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Title: Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields, 1851-1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Collection Identifier: MS C.1.11

Primary Creator: Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871

Extent: 251.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Authors' Spouses — United States, Editors — United States — Correspondence, England — Description and Travel, Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864, Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871 -- Marriage, Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871 — Correspondence, New England — Description and Travel, Women -- Social Life and Customs -- 19th Century, Women artists -- 19th century., Women Authors, American — 19th Century — Correspondence

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains approximately 251 letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915), between the years 1851-1904 by members of the Hawthorne family and they document both the personal and professional nature of their relationship.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains approximately 251 letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915), between the years 1851-1904 by members of the Hawthorne family and they document both the personal and professional nature of their relationship. The majority of the letters were written by Sophia Hawthorne (1809-1871), wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to Annie Adams Fields between the years 1851 and 1871. In many of the approximately 120 letters to Annie Adams Fields, Sophia discusses the health and daily life of her children, and Hawthorne’s failing health and eventual death. She also includes her opinion of the books she was reading.  Mutual friends such as Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), Mary Porter Hemenway (1820-1897), and George Stillman Hillard (1809-1894) are mentioned. After Hawthorne’s death, Sophia’s focus shifts to financial concerns such as the household budget and the loan made to her by James Fields. The letters to Mr. Fields reflect her new role as editor of Hawthorne’s journals later published as Passages from the American Note-Books and Passages from the English Note-Books, portions of which were first published in the " Atlantic Monthly"in 1866. Of note are five letters about a journal written by Hawthorne at Brook Farm. In addition, she discusses the possible publication of Hawthorne’s children’s book, 20 Days with Julian and Bunny (privately printed in 1904 as Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny: A Diary).  Also, there are seven letters that contain Sophia’s pen and ink sketches.

Collection Historical Note

Sophia Hawthorne (1809-1871) was one of the Peabody sisters of Salem who were reformers and supporters of the arts. She was a painter, writer, and editor of her husband Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journals.

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Authors' Spouses — United States
Editors — United States — Correspondence
England — Description and Travel
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871 -- Marriage
Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871 — Correspondence
New England — Description and Travel
Women -- Social Life and Customs -- 19th Century
Women artists -- 19th century.
Women Authors, American — 19th Century — Correspondence

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Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

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Acquisition Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields. MS C.1.11. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Rare Books and Manuscripts Department staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Jill Rycerz, 2014.


