MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 45). Ink.
PUBLICATION: LH 121-122.
The letter acknowledges a photograph ED had received from Mrs. Holland. Dr. Holland spoke at Bowles's funeral; he was not well at the time this letter was written. "Hawthorne's blameless Ship" refers not to a story by Hawthorne, but to a Salem legend of a ship that haunted the port but never came to land.