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Monday, September 8, 1890

     5:15 P.M. W. just getting ready to go out. In excellent condition.

     Had written me out another note.

     Sent volume—pocket edition—to George Horton, who wrote the poem reprinted by the Press.

     Also gave me to take and examine, four pictures sent by Johnston from England: a photo (reduced), of the Gutekunst picture of 1889; an excellent picture of Warren, taken on the wharf; and two pictures of the house, one taking in the street in perspective, an ice wagon in the foreground, the other a front view, Warren and Mrs. Davis and the dog on the step. W. liked them very much—thought the Gutekunst reduction might be used in the new volume. I think the house might well be used with my article.

     W. said, "I am still curious about the Atlantic, Horace.

 
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Holmes must have said more there than the papers gave us. Several have written me—spoken to me about it." And then: "If you should get a hold of a copy and I could keep it overnight, I think I could be satisfied."

     W. again as to Woodbury: "Emerson was not inclined to talk to strangers—not that he was without grace—indeed, he had irresistible grace—but that he would not unbosom himself easily. That was his characteristic: I noted it in him in his intercourse with others. With me he was always quite free, easy, liquid—his own free self, it appeared to me at all times."

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