One page, 12, with integral address panel, to Professor Theophilus Parsons, Jr., of Harvard. A few smudges, adhesions on address panel from former mounting. Item #406502
"I am much obliged to you for your polite offer, & should have accepted it with pleasure, but it will be impossible for me to go at all during this week. Very truly yours J R Lowell [with manuscript identification written in ink beneath his signature."