Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Feb 20, 1854
Furthermore, Greenwood asks Fields whether the package for Mary Howitt was forwarded during his absence and whether the expense was charged to her. She has received a sketch from Camilla Crosland for The Little Pilgrim and is glad to report that they are now in possession of five original articles from distinguished English writers.
CreditHuntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda
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[page 4 - included on page 1] a sweet letter and a very charming sketch for the "Little Pilgrim" from Camilla Crosland [?] We have now on hand five original articles from distinguished English writers. We are doing very well but should and will do better.— Said you not that you had another little poem for us? Love to dear Mr. Ticknor, and a more efficient "nudge" to the +++ Parker. What's a bottle or two of Champagne between friends. all foam and sparkle. all +++ but +++ in.
[page 1] Dear Fields.
Will you not send at once a copy of "Haps and Mishaps" to Mr. William Birney. Editor of "The Daily Register" Philadelphia.— He has published a long and esquisite review of the book. Of the four copies you sent me the other day One was in perfect +++ the last page. So I shall take the liberty of returning it. I believe I have now received thirteen copies. If there are any more due to me, please send
[page 1 added vertically] + aside from those sent to England.
[page 2] them on as soon as you can. I find that I must give away more than I anticipated. I requested Mr. Ticknor to have a copy bound handsomely in calf for me. This of course is an extra matter. Do you know if the package I sent on to you care for Mary Howitt was forwarded during your absence? I hope so. and that the expense of forwarding was charged to me. If it was not I wish to know. That I may remit to Mary Howitt. We shall send another package soon, and
[page 3] must again trouble you. I was sorry not to have been at home when you called you and Whipple. very sorry not to be able to hear Whipple's lecture. Give my love to him and tell him I feel the disappointment yet.— I have not been very well of late. have +++ myself ill for the death of my father who died on the 15th rather suddenly, though he had been longer invalid. We thought he would at least live until the spring, and I hoped to see him again
I have just received
[envelope] James T. Fields Esq.
135 Washington St