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Helen Hunt Jackson 2-2-24e transcription

Helen Hunt Jackson Papers, Part 2, Ms 0156, Box 2, Folder 24e, Harper & Brothers to HHJ, 1880.
Transcribed by Gloria Helmuth, 2003.

Letterhead: Harper & Brothers. Franklin Square, New York.

Aug. 24, 1880.

Mrs. Helen Jackson,

Dear Madam:

There are one or two matters relating to your book concerning which we should like to confer with you.

Messers. Chattus & Windus, of London, as you wrote to us in June last, expressed a desire to import some copies of our edition of the book, in sheets, at two shillings per copy. M. D. Conway also wrote to us upon the subject. Our ability to furnish the books at the price mentioned will depend upon the cost of manufacturing them, & this we cannot as yet determine - nor can we definitely for two or three weeks. We think, however, that we shall be able to meet their views.

They, however, suggest a change of title to "The Red Man's Wrongs." Upon this point we have nothing to say. The decision must rest with you. It occurs to us, however, to suggest that a change of title for an English edition would be confusing to the trade.

Colonel Higginson has been regularly reading the proofs. We have now 203 pages cast. Colonel Higginson arranged the appendix, with the assistance of your memorandums.

We think that the 10th of October would be ample time for you to look over the plate proofs.

Please to pardon our not having written to you earlier. We did not wish to follow you on your pleasure trip with matters of business which could await a later period for attention.

We remain, dear madam,

Respectfully yours,

Harper Brothers
Per J.F. [Sharpe?]

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