Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook F (Part I) >> [Page 83] >> From an Occasional Correspondent

Item informationTitle: From an Occasional Correspondent
Genre: Correspondence
Publication informationVolume: F (Part I)
  • Date of letter: 1858-09-30
  • Publication date: 1858-10-05[?]

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Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
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Resource Identifier: SF_18xx_240

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Composition history Masthead is partially visible on the reverse, and reads ER 5, 1858.  Combined with the letter's date of September 30, 1858, it is likely the clipping was published date of October 5, 1858.  An address to ''my dear Mercury'' in the opening line suggests publication in the Charleston Mercury.
Description ''You are, of course, my dear Mercury, fully ...''

Clipping reads: From an Occasional Correspondent. | NEW YORK, September 30, 1858.
Notes Position: left

Letter concerns the successes and failures of the first transatlantic telegraph cable.