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Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields, 1851-1904

Collection Overview

Title: Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields, 1851-1904

Creator: Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871

Extent: 251.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

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 1: Fields, Annie Adams, 1834-1915. A.L.S. to Julian Hawthorne; [Boston], c. June 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes he would eliminate the passage stating that Mr. Fields destroyed the Ms. of The Scarlet Letter. Mr. Hawthorne himself "put it up the chimney." 3 p.
Folder 2: Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Salem], 12 December 1870Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Believes the articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Portland, ME newspapers have some truth. Recalls his boyhood in Raymond, ME, his early laments, the charm he had for strangers. Date and place are given in a note by J.T. Fields. The biographical material was used in "The Whispering Galley" in The Atlantic Monthly Feb. & Mar. 1871. For newspaper articles see 21 May, 25 June, and 9 July 1870. 11 p.
Folder 3: [Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883]. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; Salem, 13-16 December 1870Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discussing N. Hawthorne and relating some of his experiences. (10 p. incomplete)
Folder 4: Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Salem], 26 December 1870Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes N.H.'s reading tastes, his daily habits, and his early love affairs. Believes he was all his life misplaced. Mentions his contributions to the American Magazine of Useful Knowledge and The Token. Signed E.M.H. 20 p.
Folder 5: Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Beverly], 28 January 1871Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is pleased with "The Whispering Galley" in the Atlantic Monthly (Feb. 1871). Gives the correct date for Fanshawe, mentions N.H.'s affection for Elinor (Barstow) Condit, his interest in old newspapers & cookery books. Has no material that could be inserted in a new edition of his works. Signed E.M.H. 8 p.
Folder 6: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; Concord, 3 May 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanking him for bananas and describing his case of mumps. 1 p.
Folder 7: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord], 25 July 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Regrets that he and his father will not be able to dine with the Fields on their way to Maine. 1 p.
Folder 8: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord], 22 November 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has time to do Mrs. Fields's initials since his holidays have begun. 1 p.
Folder 9: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord], November 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Regrets he will not see [Fields] this vacation. Will send up Mrs. Baker's initials. 1 p.
Folder 10: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord], 22 May 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
His mother is willing that the service for Nathaniel Hawthorne should take place in the church. Does not want her to know that the body was embalmed. 2 p.
Folder 11: Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Yonkers, N.Y.], 22 June 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Still thinks Mr. Fields neglected to save the Ms. to The Scarlet Letter from the printer. Did not say he burned it. 2 p.
Folder 12: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 12A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [(Lenox?)], 6 March 1851Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks the engraving lacks the light usual in Hawthorne's expression. Would like a daguerreotype of the painting. Refers to the engraving from Cephas Giovanni Thompson's painting printed in the edition of Twice-Told Tales published by Ticknor & Fields in 1851. 4 p.
Item 12B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [6 Golden Square (London)], 26 June [1859?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has not the strength to make any visits by Mr. Hawthorne and Julian will take breakfast with him. Dated "Sunday." 2 p.
Folder 13: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 13A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 21 January [1861]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes the finished library and Mr. Hawthorne's schemes for filling the empty shelves. Found the cold had frozen her watch. Cannot believe the republic is "going to wreck." 8 p.
Item 13B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 15 April [1861?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks she and Rose can venture out by Saturday. Dated "Tuesday." 2 p.
Folder 14: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 14A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 12 May [1861]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for a delightful visit at the "Paradise of the Peri." Longs for a Homer to sing of the heroism of the Concord Volunteers. Quotes Rose's tribute to her enchantments. 4 p.
Item 14B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 4 August 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes she is not in Boston; is slowly being consumed "beneath our lovely hill." Asks about the manner of Mrs. [Frances Elizabeth (Appleton)] Longfellow's death. Fragment, incomplete. 2 p.
Folder 15: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 15A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], October [1861?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks her to purchase some chintz; will send the money by Mr. Hawthorne on Saturday. Dated "Thursday, P.M." 4 p.
Item 15B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 8 December 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Plans to be in town this week "with every one of the Hawthorne flowers." Is having them photographed for an old lady on her death bed. Full length photograph taken by Silsbee & Case; cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p. 96. 2 p. Fragment, incomplete.
Folder 16: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 16A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 1 January 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends him the photograph of Mr. Hawthorne made by Silsbee & Case. The ones of the children were not successful. Thanks him for a book. For the photograph cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p. 84; Fields, Annie Adams, Memories of a Hostess, p. 54. 4 p.
Item 16B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], [January c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks the price of the Microscope and its Revelations by [William Benjamin] Carpenter. Mr. Hawthorne has a severe cold. 3 p.
Folder 17: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. and Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.Add to your cart.
Item 17A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 20 February [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Tells him of Mr. Hawthorne's invitation to visit in Washington and his suggestion that [William Davis] Ticknor accompany him. Asks Fields to inquire about a masquerade costume for Julian. Appended is a postscript in Nathaniel Hawthorne's hand.

