Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 82 THE SIMMS LETTERS
that you are not neglected. I shall send you shortly a little vol of Sonnets—a brochure not meant for publication, of which only a few copies are struck off for private circulation."-1 hope to see more of you when I visit the North next summer,—& meanwhile shall be glad to hear from you & of your health & prosperity.
Very much Yours &c W. Gilmore Simms 296a : To RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD
Woodlands, Feb 10. [1846P
Rev. R. W. Griswold Dear Sir
I sent the carriage for you on Monday last to Midway, but was quite disappointed to see it return empty. I must now beg that, if you do me the honor of a visit, you defer it until the last of next week, as, on Thursday next,' I am compelled to set out on a trip to Savannah river. After my return, it will give me a great deal of pleasure, as I have already signified, to recieve you at Woodlands.—If you have made no inquiries yet touching the publication of an illustrated volume of Poems, or of the vol. of which I spoke to you, made up of Legends of Apalachia, will you take early occasion to do so?' You know so much more of the business of publishing than
See letter to Holmes of Nov. 6, 1844 (213), and note 62. Jan. 19, 1845 (229). "Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies. A Collection of Sonnets (Richmond, Va.: Printed by Wm. Macfarlane, Messenger Office, 1845).
'Dated by Simms' plans for Griswold to visit him at Woodlands. In Dec. 1845 Griswold arrived in Charleston to visit his wife (the former Charlotte Myers) and her family and remained there about five months (see Bayless, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, pp. 109-112). On Jan. l Simms wrote to him repeating his invitation to visit Woodlands (289). On Feb. 9 he wrote to Duyckinck (296), "Griswold ... appointed to visit me at the plantation but failed to come."'Feb. 12.
'Since Simms' Areytos: Or, Songs of the South (Charleston: John Russell, 1846) was already "in press" by Mar. 17 (see letter to Lawson of that date [3011), the "illustrated volume of Poems" here proposed would be another, which was not published. "Lays of Apalachia" was not published (see letters to Lawson of Feb. 3 [2951 and to Duyckinck of Feb. 20 (297[).