Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Apr 22, 1850

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Title

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Apr 22, 1850

Subject

United States--New York City
United States--Boston
United States--Washington, DC
United States--Philadelphia
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Arts--Literature
Arts--Portraits
Relationships--Networks
Social Critique
Marriage
Gender Norms
Humor

Description

Greenwood states that Fields remains the same individual in her eyes, even if he is a married man. 
She asks him to write Willis regarding the portrait, which should no longer be delayed, and informs him that she will send the first proofs by express if her current state of health will not allow her to arrive in Boston by the end of May.

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

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

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1753

Date

1850-04-22

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
I had half a mind to address you as Mr. J. T. Fields. in return for your "Miss S. J. Clarke." One night know you for a newly married man by this sudden accession of dignity. But I'll not +++ it. However you may have grown in your own consideration and in that of society in general you are about the same individual in my eyes, as before

[page 1 added vertically and on top] I wrote to Mr. Ticknor about the piano. Is it finished and on the way?

[page 2] that late most happy and momentous event. your note reached me on the 20th. I wrote immediately to Willis respecting the portrait. Had you not better drop him a line. He told me when I was in N.Y. that you could have the picture at any time
I should think there need be no delay in getting it for our purpose. If I am not in Boston by the last of May I will send on the math for the volume by express, and

[page 3] correct the first proofs for Washington or Philadelphia.— If I do not leave for the East as soon as I anticipate it will be on account of my health which is greatly broken down this spring. My love to Mr. Ticknor and the Whipples. and. and to. Oh I +++ my love to—Oh I'm a fiend [?]!— to. to. May I now?— May I offer my love to Mrs Fields?
Ever most earnestly yours.
Grace

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, Apr 22, 1850,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/781.

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