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First mention: Harriet Beecher Stowe

First mention of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the New York Times:

Harriet Beecher Stowe, wife of Professor Stowe, of Bowdoin College, and the author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” has received $4,000, as her share of the sales already made of that book. She receives 10 cents on each copy sold, and a Bangor paper says she has been offered $10,000 for the copyright of the book. This is an extraordinary case of good luck or success in authorship in this country.

May 14, 1852 (Untitled article)


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