin, Mrs. Stowe
at, 403; like Sorrento
how her house was built, 469; her happy out-door life in, relieved from domestic care, 474; longings for home at, 492; freedmen's happy life in South, 506.
, makes a plea for slaves, 159.
, letter to H. B. S. from, 208.
, school and life-long friend of H. B. S., 31, 32; Mrs.
, 132; her ill-health and farewell to H. B. S., 268; letters from H. B. S. to, 44, 49, 50; account of westward journey, 56; on labor in establishing school, 65, 66; on education, 72; just before her marriage to Mr. Stowe
, 76; on her early married life and housekeeping, 89; on birth of her son, 101; describing first railroad ride, 106; on her children, 119; her letter to Mrs. Foote
, grandmother of H. B. S., 38; letters to H. B. S. from, 161, 268.
“Mayflower, the,” 103, 158; revised and republished, 251; date of, 490.
Melancholy, 118, 341; a characteristic of Prof. Stowe
in childhood, 436.
“ Men of Our Times,” date of, 410.
“Middlemarch,” H. B. S. wishes to read, 468; character of Casaubon in, 471.
's hell, 303.
“Minister's Wooing, the,” soul struggles of Mrs. Marvyn
, foundation of incident, 25; idea of God in, 29; impulse for writing, 52; appears in
, 326; Lowell
R. on, 327, 330, 333; Whittier
on, 327; completed, 332; Ruskin
on, 336; undertone of pathos, 339; visits England
in relation to, 343; date of, 490; “reveals warm heart of man” beneath the Puritan
's poem, 502.
Compromise, 142, 257; repealed, 379.
, and her salon
Money-making, reading as easy a way as any of, 494.
Moral aim in novel-writing, J. R. Lowell
“Mourning veil, the,” 327.
“Mystique La,” on spiritualism, 412.
, its history, 157; work for, 186.
Negroes, petition from, presented by J. Q. Adams
, Mrs. Stowe
's knowledge of, 332; in The minister's Wooing,
333; life pictured in Oldtown folks
New London, fatigue of reading at, 496.
, tiresome journey to, on reading tour, 497.
, impressions of, 75.
Normal school for colored teachers, 203.
North American Review
onUncle Tom's Cabin
on, 388, 391.
Norton, C. E.
on the proper home of, 354.
“ Observer, New York,” denunciation of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 168, 172.
Oldtown Fireside stories
, 438; strange spiritual experiences of Prof.
, 438; Sam Lawson
a real character, 439; relief after finishing, 489; date of in chronological list, 491; in Whittier
's poem on seventieth birthday With old New England's flavor rife
, 404; Prof. Stowe
original of “Harry” in, 421; George Eliot
on its reception in England
, 443, 461, 463; picture of N. E. life, 444; date of, 490; Whittier
's praise of, “vigorous pencil-strokes” in poem on seventieth birthday, 503.
, date of, 490.
Owen, Robert Dale
, his “Footfalls on the Boundary of another world” and The Debatable land between this world and the next,
B. S. wishes George Eliot
to meet, 464.
, meeting with, 232.
published, 405; date , 491.
Papacy, The, 358.
, first visit to, 241; second visit, 286.
, Professor Edwards
, on the Bible
and Jesus, 264.
, host of Mrs. Stowe
, pleasant reading in, 496; Queen Victoria's picture at, 496.
“Pearl of Orr's Island
, the,” 186, 187; first published, 327; Whittier
's favorite, 327; date of, 490.
“Pebbles from the shores of a past life,” a review of her life proposed to be written by H. B. S. with aid of son Charles, 512.
Phantoms seen by Professor Stowe
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
, writes poem on H. B. S.'s seventieth birthday, 505.
“Philanthropist, the,” anti-slavery paper, 81, 87.
, attitude of after war, 396.
“Pink and white Tyranny,” date of, 491.
Plymouth Church, saves Edmonson
's daughters, 179; slavery and, 477; clears Henry Ward Beecher
Congregational ministers and lay-men, 479; council ratifies decision of Church, 479; committee of five appointed to bring facts which could be proved, 479; missions among poor particularly effective at time of trial, 481.
, 413; sent to Dr. Holmes
, 414; date of, 491.
Pollock, Lord Chief Baron
Poor, generosity of touches H. B. S., 219.
, H. B. S.'s friends there among the past, 494; her readings in, 493.
Portraits of Mrs. Stowe
, 231; Belloc
to paint, 241; untruth of, 288.
Poverty in early married life, 198.
Prescott, W. H.
, letter to H. B. S. from, on “Dred,” 311.