Postscript. Is not at all determined to go to Washinton. May send him an article. Thinks he will come to Boston. Sined "N.H." 4 p.

Item 17B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 24 February [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for being willing to speak about the costume; the masquerade is deferred until the 14th. 2 p.
Folder 18: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 18A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 26 [February 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Accepts the costume with gratitude. Dated "Wednesday, 26." 1 p.
Item 18B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [18 March c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Feels she must delay her visit; hopes it will not cause any inconvenience. Thinks [George Brinton] McClellan's address to the soldiers [Mar. 14, 1862] "like the sound of the silver trumpets of Judah." Signed "S.H." Dated "Tuesday evening." 4 p.
Folder 19: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 19A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 26 March [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends "the Lady Una." Knows Mrs. Fields will be frank about her engagements. Asks Mr. Fields to supply what money is needed. 3 p.
Item 19B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 11 April 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes to see her by Tuesday; will remain hidden if her wardrobe is not fit for court. They are all in a "full state of paean" at Mr. Hawthorne's return. 4 p.
Folder 20: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 20A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [April c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The will o' the wisp visit is at an end. Julian is now in bed with the mumps. Supposes Una will have them soon. Thanks Mrs. Fields for purchasing the cloth; asks the price.  Dated "Tuesday." 4 p.
Item 20B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 7 May [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Foresaw there would be no leisure for visiting. Fears Una will come down with the mumps. Feels she ought to attend [Henry David] Thoreau's funeral. 4 p.
Folder 21: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [May c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes of [Henry David] Thoreau. Objects to her speaking of pain as "eternal."  May refer to the poem beginning, "Afar, afar, the rosy sails are far" printed in The Singing Shepherd and Other Poems, p. 79. 2 p. Fragment, incomplete.
Folder 22: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 29 [May 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was cut to the heart by the false rumors of [Nathaniel Prentiss] Banks's retreat. Did not expect the brocatelle to be genuine but wishes it anyways. 4 p. Signed "S.H."
Folder 23: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 23A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 17 June [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Took the photographs [of Henry David Thoreau] to Miss [Sophia] Thoreau, who wants to know where more can be bought. Dated "Tuesday noon, Bunker's day." 3 p.
Item 23B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [19 June c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Returns several borrowed books. Speaks of the descendants of Simon Forrester. Thinks she may have left behind a brooch. Dated "Thursday morning." Pen and ink sketch by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Folder 24: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 24A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 13 [July 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for the "rich package." Fears she and Annie will never have time enough till they "sit down by the brooks of Siloam." Dated "Sunday, P.M. June 13." Signed also "N.H." by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 4 p.
Item 24B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [July c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Julian has poisoned himself in the woods but will be well enough to go to the seashore with his father. 4 p. Fragment, incomplete.
Folder 25: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 25A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 3 November 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wants to know who wrote the Eleusinia papers in the Atlantic. Gail Hamilton's book is liked by all the family. Refers to: Dodge, Mary Abigail. Country Living and Country Thinking. Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1862. 3 p.
Item 25B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 28 November 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Accepts her invitation for Julian. Has had a long illness but is better. Una intends to visit Ada (Shepard) Badger, a former governess. 4 p.
Folder 26: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside (Concord)], 14 December 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes Julian's return clad in Mr. Fields's gifts; thinks the visit did him a world of good. Mr. Hawthorne is not well; hopes [William Davis] Ticknor will go again to Washington. 8 p. Mutilated.
Folder 27: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 27A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 17 December 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks whether it would be convenient for Una to visit her. She is at present in East Cambridge. 3 p.
Item 27B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 17 [December 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Explains a blurred word. Thinks Una had better visit some other time; will write her. 2 p.
Folder 28A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 31 December 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for two engravings. Sends Una as a New Year's gift. Mr. Hawthorne is better both is spirit and in heath. Describes their Christmas Tree. 4 p.
Folder 28B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [20] February 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes at length of Louisa Alcott's return from Georgetown and the severity of her illness. Mrs. Bliss, housekeeper for Mrs. Horace Greeley, discovered her ailment by "a magnetic power." Una enjoyed her visit "eminently" and Julian is reveling in his skates. Feels Mr. Hawthorne is decidedly better. 16 p. Dated "Saturday."
Folder 29: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 29A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [5 March 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Intends to return two books by Julian. Asks when she will go west. Dated "Thursday." 3 p.
Item 29B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [6 March 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Must delay her visit because of "a domestic revolution." Has rebound No Name; comments on it, Les Miserables and the Cloister and the Hearth. Dated "Friday." 4 p.
Folder 30: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 30A: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 17 March 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Finds she must defer her visit as Rose has a feverish cold. A "superior maid" has just dropped into her hands. 4 p.
Item 30B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 23 March 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells how she cured Rose's fever with her homeopathic remedies. Thanks Mr. Fields for the set of Hawthorne's works. Has been studying [Francis] Bacon and finds it idle to judge except from the "loftiest pinnacles of Imagination." 8 p.
Folder 31: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 31A: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; N.p., [March 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Requests Mrs. Fields to purchase yards of blue cord and black velvet ribbon. Comments on Moby Dick.

