The Original Printing
Williston Fish. “A Last Will.” Harper’s Weekly, New York, September 3, 1898.
Harper’s impression is the first published version of the Last Will. Although the work shortly became closely associated with the holiday season, originally Fish conceived of it as a late summer piece. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916, featuring foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor.
Gift of the Mildred A. O’Donohoe estate.