“Presse, La,” on “Dred,” 291.
Providential aid in sickness, 113.
Queer little people
, date of, 490.
Reading and teaching, 139.
Religion and humanity, George Eliot
“ Religious poems,” date of, 490.
“Revue des Deux Mondes” on “Dred,” 290.
Riots in Cincinnati
and anti-slavery agitation, 85.
Roenne, Baron de, visits Professor Stowe
Roman politics in 1861, 358.
, H. B. S.'s journey to, 294; impressions of, 300.
, letters to H. B. S. from, on The minister's Wooing,
336; on his dislike of America
, but love for American friends, 354.
, H. B. S.'s liking for, 474.
pared with, 481.
, interest of in Uncle Tom's Cabin
, reviewsUncle Tom's Cabin
, H. B. S.'s first visit to, 209.
, Lyman Beecher
's opinion of, when discussing novel-reading, 25; monument in Edinburgh
Sea, H. B. S.'s nervous horror of, 307.
Sea-voyages, H. B. S. on, 205.
Semi-Colon Club, H. B. S. becomes a member of, 68.
of, letter of, to Mrs. Stowe
, to H. B. S., letter from, 170; letter from H. B. S. to, 170; America and, 369.
Slave, aiding a fugitive, 93.
Slave-holding States on English address, 378; intensity of conflict in, 379.
Slavery, H. B. S.'s first notice of, 71; anti-slavery agitation, 81; deathknell of, 141; Jefferson
, and Patrick Henry
on, 141; growth of, 142; resume of its history, 143; responsibility of church for, 151; Lord Carlisle's opinion on, 164; moral effect of, 165; sacrilege of, 193; its past and future, 194; its injustice, 255; its death-blow; 370; English women's appeal against, 375; J. Q. Adams
' crusade against, 509; gone forever, 506.
Slaves, H. B. S.'s work for and sympathy with, 152; family sorrows of, 318.
, helper to Mrs.
S., 115; note
Soul, immortality of, H. B. S.'s essay written at age of twelve: first literary production, 15-21; Addison
's remarks upon, 18; Greek
and Roman idea of immortality, 20; light given by Gospel, 20, 21; Christ
's sympathy with the, 370, 386.
, good audience at reading in, 495.
“Souvenir, the,” 105.
Spiritualism, Mrs. Stowe
on, 350, 351, 464; Mrs. Browning
on, 356; Holmes
, O. W., on, 411; La Mystique
on, 412,474; Professor Stowe
's strange experiences in, 420, 423; George Eliot
on psychical problems of, 421; on “Charlatanerie” connected with, 467; Robert Dale Owen
on, 464; Goethe
on, 465; H. B. S.'s letter to George Eliot
on, 466; her mature views on, 485; a comfort to doubters and disbelievers, 487; from Christian standpoint, 487.
Stafford House meeting, 233.
Stephens, A. H.
, on object of Confederacy, 381.
Storrs, Dr. R. S.
Stowe, Calvin E.
, 56; death of first wife, 75; his engagement to Harriet E. Beecher
, 76; their marriage, 76, 77; his work in Lane Seminary, 79; sent by the Seminary
on educational matters, 80; returns, 88; his Educational Report presented, 89; aids a fugitive slave, 93; strongly encourages his wife in her literary aspirations, 102, 105; care of the sick students in Lane Seminary, 107; is “house-father” during his wife's illness and absence, 113; goes to water cure after his wife's return from the same, 119; absent from Cincinnati
home at death of youngest child, 124; accepts the Collins Professorship
, 125; gives his mother his reasons for leaving Cincinnati
, 128; remains behind to finish college work, while wife and three children leave for Brunswick, Me.
