James Thomas Fields to "My dear Sir." Autograph note signed, Boston, February 14, 1877. Gift: Richard Harwell.

This note reads: "An autograph of Hawthorne is among the impossibilities [and] I really should not know where to look for one." Fields, a partner of William Ticknor in the publishing firm Ticknor & Fields, was Hawthorne's publisher. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.
(courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine) close window
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