Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 1, 1854

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Title

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 1, 1854

Subject

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Arts--Literature
Friendship
Sentimental
Howitt, Mary, 1799-1888

Description

Greenwood explains why she has not replied to Fields' previous letter sooner. She compliments his new edition of poems, calling it "a perfect love of a book as well as a book of loves." She questions, however, why he has not included Moonrise at Sea in this volume as he has "never written a sweeter poem."
Greenwood is glad about the success of Haps and Mishaps.
Mary Howitt inquired of Greenwood about some books regarding the early settlement of the West Indian wars, which she has trouble finding.

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 41, FI 1795

Date

1854-02-01

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 4 - contained on the first scanned page] some books +++ on the early settlement of the West Indian wars & +++ - I have had a good deal of trouble in finding them and shall be obliged to send to +++ for one. When I make up the package. I will send it to you for you to forward. After a while, will you lend me the notes of "Haps and mishaps"? I have seen very few. Whittier[?] is +++. Please hand him the accompanying note. Love to Ticknor - Ever yours.

[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
Your late notes and your beautiful gift should have been sooner acknowledged.
but I have been part of the time very busy. part of the time a little ill with a cold and part of the time lazy. So forgive me – that is if you have ever thought of the matter at all.
your poems are most charmingly
and fittingly gotten up in this new edition – it is a perfect

[page 2] love of a book as well as a book of loves. By the way I've said [?] that before. – in a letter to Bennet [?], clever touch, isn't it? Why didn't you include "Moonrise at sea" in this volume? You have never written a sweeter poem. By the way, wont [sic] you +++ us another good +++ in the +++ way before the year is out? – Please write us another poem and Providence will

[page 3] put it down to your credit. In other words pity the poverty of little +++ whose weary +++ brings him to your door- +++ mindful [?] +++ his budget [?] help to fill. +++, +++, +++ - and Heaven [?] will bless your (book) store! I am glad to hear that "Haps and Mishaps" are going off so well. gladder for your sake than for mine even. Mary Howitt has applied to me for

From

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

To

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

Location

Philadelphia, PA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

39.952583

Geocode (Longitude)

-75.165222

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Citation

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 1, 1854,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/717.

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