Harriet Beecher Stowe and Calvin the Cat

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist who became best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

She became a cat owner after a grey-blue stray showed up on her doorstep. She named him Calvin after her husband, Calvin E. Stowe. Calvin, the cat, loved to to perch on her shoulders as she wrote.

Calvin: A Study in Cat Character

A Bit of Dog Trivia: Harriet Beecher Stowe included a Newfoundland named “Bruno” in her book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

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