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PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)

Affidavit of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Pennsylvania (1853)

Source: National Archives

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Affidavit of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Pennsylvania (1853), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Calvin E. Stowe and
Harriet Beecher Stowe
                        v.
F. W. Thomas

C.C.US. E.D. of Pennsylvania
In Equity


Harriet Beecher Stowe being duly sworn deposes and
says That some time in the years 1850 and 1851
[& 1852] she wrote and [in the years 1851 & 1852] printed and published a certain
Book entitled "Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life among
the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe
" of which
she was the Author. That at the time of writing,
printing and publishing said Book she was and
has been ever since and still is resident in
these United States. That she was then and has
been ever since and still is the sole proprietor
and owner of said Book and solely entitled to
the Copyright of the same according to the Acts
of Congress in such case made and provided.
            That she deposited a printed copy of the
Title of said Book in the Clerk's Office of the
District Court of the District of Maine in which
she at the time resided; and within three months
after the publication of said Book [caused to be] delivered a copy
of the same to the Clerk of said District and
also within the same time one copy to the
Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution and one
copy to the Librarian of Congress Library for the
use of said Libraries.
            That she has published several editions of
said Book and has given information of Copyright
being secured by causing to be inserted in the
several copies of each edition on the title page or
the page immediately following the following words
viz: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the
year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the Clerk's

    


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