Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Sep 11, 1853

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Title

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Sep 11, 1853

Subject

England
United States--Boston
United States--Philadelphia
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Arts--Literature
Illness
Relationships--Networks

Description

Greenwood's brother has informed Fields of her state of health. She nearly died and is still quite weak but plans to return to Boston in two weeks if her health allows it. She fears that Fields is angry with her for the delay. 
Greenwood has excluded most of the valentine poems and the other string of verses and hopes to send more material for the new volume in the course of the week. She trusts that Fields will do everything in his power for The Little Pilgrim and asks whether Whipple and Longfellow will take it on.

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

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

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 41, FI 1783

Date

1853-09-11

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 4 – included on page 1] and send letters if you have received any for me from England
I hope to go to Philadelphia, week after next. and from there to Boston if I am well enough. Has dear Mr. Ticknor returned? Give him much love from me. I trust you will do all in your power for my "Little Pilgrim" Wont [sic] Whipple and Longfellow take it?Ever faithfully
Grace

[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields. My brother wrote you a few days since acquainting you of my illness. You came very near losing poor old "G. G." I have been very ill indeed and am still quite weak today.  I am dressed and have walked without support for the first time

[page 2] for ten days.  I have been greatly troubled about the books, for fear you would be annoyed by the delay yet I am sure you will excuse it for I could not help myself if I send the poems with those to be added. You will see that I have stricken out most of the val-

[page 3] entines, and our other string of verses. for the thing is no poem ("The Story of a life") I hope you will not object to what I have done here
I hope to be able to send the other material for the new volume in the course of the week. certainly shall. if I have no relapse. Do write to me

From

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

To

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

Location

New Brighton, PA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

40.7303434

Geocode (Longitude)

-80.3100627

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Citation

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Sep 11, 1853,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/729.

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