WIFE AND MOTHER
HARRIET BEECHER'S journey to the East was saddened by the news of the death of her intimate friend, Mrs. Stowe, wife of Professor Calvin Ellis Stowe. Mrs. Stowe was a daughter of the Rev. Bennet Tyler, at one time the president of Dartmouth College, then Doctor Payson's successor in Portland, Maine, and finally president of East Windsor Theological Seminary, in Connecticut. She was beautiful, talented, and had a wonderful voice, and all this, added to unusual dignity and sweetness of character, had made her universally loved. In a letter written to her sister Mary, Harriet had thus described Mrs. Stowe: "Let me introduce you to Mrs. Stowe, -- a delicate, pretty little woman, with hazel eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, fine color, a pretty little mouth, fine teeth, and a most interesting timidity and simplicity of manner; I fell in love with her directly."
His loss drove Professor Stowe nearly insane, and Harriet on her return to Cincinnati became