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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1118.7

Emily Dickinson miscellaneous papers,

Miscellaneous papers by and about the poet, Emily Dickinson, and the Dickinson family.

Dates

  • 1858-1899.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the originals requires the permission of the curator.

Copyright:

For permission to quote from or reproduce from manuscript material of Dickinson, contact the Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library. For permission to quote from published editions of Dickinson's work that are still in copyright (such as the Johnson and Franklin editions of the poems) and for all commercial uses of Emily Dickinson texts, write to the Permissions Department, Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 02138-1499 or use their online form (HUP does not accept permissions requests by email or fax): http://www.hup.harvard.edu/rights/permissions.html
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Extent

1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 volume))

Includes a variety of materials by and about the poet Emily Dickinson and the Dickinson family. Emily Dickinson items include letters, autograph poems, a black cake recipe, and a visiting card. Letters are to family members including Susan Huntington Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Martha Gilbert Smith, and others.

Family miscellany includes letters from Lavinia Norcross Dickinson and others.

Biographical / Historical

Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

MS, b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from various sources at various times. See items for full acquistion information.

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. This collection includes Johnson's "HCL SH." JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958. 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. This collection includes Johnson's "HCL SH."
  • JL = Johnson, Thomas, ed. The letters of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958.
  • Fr = Franklin, Ralph, ed. The poems of Emily Dickinson, variorum edition. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by: Leslie A. Morris and Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson miscellaneous papers, 1858-1899: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01731

Repository Details

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