Works of Annie Fields  


by Annie Fields

















The photogravure frontispiece to this volume is from a bust of Mrs. Stowe by Miss Durant in 1853.




     THE editor of this book wishes to express her thanks to the Rev. C. E. Stowe for the use of the Life of Mrs. Stowe written by him while his mother was still at his side. His sequence of material concerning her early days left little to be desired; but many letters and much new material have since appeared, and the publishers believe that a complete life, corresponding to the new and beautiful edition of Mrs. Stowe's works lately issued by them, is wished for by the public.

     To Messrs. Harper and Brothers the editor is indebted for the use of the Life of Dr. Lyman Beecher, passages from which, chiefly those written by Mrs. Stowe, have been used as necessary parts of her own history.

     To the friends whose letters now appear for the first time the thanks of the editor are especially due.

     The moment has at last arrived when the story of Mrs. Stowe's life can be given in full. The cause to which she surrendered herself is not forgotten; one by one the figures of those who bore a part in the great sacrifice begin to shine like bronze after the smelting, and stand, cut in imperishable forms, upon the tablets of memory. Therefore it is fitting that one who led the vanguard, one who was born nevertheless to carry neither gun nor bayonet, but to bear upon her heart the weight of a great love for suffering men, should now herself be known.

     A. F.



This is the index as it appears in Fields's volume, but without page numbers.  As such it is useful as the list of indexed items which one may search in the electronic text.
Abbott, Dr. Lyman, his statement of the Henry Ward Beecher scandal

Abolitionist, Abolitionism, see Slavery


in Mrs. Stowe's grandfather
in Mrs. Stowe

a physical infirmity with Mrs. Stowe

increases with age

Adams, John Quincy, his life a warfare with slavery
Address to the women of America, containing names of Englishwomen
    reply to
"Addresses" presented to Mrs. Stowe at English public meetings

"Agnes of Sorrento,"

conception of
interferes with "Pearl of Orr's Island"

pleasure in writing


Amherst College, Henry Ward Beecher graduates from
"Analogy," Bishop Butler's

Ancestry of Mrs. Stowe

Andover Theological Seminary, calls Professor Stowe

Anti-slavery, see Slavery

Appeal to the women of England,

    Mrs. Stowe's replies
Appeal to the women of America, Mrs. Stowe's

"Arabian Nights," Harriet Beecher's solace in childhood

Argyll, Duchess of, letters to

Argyll, Duke of, defends Northern States

"Asia, Researches in," Buchanan's, read by Mrs. Foote



Bailey, Dr.

edits anti-slavery paper in Cincinnati
the "Press" is destroyed by mob

editor of "National Era"

Batavia, N. Y., Mrs. Stowe visits
Beecher, Catherine, sister of Harriet Beecher

the eldest child
"makes fun for everybody"

her school in Hartford

assumes care of Harriet's education

fears Harriet's conversion is irregular

her influence on Harriet's character

her engagement and loss

her bravery

letters to Dr. Beecher

to Edward Beecher concerning Harriet's health

her refutation of Edwards "On the Will"

character somewhat stern

goes to Cincinnati

writes "Emigrant's Farewell"

with Mrs. Stowe at Brattleboro

letter from Mrs. Stowe

Beecher, Charles, brother of Harriet Beecher
"a mischievous little fellow"
plays flute

letters from Mrs. Stowe

removes to Florida

charming character impressed on region

minister in Saco, Me.

Beecher, Edward

discusses with Mrs. Foote
plays flute

strong influence over Harriet Beecher's mind

letters from Harriet Beecher

preaches for his father

Mrs. Stowe's visit

reported to have been killed at Alton, Illinois, by pro-slavery mob

Beecher, Mrs. Edward;
     her suggestion the cause of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin"

Beecher, Esther, aunt of Harriet

at Litchfield
her fund of information

 "nineteen rat stories"