, 129; resigns his professorship at Bowdoin
, and accepts a call to Andover
, 184; accompanies his wife to Europe
, 205; his second trip with wife
, 269; sermon after his son's death, 322; great sorrow at his bereavement, 324; goes to Europe
for the fourth time, 345; resigns his position at Andover
, 373; in Florida
, 403; failing health, 417; his letter to George Eliot
, 420; H. B. S. uses his strange experiences in youth as material for her picture of “Harry” in Oldtown folks
, 421; the psychological history of his strange child-life, 423; curious experiences with phantoms, and good and bad spirits, 427; visions of fairies, 435; love of reading, 437; his power of character — painting shown in his description of a visit to his relatives, 439; George Eliot
's mental picture of his personality, 461; enjoys life and study in Florida
, 463; his studies on Prof. Gorres
' book, Die Christliche Mystik
, and its relation to his own spiritual experience, 474; love for Henry Ward Beecher
returned by latter, 475; absorbed in Daniel Deronda
, “482; over head and ears in diablerie
,” 484; fears he has not long to live, 491; dull at wife's absence on reading tour, 496; enjoys proximity to Boston Library, and “Life of John Quincy Adams
,” 509; death, 512 and note;
letters from H. B. S. to, 80, 106; on her illness, 112, 114, 117; on cholera epidemic in Cincinnati
, 120; on sickness, death of son Charley, 122; account of new home, 133; on her writings and literary aspirations, 146; on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 162; on her interest in the Edmonson slave family, 180; on life in London
, 238; on visit to the Duke
, 271; from Dunrobin Castle, 275; on “Dred,” 282; other letters from abroad, 282; on life in Paris
, 286; on journey to Rome
, 294; on impressions of Rome
, 300; on Swiss journey, 348; from Florence
, 349; from Paris
, 353; on farewell to her soldier son, 364; visit to Duchess
, 366; on her reading tour, 491; on his health and her enforced absence from him, 492; on reading, at Chelsea
, 492; at Bangor
, 493; at South Framingham
, 495; Peabody
, 496; fatigue at New London reading, 496; letters from to H. B. S. on visit to his relatives and description of home life, 440; to 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
, Eliza Tyler
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; letter from H. B. S. to, 340.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
, birth and parentage of, 1; first memorable incident, the death of her mother, 2; letter to her brother Charles on her
mother's death, 2; incident of the tulip bulbs and mother's gentleness, 2; first journey a visit to her grandmother, 5; study of catechisms under her grandmother and aunt, 6; early religious and Biblical reading, 8; first school at the age of five, 8; hunger after mental food, 9; joyful discovery of The Arabian Nights
, in the bottom of a barrel of dull sermons, 9; reminiscences of reading in father's library, 10; impression made by the Declaration of Independence
, 11; appearance and character of her stepmother, 11, 12; healthy, happy child-life, 13; birth of her half-sister Isabella and H. B. S.'s care of infant, 14; early love of writing, 14; her essay selected for reading at school exhibitions, 14; her father's pride in essay, 15; subject of essay, arguments for belief in the Immortality of the Soul, 15-21; end of child-life in Litchfield
, 21; goes to sister Catherine's school at Hartford
, 29; describes Catherine Beecher's school in letter to son, 29; her home with the Bulls, 30, 31; school friends, 31, 32; takes up Latin, her study of Ovid
and Virgil, 32; dreams of being a poet and writes “Cleon
,” a drama, 32; her conversion, 33, 34; doubts of relatives and friends, 34, 35; connects herself with First Church, Hartford
, 36; her struggle with rigid theology, 36; her melancholy and doubts, 37, 38; necessity of cheerful society, 38; visit to grandmother, 38; return to Hartford
, 41; interest in painting lessons, 41; confides her religious doubts to her brother Edward, 42; school life in Hartford
, 46; peace at last, 49; accompanies her father and family to Cincinnati
, 53; describes her journey, 56; yearnings for New England
home, 60; ill-health and depression, 64; her life in Cincinnati
and teaching at new school established by her sister Catherine and herself, 65; wins prize for short story, 68; joins “Semicolon Club,” 68; slavery first brought to her personal notice, 71; attends Henry Ward Beecher
's graduation, 73; engagement, 76; marriage, 76; anti-slavery agitation, 82; sympathy with Birney
, editor of anti-slavery paper in Cincinnati
, 84; birth of twin daughters, 88; of her third child, 89; reunion of the Beecher family, 89; housekeeping versus
literary work, 93; birth of second son, 101; visits Hartford
, 102; literary work encouraged, 102, 105; sickness in Lane Seminary, 107; death of brother George, 108; birth of third daughter, 108; protracted illness and poverty, 110; seminary struggles, 110; goes to water cure, 113; returns home, 118; birth of sixth child, 118; bravery in cholera epidemic, 120; death of youngest child Charles, 123; leaves Cincinnati
, 125; removal to Brunswick
, 126; getting settled, 134; husband arrives, 138; birth of seventh child, 139; anti-slavery feeling aroused by letters from Boston
, 145; Uncle Tom's Cabin
, first thought of, 145; writings for papers, 147; Uncle Tom's Cabin
appears as a serial, 156; in book form, 159; its wonderful success, 160; praise from Longfellow
, 161; letters from English nobility, 164, et seq.;
writes “Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,” 174, 188; visits Henry Ward
, 178; raises money to free Edmondson
family, 181; home-making at Andover
, 186; first trip to Europe
, 189, 205; wonderful success of Uncle Tom's Cabin
abroad, 189; her warm reception at Liverpool
207; delight in Scotland
, 209; public reception and teaparty at Glasgow
, 212; warm welcome from Scotch people, 214; touched by the “penny offering” of the poor for the slaves, 219; Edinburgh
soir4e, 219; meets English celebrities at Lord Mayor
's dinner in London
, 226; meets English nobility, 229; Stafford House, 232; breakfast at Lord Trevelyan's, 234; Windsor
, 235; presentation of bracelet, 233; of inkstand, 240; Paris
, first visit to, 241 ; en route
, 243; Geneva
and Chillon, 244; Grindelwald
to Meyringen, 245; London
, en route
, 247; work for slaves in America
, 250; correspondence with Garrison
, 261, et.
