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Guide to the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Illustrated Fragment MSS.3150

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2014

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Uncle Tom's Cabin Illustrated Fragment

Unit ID:

MSS.3150

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

circa 1850

Abstract:

Fragment of an illustrated German translation of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Language of Materials note

Material is entirely in German.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains four pages from an illustrated German translation of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Biographical/Historical note

According to Grace Edith MacLean in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in Germany (1910), failure of social movements in the German Empire from 1830-1848 provided fertile conditions for reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel. As of 1910, there were 75 distinct editions of the novel in German, including 11 abridgements for children. Presumably, most of these translations occurred in the decade following the original publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852.

Access Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Uncle Tom's Cabin Illustrated Fragment, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, 2010

Fragment Box SC0052 Folder 3150.1