May 26th, 1917.
West New Brighton, L.I.
Was much disappointed to miss you at Mrs. Stockwell’s when I ran over at breakfast time Thursday morning, as I had a bee in my bonnet which I wished to put in your...
Dear Mr. Markham,
Herron, Gorky, now Earle – not to mention Jack London, J. William Lloyd, Elbert Hubbard - it fairly takes one’s breath away!
This whirlwind burst over me as suddenly as over everybody else. I knew nothing of the...
5 Via Benedetto da Maiano,
S. Domenico di Fiesole,
September 2, 1912.
Prof. Jno Ward Stimson,
I cannot tell you how sorry we were not to have come to you in...
September 6, 1920
Your letters, all fillied with tender concern for me, reached my hand and thouched my heart. I understand your point of view. You think doubtless that my happiness depends upon my relation to some church, especially to...
That was a good article on your work – where did I see it? In the arena, I think. (Crossed out at the top of the page)
West New Brighton, N.Y.
Nov. 30, 1906
To Mr. N. O. Nelson
My Dear Nelson:
It is very good of you to want to keep me right on...
The Poets’ Garden
Beloved “Edwin of the Song”
Hail! on this my happiest Thanksgiving. My heart overflows with gratitude for the great gifts you have given. I shall try always to be worthy and to carry on for...
West New Brighton, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1932.
My dear Mary Steward:
At last, after many adventures in the world of affairs, I have reached your welcome letter of April 23rd. I am glad that you included your reply to my poem The Man with the Hoe. I never...
Back of postcard has a personal note addressed to Lena in Forth Worth, Texas, "Dear Lena, Dog gone it Lena, you get all the dates while I am gone. I can't even give you any competition at all. Isn't that terrible? Well, may the best man win. Had a...
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a United States senator from Massachusetts and a campaigner against slavery. This is a draft, ca. 1855, of a version of the speech delivered in New York on May 9, 1855, and published that year under the title "The...