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MS Am 1118.19

Emily Dickinson commemorative stamps and ephemera, 1971: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Last updated 2015 January 12

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1118.19
Title: Emily Dickinson commemorative stamps and ephemera,
Date(s): 1971.
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: United States postage stamps and ephemera issued to commemorate the American poet Emily Dickinson.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Acquisition Information:

No accession number. Sent to William Bond, Librarian of the Houghton Library; received: 1971 October 23.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Emily Dickinson Commemorative Stamps and Ephemera, 1971 (MS Am 1118.19). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Emily Dickinson was an American poet.
The Emily Dickinson stamp was the second in a series dedicated to American poets. It was designed by Bernard Fuchs of Wesport, Connecticut from the daguerreotype made of ED in 1847 while she was attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. The daguerreotype, in the possession of Amherst College, is the only photographic portrait taken during the poet's lifetime. Leonard C. Buckley modeled the stamp. Arthur W. Dintamen designed the vignette and Albert Saavedra engraved the letters. The stamp was printed on the Giori press.


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Scope and Content

Includes a pane of 50 Emily Dickinson postage stamps and ephemera concerning the celebrations for the issuing of the stamp, including: newspaper article, invitation, leaflet, program, bookmark, tickets, and other materials.

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