HENRY WARD BEECHER - COLLECTION - HFSID 94240
Sale Price $324.00
HENRY WARD BEECHER
This combination of Beecher items includes a slip of paper dated and signed "Cordially" by him in Brooklyn, NY in 1885 and an unsigned b/w engraved portrait.
Two items. 1) Signature: "Brooklyn, N.Y. March 11, '85/Cordially from/Henry Ward Beecher". 5¼x2½. Lightly toned and creased. Mounting remnant on verso (light show through at upper right corner, touching 1 letter of date). Light nick on right edge. Otherwise in fine condition. 2) Unsigned steel engraving. B/w, 8½x10¾ overall, image 5¼x7¼, one surface, heavy paper. Facsimile signature beneath image. Engraving by Johnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers, N.Y., from an approved photograph, entered according to an Act of Congress, 1874. Lightly toned, especially around edges. and creased. Lightly stained at lower blank edge. Mounting remnants from book on right edge. Otherwise in fine condition. Beecher (1813-1887) 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.
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