“Dred,” 266; second visit to Europe
, 268; meeting with Queen Victoria, 270; visits Inverary Castle, 271; Dunrobin Castle, 275 ; Oxford
, 280; visits the Laboucheres, 283; Paris
, 289; en route
, 294; Naples
, 301; Venice
, 305; homeward journey and return, 306, 314; death of oldest son, 315; visits Dartmouth, 319; receives advice from Lowell
on The Pearl of Orr's Island
, 327; The minister's Wooing
, 327, 330, 334; third trip to Europe
, 342; Duchess
's warm welcome, 346; Switzerland
, 348; Florence
, 349; Italian
journey, 352; return to America
, 353; letters from Ruskin
, Mrs. Browning
, 353, 362; bids farewell to her son, 364; at Washington
, 366; her son wounded at Gettysburg
, 372; his disappearance, 373; the Stowes remove to Hartford
, 373; Address to women of England
on slavery, 374; winter home in Florida
, 401; joins the Episcopal Church,402; erects schoolhouse and church in Florida
, 404; Palmetto leaves
, 405; Poganuc people
, 413; warm reception at South, 415; last winter in Florida
, 417; writes Oldtown folks
, 404; her interest in husband's strange spiritual experiences, 438; H. B. S. justifies her action in Byron Controversy
, 445; her love and faith in Lady Byron
, 449; reads Byron
letters, 450; counsels silence and patience to Lady Byron
, 451; writes True story of Lady Byron's life
, 447, 453; publishes Lady Byron Vindicated
, “454; History of the Byron Controversy
,” 455; her purity of motive in this painful matter, 455; George Eliot
's sympathy with her in Byron
matter, 458; her friendship, with George Eliot
dates from letter shown by Mrs. Follen
, 459, 460; describes Florida
life and peace to George Eliot
, 463; her interest in Mr. Owen
and spiritualism, 464; love of Florida
life and nature, 468; history of Florida
home, 469; impressions of “Middlemarch,” 471; invites George Eliot
to come to America
, 472; words of sympathy on Beecher
trial from George Eliot
, and Mrs. Stowe
's reply, 473; her defense of her brother's purity of life, 475; Beecher
trial drawn on her heart's blood, 480; her mature views on spiritualism, 484; her doubts of ordinary manifestations, 486; soulcravings after dead friends satisfied by Christ
's promises, 486; chronological list of her books, 490; accepts offer from N. E. Lecture Bureau to give readings from her works, 491; gives readings in New England
, 491, et seq.;
warm welcome in Maine
, 493; sympathetic audiences in Massachusetts
, 495; fatigue of traveling and reading at New London, 496; Western reading tour, 497; “fearful distances and wretched trains,” 498; seventieth
anniversary of birthday celebrated by Houghton
& Co., 500; H. O. Houghton
's welcome, 501; H. W. Beecher
's reply and eulogy on sister, 502; Whittier
's poem at seventieth birthday, 502; Holmes
' poem, 503; other poems of note written for the occasion, 505; Mrs. Stowe
's thanks, 505; joy in the future of the colored race, 506; reading old letters and papers, 507; her own letters to Mr. Stowe
and letters from friends, 508; interest in Life of John Quincy Adams
and his crusade against slavery, 510; death of husband, 512 and note;
of Henry Ward Beecher
, 512; thinks of writing review of her life aided by son, under title of “Pebbles from the shores of a past life,” 512; her feelings on the nearness of death, but perfect trust in Christ
, 513; glimpses of the future life leave a strange sweetness in her mind, 513.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
, twin daughter of H. B. S., 88.
Stowe, Henry Ellis
, first son of H. B. S., 89; goes to Europe
, 269; returns to enter Dartmouth, 278; death of, 315; his character, 317; his portrait, 320; mourning for, 341, 350.
