Unless otherwise noted, the source of each text in this edition is the first printed edition of that text. A few small corrections of punctuation were made silently to these. The following stories, sketches, and editorials were not collected in book form in Stowe lifetime: "Modern Uses of Language", "Uncle Enoch", "The Old Meeting-House", To the Editor of the Cincinnati Journal and Luminary, The Freeman's Dream, "An Appeal to Women of the Free States of America", "What Is to Be Done With Them?" "Will You Take a Pilot?" and "The True Story of Lady Byron's Life". The magazine sources in these cases are indicated in the headnote. For unpublished letters and addresses, the archive where the original or copy may be found is indicated at the foot of the document. The spelling and punctuation in Stowe's letters remain as she wrote them. The text of Uncle Tom's Cabin is the one established for the Library of America collection of Stowe's novels, and is used with the publisher's permission.