Marriage and Family

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Letter to Mary Holton James. Cambridge;12 May [ca. 1878]. b MS Am 1092.9 (3115) 

“You may remember my writing to you a couple of years ago that I had seen at a party the evening before, ‘the future Mrs. W.J.’ I have now the pleasure to announce. . .that she has succeeded in overcoming her natural reluctance to contemplate it as a future possibility, and is in short ‘engaged’ to me since last Friday.”