Henry Ward Beecher Manuscript
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Manuscript draft, dated October 30, 1864, written by Henry Ward Beecher comparing Abraham Lincoln to Wendell Phillips, being particularly praiseworthy of Phillips. Typescript included.
- Creation: 1864 October 30
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Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887) was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th Century. He was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of evangelist Lyman Beecher. He was the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom's Cabin) and Isabella Beecher Hooker, a suffragist. He also had a brother, Charles Beecher, who was a renowned Congregationalist minister.
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Formerly identified as Mss 94 B39.
Processed by Ellen Strong in 1994.
- Guide to the Henry Ward Beecher Manuscript
- Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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