Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Nov 14, 1849

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Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Nov 14, 1849


Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Travel Reports
United States--New York City
United States--Boston


Greenwood recounts Mr. Whipple's visit to Lynn.
Mr. Phillips also left for California last March and has since left his friends anxious about his lack of contact. But a few weeks prior they heard the good news of him being on a ship.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


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


Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1764





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[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
I told you yesterday that Mr. Shackford would entertain Mr Whipple while here. He had expressed a wish to do so before knowing that we had solicited the former [?]; but last evening we heard the [sic] he was about to leave town to spend Thanksgiving in N. Y. [?] Mr. Whipple will probably be entertained by Mr A Rhodes [?] who does directly opposite [?, sic] the +++ , and has a very pleasant home. At all events some gentleman of the committee will meet him at the depot. the second depot. if he will come in the 1/2 +++ train from Boston, you will see Mr. W. of course. will you not? I think I owe you some explanation of the sad scene of yesterday morning. you will recollect young Mr. Phillips as a very noble working person. He left home for California last March, since which time his friends have only heard once from him in April, I believe. They had become intensely anxious about him, but some weeks since heard good news of the ship on which he was supposed to be. The last steamer brought

[page 2] no letters for Mr. Phillips, but two for other families in town, containing intelligence of poor Ben's death which occurred in June last. Anna and I had gone up to Boston by the early train. a neighbor went up for us. met us on the street very near your store, and communicated the intelligence rather abruptly to me, and in such a way that it was immediately divined by poor Anna. As we were near your store Anna wished to go in and sit down as she was near fainting. you know the rest. - Anna does not remember much that passed then but says that she has a distinct recollection of your face bending over her, looking beautiful in its +++ sympathy. and she begs me to send her love and to thank you and Mr. +++ for your kindness. And dear Mr. Ticknor was very kind. thank him also. God bless you all. I hope to be up again soon. let me know when the book is out.
Affectionately Yours

[envelope] By Express - Immediate
James T. Fields 
Ticknor & Co
Washington St


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


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


Lynn, MA, US

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Washington Street, Boston, MA, US

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Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Nov 14, 1849,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/772.

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