Dated “Tuesday.”

Item 31B: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; N.p., 14 April [c.1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Does not know when they will be able to meet next due to Una’s illness. Praises Julian’s illumination that he only just completed. Tells her that she will always write to her no matter where she is. Signed “S.H.”
Folder 32: Hawthorne, Sophia. 1809-1871. A.L.S to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside, 3 May 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks if she is still able to be received on Friday the 8th of May. Mentions that the 12th is Rose’s birthday and “she is to have a festa.” Quotes a passage from “Wilton’s divine hymns.” Comments on a Miss Harding’s writing and how Mr. Hawthorne did not read her work. Also comments on a Miss Prescott’s writing as well.
Folder 33: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 33A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [9 June c.1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Promises to appear with Rose on Wednesday. Dated "Monday." 2 p.
Item 33B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [14 June 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Una sustained the housekeeping well except for Mr. [Edward James Stephen] Dicey's lateness. The visit was a delightful one. Signed "S.H." Date "Saturday 13." 4 p.
Folder 34: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 34A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 14 June [1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells of [Amos Bronson] Alcott's poem [Thoreau's Flute] and hopes Mr. Fields will let it go into the Atlantic. Pen and ink sketch by Sophia Hawthorne. For "Thoreau's Flute" see the Atlantic Monthly, September, 1863. 8 p.
Item 34B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 15 June [1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Corrects a line in Louisa Alcott's poem, which was wrongly copied. Refers to "Thoreau's Flute" printed in the Atlantic Monthly, September, 1863. 3 p.
Folder 35: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 35A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 29 June 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was disappointed that she did not come. Describes the fête. Mr. Hawthorne descended from the Tower for the occasion. Refers to Una's coming-out party. 8 p.
Item 35B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 5 July [1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hopes she can come on Wednesday if the weather is fair. Has heard better news about [George Brinton] McClellan [at Malvern Hill]. Fears she enclosed Miss Harding's [Rebecca Blaine (Harding) Davis] note unstamped. 7 p.
Folder 36: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [July c.1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is downstairs again; expects her for the promised day and night. Is anxious about Julian's algebra; his tastes are all poetic, aesthetic, philosophic. Signed "S.H." Dated "Friday." 4 p.
Folder 37: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 37A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 7 July [1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Invites her to visit while the lilies are in bloom. Has the little stove ready. Dares not speak to Louisa [Alcott] about her rhymes; thinks she is "too petardy." 4 p.
Item 37B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 8 July 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The water fountain is broken and Mr. Hawthorne thinks her visit should be deferred. Dated "Wednesday, A.M." 2 p.
Folder 38: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 2 August 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Muses upon Mrs. Fields at the sea-side. Thinks it absurd not to praise her beauty. Apologizes for her indifferent housekeeping but thinks the walk with Mr. Hawthorne something gained. 10 p.
Folder 39: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 39A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 13 September 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for the copy of [Our Old Homes]; has been reading "Consular Experiences" for the first time. Asks him to buy a watch for Julian. 4 p.
Item 39B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 20 September 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for his last kindness to Julian. Explains the peculiar distinction of the inscription in Mrs. Fields's copy of Our Old Home. 4 p.
Folder 40: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 11 October [18]63Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Could not be consoled for their silences if all Eternity were not ahead. Mr. Hawthorne is not well; he is of too fine porcelain "to become acclimated among these rude shocks and airs." Is grieved that anyone found malice in [Our Old Home]; Speaks of the dedication to Franklin Pierce. 4 p. Fragment, incomplete.
Folder 41: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 41A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [October 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has been occupied with the watch of Elizabeth Weir, who is verging on insanity because of her sister's suicide [Mary Adelaide Weir]. Appreciates her efforts for Mary [Cranch] Peabody; her life is "palest possible" since her baby nephew died [Wellington Peabody How]. Dated "Thursday." 5 p.
