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MS Am 1118.1

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson letters to John Long Graves, 1854-1927: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Shelved in Dickinson closet.
Call No.: MS Am 1118.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Title: Emily Dickinson letters to John Long Graves,
Date(s): 1854-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson, to her cousin, John Long Graves, with four autograph poems and letters to others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Acquired from various sources at various times. See items for full acquistion information.

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Processed by: Leslie A. Morris and Bonnie B. Salt

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Emily Dickinson Letters to John Long Graves, 1854-1927 (MS Am 1118.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass. Correspondents in this grouping of letters include her cousins: John Long Graves (1831-1915), Clara Badger Newman Turner (Mrs. Sidney Turner), and Anna Dodge Newman Carlton (Mrs. George H. Carleton). Other names in this series include: Margaret "Maggie" Maher, one of the Dickinson's domestic staff; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a close family friend; and others.


References included in the notes are to:

Scope and Contents

Contains eight letters from Dickinson to John Long Graves, one to Clara Newman Turner, one to Anna Newman Carleton, one to "dear boys," and four autograph poems by Dickinson including:
Also includes: one letter from Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Jane Helen Findlater concerning Dickinson's poems; one letter from Findlater to an unidentified recipient about purchasing poems; one letter from Margaret Maher to Clara Newman Turner; and a note by MacGregor Jenkins.

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