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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1118.10

Emily Dickinson poems and letters to Maria Whitney

Poems of Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson and letters from Dickinson to Maria Whitney.

Dates

  • 1878-1884

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the originals requires the permission of the curator.

Copyright:

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Extent

.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains 5 poems by Dickinson as well as 8 letters from Dickinson to Maria Whitney.

Biographical / Historical

Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Poems
  2. II. Letters

Immediate Source of Acquisition

76M-37. Gift of Elizabeth Whitney Putnam c/o Mr. Calvin C. Bartels, Chemical Bank, 277 Park Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1976.

Existence and Location of Copies

Readers are expected to use the facsimiles available.

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. JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958. This collection includes Johnson's "HCL G" letters. Fr = Franklin, Ralph, ed. The poems of Emily Dickinson, variorum edition. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.
  • 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.
  • JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958. This collection includes Johnson's "HCL G" letters.
  • Fr = Franklin, Ralph, ed. The poems of Emily Dickinson, variorum edition. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.
Title
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson poems, and letters to Maria Whitney, 1878-1884: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00569

Repository Details

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