Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Harriet Beecher Stowe

 (From the Notes for Bibliophiles blog)
Harriet Beecher Stowe's 200th birthday is rapidly approaching: Stowe was born on June 14th, 1811. An indication of Stowe's tremendous worldwide popularity is the number of translations of her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin into foreign languages. To celebrate Stowe's bicentennial, Janaya Kizzie has assembled a list of the many foreign language copies of the novel in our Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery and put together an online exhibition of a few of the decorative covers they feature.

View the exhibition at: http://www.provlib.org/exhibitions/uncle-tom-foreign-lands

Here's an image of Stowe from a large (about 20 inches tall) lithograph print produced in 1853:

 

 
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Jordan Goffin

Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin has been mining the wonders in the Library’s Special Collections since early 2011. If you’d like to stop in and spend some time with the historic and noteworthy books, manuscripts and ephemera at PPL, contact him by email at jgoffin@provlib.org or by phone at 401.455.8021. Also, visit the Notes for Bibliophiles blog (http://pplspcoll.wordpress.com/) to read more about the exciting materials in Special Collections and to keep up with events and announcements.


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