Lord Byron
 takes Charles and Thomas into her home

goes to Cincinnati

care of home

Beecher, Frederick, "an interesting little fellow"
Beecher, George, brother of Harriet
at Groton
"out of spirits"

goes to Cincinnati

preaches for his father


Beecher, Mrs. George, letter to
Beecher, Harriet, see Harriet Beecher Stowe

Beecher, Harriet Porter

second wife of Lyman Beecher
first impression upon Harriet Beecher

upon Henry Ward Beecher

her description of her stepchildren


care of home

health declines

Beecher, Henry Ward
anecdote illustrating power of conscience in childhood
"going to heaven to find ma"
goes to school with Harriet Beecher
"speaks very thick"
his impression of his stepmother
graduates from Amherst College

editor of paper in Cincinnati

his attitude toward the South at end of war


Dr. Abbott's statement

Mrs. Stowe's account of, to George Eliot

Beecher, Isabella, sister of Harriet, goes to Cincinnati
Beecher, James, brother of Harriet
    goes to Cincinnati
    "will be five when it snows very hard"
Beecher, John, ancestor of Mrs. Stowe

Beecher, Dr. Lyman

like his father
feeble at birth

early home in Guilford

bright pupil

anecdote illustrating personal identity

qualities transmitted to descendants

moral courage


anecdote of robber

anecdote illustrating courage

marries Roxana Foote

"made for action"

power of imparting hope

settles in East Hampton

removal to Litchfield

 birth of Harriet Beecher

death of his wife

marries Harriet Porter

physical daring, instance of

power of exciting family enthusiasm

regret at not having met Lord Byron

appreciation of Milton

of Bonaparte

sympathy with executive genius

fond of music

plays violin

resigns pastorate in Litchfield

accepts call to Hanover Street Church, Boston

frank statement of personal affairs to Litchfield church

 "last and saving hope for Orthodoxy in Boston"

besieged with inquirers

at a white heat of enthusiasm

his prayer for Boston

his methods of relieving nervous strain

method of preparing sermons

 physical exercise needed for balance

goes to Cincinnati

"performs in Chatham Theatre"

begs money for Lane Seminary

in high spirits

in Philadelphia



house on Walnut Hills

works under high pressure

"moral oxygen"

 reunion of the family

Beecher, Mary
letter to, from Cincinnati
with Mrs. Stowe at Brattleboro

death of her husband, T. C. Perkins

Beecher, Mr., grandfather of Mrs. Stowe
character of
a farmer and blacksmith


loved fun

his wife

Beecher, Roxana Foote

mother of Mrs. Stowe

courtship and marriage

her character

East Hampton

paints on ivory


birth of Harriet Beecher


Lyman Beecher's dream of her

anecdote of tulip-bulbs

story of Henry Ward Beecher "going to heaven to find ma"

her influence on her family and the village

her artistic skill

timidity in company

memory sacred to her children

her wish for her sons

born an Episcopalian

Beecher, Thomas, taken into Esther Beecher's home
Beecher, Rev. William
Mrs. Stowe visits
preaches for his father

Beecher family


family traits

reunion in Cincinnati

Beecher house in New Haven, the old
Belloc, M. to paint Mrs. Stowe's portrait

Belloc, Mme. L. S., translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into French

Berea College, founded by John G. Fee

Biblical Literature professorship in Lane Seminary

Birmingham, Mrs. Stowe in

Birney, Mr.

frees his slaves
assistant editor of anti-slavery newspaper

the Press destroyed

Boston: Lyman Beecher meets his second wife
accepts call to Hanover Street Church
Unitarianism predominant
Harriet Beecher visits
firemen's fund, Mrs. Stowe's contribution to after the Great Fire

Mrs. Stowe reads in

Bowdoin College
    Professor Stowe a graduate of
    invitation to professorship
Brace, Mr., principal of Litchfield Academy

Bracelet, gold, presented by Duchess of Sutherland

Brigham, Miss

    Assistant in Catherine Beecher's school
Bright, John, his reply to Mrs. Stowe's Appeal to Englishwomen

Brooks, Phillips, his death a loss to the country

Brown, Clarissa, assistant in Catherine Beecher's school

Browning, Mrs.

    reply to Mrs. Stowe's Appeal to Englishwomen
    Mrs. Stowe's grief at her loss
    correspondence with
Bruce, Lady Augusta, "a strong anti-slavery body"

Brunswick, Me.

    home of Mrs. Stowe
    Mrs. Stowe revisits
Buck, Eliza, servant in Mrs. Stowe's family

Buckingham, General, carries order relieving McClellan of command

Bull, Isaac D., Harriet Beecher boards in family of

Burnet, Judge, talks of revolution in Cincinnati

Burritt, Elihu, Mrs. Stowe meets

Butler, Bishop

    Harriet Beecher studies his "Analogy"
    letter in imitation of
Byron, Lady
Mrs. Stowe meets

