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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

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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.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

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 101: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 4 July 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Una finds she cannot leave Lexington. Would be sorry to see the manuscript printed without her "severest supervision." General [Franklin] Pierce has a plan for her and Rose. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne’s Note-Books, No.IX" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Sep. 1866). 3 p.
Folder 102: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 8 July 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has been reading Plato; quotes also from Bacon's speech to Lord Sanquire. Una goes to Lexington tomorrow; [James Russell] Lowell has much to say of Julian. Speaks of her wedding anniversary. Cf. Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High Treason, London, 1778. vol.7, p.89. 8 p.
Folder 103: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 24 July 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has made wild havoc with the proof; the delicate music is not for all ears. Thinks the photograph of Julian has an "inward dignity" wanting in most attempts. Refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-books, No. IX" (In the Atlantic Monthly, September 1866)
Folder 104: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 27 July 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is going to strike out as little as possible; will omit only some personalities. Promises to copy more from the manuscripts. Probably refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.X" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Oct. 1866). 2 p.
Folder 105: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 2 August 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Julian has returned from Appledore. Promises to attend to the proof when it comes. Wants to know whether to send her copy as fast as she makes it. Probably refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No. X" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Oct. 1866). 3 p.
Folder 106: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 August 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has made a few corrections in the manuscript and erased some names. Has been copying the separate journal of Julian and Bunny; it cannot be printed without Julian's consent. Refers to: "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.X" (In the Atlantic Monthly, October 1866). Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny, privately printed, N.Y., 1904. 3 p.
Folder 107: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 107A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 August 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for a clipping. Asks his opinion on the journal of Julian and Bunny. Refers to Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny, privately printed, N.Y., 1904. 1 p.
Item 107B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 15 August [1866]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for Dr. [John] Brown's charming volume [Spare Hours]; the photograph [of Hawthorne] is a success except for the position of the right eye. Unidentified photograph; cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p.93. 4 p.
Folder 108: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 19 August 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks whether she has sent any copy for 1850 and how far she has copied in the English journal. Signed "S.H." Probably refers to "Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books, No.XII" (In the Atlantic Monthly, Dec. 1866)
Folder 109: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 109A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 4 September 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The expressman would not take the package of journals till fair weather. Has hitherto copied from only four volumes. Promises to write [James Russell] Lowell at once. Intends to consult him about Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny.
Item 109B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 September 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hoped to tell him of the opinions of [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow and [James Russell] Lowell [in regard to Twenty Days...]. Speaks of [Samuel Worcester] Rowse's portrait of Hawthorne. For Longfellow's letter cf. W.H. Cathcart, Bibliography of the Works of Nathanial Hawthorne, p.67. 4 p.
Folder 110: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields. [(Concord)], 19 September 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Protests against his letting [James Russell] Lowell read the Isles of Shoals journal. Signed "S.H." Refers to material printed in Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868.
Folder 111: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 1 October 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tries to answer her three last notes. Had a letter to write that positively haunted her. Hates Azarian [by Harriet Elisabeth (Prescott) Spofford] and could not read Asphodel. The latter was published anonymously by Mrs. Fields in 1866. 4 p.
Folder 112: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 7 October 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells her of a visit to Amherst, N.H. and one to Mrs. [Mary Porter (Tileston)] Hemenway at Nahant. Longs to see Mrs. Fields and her sisters. 3 p.
Folder 113: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 14 October 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is pleased with his plan for the gradual publication of the volumes. Considers the collection of [Laurence] Sterne's sermons an heirloom but offers him a copy of Charles Churchill's poems with her husband's autograph. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston 1868. 4 p.
Folder 114: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Concord)], 28 October [18]66Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for a check. Committed "petty larceny" on Sir Launfal. 2 p.
Folder 115: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 24 November 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sees no reason for this endless separation. Longs to read and talk with her. 4 p.
Folder 116: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 116A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 9 December 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes printing these extracts [from the English journals] will not injure the charm of the future volumes. Will select all the separate adventures and descriptions. Intended for separate publication but printed in Passages from the English Note-Books, Boston, 1870. 3 p.
Item 116B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 10 December 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends him the account of the visit to Conway Castle. Intended for separate publication but printed in Passages from the English Note-Books, Boston, 1870. 1 p.
Folder 117: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 117A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [December c.1866]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Makes a list of heads [for the extracts from the English journals]. Has copied more of the journals of the children. Intended for separate publication but printed in Passages from the English Note-Books, Boston, 1870.
Item 117B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 2 January 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Promises to make copy. Asks whether there is any money coming her way. Signed "S.H." 1 p.
Folder 118: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 118A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 25 February 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has nearly finished the American Journals. Suggests he keep the manuscripts themselves in his safe. Asks him to pick out a book for Una's birthday. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 3 p.
