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"An Episode in Virginia," Boston Herald, Jul 25, 1897

An account of an "exciting" incident during her time in Brandy and Culpepper, Virginia, written by Lillian A. Lewis. Credit Boston Public Library

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Dec 2, 1848

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1749, SJL to TF, Dec 2, 1848.pdf
Greenwood is pained to hear that Fields is "mad with a headache." She muses that the headache should "keep clear of the poets' head and heart" and rather seek out somebody where it will not be disturbed "by the outgoing of the responsive thoughts of…

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

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1753, SJL to JF, Apr 22, 1850.pdf
Greenwood states that Fields remains the same individual in her eyes, even if he is a married man.She asks him to write Willis regarding the portrait, which should no longer be delayed, and informs him that she will send the first proofs by express…

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 9, 1850

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1771, SJL to JF, Oct 9, 1850.pdf
Greenwood and Anna Phillips want to attend Jenny Lind's concert. She asks Fields whether he knows of any acquaintances who would accompany them and whether he could purchase the tickets for them. Credit Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields…

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

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1775, SJL to JF, Dec 22, 1850.pdf
Greenwood wonders whether Fields has sent the copies of "Pets" inquires about what percentage he will allow her for both volumes. Fields should send Greenwood a copy of the poems in sheets so that she can correct them in case a second edition should…

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 3, 1849

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1797, SJL to JF, Feb 3, 1849.pdf
Greenwood voices her admiration for Fields' letters to her and describes them as "sparkling and coruscating and going off in small explosions." She regrets how burdened Fields is at the moment and urges him to indulge in some leisure.Greenwood also…

"Un Petit Accident d'Amour," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 12, 1880

1880. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Dinner Party.pdf
Brewster offers a biting commentary on the social norms of Vanity Fair drawing from the example of French actress Sarah Bernhardt who offended the upper-class members with her "bad morals." Credit

"London in Midsummer," Kansas City Star, Aug 22, 1888

1888. Kansas City Star. London in Midsummer.pdf
Greenwood sketches how actress Lillie Langtry made it "from idle to laborious display" in a witty comment on social gossip. Credit

"The Queen Loves Bare Shoulders," San Francisco Examiner, Mar 28, 1886

1886. San Francisco Examiner. Queen Bare Shoulders.pdf
The San Francisco Examiner publishes one of Greenwood's letters. In a witty account, Greenwood comments on the royal etiquette. Credit

Kate Sanborn's Memories and Anecdotes (1915)

Sanborn, Kate_Memories and Anecdotes. Mentions Hosmer, CC, and Greenwood (1915).pdf
Prominent author Kate Sanborn (The Wit of Women, 1885) recollects a meeting with Harriet Hosmer in her memoirs. Together they reminisce about Hosmer’s friendships with the Brownings, Grace Greenwood, and Charlotte Cushman. Credit Internet Archive