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483: NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD SIGND HENRY WARD BEECHER

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483: NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD SIGND HENRY WARD BEECHER

Lot 0483 Details

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1876, New York. Stock certificate for 68 shares. Issued to and signed on verso and stub by REV. HENRY WARD BEECHER. Stamp and punch cancellations not affecting signature. Extremely Fine.

HENRY WARD BEECHER (1813-1887) was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and social reformer, and famous speaker who was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of famous evangelist Lyman Beecher. All his life he remained close to one of his older sisters, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Another well-known sister was Isabella Beecher Hooker, a suffragist. He also had a brother, Charles Beecher, who was a renowned Congregationalist minister.

An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most famous trials of the Nineteenth century.

An advocate of women's suffrage, temperance and Darwin's theory of evolution, and a foe of slavery, Beecher held that Christianity should adapt itself to the changing culture of the times. He was also passionately anti-Catholic and was contemptuous towards Irish-Americans in an age that was anti-Irish Catholic due to the waves of Irish immigrants coming to America due to the potato famine.

He raised funds to buy weapons for those willing to oppose slavery in Kansas and Nebraska, and the rifles bought with this money became known as "Beecher's Bibles". Politically active, he supported first the Free Soil Party and later the Republican Party.

During the American Civil War, his church raised and equipped a volunteer infantry regiment. Early in the war, Beecher pressed Lincoln to emancipate the slaves through a proclamation. The preacher later went on a speaking tour in England to undermine support for the South by explaining the North's war aims. Near the end of the war, when the Stars and Stripes were again raised at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, Beecher was the main speaker.(Wikipedia)

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483: NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD SIGND HENRY WARD BEECHER

Estimate $500 - $600
Dec 16, 2006
Starting Price $250
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0483: 483: NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD SIGND HENRY WARD BEECHER

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Lot 0483 Details

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1876, New York. Stock certificate for 68 shares. Issued to and signed on verso and stub by REV. HENRY WARD BEECHER. Stamp and punch cancellations not affecting signature. Extremely Fine.

HENRY WARD BEECHER (1813-1887) was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and social reformer, and famous speaker who was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of famous evangelist Lyman Beecher. All his life he remained close to one of his older sisters, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Another well-known sister was Isabella Beecher Hooker, a suffragist. He also had a brother, Charles Beecher, who was a renowned Congregationalist minister.

An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most famous trials of the Nineteenth century.

An advocate of women's suffrage, temperance and Darwin's theory of evolution, and a foe of slavery, Beecher held that Christianity should adapt itself to the changing culture of the times. He was also passionately anti-Catholic and was contemptuous towards Irish-Americans in an age that was anti-Irish Catholic due to the waves of Irish immigrants coming to America due to the potato famine.

He raised funds to buy weapons for those willing to oppose slavery in Kansas and Nebraska, and the rifles bought with this money became known as "Beecher's Bibles". Politically active, he supported first the Free Soil Party and later the Republican Party.

During the American Civil War, his church raised and equipped a volunteer infantry regiment. Early in the war, Beecher pressed Lincoln to emancipate the slaves through a proclamation. The preacher later went on a speaking tour in England to undermine support for the South by explaining the North's war aims. Near the end of the war, when the Stars and Stripes were again raised at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, Beecher was the main speaker.(Wikipedia)

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