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Messen [ripped; missing] to inquire if he shall await reply -

[letterhead: Hotel Touraine, Boston]

Miss Anne Whitney

525 Beacon Street

Charlsgate

Dr. and [printed: Mrs. Frederick Peterson

4 West Fiftieth Street]

New York

[letterhead: Hotel Touraine, Boston]

Monday 6 Pm

[in pencil: [Oct. 4, 1907]]

Dear Miss Whitney

Last winter in Munich I chanced to see some verses of yours quoted in an American newspaper review of your book and liked them so much that I sent home to Scribner for the book. It came in due time, and I have wanted ever since to write and tell you how much pleasure it gave my husband and me - We think that some of the poems are equal, even superior, to Mrs. Browning's best work, and that there is no other woman poet to whose work they are at all to be compared. The Last Dream. The Hymn

to the Sea. All the sonnets. Ariadne. Camille - these poems are of a quality so rich and rare as to entitle them to comparison with the best lyrics in English -

Would you think it too forward of me if I should ask to be allowed to come and see the woman who wrote them? If you can and will receive me it will be a great delight to me - I am in Boston only overnight and until two o'clock tomorrow - I could come at any hour in the forenoon you might indicate - If it not convenient for you to see me please say so frankly, but believe me. in any case.

Yours in warm and sincere appreciation

Antoinette Rotan Peterson

Letter from Antoinette Rotan Peterson, Boston, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1907 October 6

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