Mrs. Stowe's grief at her loss

Mrs. Stowe's vindication of her memory

Professor Phelps' approval of her vindication


Byron, Lord
    Harriet Beecher's interest in his poems
     her father's wish that he might have converted him


Calvinism, reaction against, in Massachusetts

Carlisle, Lord

    letter accompanying "Address to the Women of America"
    Mrs. Stowe meets


Catholic question, Bishop Purcell approves Harriet Beecher's treatment of

Chase, Salmon P., defends Van Zandt

Chatham Theatre, Dr. Beecher's address in

Cholera in Cincinnati

"Christian Union," Mrs. Stowe's work for

"Christopher's Evenings," projected sketches


home of Lyman Beecher and his family
social and literary club

College for Teachers

pro-slavery mob

in danger of famine

Mrs. Stowe reads in

Civil war ended
Claflin, Governor, Mrs. Stowe's last public appearance, at house of


    drama written by Harriet Beecher
    extracts from
Club, social and literary, in Cincinnati, the "Semi-Colon"

Coggswell, Catherine Ledyard, friend of Harriet Beecher

College for Teachers, in Cincinnati

Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Stowe's wedding trip to

Conversationalist, Mrs. Stowe a charming

Copp's Hill burying-ground, near Lyman Beecher's church

"Corinne," sympathy with

"Corsair," Byron's, Harriet Beecher's interest in

Crowell, G. M., chaplain, announces wounding of Frederick Stowe

Cudworth, Rev. Mr., chaplain of Massachusetts regiment


"Daniel Deronda," Mrs. Stowe's interest in

Davenport, Mr., leader of colony

Declaration of Independence, effect of, on Harriet Beecher

Degan, Miss, teacher in Hartford school

Diagoras, character in "Cleon"

Dickens, Charles, Mrs. Stowe meets

"Divina Commedia," Dante's, Professor Stowe's constant companion

"Don Quixote," Harriet Beecher finds a copy of

Douglas, Stephen A.

Douglass, Frederick,
    letter from Mrs. Stowe
    Mrs. Stowe's defense of, In letter to Mr. Garrison

Drake, Dr., family physician in Cincinnati

Drawing and painting, Harriet Beecher takes lessons in



    a success in France

    Queen Victoria's interest
    Harriet Martineau's opinion
    a work of genius
Dufferin, Lord, Mrs. Stowe meets

Dunrobin Castle, Mrs. Stowe's visit to

Dutton, Mary

    assistant in Catherine Beecher's school
    a mathematical mind
    assistant in Cincinnati school

    accompanies Harriet Beecher to Kentucky


East Hampton, Long Island

    first pastorate of Lyman Beecher
    early history

    whales as minister's salary

Edinburgh, Mrs. Stowe in

Edmondson girls, Mrs. Stowe redeems from slavery

Edwards, President

    compared with Dr. Johnson by Mrs. Foote
    refuted by Catherine Beecher
Eliot, George

    personal appearance, points in common with Mrs. Stowe,
    her reverence and love for Mrs. Stowe
    Mrs. Stowe's regard for

Elliot, Sarah, in Cincinnati

Elmes, Mr., in Philadelphia

Emancipation Proclamation

"Emigrant's Farewell," Catherine Beecher writes

England, Mrs. Stowe's visits to

Episcopal Church

the Footes stanch Church people
Harriet Beecher's early training at Nutplains

activity in Florida

Mrs. Stowe a communicant

"Evangelist," Mrs. Stowe's offer from
"Evelina," Miss Burney's, read at Nutplains


Fee, John G.

    liberates slaves and is disinherited
    founds Berea College
Fields, J. T.

