Emily Dickinson letters to Henry Vaughan Emmons
Letters from the Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson, to her friend, Henry Vaughan Emmons.
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Collection materials are in English.
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Extent.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Fourteen autograph letters from Emily Dickinson to her friend Henry Vaughan Emmons.
Biographical / Historical
Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass. Henry Vaughan Emmons (1832-1912) was a friend of her cousin, John Long Graves, while both were at Amherst College (Emmons, class of 1854). Emmons often visited the Dickinson home and became a friend of the family. He was an evangelist minister and occupied pulpits in various New England churches.
Shelved in Dickinson closet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
42M-250. Purchased with the Morris Gray fund from Dr. Henry M. Emmons, 354 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts; received 1942 November 10.
Existence and Location of Copies
Readers are expected to use the facsimiles available.
Papers previously with this grouping called "Miscellaneous papers having to do with Emily Dickinson's letters to Emmons" have been moved to the curatorial file.
- JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958.
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- Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson letters to Henry Vaughan Emmons, 1853-1854: Guide.
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