The Washington Post
Unsigned Notice
Washington, D.C.: 9 September 1888

  Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is dying at the summer residence of her nephew near Sag Harbor, Long Island. She is seventy-three years of age. The great work of her life, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was published in 1852, and met with phenomenal success. In three and a half years 313,000 copies were sold in this country. In Great Britain, too, its sale was enormous. It has been translated into more than twenty languages. The book was dramatized, and as a play has been one of the most successful ever put on the stage. Mrs. Stowe maintains that she only wrote the work that played so important a part in the emancipation movement and that God dictated it.