Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Transcription 70 THE SIMMS LETTERS
Tremont House, Tuesday Mg. Aug 29 [1843]2 My dear Madam
I should have been pleased to have presented in person the enclosed letter from our mutual friend, Mrs Gilman, but that I have been unable to learn your address. I need not add how happy I shall be to make your acquaintance.
Very truly & respectfully Yr obt Serv.
W. Gilmore Simms Mrs. Hale.
Tremont House
Thursday Mg. [August 31, 1843]z Dear Sir
I very much regret that my previous engagements (which however willing, I am unable to alter) will prevent me having the pleasure of seeing you today. I must reserve this pleasure for another season,
'Mrs. Hale (see note 190, Oct. 15, 1849 1509]) was one of the editors of Godey's Lady's Book.
'Dated by Caroline Howard Gilman's letter of introduction (dated July 22, 1843), which is preserved with this letter. For Mrs. Gilman, see introductory sketch of the Gilmans.
'Felton (1807-1862), classical scholar and educator, was horn in Newbury, Mass., and was graduated from Harvard College in 1627. In 1829 he was appointed tutor in Latin at Harvard and in 1830 tutor in Greek. In 1832 he became professor of Greek, and two years later he received the Eliot Professorship of Greek Literature, which he held until his election as president of Harvard College in 1860.
2Dated by Simms' remark that he leaves "for New York this afternoon." In his letter to Lawson ,d Aug. 28, 1843 (172), he writes that he plans to leave Boston on "Thursday next."