EUNICE (MRS. HENRY WARD) BEECHER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 881
EUNICE BEECHER (HENRY WARD BEECHER) The wife of the popular preacher handwrote and signed this note while suffering from a disease common to everyone: laziness Autograph note signed: "E. W. Beecher". 1 page, 3¼x3 ruled paper with writing across rules. In full: "Excuse this mean paper.
Sale Price $108.00
EUNICE BEECHER (HENRY WARD BEECHER)
The wife of the popular preacher handwrote and signed this note while suffering from a disease common to everyone: laziness
Autograph note signed: "E. W. Beecher". 1 page, 3¼x3 ruled paper with writing across rules. In full: "Excuse this mean paper. I am too weak - or lazy - to get up and go to the drawer for more - that drawer is down stairs - & I am up; Yours sincerely E W Beecher". Beecher (1812-1897) married abolitionist Pastor Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Stowe Beecher, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henry Ward Beecher was a famous preacher who, in 1837, served churches in Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis Indiana, which had become a state only two decades before. His wife, though she was initially excited to move into out west, found the life of a frontier preacher's wife in Lawrenceburg's mosquito-and-malaria-infested swamps to be rougher than she thought. Two of her children were born dead there. The family moved back to Brooklyn in 1847 and, in 1859, she published her memories of the area in the semi-autobiographical From Dawn to Daylight, which painted such a negative view of Indiana that it was banned in Indianapolis. In 1870 Henry Ward Beecher, now an American religious superstar, was accused of adultery by Elizabeth Tilton, accusations that she later recanted. Eunice stayed loyal to her husband throughout the resulting scandal, which lasted a total of seven years. Lightly toned. Note has been clipped from a larger letter or message. Otherwise in fine condition.
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