Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Dec 3, 1850

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Title

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Dec 3, 1850

Subject

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Finances
Arts--Literature
Illness

Description

Greenwood inquires of Fields about the release date of "History of my Pets." She suspects that she will not profit much from the fall publications. She asks Fields for another $250 for payments and expenses.
Greenwood is currently "half sick with a hard cold and the blurs."

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

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

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1774

Date

1850-12-03

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
Do pardon me for annoying you so much, but I should like to know, if you can tell me on what day the "History of My Pets" will be out. I wish to know in order to make some plans for leaving. And one other thing I should like to ask for.— You have generously suffered me to overdraw once or twice. So I suppose there will be very little coming to me from my publications this fall. But it will be necessary for me to revise during this month about $250. the two hundred are due on as [inserted] payments, and the fifty I need for traveling expenses & c.— Now if you are not afraid to trust to Grace and her fortunes, will you thus far oblige me, and I will

[page 2] endeavor in future to keep within bounds. But I trust you will feel quite safe in doing me this kindness.— I endorse directions for sending the box of medical books of which I spoke to you some time since I am just off for Amesbury for a day or two merely.— Am half sick with a hard cold and the blurs. How are you this detestable damp (damnable) weather!— A tender ward in Ticknor's ear. A gentle grasp of Whipple's hand. If I had a moment's time I'd finish the stanza. but the postman's almost at the door. Ever a firm friend of the firm and particularly of the "poet publisher".
Grace Greenwood

From

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

To

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

Location

Lynn, MA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

42.466763

Geocode (Longitude)

-70.949493

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Citation

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Dec 3, 1850,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/763.

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