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Made by: Matthew Arnold

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A folded sheet of paper with writing on three sides. Letter from Matthew Arnold, to George W. Smalley written from Cobham, Surrey, March 29, 1886. About going to America this autumn.Cobham Surrey March 29th 1886 Me dear Smalley-you like to have news of my American designs and you always make a kind ? of them. Mrs. Arnold has collected to go out for my daughter's confinement so I have determined to go now instead of in the autumn. I shall thus see America in spring and summer and shall avoid the terrible winter, and avoid also the chance of a second lecturing tour. We shall return in AUgust- the end of August; and this will be my last visit to the States. The effort and interruption to habits and work are too gret. I think I shall give one address "A last word about America" in the three or four principal cities even in June, I should think, this might be missed, but I should be to have you opinion. with such a ? it will be tough after but to go out there I give a ? lecture on fine literary subject-Shakespeare at the musical James-too devoid of factuality. But, my dear finally, the man for them was and is (I said before that so it would be) not I but famous. the man after Gus Fields own heart at the heart of the great American nation. Still a few of them may perhaps listen to my whisperings wear after his thunder. Kindest regards to Mrs. Smalley and to your daughter Mr. Arnold said instantly-I not tell I have done my report on foreign schools about the middle of May Most truly yours Matthew Arnold"

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18.1 × 11.4 cm (7 1/8 × 4 1/2 in.)

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SIGNATURE Matthew Arnold
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Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973