Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 26, 1886
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935 (Author)Lane, Martha Luther, 1862-1948 (Addressee)
From 26 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. Gilman's daughter Katherine is flourishing and her own health improving. She went to Boston to see Dr. Keller for a diagnosis: "She [Keller] said the trouble was not mental, but nervous...she gave me no advice... Then my dear Walter said that I should go and live my life, that it was right...but first I must take courage and work and help get some money to make the change...I braced up, and set to work. Wrote a ghost story and divers poems. Did some note paper..." Her husband also brought home the medicine 'Essence of Oats' which she has found helpful. Page 10: "I have had one poem accepted by the Prov. Journal, price three dollars...have had one poem almost accepted by the Atlantic ...and have had one poem accepted by the Woman's Journal ." She also reports on paid work painting or inking note paper and dinner cards along with tutoring a pupil. Page 12: "...I am keeping my journal again... in a kind of dreary imitation, I am myself again."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers
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Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 26, 1886, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
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