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Folder 51: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [7 May 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Intends to take Mr. Hawthorne to meet [Franklin] Pierce on Wednesday. Asks him to contrive some other way in which Dr. [Oliver Wendell] Holmes can see him. Dated "Saturday." Printed in J. T. Fields, Yesterdays with Authors, p.121. 4 p.
Folder 52: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [20 May c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes to speak of the majesty of [Nathaniel Hawthorne] of his justice, of his tenderness. Is thankful for so soft a translation and for an end to his weariness. Printed in Annie Adams Fields, Memories of a Hostess, p. 70-1. Appended is the envelope bearing notes by Annie Adams Fields and M.A. DeWolfe Howe concerning the publication of the letter. Enclosed is a sketch of an angelic figure signed Rose [(Hawthorne) Lathrop]. 4 p.
Folder 53: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [21 May c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Does not wish a word said of Mr. Hawthorne's fear of not being himself. Her sister [Elizabeth Palmer Peabody] would inevitabley exaggerate. Marked "Private." Appended is a note addressed to J.T. Fields by Una Hawthorne. 2 p.
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Folder 55: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S.  To James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [25 May 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks Mr. Fields to send a note to [Franklin] Pierce if he thinks she should see him at once. Comments on Mrs. Fields’ beauty [at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral]. Wrongly dated "Wednesday, 24 May." 3 p.
Folder 56: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [30 May 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Believes that she and her husband can never be divided; her heart will hold the presence of his freed spirit. Felt last Monday was a Festival of Life. There is no need to fear dark hours for her. Dated "Monday night." Printed in M.D. Conway, Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne. p.213-15. 8 p.
Folder 57: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 57A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 6 June [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks the photograph a very fine one. Wishes to read the fragment of the [Dolliver Romance] before it's published. Has arranged all the loose manuscripts. For the Dolliver Romance see the Atlantic Monthly, July 1864. Unidentified photograph; cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p.93. 4 p.
Item 57B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [7 June c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Would like to obtain from [John Adams] Whipple the photograph of Hawthorne called the "Field Marshall." Intends it for Julian. 1 p.
Folder 58: Hawthrone, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 58A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 9 June 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Did not realize that Mr. Hawthorne had decided to print the first chapter [of the Dolliver Romance]. Speaks of the confidence her husband had in Ticknor & Fields. Trusts that [Oliver Wendell] Holmes will not write his physical condition. Signed "S.H." For the Dolliver Romance and Holmes's article on Hawthorne see the Atlantic Monthly, July 1864.
Item 58B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 11 June 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Does not think the photograph is like [Nathaniel Hawthorne], particularly the eyes and chin; hopes [John Adams] Whipple has not lost his attempt. Una prefers the Washington vignette [taken by Brady in 1862?] Signed "S.H." Unidentified photograph; cf. Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p.93.
Folder 59: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 [June 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Likes the photograph less than at first. Will return it to Boston. Unidentified photograph; cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p.93.
Folder 60: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 60A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 29 July 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Would think it sacrilege to have anyone else touch Mr. Hawthorne’s Journals. Is upset by the death of her cousin's child, Posie Loring. 4 p.
Item 60B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], [July c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Would not oppose her husband's wish by writing of him. Believes no one should lift the veil he drew around him. 4 p.
Folder 61: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 61A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 2 August 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Knows Mrs. Fields would not do anything with the papers against her wish; intends to copy what she can. Hopes to find more of the Dolliver Romance. Signed "S.H." 4 p.
Item 61B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 21 August 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has made an appeal to [Henry Arthur] Bright about the photograph which he will not resist. Refers to one of the three photographs of Hawthorne made by John Edwin Mayall, May 19, 1860. Cf. Century, April, 1887; Athenaeum, June 18, 1887. 2 p.
Folder 62: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 62A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 14 September 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is going to visit the [George Bailey] Lorings where she is needed; would like to go to Mrs. Fields for a day. Trembles at the prospect of plunging into the world again. 4 p.
Item 62B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Salem)], [24 September c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Plans to remain another week; will take a chance of seeing her on the way back. 2p.
Folder 63: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 63A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside, Concord], 30 September 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Feels that God has banished death; has shown her that it is "divinest Love." It is as if "the soul of my soul" stood at the fountain of truth, pouring a stream for refreshment.  Signed "S.H." 8 p.
Item 63B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [September c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks her poem [The Future Summer?] has "a portion of his eternal repose in it." Means to tell her about Hawthorne’s last words to Posie Loring. 4 p.
Folder 64: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 64A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 3 October 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
[Henry Arthur] Bright intends to have the photograph copied. Horace Bridge has destroyed the papers and his copy of [Fanshawe]. Wishes Mr. Fields to do the same. Julian is recovering from the poison. Refers to one of the three photographs of Hawthorne made by John Edwin Mayall. May 19, 1860. Cf. Century, April, 1887; Athenaeum, June 18, 1887. 4 p.
Item 64B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 9 October 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wonders why he does not come; has found another fragment of the Dolliver Romace. Cannot see him until after Julian goes to the Berkshires. 4 p.