    Mrs. Stowe's correspondence with
    his death

First church in Hartford, Harriet Beecher proposes to join

Fisher, Ann, assistant in Catherine Beecher's school

Fisher, Professor, engaged to Catherine Beecher

    lost at sea
Florence, Mrs. Stowe in


Mrs. Stowe buys plantation in
plans for winter home

hires Laurel Grove

buys place in Mandarin

her first winter in

her residence

Follen, Mrs., Mrs. Stowe's autobiography
Foote, Elisabeth, in Cincinnati

Foote, George

    uncle of Mrs. Stowe

    a lover of poetry

Foote, Harriet

aunt of Harriet Beecher
Harriet visits her aunt at Nutplains

a strict Churchwoman

catechises the children

treasures family relics

Foote, Mrs., grandmother of Harriet Beecher, at Nutplains

Harriet's first impressions of her
in awe of Aunt Harriet

indulgent to Harriet

her books

comparison of Dr. Johnson and President Edwards

a peacemaker

a Tory

letter from Harriet Beecher

Foote, Roxana, see Beecher, Roxana Foote
Foote, Samuel, uncle of Harriet Beecher, interested in "Semi-Colon"

France, Mrs. Stowe in

"Frank," Miss Edgeworth's, read to Harriet Beecher in childhood

Franklin, Mass., Harriet Beecher spends vacation at

French language, Harriet Beecher studies

"French Revolution, state of the clergy during," delight of Harriet Beecher's childhood

Fugitive Slave Act

Fun, love of, characteristic of Beecher family


Gamage, Mrs., at Catherine Beecher's school

Gardiner, John Lyon, friend of Lyman Beecher

Gardiner's Island, home of John Lyon Gardiner

Garrison, William Lloyd

    his radicalism disturbs Mrs. Stowe
    her letter concerning Frederick Douglass

    letter to Mrs. Stowe

Gaskell, Mrs., Mrs. Stowe visits


    possessed by Harriet and Henry Ward Beecher
    Lyman Beecher's sympathy with
Geography, Harriet Beecher's
Glasgow, Mrs. Stowe in

Görres, Professor Stowe's interest in

Grandison, Sir Charles, Lyman Beecher like

Groton, Mass.
    Harriet Beecher's brother George at
    Harriet thinks of taking charge of school at

Guiccioli memoirs

    Lyman Beecher's early home
    home of Roxana Foote

Gymnastic apparatus, Lyman Beecher's


Hanover Street Church, Boston, Lyman Beecher called to


Catherine Beecher's school in
First Church in

Mrs. Stowe visits

Mrs. Stowe's home at Oakwold

her home on Forest Street

Harvard College, Unitarian
Hawks, Miss
    assistant in Catherine Beecher's school
    gives Harriet Beecher habit of sociability
Hawthorne, Mrs. Nathaniel, "a second Scheherezade"

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, on shipboard with Mrs. Stowe

Heber, Bishop, Life of, read by Mrs. Foote

Helps, Arthur, Mrs. Stowe meets

Hollis professorship, employed to educate Unitarians

Holmes, Dr. O. W., letters to

"House and Home Papers,"

    success of
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. John T.
    members of Plymouth Church
    how "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was written, Mrs. Stowe's account
    generous intermediary between Henry Ward Beecher and Mrs. Stowe
    letters from Mrs. Stowe

    in Europe with Mrs. Stowe
    death of daughter

Howard, Mr., editor and publisher, letters to



"Immortality of the Soul," etc., early composition by Harriet Beecher

"Independent," Mrs. Stowe writes for

Inkstand, presented by ladies of Surrey Chapel

"Isaiah," Lowth's, read by Mrs. Foote

Italian language, Harriet Beecher studies

Italy, Mrs. Stowe visits


Johnson, President, "honestly seeking to do right"

Johnson, Samuel
    Works of read by Mrs. Foote
    compared with President Edwards by Mrs. Foot




    Harriet Beecher's visit to
    Cincinnati mob led by Kentucky slaveholders
"Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    sold extensively at South

    opinion of “North American Review"

Kilbourne, Ma'am, Harriet Beecher's first teacher

Kindergarten system, Mrs. Stowe disapproves of

Kingsley, Charles, Mrs. Stowe visits

Kossuth, Mrs. Stowe calls on


Labouchere, Mr. and Lady Mary, visit to

Lane Theological Seminary

Lyman Beecher called to presidency of
Professor Stowe to select foreign books

typhoid fever

destitute young men

 Professor Stowe raises money

Professor Stowe leaves

students largely abolitionists

Latin language, Harriet Beecher studies
Laurel Grove, Mrs. Stowe's first home in Florida

Lentulus, character in "Cleon"


