[ Mary H. Catherwood, American novelist ] Autograph Letter Signed Mary H. Catherwood to Miss Chace, including her encounter with the literary A-list and her next publication.

Mary H. Catherwood [Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902), American writer of popular historical romances, short stories, and poetry]
Publication details: 
Hooperton, Illinois, 28 January 1891.
SKU: 23338

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, final page blank with residue of tipping in process, ow good condition. Text: Your note has just been forwarded to me with a batch of others from the [Thorndike?]. I would have loved a visit to Newport. But as soon as my business was completed in Boston I come racing home just like an anxious bovine mother. It is foolish, but I positively cannot stay long away from our six year old baby. Mr. [Haughton?] and his wife had a dinner arranged for Monday evening, where I should meet Dr. Holmes [Oliver Wendell], and Mrs Deland [novelist] and -- everybody: but I could [underlined] not stay. | As it was, I had calls continually, and saw many people I have long wanted to meet. But you know itis an effort for Dr. Holmes to come into Boston to a dinner now. | You must like 'Lady of Fort St. John' in the Atlantic [periodical]. It is to begin in June, as soon, indeed, as they can present it. | Mrs Chace ran in and made me a little call. She and Mr. Chace were well. [...]