Letter from Elizabeth Palmer Peabody to Horace Mann, 3 March 1838
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In this letter to Horace Mann, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody described a young author of Salem, Mass. named Nathaniel Hawthorne. She praised Hawthorne's "first rate genius," but worried that "authorship does not seem to offer a means of living" for him. Mann and Hawthorne would later marry Peabody's sisters, Mary and Sophia.