Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 31, 1850

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Title

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 31, 1850

Subject

United States--Boston
United States--Washington, DC
Frustration
Finances
Arts--Literature
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

Description

Greenwood asks Fields why he will not send her proof and stresses again that he should not send by express as she does not want to carry the charges. 
She asks him for an advance of $25 as she is still waiting on remittance from Washington.

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1773

Date

1850-10-31

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
Why dont [sic] you send me more proof at a time? You will actually break me with express charges. I do wish you would send always by Morse's express. His office is No 11 Elm St Boston
He will bring it to me at night and call for it in the morning. Have I credit enough with you to ask for an advance of $25? I have quite run ashore while waiting for a remittance from Washington. It is a novel and not a very agreeable feeling to be entirely out of money. It frightens me. You should have seen me hang my head this morning when I begged a few days' grace of the expressman. It was an awful moment.— So have mercy upon

[page 2] a poor improvident +++, who has an unfortunate propensity to spend faster than she earns. It is a consolation to me to know that though in debt the very publishers. there are other publishers in debt to me.
Decidedly yours,
Grace
P.S.— I am obliged to send the +++ up by mail. as +++ Pratt's [inserted] express man does not bring it to me early enough to have it returned by the morning express. He should deliver it at night.

[envelope] James T. Fields Esq
Boston
Corner Washington & School St

From

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

To

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

Location

Lynn, MA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

42.466763

Geocode (Longitude)

-70.949493

Location (Recipient)

Washington & School Street, Boston, MA, US

Geocode Recipient (Latitude)

42.3574052

Geocode Recipient (Longitude)

-71,0583315

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Citation

Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904, “Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 31, 1850,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 19, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/764.

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