Beecher Family Papers 1704-1964


Beecher Family Papers, 1704-1964

Beecher Family Papers 1704-1964

Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter , sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles Beecher (1815-1900), both clergyman and antislavery activist; and his sisters, Harriett Elizabeth (Beecher) Stowe (1811-1896), author, Catherine Esther Beecher (1800-1878), pioneer educator and writer on 'domestic economy,' and Isabella Homes (Beecher) Hooker (1822-1907), well-known suffragist. Also included are papers relating to the Scoville family (mainly Annie Beecher Scoville, 1866-1953, teacher and lecturer), as well as other related families. The papers cover an extremely wide range of cultural, political, social, and religious issues and topics of 19th and early 20th century America and include correspondence from a large number of well-known men and women. The papers were previously known as the Beecher-Scoville Family Papers.

40.25 linear feet


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Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907 (person)

Isabella Beecher Hooker, née Isabella Beecher, (born Feb. 22, 1822, Litchfield, Conn., U.S.—died Jan. 25, 1907, Hartford, Conn.), American suffragist prominent in the fight for women’s rights in the mid- to late 19th century. Isabella Beecher was a daughter of the Reverend Lyman Beecher and a half sister of Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was educated mainly in schools founded by Catharine. In 1841 she married John Hooker, a law student and descendant of Tho...

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Normal school chartered in 1870 in Hampton, Va. From the description of Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute ephemera, 1882-1903 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 639344721 The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was chartered in 1870 in Hampton, Virginia. From the guide to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute ephemera, 1882-1903 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) ...

Picotte, Susan LaFlesche, 1865-1915 (person)

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Beecher, Edward, 1803-1895 (person)

Theologian, abolitionist and author; first president, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1836-1844; one of the founders of Congregationalist, editor-in-chief, 1849-1853; pastor, First Congregational Church, Galesburg, Illinois, 1855-1871. From the description of Letter : Illinois College, [Jacksonville, Ill.], to John F. Brooks or Elisha Jenney, Waverly, Illinois, 1839 Sept. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045507 ...

Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863! (person)

American preacher and revivalist; also famous as reformer, educator, and central figure in theological controversies; b. in New Haven, Conn.; in 1799 ordained as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in East Hampton, N.Y.; in 1810 accepted the pulpit of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, Conn., where he attracted large crowds. In 1826 became pastor of the Hanover Street Church in Boston where his reputation for defending orthodoxy against Unitarianism became widespread. During his years ...

Tilton, Théodore 1835-1907 (person)

Theodore Tilton (1835-1907) was an American newspaper editor, journalist, poet, and supporter of women's suffrage. He and his wife were parishioners of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and Tilton worked as his assistant for eleven years, until 1874, when Tilton sued Beecher for adultery with Mrs. Tilton. The case received widespread public attention. Tilton subsequently moved to Paris where he lived for the rest of his life. From the guide to the Theodore Tilton Correspondence, 1865-1894,...

Holbrook, Florence, 1860-1932 (person)

Florence Holbrook was an educator and author involved in the peace movement during the early years of the 20th century. She was a member of the Chicago Peace Society, chair of the Women's Peace Committee of the Chicago Political Equity League, and President of the Chicago Division of the Illinois State Teachers Association. Holbrook managed Rosika Schwimmer's antiwar lecture tour of the United States after the outbreak of war in Europe. Holbrook was also an occasional speaker on the theme of pea...

Bullard, Jane H. (person)

Yale University. Students. (corporateBody)

Bullard, Asa, 1804-1888 (person)

Clarke, William Barker, 1849-1905. (person)

Rogers, Edward, 1735-1813. (person)

Scoville, Fred R. (person)

Scoville, William Herbert, 1873-1943. (person)

Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922 (person)

American clergyman, author, and editor who worked with Henry Ward Beecher as co-editor of the "Christian Union." From the description of Autograph, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367554802 American author. From the description of Letter : Cornwall on Hudson, [N.Y.] to Mr. Bok, 1908 Oct. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33376379 Lyman Abbott was an influential American pastor and author. Born in Massachusetts and educated i...

Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878 (person)

Educator Catharine Esther Beecher, a daughter of Lyman Beecher, was an advocate of education for women and of women teachers. In 1823 she founded the Hartford Female Seminary to educate young women. In 1846, she began a project to send female teachers from the Eastern states to western states and territories, and established training schools for women teachers in several western cities. From the description of Letter, 1847. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 548941345 ...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 (person)

Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Howard, Susan Taylor Raymond. (person)

Beecher, Charles, 1815-1900 (person)

Edward Beecher was born on August 27, 1803 at East Hampton, Long Island, New York, the second son of Lyman Beecher. Charles, his brother and writer of his biography, was born in 1815. The brothers and their nine other siblings were brought up in a religious household. Edward thoroughly believed in the pre-existence of the soul, which was viewed as heresy by some. Charles also believed in this doctrine and, therefore, felt that he was the only one of the siblings who could do justice to his broth...

Beecher, Olivia Day. (person)

Halliday, Samuel B. (Samuel Byram), 1812-1897 (person)

Scoville, Louise Armstrong. (person)

Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900 (person)

Professor of English Literature at University of Michigan. Editor of The Christian Union. From the description of Postcard, 1899, December 10, to "Dear Sir". (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384204 Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. From the description of Moses Coit Tyler papers, 1864-1897 and 1920-1921. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419205 American author. From the description of A...

Hooker, John, 1816-1901 (person)

William W. Patton was John Hooker's former pastor. From the description of Letters to William W. Patton, 1875. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 26328144 ...

Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929 (person)

American educator and poet, author of "America the Beautiful." From the description of Typed letter signed : Wellesley, Mass., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1928 Nov. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867999 American educator and author. From the description of America the beautiful : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672042 American author and poet. From the description of Letters, 1901-1918. (Unknown)...

Hibben, Paxton, 1880-1928 (person)

Beecher, Henry Barton, b. 1841. (person)

Raymond, Rossiter W. (Rossiter Worthington), 1840-1918 (person)

This collection contains 12 of his American Institute of Mining letters addressed to Robert Bell. They were written between 1886 and 1889. From the description of Letters, 1886-1899. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 45288585 Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. From the description of [Articles, book reviews, etc.]. 1913- (Lafayette College). WorldCat record id: 47969234 ...

Beecher, Martha L. (person)

Beecher, Herbert Foote, 1854-1925. (person)

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Scoville, Harriet Eliza Beecher, 1838-1911. (person)

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Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903 (person)

American Lecture Bureau manager. From the description of Papers of James Burton Pond [manuscript], 1899-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844218 Amer. lecture manager. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2) and autograph letter signed : to Harper & Bros., 1887 Oct. 11-Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617885 James B. Pond was born into a large, rather poor family living in Illinois and later Wisconsin. Ra...

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William C. Beecher (b. 1849), compiler of the scrapbook, was the son of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. As a lawyer and a resident of Brooklyn, William C. Beecher chaired the Campaign Committee of the First Ward Republican Association in 1882, and was a member of the same committee in 1883. From the guide to the Brooklyn Republican Party scrapbook, 1881-1883, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

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Riggs, T. Lawrason (Thomas Lawrason), 1888-1943 (person)

T. Lawrason Riggs taught at Yale University, 1916-1917; served with Mobile Hospital Units in World War I; ordained a Roman Catholic priest, 1922; chaplain Catholic Club at Yale, 1922-1938, and the More Club, 1938-1943; founded St. Thomas More Chapel Chapel; instructor at Albertus Magnus College, 1925-1938; administrator, Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, East Haven, 1922-1938; author and active on many boards. From the description of Thomas Lawrason Riggs papers, 1828-1941 (inclusive). ...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909 (person)

Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

Beecher, Jesse Howe Bigelow. (person)

Beach, Chloe Buckingham. (person)

Jones, William (person)

Epithet: of Norton-under-Cannock, county Staffordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x00016e Epithet: Reverend; Perpetual Curate of Nayland 1777 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000174 Epithet: gardener, of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...

Beecher, Roxana Foote, 1775-1816 (person)

Stowe, C. E. (Calvin Ellis), 1802-1886 (person)

Professor of Greek and theology, Calvin Stowe was the husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe. He taught at Dartmouth College, Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bowdoin College, and Andover Thological Seminary. From the description of Letters, 1846-1878 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 548941353 American educationist; husband of H. B. Stowe. From the description of Autograph letter signed (facsimile) : Andover, Mass., to F. Salisbury, ...

Soule, Harriet. (person)

Scoville, Annie Beecher, 1866-1953. (person)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 (person)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Devan, Harriet Beecher Scoville, 1862- (person)

Devan, Scoville Thomas. (person)

Beecher family. (family)

Scoville, Samuel, 1834-1902. (person)

Beecher, Harriet Jones Benedict, b. 1841. (person)