Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription DECEMBER 1838 13
up copies of the Am. Mon. Magazine, in order to complete my set.' Let me have at the same time the nos. of the Review, not including the first which I already have.' If you send these to Mr. Adlard,5 he will do me the favor to send them to my lodgings
Respectfully—Yr obt servt &c
W. Gilmore Simms Park Benjamin Esq.
Woodlands,' near Midway Dec 20 [1838]2 My dear Sir
I have put up for you something like ten chapters of the novel which is to succeed R. H. by the same author. The title, you will see, is somewhat altered from what was intended. I call it "Harry Vernon, a Tale of Mississippi",—but there will probably be a second title, which I have not yet determined upon, which may possibly include the other.' You will have to send me proofs as before, but these may be taken in galley, and a whole sheet at a time might contain at least 24 or 30 pages. I should like the work printed in the size & style of the novel of mine called 'Mellichampe',' unless
Simms wrote to Lawson on Jan. 16, 1838 (63), that he lacked Vol. V of the American Monthly Magazine (really N. S., I, for Mar.-Aug, 1835).
The New York Review began publication in Mar. 1837 under the editorship of Caleb Sprague Henry (1804-1884). George Dearborn, publisher of the American Monthly Magazine, was also publisher of the Review through the issue of July 1838. Presumably Benjamin was to get copies of numbers of both magazines from the publisher.
George Adlard, publisher of Southern Passages and Pictures and Carl Werner, and his family became friends of Simms and his family and after the Civil War visited Woodlands. See letter to Hayne of Mar. 6, 1869 (1348).
Simms wrote Woodland.
'Dated by Simms' remarks about the manuscript of Border Beagles; a Tale of Mississippi, "By the author of 'Richard Hurdis,'" 2 vols. (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1840). See letters to Carey and Hart of 1839.
'Harry Vernon is the hero of Border Beagles.
Mellichampe. A Legend of the Santee, 2 vols. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836).