Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Transcription 132 THE SIMMS LETTERS
sent you a review of my poetical writings, written by the Rev. Professor Miles of this city, which is carefully & spiritedly done, from which you might gather some particulars.' The want of time, is an embarrassing circumstance in the way of such a performance. Of the publication projects we may talk hereafter. I can very well understand how the success of much of our present publication should be doubtful. But!—I have not recd. from you the Cooper tribute, nor the "Roughings", nor the "Whimsicalities."'
Yours in haste but truly W. Gilmore Simms
Office South. Q. Review. Monday Mg. July 28. 1852 H. W. Ravenel Esq.
dear Sir:
I have been encouraged by our mutual friend Dr. F. P. Porcher,' to hope that you would continue your contributions, so happily begun, to the South. Quarterly Review, and in the special department which you are so successfully appropriating to yourself. May I hope that you will be persuaded to make the Review a frequent medium for communicating with our Southern public? Through

'For James Warley Miles' review of Simms' Poems, see note 152, June 9, 1851 (588).
'In the Southern Quarterly Review, N. S., VI (Oct. 1S52), 543, 537, 540, Simms notices the following books published by Putnam: Memonal of James Fenimore Cooper, Susannah Strickland Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush: or. Life in Canada, 2 vols., and Thomas Hood's Whims and Oddities, in Prose and Verse, all issued in 1852. A second notice of the first appears in ibid., N. S. VII (Jan. 1853), 251-252.
'Ravenel (1814—1887) was an authority on fungi.
'Francis Peyre Porcher (see introductory sketch) was a Charleston physician and close friend of Ravenel, who aided him with his Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being Also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shnibs (Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, 1863).