June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut.

July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut.

Phillips Academy cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts.


Harriet was the daughter of Congregational minister Lyman Beecher, and Roxanna Foote. Her mother died when she was four years old. At age 13, she began attending a girls’ school in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1832, her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where her father became head of the Lane Theological Seminary. Harriet married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a professor there, in 1836. She became a professor herself at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1850.

Stowe wrote dozens of books, including the well known Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an anti-slavery novel published in 1852. Most of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, published in 1855 by her brother, Henry Ward Beecher.

  1. Abide in Me, O Lord
  2. Knocking, Knocking, Who Is There?
  3. Still, Still with Thee
  4. That Mystic Work of Thine
  5. When Winds Are Raging