Item 41B: Hathorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 8 November [1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for helping Una choose a hat; would like to engage her dressmaker. Finds that Mary [Cranch Peabody] must have something she can do at home. 8 p.
Folder 42: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 42A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 29 November [18]63Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has found a woman to make Una's dress. Mr. Hawthorne has been very ill; but was helped by the homeopathic remedies. He wishes to write but fears some sort of "bedevilment." Printed in part in Annie Adams Fields, Nathaniel Hawthorne, p.128. 8 p.
Item 42B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 2 January 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for a photograph of herself. Does not expect to go to Boston this winter; does not like to leave Mr. Hawthorne alone. 3 p.
Folder 43: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 43A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 25 January [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for the better photograph; has been too ill to write. Sees no hope of any "satisfactory interchange" except in the better land. Mentions their plans for a fair for AfricanAmerican children. Signed "S.H." 4 p.
Item 43B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], [January c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Neither she nor Mr. Hawthorne can come to Boston. Hopes to get her illustrated Gaffer Grey for Mrs. Fields. Describes Julian's illumination for "Ring, out, wild bells" [intended for the fair for African American children]. Dated "Saturday." Pen and ink sketch by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Folder 44: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 44A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 2 February [1864?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wants Mr. Fields to purchase two pieces of vellum for Julian. Dated "Dawn -- 2d Feb." 3 p.
Item 44B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields. [(Concord)], [25 February c.1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was forced to give the vases to Mrs. [Mary Porter (Tileston) Hemenway. Feels very tired with the disappointment. 4 p.
Folder 45: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to [Annie Adams Fields]; [(Concord)], 28 February [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was equally disappointed about the vases but Ellen [Russell] Emerson considered it a failure of obligation. Describes Una's appearance at the fair and the successful sales. 4 p.
Folder 46: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 46A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 5 March [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mr. Hawthorne is very indisposed; hopes [William Davis] Ticknor's plan [of taking a trip] will soon get under way. 2 p.
Item 46B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 31 March [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is not rested from her anxious watch. After leaving Mr. Hawthorne in Mr. Fields’ care was ready to lie "down upon the sidewalks." Has heard from [William Davis] Ticknor from N.Y. Probably refers to the letter from Ticknor, dated March 30, 1864, printed in Caroline Ticknor, Hawthorne and his Publisher, p.313; Julian Hawthorne, Hawthorne and his Wife, vol.2, p.339. 4 p.
Folder 47: Hawthrone, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 47A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 April 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes for money to pay the quarterly bills. Has had six letters from New York. Mr. Hawthorne is improving though "very weak." 2 p.
Item 47B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 11 April [1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Cannot say a word [about the death of William Davis Ticknor]. Thinks of his bereaved family. Does not know what effect the shock will have on Mr. Hawthorne. 4 p.
Folder 48: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871Add to your cart.
Item 48A: Hathorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 13 [April 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for the note about Mr. Hawthorne's return journey. Thinks often of Mrs. [Emeline Staniford (Holt)] Ticknor. Will not come to Boston unless she is needed. Dated "Wednesday." 4 p.
Item 48B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [18 April 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells her of Mr. Hawthorne's return. He looked more ill than ever before. Does nothing but sit with him; the wheels of the small ménage are all stopped. Dare not leave him for [William Davis] Ticknor's funeral. Dated "Monday eve." Printed in J.T. Fields, Yesterday with Authors, p.118-20; Caroline Ticknor, Hawthorne and his Publisher, p.324-5. 8 p.
Folder 49: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 49A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [22 April 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mr. Hawthorne makes every day  a small advance; he is thinking of going to the Isles of Shoals. Thanks Mr. Fields for the ale and oysters. Wrongly dated "Friday night, 21." 8 p.
Item 49B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [29 April 1864]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thinks General [Franklin] Perce's plan admirable; the serene jog trot in a private carriage will be very restorative. Dated "Friday eve." Printed in part in J. T. Fields, Yesterdays with Authors, p.120. 4 p.
