HENRY WARD BEECHER - AUTOGRAPH 5/1885 - HFSID 23106
Sale Price $162.00
HENRY WARD BEECHER
He signs and dates this card in May of 1885!
Signature: "Henry Ward Beecher/May. 1885".With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 3¼x2¼ card mounted to paper. 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 and rippled. Adhesive remnants on card, which touch signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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