Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook F (Part I) >> [Page 5] >> From our Correspondent

Item informationTitle: From our Correspondent
Genre: Correspondence
Publication informationVolume: F (Part I)
  • Publication date: 1845
  • Date of letter: 1845-09-23

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Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Resource Identifier: SF_18xx_016

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Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
  • The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, Vol. 1-5
Composition history
From a Charleston daily called The Transcript.  See note.
Description ''Theatricals cannot be well said to flourish in Ne[missing] ...''

Clipping reads: [bracket] From our Correspondent [close bracket] | NEW-YORK, 1845.
Notes Position: left

Part of the 1845 Southern Patriot series:

Mary C. Simms Oliphant and the other editors of the Letters note the existence of a ''series of twenty-four unsigned letters 'From Our Correspondent''' that were ''published in the Southern Patriot during September and October [1845]'' (Letters 2: 102n).  

According to the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project, Jacob N. Cardozo, publisher of the Southern Patriot, concurrently published another paper, called The Transcript; these two papers are listed as “related titles” by the LoC.  Several of the clippings in the Scrapbooks appear to be reprints of the Southern Patriot correspondence from The Transcript.  We have been unable to obtain the file of The Transcript, which seems to be held only at Harvard University and the American Antiquarian Society.  As such, clippings that appear to be from The Transcript are dated circa the date that same letter appeared in the Southern Patriot

A typescript of this letter is in the Oliphant papers, stating that this letter was published in the Charleston Southern Patriot on 11 October 1845, and was composed sometime ''after Sept 23 [1845].''