Autograph letter : [Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn], [1876-1877].


Autograph letter : [Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn], [1876-1877].

Clarifying that he is unfortunate in his lack of feeling and in "having that power to make others feel, what you cannot feel yourself." Stating that she cannot see him the following week because she will be alone in the hosue, noting "I have never seen a gentelman in the parlor unless a lady as with me, to do so now wouldmake my servants talk." Mentioning that she may be able to see him alone when the house is shut for the summer, "but it could only be for once." Describing the heartlessness of her family, and discussing the lost possibility of their being alone together in Philadelphia. Noting "I would not be left alone with you now, much as I desired it once." Referencing her "wild passion" describing the previous night spent in tears. Concluding: "I can never write to you again, and if you write to me I shall never open a letter of yours."

1 item (p.) ; 17.2 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7903350

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