A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Beecher, Henry Ward
Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887). -- Orator and divine, s. of Lyman B. and bro. of Harriet Beecher Stowe, was one of the most popular of American preachers and platform orators, a prominent advocate of temperance and of the abolition of slavery. His writings, which had a wide popularity, include Summer in the Soul and Life Thoughts.