Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, November 3, 8, 1883
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935 (Author)Lane, Martha Luther, 1862-1948 (Addressee)
From Providence, Rhode Island. Gilman continues to reflect on the issues raised in her letter of, October 27-28, and Lane's response. "You widely misunderstand me if you think by misery I mean poverty. Poverty is both an effect and a cause of evil, and it is poverty that makes and keeps many men worse than beasts ... But horrible as Poverty is, it is not that that wrings my heart. It is the – O for words strong enough to say what I mean! – the hideous folly, the selfishness that lives only for its own delight...Emerson is right in what he says ..." (pages 3-4) "I'm not a pessimist, Martha, I believe in God and Evolution; but I believe in Preventabile [sic] Misery too." (page 6) Gilman writes, too, of her French lessons as well as her work and recent earnings.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers
Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, November 3, 8, 1883, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights. In one or more jurisdictions, laws other than copyright are known to impose restrictions on the use of this Item. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-OKLR/1.0/
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers are open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact email@example.com.
Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
755 Library Road
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Phone: (585) 275-4477
Fax: (585) 273-1032