Item 118B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 23 March 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends the last of the American journals and three months of the English. Has still six and a half volumes of English notes and all the Italian. It was Hawthorne himself who caressed the little leper. Signed "S.H." Cf. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Our Old Home, Boston, 1863.
Folder 119: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 28 March 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks Hawthorne kept no journal in 1850. Is on the brink of bankruptcy; needs money for coal and food. 4 p.
Folder 120: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 120A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 31 May 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends him the last sheets on 1840. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 2 p.
Item 120B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 31 May [1867]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has copied additional extracts about Brook Farm. Signed "S.H." Cf. Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868.  2 p.
Folder 121: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.Ms. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [May c.1867]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Can supply the gap [in the manuscripts] from the Atlantic. Has found a long account of the drowning of the girl in the Concord River. Marked "P.S." Cf. Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 1 p.
Folder 122: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 10 June 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has copied over four hundred pages of the English journal. Is very anxious about July bills. Has decided not to publish the journals of the children. Refers to material published in Passages from the English Note-Books, Boston, 1870. 3 p.
Folder 123: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Jamse Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 16 June 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends all she has finished from the English journal. Quotes a letter from Mary Howitt. 4 p.
Folder 124: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 124A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 7 July 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks when he means to begin printing the American journal and whether any money is due her. Signed "S.H." Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 3 p.
Item 124B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 4 August 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Defends Julian. Feels no one understands him because of his reticence but herself. Signed "S.H." 4 p.
Folder 125: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 125A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Dorchester.], [August? 1867]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes her visits at Little Boar's Head and South Salem. Has given up the idea of going to Europe; Julian is to study an active profession and the girls work at home. 7 p.
Item 125B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 8 October 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Finds the pages are missing from the middle of the Old Manse journal to 1850. Has no money yet; hopes to hear from [George Stillman] Hillard. Signed "S.H." Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Folder 126: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 126A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 9 October 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Inquires about the copy of Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny. Signed "S.H." The work was published privately in N.Y. in 1904.  1 p.
Item 126B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 16 October 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells her of a ridiculous dream and the visit to Little Boar's Head. Asks her to return an opera mantle to be dyed for Rose. Una is visiting [Samuel] Storrow [Higginson]'s aunts in Brattleboro. 4 p.
Folder 127: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 127A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 27 October 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Put the copy of the Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny and the extracts from private letters into his hands. Is aghast at hearing she owes him $700. Signed "S.H." 4 p.
Item 127B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 3 November 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Objects to printing the private letters in the Atlantic. Suggests asking his clerk about the missing copy. Grieves over her debts. Signed "S.H." 3 p.
Folder 128: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 128A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 18 November 1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes a charge for Jane Austen's novels corrected. Did not realize that the money sent in April and June was not owing to her but a loan. 4 p.
Item 128B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [4 December 1867]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Note of thanks for an evening spent with Charles Dickens. 4 p.
Folder 129: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 129A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 19 January 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The American journal goes smoothly up to the part already printed in the Atlantic. Thinks it providential the Twenty Days was lost. Wishes Mrs. Fields would write her about Dickens. Signed "S.H." Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Item 129B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fileds; [(Concord)], 22 January 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has placed the pages in order; would put the letters of 1861 into the appendix of the English journal. Asks about the Christmas Bouquet reputed to be by Hawthorne. Signed "S.H." 2 p.
Folder 130: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 130A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 30 January 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Finds the title, Christmas Bouquet, was a typographical error. Has decided not to print the Twenty Days...in any form. 4 p.
Item 130B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 2 May 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks him for her account. Is slowly mending; plans to go to Brattleboro. Hopes to sell the Wayside as soon as possible and go to Salem to board. 4 p.
Folder 131: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 131A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fileds; [(Concord)], 10 May 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Grieves to leave the Wayside but remembers Hawthorne was never happy here. Plans to go to Salem where Rose is at school; Una has broken her engagement to [Samuel] S[torrow] H[igginson]. Mrs. [Mary Porter (Tileston)] Hemenway visited them for the first time. 8 p.
Item 131B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Brattleboro, Vt.], 20 May [1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wants an itemized account from his clerk. Wonders why he delays to publish the American notes. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 3 p.
Folder 132: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 132A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Brattleboro, Vt.], 24 May 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for the accounts of Charles Dickens. Brattleboro is enchantingly lovely, but Una does not seem to recover. Speaks of her own desperate illness. 4 p.
Item 132B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Brattleboro, Vt.], 24 May 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Apologizes for over-drawing; thought [George Stillman] Hillard said there was $10,000 in his hands. 3 p.
Folder 133: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 133A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 2 June 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Will write Mr. [George Stillman] Hillard about the question of the money. Is incapable of making an index. Intends it for Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Item 133B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 7 June 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mr. [George Stillman] Hillard has explained that the large sum of money was long ago paid over. Will try to make an index. Intends it for Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Folder 134: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 12 June [1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Needs the text to start the index; asks her percentage on the books. Offers him some of her Norway spruces. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 4 p.
