The Bungalow         Nov 29
Short Beach, Conn.   Oct  1904

The poem "Our Lives"
was among my first
efforts -- in 1872.
It appeared in one of
Frank Leslies publications
& was included in my
first micellaneous [sic] 
collection "Shells"
???? ??? of ????? --
published in 1873.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Transcription by Richard A. Edwards
Courtesy of the Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library
Duke University, Durham, NC
Reproduced by permission.