Sophia Hawthorne autograph letter signed to Annie Adams Fields, [Concord, 30 May 1864]
Believes that she and her husband can never be divided; her heart will hold the presence of his freed spirit. Felt last Monday was a Festival of Life. There is no need to fear dark hours for her. Dated "Monday night." Printed in M.D. Conway, Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne. p.213-15.