Andover Author - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Andover from 1852 to 1864 while her husband Calvin E. Stowe was a professor at the Andover Theological Seminary. Originally, the Stowe house was located on the property of the seminary. It was moved to 80 Bartlet Street in 1929 when Phillips Academy decided to replace the house.
Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was first published in serial form before she moved to Andover. The book was published in 1852, while she lived in Andover. 3,000 copies sold the first day and 300,000 copies sold in the United States the first year, yielding her $10,000 in royalties.
A little known fact is that she introduced the Christmas Tree to Andover.
Although she was born and died in Connecticut, she and her husband are buried in the Chapel Cemetery at Phillips Academy.
A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Andover Room R 326 Sto)
Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe: Compiled from Her Letters and Journals, by Charles Edward Stowe. (Andover Room R B Stowe, Ha.)
Andover a Century of Change: 1896 - 1996, by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 18, 19, 35, 47.
"Harriet Beecher Stowe," by George Willis Cooke, The New England Magazine, September 1896 (new series), page 3 - 18
- "Harriet Beecher Stowe," Andover Townsman, July 3, 1896, p.4 (death)
- "Burial of Mrs. Stowe," Andover Townsman, July 10, 1896
- "Stowe's Fame Lives on 100 Years After Death," Eagle Tribune, July 3, 1996, page 1 and page 18.
- Andover File under Authors, Biography, and Cemeteries