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Beecher-Stowe Family

The Beecher-Stowe Family was a prominent New England family noted for its contributions in the fields of education, religion, social reform, and literature.

Portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe
Portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe, ca. 1855-1865. Beecher-Stowe Family Papers. Hollis #: olvwork20019727

The Beecher-Stowe Family was a prominent New England family noted for its contributions in the fields of education, religion, social reform, and literature. Its most notable members included:

  • author Harriet Beecher Stowe;
  • clergyman Lyman Beecher and his children;
  • clergyman and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher;
  • educator Catharine Beecher; and
  • suffragist Isabella Beecher Hooker.


The papers in our collection center around abolition, education, family relationships, health, and publishing.

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