1894 Nov. 17.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0004
Agency History/Biographical note:
Eugene Field, an American writer, was born in 1850 to Rosewell Field
and Frances Reed. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his
brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts.
He studied at Williams College from 1868-69. He then studied for a
short time at Knox College in Illinois and at the University of
Missouri. He married Julia Sutherland Comstock on October 16, 1873.
He wrote weekly newspaper columns and also published volumes of
poetry and prose. Field died on November 4, 1895.
Scope and Content:
The material consists of one short letter in which Field regrets not
seeing his publisher, W. Irving Way, at his office; he also sends
greetings to Mrs. Saundoff.
Cite as: E. Field Letter, Mount Holyoke College, Archives
and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted