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Edward Lear letter to Annie Adams Fields, 1881 May 29

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 59

Scope and Contents

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.”


  • 1881 May 29


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter ; 21 x 27 cm, folded to 21 x 14 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Written in black ink. Accompanied by a typescript transcription of the letter.

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