JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY AUTOGRAPHS LTR. SIGNED, "Josephine Peabody Marks", 7 pgs, 5.25 x 6.5, Cambridge, 9 October, to Mr. Rollins about his poetry, by American poet and dramatist. In part: "...I hope you are thinking the most charitable (-and true) things of me, in spite of my interminable delay in setting thoughts of my own to words, regarding your poems...to write to you how much I had enjoyed them...Miss Bostelmann called for them one day while I was away...In spite of all this I beg to say that I remember the poems, two of them most vividly, Marshes and New Autum Death, both of which impressed me sharply...silhouette colors, beautiful as Earth; & the keen fragrances of U.S. spirit...Thank you very much truly; both for the friendly confidence, and for the happy promise of it all...I would rather have chosen to talk them over with you. But we may do that yet, & with more of them...." In fine condition with a paperclip stain upper left of first page.
Josephine Preston Peabody (May 30, 1874 – December 4, 1922) was an American poet and dramatist. From 1901 to 1903 she was instructor in English at Wellesley. The Stratford-on-Avon prize went to her in 1909 for her drama The Piper, which was produced in Stratford and London, England in 1910; and in America at the New Theatre, New York City, in 1911. On June 21, 1906 she married Lionel Simeon Marks, a British engineer and professor at Harvard University. She published many books of poetry and drama from 1897-1915. She was interested in social progress, especially women's suffrage and questions affecting women, children and working people