1861-07-30
James T. Fields

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Title

1861-07-30
James T. Fields

Description

To JAMES T. FIELDS
July 30, [1861], Wheeling 

Mr. Fields

I send the ms. by today ‘s mail.[1] Read it in a real July humour,—please—for I meant you to like it.             

Perhaps the name promises too much for so simple a story, if so, alter it.                      

If I could have dared write a true history of today!  But even in its poorest phrases, I was afraid to touch forbidden subjects so just the husk of the thing was left, of course.    

Will you thank Mrs. Fields for her letter?

Yours,
Rebecca B. Harding—


[1]“The Story of To-Day,” an early title for the novel Margret Howth.

Creator

S. M. Harris

Rights

Richard Harding Davis Papers, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Citation

S. M. Harris, “1861-07-30
James T. Fields,” Rebecca Harding Davis: Complete Works, accessed January 27, 2023, https://rebeccahardingdaviscompleteworks.com/items/show/33.

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