MANUSCRIPT: NYPL. Ink. Dated: Thursday evening.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 134-135, in part; L (1931) 134, in part.
The year is conjectured from the handwriting. There was a heavy snowstorm on January 13. Professor Fowler was still in Europe. Lavinia was presumably making one of her customary visits to Boston. The quoted lines in the third paragraph paraphrase Longfellow's "The Rainy Day" (see letter no. 36).