The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Philip J. Kowalski, an Independent Scholar, to edit three volumes of Letters. He occupies a unique position as Volume Editor, in that for several years he has located, collected, and transcribed the nearly 1,450 letters by Stowe housed in multiple repositories, and he also owns a handful of original autograph letters signed by Stowe herself. He has published widely in nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American literature and culture and has written articles on Hawthorne, Stowe, Wharton and Booker T. Washington. He is also the compiler and editor of A Guide to William James’s Reading (William James Studies 2014) that details what James read in English, French, and German, what he thought about it in extensive commentary taken from James’s handwritten notes, and how it influenced the great corpus of his work. Kowalski has taught at Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, among many other institutions. He is also the author of the poetry collection Canine in the Promised Land (Atmosphere Press 2021) that is heavily influenced by his deep interest in the poets of American modernism such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Marianne Moore.