Autograph letter signed "Ellen" : [Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn], [1875-1877] May 20.


Autograph letter signed "Ellen" : [Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn], [1875-1877] May 20.

Thanking him for answering her letter, noting that she was fearful of having offended him. Discussing their relationship, noting "you must not expect me to be respectful to you for I am almost twice your age," and referencing her treatment of him as "one of the family." Alluding to an attraction between Hearn and her sister. With a postscript discussing her ability to "never speak of anything [she] should not," noting "once you said something, and wished it to be in confidence, and I forgot to say that I have no confident."

1 item (4 p.) ; 17.3 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7903061

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