Folder 65: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 65A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 17 November 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has received the proofs; suggests a number of corrections. Refers to the second scene from the Dolliver Romance published in the Atlantic Monthly, January, 1865.
Item 65B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 20 November 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for "twenty-four blue birds, touched off with gold." Probably refers to copies of Twice-Told Tales, published by Ticknor & Fields, 1865. (Blue & Gold Edition) Mutilated 4 p.
Folder 66: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 66A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 27 November 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends Julian for a visit; his smile reminds her of a song by Barry Cornwall [Bryan Waller Procter]. Thinks the portrait of Una by [William Henry] Furnass a masterpiece. 4 p.
Item 66B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 December 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for the letter and the photograph from [Francis] Bennoch. Is doubtful about printing the fragment [of the Dolliver Romance]. Wishes to devote herself to copying. Refers to one of the three photographs of Hawthorne made by John Edwin Mayall, May 19, 1860.  Cf. Century, April, 1887; Athenaeum, June 18, 1887. 2 p.
Folder 67: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 67A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 21 December 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for a copy of the Brownings' poems. Sends a small parcel for Mrs. Fields. 4 p.
Item 67B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [N.p.], 2 January 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Promised to stay longer with Mrs. [Mary Porter (Tileston)] Hemenway. Plans to see her Tuesday. Dated "Sunday afternoon." 4 p.
Folder 68: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 68A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 19 January 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Plans to go to Mrs. [Mary Porter (Tileston)] Hemenway on Saturday; will run down and see her. Tells her of the death of an old man whom she has been visiting; recalls Mr. Hawthorne's funeral. 8 p.
Item 68B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 24 February 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Arrived home safely; was welcomed by Una and Rose. [Franklin Benjamin] Sanborn has a son. 4 p.
Folder 69: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 27 February 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has found the lost number of the Atlantic. Is trying to draw a head of [Horace] Mann from memory. Arranges to have Una's watch sent by her birthday. 3 p.
Folder 70: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 70A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 9 March 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Julian has returned from Stockbridge and is taking his examinations. Tells her of Una's birthday and the gifts she received. The publishers are thinking of engraving [Horace] Mann's portrait. Contains pen and ink sketches by Sophia Hawthorne. 12 p.
Item 70B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 10 March 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Received this morning a letter dated October 1863. 3 p.
Folder 71: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 71A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 March 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes [George Stillman] Hillard has returned to him the sum advanced for Julian's boots. The Freshman examinations are safely over. 4 p.
Item 71B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 16 March [1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells her of the progress of Julian's examinations. Is still working on [Horace] Mann's head; repeats a compliment from Edith Davidson. 4 p.
Folder 72: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 72A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 21 March 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for a pleasant visit. Does not ever wish to be called "little woman" again. 4 p.
Item 72B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 30 March 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Would like to see her but has to go to Stockbridge for Julian's things. Has finished the head of [Horace] Mann; has been changing the face in a drawing of a sleeping child to that of Posie Loring. 4 p.
Folder 73: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 73A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [March  c.1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has found a marble-topped table, a walnut one and a chest dated 1651. Would like "The Chair" from the Old Manse. Expects to go to Stockbridge to pack up Julian. Fragment, incomplete. 8 p.
Item 73B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 1 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Plans to go to Stockbridge next week; asks about a photographer. 2 p.
Folder 74: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 14 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends a sketch of Furness Abbey; thinks it necessary to say it is taken from [Nathanial Hawthorne’s] journal without revision. Cf. "A Visit to and Old English Abbey" (In the Atlantic Almanac, Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1868) 2 p.
Folder 75: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 75A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 18 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes a church service [in memory of Abraham Lincoln]. Offers an ancient carved settee to Mr. Fields. Signed "S.H." Verso: Pen and ink sketches by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Item 75B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 18 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Promises more perfectly finished material from the journals [of Nathaniel Hawthorne]. Wants him to return the settee if he does not like it. Appended is a stamped envelope, postmarked "Apr.19,1865" 3 p.
Folder 76: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 76A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 26 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Supposes the couchette has arrived; has designs on some chairs. Una and Julian both have lame heels. 4 p.
Item 76B: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 28 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wants a book returned to Alice Jackson. Sends the "poetic portrait" of Mr. Fields done by Julian. 4 p.
Folder 77: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 77A: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.Ms. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 29 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Outside cover of the "poetic portrait" of Mr. Fields. 1 p.
Item 77B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 20 May 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was overwhelmed at the terrible death of Charlotte Hemenway. Speaks of their observation of May 19; thinks of Mrs. [Mary Ann (Holmes)] Booth with sympathy. 4 p.
Folder 78: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 78A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 26 May 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes she could come while the hawthorn is in bloom. Got through the anniversaries better than she expected. 4 p.
