Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. Vol. 6, Supplement >> 816a Joseph Wesley Harper >> Page 164

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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 164 THE SIMMS LETTERS
see nothing. I fear that I am growing passie & passing insensibly, but rapidly, into the foggy regions of fogiedom!—If I visit the North this autumn, on the lecturing expedition, I shall probably take my daughter with me.8 In that event she will certainly be most happy to accept your invitation. She & my wife send their best regards to Mrs. R. in which you will please believe me to join very heartily. For yourself, pray hold me as ever, Very truly Yours &c
W. Gilmore Simms. What of Griswold's affair?9
Charleston Sep. 6 1856. My dear Captain.
By the steamer of today, or next week, you will recieve a roll and a box, which contains my long promised description of Charles-ton (M.S.) and 23 illustrations, either engravings or daguerretypes. I have been more than a year getting the daguerretypes out of the hands of the artists. You should otherwise have had the matter long before. There are 23 illustrations, or rather 22, though the letter-press calls for 23. One of these, however, may be had in your city. It is the engraved sketch of a building which is known here as "the Charleston Stewarts"—the fashionable retail shop of our city as
She was a contributor to various Philadelphia magazines and as "Cousin Alice" published a number of very popular books for children. In 1853 she married Samuel J. Haven, a broker of New York City. She also published books under the names of "Alice B. Neal" and "Alice B. Haven." She is obviously "our fair friend 'Alice"' (whom we were unable to identify) in Simms' letter to Joseph Lemuel Chester of c. July 9, 1849 (494).
"Mrs. B." is probably a sister-in-law of Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Haven, but we are unable to identify her conclusively.
'We have been unable to identify this work.
°Charlotte Myers Griswold had brought suit in Philadelphia to have her divorce decree from Rufus Wilmot Griswold set aside. The sensational trial opened on Feb. 24, 1856, and Judge Oswald Thompson dismissed the case because the divorce decree had not been entered on the books of the Prothonotory. See Bayless, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, p. 251.