Folder 50: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 50A: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 5 May 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks when Rose may make her a visit. Mr. Hawthorne is very little better; wonders why [Franklin] Pierce does not start. Signed "S.H." 4 p.
Item 50B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [(Concord)], 5 May 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks about the amount of Mr. Hawthorne's taxable income; a tax gatherer has been inquiring. 4 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Folder 88: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
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.
Folder 89: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
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.
Folder 91: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
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.
Folder 92: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
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.
Folder 95: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Folder 151: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [Concord.], 17 March [18]62Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for the masquerade costume. Wore it also the next evening to a little private dance "which was jollier." Signed "H.R." 1 p.
Folder 152: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], 20 May 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was not going to celebrate her birthday till Saturday but got "three of four delightful presents." 3 p.
Folder 153: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. and Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871.Add to your cart.
Item 153A: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 29 June 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was disappointed Mrs. Fields did not come to Una's party. Sprained her foot and it is not well even now. Appended is a postscript by Sophia Hawthorne. 4 p.
Item 153B: Hawthorne, Sophia, 1809-1871. Postscript to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [29 June 1862]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Invites her to Mr. Fields to visit between the 5th and the 15th of July when Mr. Hawthorne will be there. Postscript appended to a letter to Mr. Fields by Rose (Hawthorne) Lathrop, June 29, 1862.
Folder 154: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926.Add to your cart.
Item 154A: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [The Wayside, Concord.], 1 January 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for the book; thinks her picture is beautiful. 4 p.
Item 154B: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [(Concord)], [23 March 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has been sick but has had a great deal to amuse her. 4 p.
Folder 155: Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926. A.N.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [Concord.], 5 May 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks Mrs. Fields to get a gray straw hat for her. 1 p.
Folder 156: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L.S. to Annie Adams Fields; [n.p.], 24 [December 1863]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Compliments her on the Ode [at the installation of the Great Organ]. Sends an article intended for the March Atlantic Monthly. Has printed and illustrated with her own hands the first installment of a life of Apollo. 4 p.
Folder 157: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [n.p.], [October 1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Intends to have a confidential talk with him about Mrs. Hawthorne's affairs. Speaks of the lack of yearly accounts, of the occurrence of errors, and the question of the author's percentage. Suggests he have the book examined. Declares "people's tongues are wagging to his detriment." 8 p .
Folder 158: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [n.p.], 1 November [1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. Hawthorne wishes her to find out from Houghton what volumes were printed and in what years. Would like an order from him to that effect. 3 p.
Folder 159: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L.S. to James Thomas Fields; [n.p.], 20 November [1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
According to Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hawthorne's works do not net $100 a year. Compares this with Washington Irving's profits. Finds a number of errors in the account, particularly the percentage. Mrs. Hawthorne thinks she will have Putnam publish the English and Italian journals. Pencil note -- in whose hand? 8 p.
Folder 160: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L. to James Thomas Fields; [n.p.], 14 December [1868]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is forced to believe that all the copies manufactured were not entered. Speaks of the suspicious of others. 4 p.
Folder 161: Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. A.L.S. to [James Thomas Fields]; [Cambridge.], 4 January 1869Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sees now the accuracy of Mr. Clarke's accounts; did not realize the contract for 12¢ a volume dated from 1864. Does not think it necessary to examine the printer's accounts. Will advise Mrs. Hawthorne not to change her publisher. 4 p.