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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2380

Theodora Van Wagenen Ward notes and correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson


Materials concerning the editing of the manuscripts and letters of the American poet Emily Dickinson.


  • 1930-1963

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 correspondence and notes concerning Ward's edition of Emily Dickinson's Letters to Dr. and Mrs. Josiah Gilbert Holland published by the Harvard University Press, 1951, and Thomas Herbert Johnson's editions of Emily Dickinson and The Letters of Emily Dickinson published by the Harvard Univeristy Press, 1955 and 1958.

Biographical / Historical

Ward lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was the author of Emily Dickinson's Letters to Dr. and Mrs. Josiah Gilbert Holland.


Arranged chiefly by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

70M-33. Presented by Theodora Van Wagenen Ward, 34 Healy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1970 May.

Ward, Theodora Van Wagenen, b. 1890. Theodora Van Wagenen Ward notes and correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson, 1930-1963: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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