Catherine Beecher to Harriet Beecher
Mrs. Edward Beecher to Mrs. Stowe

Lyman Beecher to Litchfield congregation

Lady Byron to Mrs. Stowe

George Eliot to Mrs. Stowe

Harriet Martineau to Mrs. Stowe

Prof. Stowe to his mother

Prof. Stowe to Mrs. Stowe

Mrs. Stowe to her daughters

Mrs. Stowe to her son

Mrs. Stowe to the Duchess of Argyll

Mrs. Stowe to Catherine Beecher

Mrs. Stowe to Charles Beecher

Mrs. Stowe to Edward Beecher

Mrs. Stowe to Mrs. George Beecher

Mrs. Stowe to Dr. Lyman Beecher
Mrs. Stowe to Mary Beecher
Mrs. Stowe to Lady Byron
Mrs. Stowe to Frederick Douglass

Mrs. Stowe to George Eliot

Mrs. Stowe to J. T. Fields

Mrs. Stowe to Mrs. Follen

Mrs. Stowe to Mrs. Foote

Mrs. Stowe to Wm. Lloyd Garrison

Mrs. Stowe to Dr. Holmes

Mrs. Stowe to Mr. Howard

Mrs. Stowe to Mrs. Howard

Mrs. Stowe to Georgiana May

Mrs. Stowe to Charles Stowe

Mrs. Stowe to Professor Stowe

Mrs. Stowe to Duchess of Sutherland

Mrs. Stowe to Mrs. Wigham

"Liberator, The”
    Mrs. Stowe fears its radicalism
    its work done
"Lightfoot Opera," Harriet Beecher's wonder at

Lincoln, President, Mrs. Stowe's interview with

Lind, Jenny
    subscription to Edmondson ransom
    Sends concert tickets to Mrs. Stowe

Litchfield, Conn.

Lyman Beecher settles in
Harriet Beecher's birthplace

description of


beautiful scenery

fishing trips

nutting excursion

Dr. Beecher resigns pastorate

Litchfield Academy, Harriet Beecher attends
Literature, Mrs. Stowe not a student of

Liverpool, Mrs. Stowe in

London, Mrs. Stowe in

Lovejoy, shot in Alton, Illinois, by pro-slavery mob

Lucullus, character in "Cleon"

Lyman, Miss

    becomes wife of Mr. Beecher
    See Beecher, Mr., grandfather of Mrs. Stowe.


"Magnalia," Cotton Mather's, Harriet Beecher's delight in


Mrs. Stowe buys estate in
makes it her home

mission church

church and schoolhouse burned

Easter Sunday

charm of Mrs. Stowe's home

Episcopal church founded

Martineau, Harriet, letter from

reaction against strict theocracy
Orthodoxy despised

Unitarianism predominant

May, Georgiana
friend of Harriet Beecher
letters to

habits of mind different from Harriet's

visits Mrs. Foote with Harriet

 Mrs. Stowe's third daughter named from

"Mayflower, The"
Mrs. Stowe's first book
    revised and enlarged
Meeting-house at Litchfield, Conn., Mrs. Stowe's recollection of

"Men of our Times," Mrs. Stowe's book

Milton, John, Lyman Beecher's appreciation of

Mina, Mrs. Stowe's servant, figures in domestic and literary difficulties

"Minister's Wooing, The"

due to Catherine Beecher's romantic experience

Lowell's opinion

"Miscellany, Boston," Mrs. Stowe's offer from
Mob, in Cincinnati

Model schools, in the West

Modesty, a trait of Mrs. Stowe's character

Mohl, Madame, Mrs. Stowe visits

"Moral oxygen"

"Mourning Veil, The," published

Music, Lyman Beecher fond of

"My Wife and I"
    Mrs. Stowe's novel


"National Era," anti-slavery paper, Mrs. Stowe writes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for

Negroes, endurance of, anecdote illustrating

Nero, character in "Cleon"

New Haven, Mrs. Stowe's ancestors settle in

New Orleans, Mrs. Stowe warmly welcomed in

New York City, stop in, on the way to Cincinnati

Newport, Florida, home of Charles Beecher

Niagara, Harriet Beecher's impression of

Novel-reading, regarded as an evil in Mrs. Stowe's childhood


    home of the Footes
    Harriet Beecher's first visit

    visit at eleven


Oakwold, Mrs. Stowe's home in Hartford

Ohio River, navigation closed
"Oldtown Fireside Stories" finished
"Oldtown Folks"
Mrs. Stowe's interest in
hindered by household cares

by rest in Florida


George Eliot's approval

Olympia, map of, drawn by Harriet Beecher
Orthodoxy in Boston
    Dr. Beecher needed to save
"Our Martyrs," story of boy dying in Southern prison

