Many of the women Plath met
at college became her friends for life. This letter to her college
roommate, Marcia Brown, was written a week before her death. Plath
and Ted Hughes had separated the previous October. They were living
at Court Green, a thatched manor house in Devonshire. Plath writes
about her plans to make a life of her own in London with her two
children, Frieda and Nicholas Hughes. Plath committed suicide in
her London apartment on February 11, 1963.
Plath. Letter to Marcia Brown Plumer,
February 4, 1963.
Photograph of Marcia Brown and Sylvia Plath, Marblehead,
July 24, 1951.