Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 1, 1854
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.
CreditHuntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda
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[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