Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 96 THE SIMMS LETTERS
476 (la) : To BRANTZ MAYER

[c. March 29, 1849]' dear Sir

I am not the less sincere and earnest because my present labors require me to be brief. Believe me I feel quite grateful for the friendly interest you express for the Review, and the friendly regard for myself.' I shall endeavor to requite your sympathies.—My purpose in writing now is less to make this assurance than to beg that you will send me early copies, when published, of the works which you have on hand. Should you have a friend capable, in whose judgments and justice you have perfect confidence, I should prefer to have reviews from his hands.' But at all events, send me the volumes. Believe me, Very truly

Yr obliged frd & Servt. W. Gilmore Simms
P.S. Has not your Maryland Hist. Society been publishing a vol. of Collections recently? I should be sorry not to recieve them.1—I percieve that a late History of Maryland has been put forth by a publisher in your city.' Is it a work of any value or character. I have Bozman's6 only, which needs improvement & extension. This might be a subject for you?
W. G. S.

476 (la)
'This letter is postmarked "March 30." The year is established by Simms' reference to a new history of Maryland. See note 5, below.
'We have been unable to locate Mayer's letter to Simms of Mar. 23 (see note 1, Mar. 10 147361).
'Mayer later got his friend James Morrison Harris to write a review of his Mexico, Astec, Spanish and Republican. See letter to Mayer of Mar. 1852 (618c).
The Maryland Historical Society began publishing papers shortly after it was founded in 1844. The most recent publication was James Wynne's Memoir of Major Samuel Ringgold, United States Army . . . (Baltimore: John Murphy, 1847).
'James McSherry, History of Maryland: from Its First Settlement in 1034. to the Year 1848 (Baltimore: John Murphy, 1849).
"John Leeds Bozman, The History of Maryland, from Its First Settlement, in 1633, to the Restoration, in 1660, with a Copious Introduction, and Notes and Illustrations, 2 vols. (Baltimore: J. Lucas & E. K. Deaver, 1837).