Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, October 27-28, 1883
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935 (Author)Lane, Martha Luther, 1862-1948 (Addressee)
From Providence, Rhode Island. "8.5 p.m." Gilman acknowledges Lane's satisfaction as a wife and mother before relaying that she has an "…ever growing sense of the wrong and wild unhappiness in the world about [her] ..." Gilman cites instances of social and economic disparity. She states that she earns $3 for teaching a gymnastics class to 6 girls three times a week at "Mrs. Drinan's." In closing, Gilman writes, "Would you not leave everything else in the world for your husband? Yes, I am happy."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers
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Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, October 27-28, 1883, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
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