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.
George Bancroft is thanking Fanny for a gift she made him for New Years. The way he describes the present, as well as the way he describes Fanny, shows that he has feelings for her. He invites her to come visit. In the corner of the letter there is...
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.