Letter from Matilda Hays to Sallie Mercer, July 13, 1853

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Title

Letter from Matilda Hays to Sallie Mercer, July 13, 1853

Subject

Hays, Matilda Mary, 1820-1897
Mercer, Sallie
Relationships--Networks

Description

Hays tells Mercer that a Mr.Rogers will see her and that she should make her arrangements accordingly. 
The paper also includes several poems, one signed by Ellen Hooper, another titled "A Dream" by Hays, and a note by her with an unpublished poem. Another letter, again signed by Ellen Hooper, although incomplete, can be found within this paper as well.

Credit

Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Creator

Hays, Matilda M., 1820-1897

Source

LoC, CCP 11: 3374-3414

Date

1853-06-13

Type

Reference

Letter Item Type Metadata

Text

<p[3374] Camden villas Wednesday

Dear Sallie

Mr. Ian Rogers will see you at ./2 past 9 Saturday morning—the +++ will take you in in good time. I let you know that you may mske your arrangements accordingly. Take care you do not get first[?] cold & believe me

your affectionate friend

Matilda M. Hays

[3375] Miss Sallie Mercer care of J. +++ +++ 

Hendon Middlesex


[3374 reverse] Tomorrow—and the tide has ebbed away

+++ through a dull and waiting soil–

How many days must labour patiently

Sir a full harvest shall reward the toil.—

If but this tedious battle could be fought

Like spartas heroes, at one rocky pass—

One day be spent in dying, men had sought +++.

The spot & been cut down like mower's grass, d:

If in the heart of nature we might strive, :_

Challenge to single combat the great power, 

Welcome the conflict—but no! half alive

We skirmish with one foe, long hour by hour—

Why, what a country this must be, thus gamed

How rich in treasure, if such be the cost!—

Pleasure & pain, arts, peace, a whole world stained

With the death struggle and as nothing lost.

ESH.

These last three verses are fine +++  they—dear people! & now I am going to copy for you are unknown of H.H.o which you must not tell about +++ her leave 3 are not

From

Hays, Matilda M., 1820-1897

To

Mercer, Sallie

Location

Camden, UK

Geocode (Latitude)

51.5423045

Geocode (Longitude)

-0.1395604

Location (Recipient)

Hendon, Middlesex, London, UK

Geocode Recipient (Latitude)

51.5897442

Geocode Recipient (Longitude)

-0.22162

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Geolocation

Collection

Citation

Hays, Matilda M., 1820-1897, “Letter from Matilda Hays to Sallie Mercer, July 13, 1853,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 6, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/217.

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