Folder 135: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 1 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Feels it necessary to correct all the proofs herself. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 2 p.
Folder 136: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 136A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks how to supply a gap in the English journal [caused by printing the selection in the Atlantic Almanac]. Speaks of Hawthorne's great love of England. Refers to Passages from the English Note-Books, Boston, 1870. 3 p.
Item 136B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 14 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Finds a gap in the proof; asks how to return the sheets. Rejoices at the news of the international copyright. Signed "S.H." Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. 3 p.
Folder 137: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 137A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 15 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is delighted with the news about the English publishers; will not send for the $500 until she needs it. Signed "S.H." Refers to the English edition of Passages from the American Note-Books, London, Smith & Elder, 1868. 2 p.
Item 137B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 16 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is fighting to retain the peculiarities of Hawthorne's style. Asks Mr. Fields to send money [for the English edition]. Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, London, 1868. 2 p.
Folder 138: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 138A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.  A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 28 July 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was amazed to see a letter in a newspaper purporting to be from Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch on the subject of the Civil War. Is trying to find what Smith & Elder gave for Our Old Home. For Hawthorne's letter cf. Hawthorne, Julian, Hawthorne and his Wife, v.2, p.291. 4 p.
Item 138B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 2 August 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Will insist that Smith & Elder give more for a work of two volumes. Asks why Ticknor & Fields have decreased their percentage; is really in straightened means. Signed "S.H." Refers to Passages from the American Note-Books, 1868. 4 p.
Folder 139: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 3 August 1868Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on Angel Voices and [Oliver Wendell] Holmes's poem to [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow. Una and Rose are doing splendidly with the house-work. Refers to "In gentle bosoms tried and true" recited on Longfellow's sixtieth birthday. 4 p.
Folder 140: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 140A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [1868?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes her emotion at seeing the bindings with the hawthorn vine, etc. Thinks [Nathaniel Hawthorne] would have liked them. May refer to Passages from the American Note-Books, Boston, 1868. Fragment, incomplete. 2 p.
Item 140B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [91 Boylston St. (Boston?)], 14 March [18]71Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Note of thanks. Pen and ink sketch by Sophia Hawthorne. Signed "S.H." Appears to be wrongly dated; may be intended for 1861. 1 p.
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Folder 143: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 143A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [135 Washington St. (Boston)], [ca. 1851–1871]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks her to give the enclosed "Great Carbuncle" to Ann. 1 p.
Item 143B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [ca. 1851–1871]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes to reply to her flower-musings. Asks her not to invite Una to visit. Signed "S.H." 3 p.
Folder 144: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877.Add to your cart.
Item 144A: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 9 April 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for a delightful visit. Is expecting her father's return. 4 p.
Item 144B: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields & Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 5 March 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks them for a copy of Comus. Left a paper cutter in her room. 3 p.
Folder 145: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877.Add to your cart.
Item 145A: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 8 May [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Her father is to meet [Franklin] Pierce at the Bromfield on Wednesday. Hopes [Oliver Wendell] Holmes can see him. Manuscript note in Annie Adams Fields's hand giving the approximate date. 4 p.
Item 145B: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [13 May 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks him to send some money to her mother. She is very anxious to hear [Oliver Wendell] Holmes's opinion of [Nathaniel Hawthorne]. Dated "Friday." 2 p.
Folder 146: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877.Add to your cart.
Item 146A: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [19 May 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks Mrs. Fields's assistance with her mother's mourning. Sees in her "a triumph of the most vivid faith." Dated "Thursday evening." 4 p.
Item 146B: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 21 December [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for the volume of Mrs. Browning's poems. Would like to visit her the Wednesday before New Year's day as she proposes. 2 p.
Folder 147: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877.Add to your cart.
Item 147A: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [March c. 1865]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Arranges a year's subscription to Young Folks for Rose. 1 p.
Item 147B: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 2 April 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks him to get three tickets for [Edwin Thomas] Booth's performance on Saturday. 2 p.
Folder 148: Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], [November c. 1866]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks him to secure a ticket for [Adelaide] Ristori's performance on Saturday. 1 p.
Folder 149: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 22 June 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes of her school and her garden. Tells in a postscript of Julian's birthday gifts. Signed also by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Folder 150: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. and Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 150A: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], [September] 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has a family of paper dolls and a black kitten but finds it "so desolate to play alone." Is going to the mountains and then to Salem. Appended is a postscript by Sophia Hawthorne. Dated "Sunday." 4 p.
Item 150B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [September] 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rose's letter is "a melancholy cry for companionship." Intends to play with the child herself that winter. Postscript appended letter addressed to Mrs. Fields by Rose (Hathonre) Lathrop, Sep. 1861.

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