Elizabeth Hawthorne autograph letter signed to James Thomas Fields, [Salem], 12 December 1870
Believes the articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Portland, ME newspapers have some truth. Recalls his boyhood in Raymond, ME, his early laments, the charm he had for strangers. Date and place are given in a note by J.T. Fields. The biographical material was used in "The Whispering Galley" in The Atlantic Monthly Feb. & Mar. 1871. For newspaper articles see 21 May, 25 June, and 9 July 1870.