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Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 29 April 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 15 November 1858
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 18 April 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 12 February 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 24 April [1860?]
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 28 November 1860
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Dr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 21 February 1861
Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 17 June [1862]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concor...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, Isle of Wight, 1 October 1863
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 23 March 1863

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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 pinnacl... More

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 4 March 1863
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 17 November 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 2 February [1864?]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord...

Wants Mr. Fields to purchase two pieces of vellum for Julian. Dated "Dawn -- 2d Feb." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 26 October 1864
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 12 [June 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Likes the photograph less than at first. Will return it to Boston. Unidentified photograph; cf. The Hawthorne Centenary at Salem, p.93. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 5 May 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Asks about the amount of Mr. Hawthorne's taxable income; a tax gatherer has been inquiring. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Salem], approximately 24 September 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Salem...

Plans to remain another week; will take a chance of seeing her on the way back. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 20 October 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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" (I... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 14 October 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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 "... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [The Wayside, Concord], 4 October 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [The ...

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 r... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 30 March 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of B... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 24 February 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Arrived home safely; was welcomed by Una and Rose. [Franklin Benjamin] Sanborn has a son. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 13 October [1865]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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 Atlant... More

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 21 December 1865
Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields. [Concord], 19 September 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields. [Concor...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 7 October 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 24 July 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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.... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [James Thomas Fields, Concord], 11 January 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [James Thomas Fields, Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord, 4 December 1867]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord...

Note of thanks for an evening spent with Charles Dickens. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 19 January 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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 Pass... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 5 July 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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, 1... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, Brattleboro, Vermont, 24 May 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, Brattl...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 14 July 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concor...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 7 July [1863]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed [James Thomas Fields, Concord], 21 December 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed [James Thomas Fields, Concord...

Thanks him for a copy of the Brownings' poems. Sends a small parcel for Mrs. Fields. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The Wayside, Concord], 30 September 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The W...

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." Courtesy of Boston ... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], approximately July 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Would not oppose her husband's wish by writing of him. Believes no one should lift the veil he drew around him. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord, 29 April 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Thinks General [Franklin] Pierce'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. Courte... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 21 March 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Thanks her for a pleasant visit. Does not ever wish to be called "little woman" again. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], approximately December 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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 engravin... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord], 26 May 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Conco...

Wishes she could come while the hawthorn is in bloom. Got through the anniversaries better than she expected. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 25 April 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 5 August 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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'... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 10 February 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Bos... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 27 October 1867

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wayside [Concord], 3 August 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wa...

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 Longfel... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [91 Boylston St. Boston?], 14 March [18]71

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [91 Boy...

Note of thanks. Pen and ink sketch by Sophia Hawthorne. Signed "S.H." Appears to be wrongly dated; may be intended for 1861. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Annie Fields autograph letter signed to Julian Hawthorne, [Boston], approximately 1904 June

Annie Fields autograph letter signed to Julian Hawthorne, [Boston], ap...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 25 February 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 23 October 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 7 June 1860
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 10 December 1861
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 26 March [1862]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Sends "the Lady Una." Knows Mrs. Fields will be frank about her engagements. Asks Mr. Fields to supply what money is needed. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 26 [February 1862]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concor...

Accepts the costume with gratitude. Dated "Wednesday, 26." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 17 December 1862

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Asks whether it would be convenient for Una to visit her. She is at present in East Cambridge. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord, 29 April 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Thinks General [Franklin] Pierce'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. Courte... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 11 April [1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [The Wayside Concord], 3 October 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [The ...

[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 ... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], approximately July 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Would not oppose her husband's wish by writing of him. Believes no one should lift the veil he drew around him. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord, 7 May 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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 ... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 2 October 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Fears everything she sent yesterday was printed in the introduction to the Mosses of the Old Manse. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph manuscript to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord], 29 April 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph manuscript to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord]...

Outside cover of the "poetic portrait" of Mr. Fields. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 21 March 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

Thanks her for a pleasant visit. Does not ever wish to be called "little woman" again. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 25 April 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], 4 July 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, Concord, 4 August 1867

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, Conco...

Defends Julian. Feels no one understands him because of his reticence but herself. Signed "S.H." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 27 October 1867

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, 20 November [1868]

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to James Thomas Field...

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... More

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Salem], 26 December 1870

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [S...

Describes Nathaniel Hawthorne'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 ... More

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 18 November 1858
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. and Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 23 December 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 23 January 1860
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 21 December 1861
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord], 14 June 1862

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to [Annie Adams Fields, Conco...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, Isle of Wight, 1 October 1863
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The Wayside, 3 May 1863]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The W...

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 Hardi... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 5 April 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Writes for money to pay the quarterly bills. Has had six letters from New York. Mr. Hawthorne is improving though "very weak." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], approximately September 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 11 June 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed James Thomas Fields, [Concord],...

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?] Si... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 12 March 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Hopes [George Stillman] Hillard has returned to him the sum advanced for Julian's boots. The Freshman examinations are safely over. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 18 November 1867

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 7 June 1868

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston ... More

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to [James Thomas Fields], Cambridge, 4 January 1869

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to [James Thomas Fiel...

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 ch... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The Wayside Concord], 13 June 1866

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The W...

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... More

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Salem], 12 December 1870

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [S...

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 ... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord], approximately March 1865

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter to [Annie Adams Fields, Concord], ap...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The Wayside, 3 May 1863]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [The W...

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 Hardi... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord, 30 May 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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 ... More

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Salem], 26 December 1870

Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [S...

Describes Nathaniel Hawthorne'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 ... More

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 5 December 1859
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Grasby Vicarage, Brigg, Lincolnshire, 1 September 1860
Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mrs. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 25 July 1860
Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wayside [Concord], 21 January [1861]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wa...

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." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 26 [February 1862]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph note signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concor...

Accepts the costume with gratitude. Dated "Wednesday, 26." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wayside [Concord], 14 December 1862

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, The Wa...

Describes Julian's return clad in Mr. Fields' gifts; thinks the visit did him a world of good. Mr. Hawthorne is not well; hopes [William Davis] Ticknor will go again to Washington. Mutilated. Courtesy of Boston... More

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], approximately January 1862

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

Asks the price of the "Microscope and its Revelations" by [William Benjamin] Carpenter. Mr. Hawthorne has a severe cold. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, 24 [December 1863]

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields...

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 A... More

Julian Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 22 May 1864

Julian Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Concord], 17 November 1864

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Conc...

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. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], [18 April 1864]

Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Conco...

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.... More

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