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Beecher Family Photograph Collection
photCL 688  
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A group of five 19th century photographs of the Beecher family of New England, and an album of the Bullard family, the family of Henry Ward Beecher's wife, Eunice (Bullard) Beecher.
The Beecher family was at the center of major 19th century social movements and events, including women's rights, abolition, and the Civil War. Residing throughout New England, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and later Brooklyn, Maine, and Florida, several Beechers achieved wide acclaim. Lyman Beecher was a prominent preacher, Henry Ward Beecher a dynamic clergyman and social reformer, Catharine Beecher a pioneer in education and careers for women, and Harriet Beecher Stowe the author of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).
3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information. RESTRICTED: Box 1 (Lyman Beecher portrait) is fragile and only available with curatorial approval.