This article marks the Burns' birthday, a day that the author says should be "cherished by every loyal Scot" because of the awareness to Scottish culture Burns brought during his lifetime. The author also mentions the phrase "Auld Lang Syne," which...
Adams, Lady (Agnes Anne), 1869-1942; Letters; Letterheads
Lady Agnes Adams writes about her South African violet. She mentions how she does not feel like an alien where she currently is because she is surrounded by friends and that perhaps she would feel like an alien if she went home. She ends the...
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907; Shaw’s Folly; Letters
Aldrich is pulling his story, “Shaw’s Folly” because he thinks too much revision is required. Aldrich believes that Gilder criticized the story incorrectly, and that he did not say his real feelings about the story.
Short letter from October 1933. Kent writes that his correspondent's letter has gone unanswered for two months because he wanted to write, rather than dictate, a reply. He thanks her for her "interest in what I do. I do thank you for the happiness...
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898; Smithers, Leonard C. (Leonard Charles), 1861-1907; Letters; Illness
In this letter, addressed to "my dear Smithers," Beardsley thanks Smithers for the cheque he sent, then describes her condition, telling him that she shouldn't write because she isn't even allowed to sit up.
Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912; Letters
Letter written in black ink on beige paper. Skeat refuses Li's request to give a lecture in Birmingham because he already has a lecture to give on the same day. Skeat questions why Li had not made this request 10 or 20 years ago when he was younger.
Bierce discusses Neale, then decides that it would be a good idea to refrain from talking about Neale because of his feelings towards him. There are some edits made to the text in ink, as well as some notes in pencil.