Ovid, Harriet Beecher translates


Palmerston, Lord, Mrs. Stowe meets

"Palmetto Leaves," Mrs. Stowe's Florida sketches

Paris, Mrs. Stowe in

"Pearl of Orr's Island"

laid aside


suspended for six months

card in "Independent"

Penny offering, national
Perkins, Thomas C., death of

Philadelphia, stop in, on the way to Cincinnati

Physical exercise

    Dr. Beecher's

    not thought necessary for women
    Mrs. Stowe's, at Brattleboro

Pierpont, John, the poet, friend of Lyman Beecher

Planchette, projected story

"Planter, Alabama," makes solemnly savage attack on Mrs. Stowe

Plymouth Church, in " Beecher trial"

"Poganuc People," Mrs. Stowe's last long book

Pollock, Lord Chief Baron; his opinion of the legal points in the "Key"

Porter, Harriet, See Beecher, Harriet Porter.

Portraits of Mrs. Stowe

by Richmond
bust, by Miss Durant

the Foote mask

her face dull and heavy when not animated by feeling

photographs often painfully plain

Poverty, suffering from
Prussia, Professor Stowe to study schools of

Purcell, Bishop, approves Harriet Beecher's treatment of Catholic question

Putnam, Ohio

    home ofWilliam Beecher
    Mrs. Stowe visits



Reader, public, Mrs. Stowe as a

in Springfield










Rees's Cyclopedia, in Harriet Beecher's childhood
Reeve, Judge, friend of Lyman Beecher

Religious experience, Harriet Beecher's

verse associated with mother's memory
father's prayer

mother's influence

grandmother's reading prayers


reading to grandmother

committing to memory

her father's sermon on Byron

Baxter's "Saint's Rest"

believes herself to be a Christian

her father's sympathy

reception by pastor of First Church

morbid feeling

happier if her mother had lived

perfection of God

desire to be loved

God merciful

"everything to offer in extenuation for our sins”

returns to early trust

better off than most children of our day

gives up habit of meditation

pleasure in acquaintanceship

"love is the life-blood of mind"

"tranquil, quiet, and happy"

"Earthly Care a Heavenly Discipline"

"Still, still with Thee"

fears as to radical influence in anti-slavery work

she feels heavenly friends nearer

effect of her son Henry's death

human beings were to her "spirits walking the brief road to the eternal life"

civil war God's punishment for slavery


spiritualism not attractive, in comparison with faith in Christ

her ambition for "The Christian Union"

her idea of heaven
her faith during the Henry Ward Beecher trial
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" written under inspiration
test of fitness for eternal life

unwavering sense of Christ's presence

"in sight of the River of Death"

Rhodes', J. F.
    "History of the United States," critical review of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Mrs. Stowe and Stephen A. Douglas

Rochester, railroad accident delays Mrs. Stowe

Roenne, Baron de, Prussian ambassador, his complimentary visit to Professor Stowe

Rome, Mrs. Stowe in

Ruskin, John

    Mrs. Stowe visits
    correspondence with


"Saint's Rest," Baxter's, affects Harriet Beecher

Sand, George

    reviews "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    personal appearance, points in common with Mrs. Stowe
Ma'am Kilbourne's
Litchfield Academy

Catherine Beecher's, at Hartford

in Cincinnati

Miss Pierce's

model schools in the West

College for Teachers

common schools of Europe

Scotland, Mrs. Stowe's visits to
Scott, Walter
ballads of, read to Harriet Beecher in early childhood
novels, read in Lyman Beecher's family

Mrs. Stowe reads at Brunswick

her visit to Abbotsford

Semi-Colon, in Cincinnati, a club
Shaftesbury, Lord, originator of "Address to the Women of America"

"Shelby, Colonel," Harriet Beecher's visit to plantation

Sherman, Roger, a friend of Mrs. Stowe's grandfather

Skinner, Dr., in Philadelphia


first brought to Harriet Beecher's personal notice
in Mrs. Stowe's journal

Mrs. Stowe not yet an abolitionist

Mr. Birney and Dr. Bailey edit the "Press"

the "Press" destroyed

pro-slavery mob in Cincinnati

"alliance between old school and slaveholders will make abolitionists"