Stowe, Samuel Charles
, sixth child of H. B. S., birth of, 118; death of, 124; anguish at loss of, 198; early death of, 508.
Study, plans for a, 104.
, visit to, 223.
Suffrage, universal, H. W. Beecher
advocate of, 477.
, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 196; letter to H. B. S. from, 268.
, H. W. Beecher
raises flag on, 477.
, 251; date of, 491.
of, 188, 218; friend to America
, 228; at Stafford House presents gold bracelet, 233; visit to, 274, 276; fine character, 277; sympathy with on son's death, 319; warm welcome to H. B. S., 346; death of, 410; letters from H. B. S. to, on “Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,” 188; on death of eldest son, 315.
, personal appearance of, 232.
, weary messages from spirit-world of, 486.
, visit to, 244; delight in, 246.
Swiss interest in Uncle Tom
, H. B. S. in, 348.
See May, Georgiana.
, Mr. Justice
Thackeray, W. M.
Thanksgiving Day in Washington
, freed slaves celebrate, 387.
,” on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 168; on Mrs. Stowe
's new dress, 237; on “Dred,” 278; Miss Martineau
's criticism on, 310.
, aids H. B. S. in moving, 137.
Tourgee, Judge A. W.
, his speech at seventieth birthday, 505.
, 231; breakfast to Mrs. Stowe
Triqueti, Baron de
, models bust of H. B. S., 289.
Trowbridge, J. T.
, writes on seventieth birthday, 505.
“True story of Lady Byron
's life, the,” in Atlantic monthly
Tupper, M. F.
, calls on H. B. S., 231.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
, description of Augustine St. Clair
's mother's influence a simple reproduction of Mrs. Lyman Beecher
's influence, 5; written under love's impulse, 52; fugitives' escape, foundation of story, 93; popular conception of author of, 127; origin and inspiration of, 145; Prof. Cairnes
Uncle Tom's death, conception of, 148; letter to Douglas
about facts, 149; appears in the “Era,” 149, 156; came from heart, 153; a religious work, object of, 154; its power, 155; begins a serial in National era
, 156; price paid by “Era,” 158; publisher's offer, 158; first copy of books sold, 159; wonderful success.
160; praise from Longfellow
, and Higginson
, 161, 162; threatening letters, 163; Eastman
, rejoinder to, 163; reception in England
, “Times,” on, 168; political effect of, 168, 169; book under interdict in South, 172; “Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,” 174, 188; Jenny Lind
's praise of, 183; attack upon, 187; Sampson Low upon its success abroad, 189; first London
publisher, 189; number of editions sold in Great Britain
and abroad, 190; dramatized in U. S. and London
, 192; European
edition, preface to, 192; fact not fiction, 193; translations of, 195; German tribute to, 195; George Sand's review, 196; remuneration for, 202; written with heart's blood, 203; Swiss interest in, 244, 245; Mme. Belloc
translates, 247; North American Review
on, 254; in France
, 291; compared with “Dred,” 285, 309; J. R. Lowell
on, 327, 330; Mrs. Stowe
rereads after war, 396; later books compared with, 409; H. W. Beecher
's approval of, 476; new edition with introduction sent to George Eliot
, 4S3; date of, 490; Whittier
's mention of, in poem on seventieth birthday, 502; Holmes
' tribute to, in poem on same occasion, 504.
, kindness to H. B. S., 133; visit to, 324.
, H. B. S.'s interview with, 270; gives her picture to Geo. Peabody
, first London
publisher of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 189, 191.
, reading at, 495.
, picture of, 65; and old home revisited, 499.
, audience inspires reader, 496.
, Mrs. Stowe
visits soldier son at, 366.
Washington on slavery, 141.
Water cure, H. B. S. at, 113.
“We and our neighbors,” date of, 491.
, famous speech of, 143.
, Theodore D. in the anti-slavery movement, 81.
Western travel, discomforts of, 498.
, letter to H. B. S. from, 391.
Whitney, A. D. T.
, writes poem on seventieth birthday, 505.
, and the cotton gin, 142.
's “Ichabod,” a picture of Daniel Webster, 143.
Whittier, J. G.
, 157; letter to W. L. Garrison
from, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 161; letter to H. B. S. from, on Uncle Tom's Cabin
, 162; on “Pearl of Orr's Island
,” 327; on “Minister's Wooing,” 327; poem on H. B. S.'s. seventieth birthday, 502.
, visit to, 235.
Womanhood. true, H. B. S. on intellect versus
Woman's rights, H. W. Beecher
, advocate of, 478.
Women of America
, Appeal from H. B. S. to, 255.
Women's influence, power of, 258.
, description of, 499.