Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Jan 28, 1850

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Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Jan 28, 1850


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


Greenwood has sent Fields the corrected copy of Greenwood Leaves and hopes he will amend the errors. She has contacted the artist Seth Cheney to commission her portrait but has not received a reply yet. She asks Fields to attend to the matter should he encounter him in Boston. 
Greenwood also wants Fields to forward her copies of some of Miss Mitford, Giles, Longfellow, and Whittier's works.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


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


Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1794





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[page 1] My dear Mr. Fields.
Yours of the 22nd reached me yesterday. I had already sent the corrected copy of "Greenwood Leaves" by mail, and you have probably received it +++ this.— I found quite a number of little errors in the book mostly in the first part. in the preface were two or three. these I hope will all be amended. I do not know but that there may be still others. It is a horrible bore to look closely through a whole volume for errors. I am trying to write some poems this winter for the volume, but so far, I have not been well enough to do much.— By the way, as for the portrait for that volume, if Seth Cheney could take a +++ and John would engrave it, would [?]

[page 2] be the best thing we could have. I wrote to the artist, a while since about taking a portrait, as my family wish to possess one by him but I have not yet received a reply. If he is in Boston will you see him on the subject.— I am not perfectly satisfied with Osgoods [sic] picture, and dont [sic] think it best to have Cushman's again engraved. Will you send books soon to Pittsburgh. if so can you send me a package? I want Miss Mitford's "Our Village" and Giles' and Longfellow's new books. Will not each send me a copy?— Ah, and Whittier's last work. Let me know when and where you send these.
My kindest remembrance to the Ticknor, Giles and the Whipples.—
As ever, yours cordially,
Grace G.


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, Jan 28, 1850,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed February 21, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/744.

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