Webster's seventh of March speech

Fugitive Slave Act

"Uncle Tom's Cabin"

the church pro-slavery

history of pro-slavery excesses leading to "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Key to "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Mrs. Stowe's work in England

anti-slavery fashionable

church pushed to its duty by the world

colored convention

appeal to American women

Mrs. Stowe and Frederick Douglass


civil war

Emancipation Proclamation

appeal to Englishwomen

Mrs. Stowe's letter to the Duchess of Argyll

end of the war

attitude of various public men

progress of the colored people

"Society woman," Mrs. Stowe not a
"Solomon's Song, Harmer on," Harriet Beecher's pleasure in learning

"Souvenir, The," magazine


Lyman Beecher's dream
letter to Professor Stowe

Mrs. Stowe's attitude toward

absurd to deny the facts

interesting study in psychology

curious studies into nature

Mrs. Stowe's letter to Dr. Holmes

Staël, Madame de, sympathy with
Stafford House
    meetings at
    Mrs. Stowe visits


Stoke Park, visit to

"Stone Cabin, The," Mrs. Stowe's home in Andover

Stowe, Calvin E.

professor in Lane Seminary
member of social and literary club

partisan of radical Professor Tyler

quick insight and exceptional learning

keen sufferer from depression

Harriet Beecher's sympathy

marries Harriet Beecher

goes to Europe

agent of the State of Ohio, and of Lane Seminary

remarkable knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, German, and Italian

tries water-cure

professor in Bowdoin College


professor in Andover Seminary


death of son Henry
Mrs. Stowe's dependence on

preaches in Mandarin

article on the Talmud


last illness


correspondence with Mrs. Stowe, see Letters.

Stowe, Charles, son of Mrs. Stowe

student at Bonn

Mrs. Stowe's correspondence with

Stowe, Eliza Tyler
first wife of Calvin E. Stowe
intimate friend of Harriet Beecher

member of social club


Stowe, Eliza Tyler, daughter of Mrs. Stowe
Stowe, Frederick William, son of Mrs. Stowe
member of First Massechusetts Regiment
 in Jersey City

lieutenant's commission

his mother's visit in Washington


wounded at Gettysburg

never entirely to recover

plantation in Florida


not heard from after reaching San Francisco

Stowe, Georgiana May, third daughter of Mrs. Stowe
in England

visit from Mrs. Stowe

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

 mother's death

visit at Nutplains

first school

literary longings

her stepmother

her father's study

attends Litchfield Academy

precocious composition

recollections of Litchfield home





at school in Hartford

her drama, "Cleon"

Butler's "Analogy"

Baxter's "Saint's Rest"

becomes a Christian

first visit to Boston


visits her grandmother

lessons in painting

larger religious experience

a change in her character

on the way to Cincinnati

in Cincinnati

Bishop Purcell approves her treatment of the Catholic question

new school

first published story

literary club

visits Kentucky

model schools

her home in Cincinnati

first visit East


death of Eliza Stowe

marries Professor Stowe

second visit East

Professor Stowe goes abroad

experience with Cincinnati mob

birth of twin daughters

birth of son, Henry

amusing combination of literary work and home cares

third visit East

her husband advises her to live a literary life

her response

absence of mind a physical infirmity with her

first journey by rail

typhoid fever in the seminary

birth of third daughter

death of Rev. George Beecher



Dr. Wesselhoeft's water-cure

second son born

Professor Stowe under Dr. Wesselhoeft's care


death of second son

journey to Brunswick

difficulties of getting house in order

birth of third son

the Fugitive Slave Law

terrible cold

writing for the "Era"

first chapter of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

letter to Frederick Douglass

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" finished

success of her work

her modesty

work for the Edmondson family

hears Jenny Lind

history of the growth of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

George Sand's critique

returns to Brooklyn
Mrs. Howard's narrative
removal to Andover

"Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin"

letter to Mrs. Follen

visits England




returns to America

personal appearance

open letter to Scotland

appeal to American women

letter to Garrison in regard to Douglass


second trip abroad

success of "Dred"

correspondence with Lady Byron

visits Lady Mary Labouchere

Charles Kingsley

in Paris

in Italy

Harriet Martineau's approval of "Dred"

return home

drowning of her eldest son, Henry

"The Minister's Wooing"

