HENRY WARD BEECHER - AUTOGRAPH 10/05/1877 - HFSID 880
Sale Price $144.00
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Beecher signed and dated this slip of paper in Brooklyn, New York in 1877.
Signature: "[Illegible] Oct 5. 1877 /Henry Ward Beecher/Brooklyn N. Y." With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 6x2¾. Beecher (1813-1887, born in Litchfield, Connecticut) was the brother of author Harriet Beecher Stowe. He graduated from Amherst in 1834 and attended Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati. After two pastorates in Indiana, he accepted a call in 1847 to the newly organized Plymouth Church (Congregational) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Beecher was a leader in the antislavery movement, a proponent of woman suffrage and an advocate of the theory of evolution. Every important issue of the day was discussed on his platform, and he was one of the most influential speakers of his day. Lightly toned, foxed and soiled. Random ink stains. Adhesive residue on verso. Folded once near left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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