MANUSCRIPT: missing. The text is from a transcript made of the autograph when it was offered for sale by Zeitlin in 1936.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 337, in part; LL 311, in part; L(1931) 326, in part.
Maria Whitney made known her intention to resign as Teacher of French and German at Smith College in May 1880. Many of ED's letters to her after the death of Samuel Bowles mention him. Madame Parepa-Rosa (1836-1874), wife of the impressario Carl Rosa, was an English soprano singer of oratorio and opera. She first sang in the United States in 1866.