August 3 Monday – In Southampton, England on South Western Hotel stationery, Sam wrote to unidentified “gentlemen” at Harper & Brothers
The books have come & in all ways are to my taste. They are up to the Harper reputation for grace & style. Thank you for the trouble you have taken.
After his signature Sam asked that they not reveal where he was “hiding & working.” The manuscript of FE was underway [MTP].
Powers gives this as the date that Susy Clemens first became feverish [MT A Life 576]. See Aug. 4.