Item 78B: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 4 June 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has been offered four chairs, at least a hundred years old. Promises to go to the Old Manse for "The Chair." Pen and ink sketches by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Folder 79: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 79A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 9 June 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Fears she is a fixture at the Wayside; Una may visit  Mrs. Hemenway. Finds Sophia (Ripley) [Thayer] took "The Chair" to Milton at her marriage. 4 p.
Item 79B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 1 October [1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has not found the meditation in Sleepy Hollow; has copied parts from the journal of the first year of their marriage, interesting because of [Henry David] Thoreau. Speaks of the other chapter of the Dolliver Romance. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.IX" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Sep. 1866). 3 p.
Folder 80: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 80A: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 2 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Fears everything she sent yesterday was printed in the introduction to the Mosses of the Old Manse. 2 p.
Item 80B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [The Wayside, Concord], 4 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Feels that it makes no difference whether the material has been printed or not. Has more material on the first two years of their married life and a whole volume of the English Romance. Signed "S.H." Probably refers to Dr. Grimshaw's Secret, Boston, 1883. 4 p.
Folder 81: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 81A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 8 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for his kindness [in arranging a sale for one of Julian’s' illuminations]. Has found a journal written partly at Brook Farm; asks where to place it. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.V" (In the Atlantic Monthly, May 1866). 4 p.
Item 81B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 8 October [1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has found the musings in Sleepy Hollow. Thinks the journal written at Brook Farm very rich; has copied out 12 pages. Dated "Evening." Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.XI" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1866) No.V (In the Atlantic Monthly, May 1866). 2 p.
Folder 82: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 82A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends material from the note-books of 1835 and 1836. Suggests eliminating all short sentences. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.1 (In the Atlantic Monthly, Jan. 1866). 3 p.
Item 82B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 13 October [1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes to substitute a fuller passage about the girl and the flowers from her lover's grave; has to the Maine journal of 1837. Signed "S.H." Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.1" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Jan. 1866). 2 p.
Folder 83: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 83A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 14 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is glad he shares her feeling about retaining the short sentences. Sends part of the Main record. Feels Hawthorne "reveals himself exquisitely in these papers; as no other person could portray him." Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.2" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Feb. 1866). 4 p.
Item 83B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 20 October 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has been ill but sends another twenty pages. Is driven to a sort of necessity to keep copying; thinks walks were never transformed into language before. Refers to: "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Book, No.4" (In the Atlantic Monthly, April 1866). 4 p.
Folder 84: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 84A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 6 November 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has come to the beginning of a journey to western Massachusetts; sends all up to that point. Thinks Elizabeth [Manning] Hawthorne might write of her brother's childhood and youth. Refers to material published for the first time in Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Item 84B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 20 November 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is distressed at the illness of [Franklin] Pierce. [Horatio] Bridge thinks his own name and that of Jonathan Cilley may be printed in full. Asks about selling one of Julian's illuminations. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.3" (In the Atlantic Monthly, March 1866) 4 p.
Folder 85: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 85A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [20 November c.1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends another paper; thinks it a lovely picture of the Notch. Wonders if [Samuel Worcester] Rowse is using the English photograph [for his crayon portrait of Hawthorne]. Signed "S.H." Refers to material published for the first time in Passages from American Note-Books, Boston 1868. 2 p.
Item 85B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], November [1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses a number of corrections to be made in the proof. Promises the utmost care in the future. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.1" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Jan. 1866). 10 p.
Folder 86: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 86A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 3 December 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has written to [George Stillman] Hillard about the money paid for the articles in the Atlantic Monthly. [Franklin] Pierce has given Julian a donation for his "college amenities." 4 p.
Item 86B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 December 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends [George Stillmam] Hillard's reply; was justified in taking the money for the Atlantic articles herself. 2 p.
Folder 87: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 16 December 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has received the proofs; agrees with him about the form of [Horatio] Bridge's name. Written in pencil. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.2" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Feb. 1866). 1 p.
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Item 88A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [December c.1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Declares the photograph was returned in a wretched condition. Is not fit to sit up but had "to moan" about it. Probably refers to the photograph of Hawthorne set from England by Henry Arthur Bright. An engraving of it appears in Good Company, Boston 1866. 3 p.
