MS Am 1118.7

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson miscellaneous papers, 1858-1899: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Last update 2015 December 8

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: MS, b
Call No.: MS Am 1118.7
Creator: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Title: Emily Dickinson miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1858-1899.
Quantity: .3 linear feet (1 box and 1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Miscellaneous papers by and about the poet, Emily Dickinson, and the Dickinson family.

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Emily Dickinson Miscellaneous Papers, 1858-1899 (MS Am 1118.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Content

Includes a variety of materials by and about the poet Emily Dickinson and the Dickinson family. Emily Dickinson items include letters, autograph poems, a black cake recipe, and a visiting card. Letters are to family members including Susan Huntington Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Martha Gilbert Smith, and others.
Family miscellany includes letters from Lavinia Norcross Dickinson and others.


References included in the notes are to: J = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The poems of Emily Dickinson : including variant readings critically compared with all known manuscripts. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1955. This collection includes Johnson's "HCL SH." JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958. Fr = Franklin, Ralph, ed. The poems of Emily Dickinson, variorum edition. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

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