The Impossible Art of Deciphering Manuscripts
Robert Frost is hardly the first to give editors trouble.
Megan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism. She teaches nonfiction writing and the art of archival research at Emerson College.
Frost manuscript courtesy Dartmouth College Library. Thoreau journal courtesy the Pierpont Morgan Library. Winthrop sample courtesy the Massachusetts Historical Society. Parker journal courtesy Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School. Peabody letter Courtesy the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, the New York Public Library. Henry James letter courtesy Houghton Library, Harvard University.