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Mandarin in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Home

 
 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
1. Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker
Inscription. In 1867, Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband Calvin bought thirty acres of the Fairbanks Grant in Mandarin which served as their winter home until the winter of 1883-1884. The move to Florida was due to plans for philanthropy among the Negroes and a desire to benefit her son's health. While in Florida, Mrs. Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", wrote sketches called "Palmetto Leaves". The Stowes were active in local charitable and religious activities.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-40.)
 
Location. 30° 9.683′ N, 81° 39.518′ W. Marker is in Mandarin, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Mandarin Road near Brady Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of Our Savior (approx. 0.4 miles away); Torpedo Warfare on the St. Johns River (approx. 2.2 miles away); Orange Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Beluthahatchee (approx. 5.3 miles away); St. Johns County / New Switzerland Plantation
Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker, looking west along Mandarin Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
2. Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker, looking west along Mandarin Road
(approx. 6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 7.3 miles away); William Bartram Scenic Highway (approx. 8 miles away); Camp Chowenwaw (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) published more than 30 books ... (Submitted on January 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
3. Harriet Beecher Stowe Home Marker, looking east
Harriet Beecher Stowe Home image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, circa 1960
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe Home
Harriet Beecher Stowe image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Harriet Beecher Stowe
This 1853 portrait by Alanson Fisher hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Excluded from public professions, cultivated women sought other avenues for their talents. From discussing the issues of the day in informal salon gatherings, it was a short step for women to become writers, especially since the antebellum period saw a burgeoning number of magazines catering to women. So Harriet Beecher Stowe started a career that made her one of the most popular novelists of the nineteenth century. Stowe's place in American history was sealed with her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851-52), which sold 300,000 copies in its first year. Uncle Tom's Cabin was a reform novel; Stowe was motivated to write it by the Fugitive Slave Law and the effect that slavery had in destroying the African American family. No more effective charge could be made in a nation that, both North and South, revered the family as the foundation of society.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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