Beecher Family Papers
This site is the Mt. Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Manuscript Register. The Beecher Family Papers are included in
their archives, spanning the years 1822 to 1903. A biographical
note is provided for members of the Beecher family with a description
of the archival holdings at Mt. Holyoke College.
Only a Teacher
This is the "Only a Teacher" site, which is a description of the
documentary film series exploring the role of the American teacher
from the mid 1800s to the present day. In episode one Catherine
Beecher is featured. The site provides a link to biographical
material, scholars comments on Catherine and additional resources.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (UVa)
This site on Harriet Beecher Stowe comes from the University of
Virginia and is an effort to recreate the maternal ideal of Harriet
Beecher Stowe's nineteenth century America. Through references
to her life and work, representations of mothers and motherhood
A Celebration of Women Writers (U.Penn)
"A Celebration of Women Writers" comes from the University of
Pennsylvania. It is an alphabetical list of women writers. Harriet
Beecher Stowe is included with biographical information, a bibliography,
and net links. In addition, Catherine Beecher and Mrs. Henry Ward
Beecher are also included with references to their lives and works.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
This is the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center site. It provides information
on the Stowe Center and the Stowe-Day library. Much of the research
for this exhibit took place at the Stowe-Day library which is
a major repository of Stowe's personal papers.
Brooklyn Historical Society
The Brooklyn Historical Society is located in Brooklyn Heights
where Henry Ward Beecher settled and became pastor of Plymouth
Church in 1847. This site describes the various manuscript collections
at the Society and "The Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims--Henry
Ward Beecher Collection" is one of their many archival holdings.
Bibliography for Beecher Exhibit
French, Earl A. and Diana Royce. Portraits of a Nineteenth
Century Family. Hartford, Connecticut: The Stowe-Day Foundation,
Hooker, John. Some Reminiscences of a long life with a few
articles on moral and social subjects of present interest.
Hartford, Connecticut: Belknap and Warfield, 1899.
Rugoff, Milton. The Beechers: An American Family in the Nineteenth
Century. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.
This book was the major source of information for the text of
this exhibit and the author was cited when a direct quote was
Van Why, Joseph S. Nook Farm. Hartford, Connecticut: The
Stowe-Day Foundation, 1975.
Caskey, Marie. Chariot of fire: religion and the Beecher family.
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1978.
Stowe, Lyman Beecher. Saints, Sinners and Beechers. Indianapolis,
Indiana: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1934.