Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 192 THE SIMMS LETTERS
New York, Aug. 11. 1858 Prest. N. C. Brooks.
My dear Professor
Enclosed you will recieve a note to a committee of the Young Ladies of your College from whom I recently recieved a circular, which you will do me the favour to deliver. The Books will be sent to your address, through some one of the Booksellers of your city.—I trust, my dear Sir, that the Institution over which you preside so well, has been growing prosperously in your hands.'
Your obliged Servt &c W. Gilmore Simms
[August, 1858]'
Mess'rs D. Appleton & Co. Gentlemen.
I enclose you one of my editorial notices in the Charleston Mercury which has reached me since my arrival in this city.—Should Mr. Burton, and yourselves, ever design any additions to his work,
'Brooks (1809-1898), poet, historian, and editor, was born in Cecil County, Md., and was graduated from St. John's College. He began teaching at the age of sixteen, and was the first principal of the Baltimore High School. He later organized the Baltimore Female College, of which he was the first president. His most important hook is A Complete History of the Mexican War . . . (Philadelphia: Grigg, Elliot, & Co.; Baltimore: Hutchinson & Seehold, 1849).
'The Baltimore Female College was founded in 1849 and closed in June 1890 when the state withdrew its support. We want to thank Richard J. Cox, Curator of Manuscripts, Maryland Historical Society, for sending us this information.
'Dated by Simms' remarks about William Evans Burton's The Cyclopazdia of Wit and Humor Containing Choice and Characteristic Selections from the Writings of the Most Eminent Humorists of America, Ireland, Scotland, and England ..., 2 vols. (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1858), reviewed under the title "Wit and Humor" in the Charleston Mercury of Aug. 12, 1858.