Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881
- Existence: 1817 - 1881
James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), American publisher, editor, and poet.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Lear writes to Fields with condolences for the death of her husband, James Thomas Fields. He mentions that he has recently received several papers describing Fields’s life, and he asks that she convey her thanks to the people who sent them (though he is not sure who that is). Lear closes his letter, writing, “you have the memories of golden hours passed with him who is gone for a time. So that in writing these lines I feel less sad than I might do in many similar cases.”
Lear writes to James Fields, apologizing for not sending the “Curtis Phila sketch,” and explaining that “Mr. Bush” will ask Fields what the possibilities are for the “Corsica or Xmas book in America.” He closes with a wish to see Fields in Boston.
The collection comprises correspondence, manuscript writings, lists of drawings, and printed material concerning the author and artist Edward Lear.
ALS regretting that he has no "scrap autographic" left to send the recipient.
ALS to Mr. Chandler regarding a portrait of George Eliot and one black-and-white portrait photograph of Fields.
ALS concerning activities at an unidentified school.
ALS with which he sent Booth verses, stating that he will try obtaining literary contributions from Emerson and Whittier, and commenting on Booth's past performances.
Autograph letter, signed, expressing his regrets for not being able to send an autograph and mentioning Count D'Orsay, Mr. Willis, and "N.P.W."
ANS thanking Bensel for a kind mention. Accompanied by a holograph poem about Fields by Bensel, dated the day after Fields's death, written on the verso of a small print of a potted plant, inscribed "with cordial regard of J.T.F. 1880."
Five autograph letters, signed, from Fields to editor Henry Mills Alden, chielfy concerning literary matters, and other papers. Other papers include: an autograph draft or copy of a poem, "An Invitation," by Fields; a copy of a letter to Fields from Thomas de Quincy, possibly in the hand of Fields's daughter, Annie T. Fields; and "A Slight Sketch of De Quincy During His Last Hours," possibly also in the hand of Annie T. Fields.
Two autograph letters, signed, to unidentified recipients concerning literary matters.
ANS concerning the privately printed A Few Verses for a Few Friends (1858).
Poem, holograph, signed. "Copied for Miss Lovejoy."
Poem, holograph, corrected and signed.
Holograph poem, signed.