Thomas H. Johnson and Theodora Ward photostats of Emily Dickinson's letters
Contains photostats of Emily Dickinson's letters compiled by Thomas Johnson and Theodora Ward while working on their edition of Letters of Emily Dickinson, published in 1958.
- circa 1847-1886
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent2.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Contains photostats of Emily Dickinson's letters compiled by Thomas Johnson and Theodora Ward while working on their edition of Letters of Emily Dickinson, published in 1958. The original letters date from approximately 1847-1886, and the photostats were created during Johnson's and Ward's preparations of the volumes of published letters. The location of some of the original letters is now unknown.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas H. (Herbert) Johnson and Theodora Van Wagenen Ward (1890-1974) compiled and edited a three volume set of Emily Dickinson's letters which was published originally in 1958 by the Bellknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Box 1 contains photostats of letters arranged by sender, while the remaining collection material is organized by the date of the original letter.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by Thomas Johnson and Theodora Ward circa 1959.
Processed by Betts Coup, 2023.
- Johnson, Thomas Herbert. Thomas H. Johnson and Theodora Ward photostats of Emily Dickinson's letters, 1847-1886 (MS Am 1118.99c): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- February 9, 2023
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