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MS Am 1118.7

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

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: MS, b
Call No.: MS Am 1118.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Title: Emily Dickinson miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1858-1899.
Quantity: 1 collection (.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Processing Information:

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

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the originals requires the permission of the curator.


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Readers are expected to use the facsimiles available.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

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

Biographical / Historical

Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass.


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.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

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.

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