Lowell's approval

third trip abroad






not a society woman

return to America

civil war

her son enlists

at Jersey City

in Washington

Emancipation Proclamation

appeal to Englishwomen

replies to her letter

interview with Lincoln

letters to the Duchess of Argyll

her son wounded

end of the war

death of Annie Howard

crossing the Atlantic

"Agnes of Sorrento"

letter to Mrs. Howard

"The Pearl of Orr's Island"

letters to Mrs. Browning, Mr. Ruskin, and Dr. Holmes

a street Arab

removal to Hartford

"House and Home Papers"

marriage of youngest daughter

not a student of literature

inspiration due to sympathy with humanity

life in Florida

joins Episcopal Church

"Men of Our Times"



" Oldtown Folks"

death of Lady Byron

fulfills her promise to Lady Byron

becomes a grandmother

financial difficulties

"The Christian Union"

"My Wife and I"

illness of youngest daughter

death of sister's husband

Boston fire

loss of her son Frederick

 acquaintance with George Eliot

cordial greetings in the South

public readings

trial of Henry Ward Beecher

correspondence with George Eliot

letter to Dr. Holmes

"Poganuc People"

a delightful conversationalist

love of fun

want of self-consciousness

inspired to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin"


Professor Stowe's book

death of Mr. Fields

last public appearance of Mrs. Stowe

putting her papers in order

pleasure in reading

John Quincy Adams

toughness of negroes

last winter in the South

Professor Stowe's illness and death

Mrs. Stowe's last days


correspondence, see Letters.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, daughter of Mrs. Stowe
Stowe, Henry, son of Mrs. Stowe
pledges in cold water at Dunrobins
returns to America

freshman in Dartmouth College

is drowned in Connecticut River

his character

Stowe, Samuel Charles, son of Mrs. Stowe
    sickness and death
Study, Lyman Beecher’s in Litchfield, Harriet Beecher's delight in

Sturge, Joseph, Mrs. Stowe the guest of

Sutherland, Duchess of
true to cause of freedom
letter to, regarding the "key"

Mrs. Stowe meets

warm friendship for Mrs. Stowe

Mrs. Stowe visits at Dunrobin

Switzerland, Mrs. Stowe in
Sykes, Mrs., see May, Georgiana

Sympathy with humanity, Mrs. Stowe's literary stimulant


Tallahassee gives Mrs. Stowe a warm welcome


    founded by Puritans in Massachusetts
Thought, intense emotional, "a disease" with Harriet Beecher

Tilton, Theodore, his part in the Henry Ward Beecher scandal

    "Times," London
    opinion of "Dred"

    misinformed on American subjects

Titcomb, John, ingenious cooper

Tory, Mrs. Foote a

Trevelyan, Sir Charles, Mrs. Stowe breakfasts with

Triqueti, Baron de at Belloc's studio

Mrs. Stowe at birthday party

Tyler, Eliza, see Stowe, Eliza Tyler.

Typhoid fever, among students of seminary


“Uncle Tom's Cabin"

first chapter sent to the "Era"
last chapter

in book form

immediate success

Jenny Lind

Rhodes's History

Mrs. Stowe's account of its writing

Mrs. Howard's account

disagreement of the two accounts



opinion of "North American Review"

French enjoy it

a work of genius

Mrs. Stowe preparing for,from birth

written by inspiration

Unitarians, dominant in Massachusetts
Upham, Mrs., friend of Mrs. Stowe's in Brunswick



Van Zandt, Kentucky farmer

    punished for protecting fugitive slaves
Salmon P. Chase defends him

Victoria, Queen

   refuses to act against Northern States

    interested in "Dred"
    Mrs. Stowe sees


Walnut Hills

    charming drive from Cincinnati
    home at
Ward, General Andrew

Webster, Daniel, his seventh of March speech

Weld, Theodore D., a student in Lane Seminary

Wesselhoeft, Dr., Mrs. Stowe a patient in his water-cure

"Western Magazine, The"

    pays Harriet Beecher fifty dollars for her first story
satirical essay on modern uses of language

Whales as minister's salary

Wigham, Mrs. letter to

Windsor, Mrs. Stowe visits

Wolcott, Oliver, Jr. friend of Lyman Beecher

Wright, N., talks of revolution

Works of Annie Fields