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Beecher Memorial: Contemporaneous Tributes to the Memory of Henry Ward Beecher, the “most famous preacher in the nation,” published shortly after his death in 1887. This copy was a gift to George Putnam Upton, American journalist and author.

Octavo, viii, 110pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on front cover. Silk endpapers. Frontispiece portrait and an illustrated plate by William H. Beard. Includes letter affixed to front flyleaf, presenting this copy to Mr. George P. Upton.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, and influential clergyman. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, achieved worldwide acclaim for her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. During Beecher’s lifetime, his sermons focused on God’s love, a notable departure from his Calvinist upbringing. He was a religious guide to multiple Republican presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, who said that no one in history had “so productive a mind.” A recent work on his life by Debby Applegate, titled “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher,” won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2007.

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