Letter from Annie Fields to Sarah Orne Jewett

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Title

Letter from Annie Fields to Sarah Orne Jewett

Subject

Correspondence
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915 (author)
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

Description

Annie Fields was the wife of James T. Fields, the publisher of The Atlantic monthly, and a close friend of Holmes. Here, in this letter to novelist Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), she describes a visit with Holmes who speaks of his reverence for the late Henry Jacob Bigelow and recalls the formation of The Atlantic and his early literary career and experiences on the lecture circuit. “In 1857 Lowell wrote me that a magazine was to be started in Boston and if I would write for it he would edit it. I thought that a great compliment of course but it seemed to me he was out of his head—but as it proved he showed great discernment because without vanity I may say I helped to make the magazine a success and to sustain it.”

Abstract

Letter from Annie Fields (1834-1915) to Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) concerning Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Creator

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

Date Created

1891, circa

Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1838-1890 (inclusive). GA 38

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (3 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002159
DigID0002160

Provenance

Purchased for the Archives of Harvard Medical School, 1963

Files

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Citation

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915, “Letter from Annie Fields to Sarah Orne Jewett,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6329.