Concord, MA, 1907. 8pp. on four 12mo letter sheets (two folded to 4 panels, 2 half-sheets). Neatly written in ink, folded for mailing, otherwise very good or better. Accompanied by one envelope. A polite and initially happy series of letters from Emerson's daughter to "Katie" (Mrs. William Hedge) in Plymouth, arranging for a visit to Concord by the recipient: "All last summer I was quite under water, I could not manage my life at all but now I am living as usual again and I desire to claim a visit from you and Mr. Hedge & Lucia." She deals with logistics, and enumerates possible activities as well as potential fellow guests. In the wake of the visit, she writes, in part, in a less steady hand: "Your visit was no care it was all delight to me except my own acts which I can only account for to myself by ascribing them to a rather sudden effect of advancing age, or considering them a needed humiliation...." Accompanied by an unrelated 4pp. a.l.s. from one of Emerson's nieces, M.R. Watson, "Valentine's Day" [no year] to the same recipient, with considerable bleed-through of the ink, writing in part: "Can you tell me if you have ever heard that Mr. Emerson set out with a set of very bright yellow reins which the stable gave him ... he was to bring home his bride. Mr. E did not drive very far with this ornament, but turned back, for a more modest set ...." With the envelope (without postmark). (Inventory #: WRCLIT76902)
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