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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Distinguished author (1811–1896) whose epochal 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin brought the issue of slavery to the fore of American consciousness and became one of the enduring classics of 19th-century literature. Ink endorsement, “H. B. Stowe,” on the reverse of a 6.75 x 2.5 business check from the publishers Ticknor & Fields made out to her for $200.00 and dated September 16, 1865. The payment may relate to Stowe’s book House and Home Papers, issued by the publisher in the same year. Punch cancellation and faint stain (away from signature), and check inlaid to a slightly larger sheet and silked on both sides, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #337 - Ended September 17, 2008