Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord], [18 April 1864]
Tells her of Mr. Hawthorne's return. He looked more ill than ever before. Does nothing but sit with him; the wheels of the small ménage are all stopped. Dare not leave him for [William Davis] Ticknor's funeral. Dated "Monday eve." Printed in J.T. Fields, Yesterday with Authors, p.118-20; Caroline Ticknor, Hawthorne and his Publisher, p.324-5.