Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 4/5, 1853

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Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 4/5, 1853


United States--Boston
United States--Philadelphia
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


Greenwood states that the proofs have not arrived yet and stresses to never send them by express but by mail. She will return the proof as soon as possible after they will have arrived. Greenwood also expresses confusion about the title of the book and asks how many pages the material will compile.
Greenwood's wedding is fixed for the 14th of October, she invites Fields to attend.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


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


Huntington, JTFP, Box 41, FI 1787





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[page 4 – included on page 1] and of the title. How many pages will the matter make? I am sadly troubled about the missing proof
I think you will have to correct it yet.

[page 1] New Brighton Oct 4th
Dear Mr. Fields.
your note of Sept 30th reached me yesterday morning. but the proofs have not yet come to hand. Never again send by express. always send by mail. I will return them as soon as possible when they do come. I want to read them. but you must do as you think best about waiting for then.— I shall be in Philadelphia by the 20th, at the latest, and shall remain there indefinitely.— My wedding is fixed for the 14th. I feel my dear friend that it will seem like a mere form, an invitation to you and Mr. Ticknor to be present, on that to me

[page 2] interesting and momentous occasion & so utterly hopeless am I of your being able to come. yet I do invite you in the name of all my homebeloveds. in my +++ classic and aquatic [?] name but most and heartiest of all, in my own name I speak but simple +++ when I say that your presence would greatly deepen my happiness even on that Evening. If I had been married at Anna's, as I hoped to be until after my illness, you would have been with us. But if it were possible I am sure you would willingly come as it is.— Anna Phillips writes that she has the +++ of which you wrote.

[page 3] Give my dear love to Mr. Ticknor when he arrives. Remember me kindly to all my Boston friends, and believe me ever cordially and faithfully yours
Wednesday Oct 5th
Dear Mr. Fields.
I missed the post yesterday. Still in appearance of the large package of proof sent by express. I have sent to Pittsburgh to enquire, but can get no tidings. I fear it is lost. I return a smaller package reward [?] today by mail. What does it mean that there seems no title but "A Tour in Europe"?— The "Haps and Mishaps" must be given if


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


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


New Brighton, PA, US

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Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 4/5, 1853,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed February 21, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/725.

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