Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, May 5, 1884
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935 (Author)Lane, Martha Luther, 1862-1948 (Addressee)
From " Home. emph>" First letter with the signature "Charlotte Anna Perkins Stetson." Gilman gives a detailed description of her new home, its furnishings and decorations (a small drawing of a chest is on page 3)and of her happiness. She details her wedding dress, shown in a drawing on page 5, and the wedding party. Page 7 features a drawing of, Mary and Ray Phelan who "stuck their heads out of the bay window and congratulated us warmly as we passed." She reports her pleasure at being addressed as 'Mrs. Stetson.' The last line indicates that she had enclosed a poem from a new book: that poem is not a part of the collection and its title is unknown.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers
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Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, May 5, 1884, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
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