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Burdick, Jonathan H. to Misses Warner, Albany, NY, May 2, 1861


In Jonathan Burdick's letter he asks for an autograph from the "Misses Warner." He also compliments them on their work, telling them that it is not only the best of the present day but also equal to the classics.

Blake, Ella K. to Miss Susan and Miss Anna Warner, Viroqua, Wisconsin, February 9, 1879


In this letter Ella Blake, a woman from Wisconsin, wrote to Susan Warner and her sister Anna to inform them of the impression Ellen Montgomery made on her childhood. She tells them that she has read the novel so many times it was necessary to have it rebound.

Mary Barnes to Susan Warner, Collycroft Clifton Ashbourne, Derbyshire, n.d.


This fan letter written to Warner from Mary Barnes, a woman from Derbyshire. Barnes critiqued the women in her country for their inadequacies compared to the idealized characters Warner developed.

Saddler, Eugenia to Susan Warner, Flemingsburg, KY, July 6,1864


In this letter Eugenia Saddler asks both sisters for advice on how to become a successful woman author. She talks about her ambitions and gives them praise for their works.

"Ellen's Ardent Admirer" to Susan Warner, New York, September 27, 1851, February 28, 1852

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In this lengthy two-part letter "Ellen's Ardent Admirer" gives his opinion on most of the principle characters. In his second letter he remarks on the American character Warner displays naturally through her characters.

Campbell, Edward L., to Susan Warner, Uniontown, PA, July 1, 1855


In his fan letter to Susan Warner, Edward Campbell asks a question regarding the end of the novel. He also talks about the ways in which the novel excited his curiosity and brought him peace of mind.