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To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS[1]May 20, [1861], Wheeling, Virginia Mrs. Fields Although your letter requires no reply, forgive me if I acknowledge it. Words so courteous and womanly could not fail to meet the cordiallist of measures, even if their tenor were…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDSWheeling, Va.  June 18. [1861] Mrs. Fields- I have sketched a story,[1] which (as Mr. Fields is indifferent as to length) will extend through three no’s. The first part is finished.  Shall I send it on, or would Mr. Fields…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS[c. Dec. 1861], Wheeling, Virginia                                   Mrs. Fields, I fully intended to go and have a likeness taken today but not being able send one taken last summer, which…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDSFebruary 14, 1862, Wheeling  My dear Mrs. Fields, I send the warmest greetings this snowy day to you and Dr. Putnam[1] for the effort you both have made to give me pleasure. You speak of a breath of spring. It is like a breath…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS May 15, [1862], Wheeling   Certainly my dear Mrs Fields. If I go I will go to you first.[1] Thank you for telling me exactly what you would like. If I can come I will be there the first or second week in June. But I am not very…

To JAMES T. FIELDSApril 14?, [1862], Wheeling  Mr Fields  I am at home again and hope to get letters safely once more. I received the newspaper criticism and am more grateful than I can tell you for the clipping and marking and trimming you spent…

To JAMES T. FIELDSJanuary 25, 1861, Wheeling  Mr. Fields, You do not owe me these $’s at all! It is pure pretense on your part, because the original price was paid all at once, you recollect?  My first impulse was to return it and explain. And…

To JAMES T. FIELDSWheeling, Va. Jan. 26 [1861]  Mr. James T. Fields Your letter is kind, and gave me much pleasure.  Although I prefer the present title of the article,[1] I am perfectly willing you would select one more “taking”. What would…

To JAMES T. FIELDSMarch 15, 1861, Wheeling  Mr. Fields. Your kindness touches me. The more because it is so unexpected. I see that the novelty of the scene of the story[1]  has made you over-estimate it; – another, most probably, would disappoint…

To JAMES T. FIELDSApril 11, 1861, Wheeling Mr. Fields – I have begun another story entitled ‘The Deaf and the Dumb’[1]  If it pleases you, and you accept it, would you wish to insert it in the June issue? If so, I will finish it, at once,…