Item 88B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [December c.1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Fears the engraving misses the delicacy of the photograph; the mouth is distorted. Probably refers to the engraving of Hawthorne made from the photograph taken by John Edwin Mayall and printed in Good Company, Boston 1866. Mutilated. 4 p.
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Item 89A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 4 January 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Grieves that her bells were jangled but hopes the archangel has healing in his wings. Times and seasons have become only names to her as she has been drawn into eternal life. When two souls are one, no death is possible. 12 p.
Item 89B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 11 January 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Promises him more material on Hawthorne's sojourn in North Adams. Refers to material printed for the first time in Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston 1868. 3 p.
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Item 90A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 26 January 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends the rest of the North Adams journey. Wants to know the earliest date of what she has already sent. Refers to material printed for the first time in Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Item 90B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 8 February 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asked for the dates in order not to make confusion in the manuscript. Would be glad to come in town and look it over herself. Cannot estimate the number of pages because of the variety of page and script. 4 p.
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Item 91A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 10 February 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has corrected the manuscript; finished off 1838 and added notes up to the days of Brook Farm. Refers to material printed for the first time in Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston 1868. 2 p.
Item 91B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 18 February 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has finished the Old Manse records. Has left out all references to herself; dreads the publicity of the "wide-spread Atlantic." Probably refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.X" (In the Atlantic Monthly, October 1866). 2 p.
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Item 92A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 24 February 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends some sentences and notes written before their marriage. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.VI" (In the Atlantic Monthly, June 1866). 3 p.
Item 92B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 25 February 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has found more on Old Manse times; thinks he will enjoy the Sleepy Hollow musing. Signed "S.H." Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.XI" (In the Atlantic Monthly, November 1866). 1 p.
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Item 93A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [1 c.March] 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks the greater part of the book  [Passages from the American Note-Books] should be fresh and new. Begs him not to put in the engraving [of Nathaniel Hawthorne] which is in Good Company. Would like one of the English photographs for Miss Elizabeth [Manning] Hawthorne. Dated "First day of Spring." 4 p.
Item 93B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 8 March 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for the photograph [for Miss Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne]. The Commonwealth has taken exception to the use of [Jonathan] Cilley's name. Is sorry Julian's illumination is not to be exhibited anonymously. Cf. The Commonwealth, Saturday, March 3, 1866. 4 p.
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Item 94A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 19 March 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is glad to hear a cheerful word against the "captious meddlesome Commonwealth." Has been reading the English Romance and has been held by an inescapable spell. Probably refers to Dr. Grimshaw's Secret. Boston, 1883. Cf. The Commonwealth, Saturday, March 3, 1966. 4 p.
Item 94B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 21 March [1866]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Returned the proofs at once; the trouble must be in the Boston Post Office. Dated "Wednesday." 2 p.
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Item 95A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 14 April 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks him to help her get back her spectacles which she left in town. 2 p.
Item 95B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 25 April 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Fears she is a prisoner at home for the next few days. Wishes [Rebecca Blaine (Harding)] Davis would not write in such a "mouldy" style. 4 p.
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Item 96A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 29 April 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells him how [Ralph Waldo] Emerson broke in upon his precious Sunday to deliver the package. Asks if Fields sent her $100 in March; wants to verify her accounts. Signed "S.H." 3 p.
Item 96B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S.  to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 16 May 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Could not possibly go this week; a sacred anniversary falls on Saturday. 3 p.
Folder 97: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.Ms. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [May c.1866]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Quotes a disparaging paragraph [on "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, V"] from the Christian Register. Marked "P.S." Cf. Christian Register, May 26, 1866. 2 p.
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Item 98A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 17 May 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sees no harm in using the names of [George] Ripley and [Ralph Waldo] Emerson. Is  hopeless about financial  perceptions; sent the tax-gatherer back to [George Stillman] Hillard. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.VII" (In the Atlantic Monthly, July 1866). 4 p.
Item 98B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 24 May 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wants an edition of Tennyson for Una; returns an illustrated German book by Rose. Her anniversaries are over for the year. 4 p.
Folder 99: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 28 May 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is disappointed she has gone without even one glance at the Wayside. There is beauty in May which there is not in July. Thinks it would be good for Una to visit at Manchester. 4 p.
Folder 100: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 13 June 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is wholly occupied in finding a house for her brother [Nathaniel Cranch Peabody]. Went to the anniversary exhibition [at Dr. Dio Lewis's school] but "came home in agony." Comments on Gail Hamilton's Summer Rest. 7 p.

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