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