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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1996

Martha Dickinson Bianchi letters to Theodore Longfellow Frothingham

Letters from the American writer Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi to the American lawyer Theodore Longfellow Frothingham.


  • 1888-1921

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Includes 318 letters by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi to Theodore L. Frothingham, some letters including original poems by her. Also includes 79 letters by her brother Edward Dickinson and 26 letters by their mother Susan Dickinson, all to Frothingham.

Biographical / Historical

Bianchi was an American poet and novelist. She was the niece of Emily Dickinson and edited her poems and letters. Frothingham was a lawyer in New York.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

80M-40. Gift of Mrs. Hubert Moore; received: 1981.
Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, 1866-1943. Martha Dickinson Bianchi letters to Theodore Longfellow Frothingham, 1888-1921: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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