In this letter from Lucretia Peabody Hale to her brother Nathan Hale, Jr. she discusses her writing for the Old and New, a periodical edited by Nathan and Edward Everett Hale. Lucretia lived near her lifelong friend Margaret (Harding) White (wife of the Rev. William Orne White) in Keene, New Hampshire, for several years following the death of her mother.
"Another business thing I want to ask you in private, not wanting to trouble Edward with it. What is the schedule of prices? or is not there any? I am highly pleased with my payments, but as Charlie says, want to know on which account to put them--whether $37.50 is for my story unpublished? or for Grimm published? I concluded from the $10 I received for the first that there was a schedule for say $5.00 a page perhaps $6.00?-- Perhaps you can answer all this from your inner consciousness, as I would not care to bother Edward."
Lucretia Peabody Hale to her brother Nathan Hale, Jr., circa 1870