ABOLITIONIST AUTHOR, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, APOLOGISES SAYING: “I WAS AWAY DOWN IN FLORIDA”
STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. (1811-1896) American author, abolitionist; best known for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Autograph Letter Signed “H.B. Stowe”, on her monogrammed blue “S” stationery. One page, octavo. Hartford, [Conneticut]. May 12, 1867. Accomplishment a little light, else very fone condition. To “My dear Sallie”. Stowe writes:
“When your letter came I was away down in Florida & since I returned I have had too much business to be able at once to attend to all my letters – So you see you have been delayed but now I will try to make amends by signing myself / Very truly yours, H.B. Stowe.”
While residing in Hartford, Stowe went on speaking tours across the country. Later in 1867, Stowe would make Florida her winter home, immersing herself there in programs to educate former slaves and black children.