Lot #632
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Josiah Henson Signature

Rare autograph of the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Rare autograph of the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author, abolitionist, and minister (1789-1883) who fled from slavery and founded a settlement for fellow fugitive slaves in Ontario; he is believed to have inspired the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Vintage pencil signature, "Josiah Henson,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.5 card, affixed to an engraved portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe, which bears her facsimile signature. In very good to fine condition, with overall soiling.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021