Emily Dickinson Collection, 1859-1907
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Brief Description: This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The letters provide insight into their relationship, particularly Higginson’s role as her “teacher” and Dickinson’s personal life. Also included are letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd regarding the publication of Dickinson’s poems. Many of the letters Dickinson sent to Higginson appear in The Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright 1958, 1986 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Many of the poems appear in The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
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Created by: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911, Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932
Volume: 150.0 Items
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Correspondence.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Friends and associates.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 -- Correspondence.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932 -- Correspondence.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The President and Fellows of Harvard College claim the sole ownership of and sole literary rights and copyrights therein to the texts of Emily Dickinson.  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), you must contact Harvard University Press.
Acquisition Notes:   Donated to the Boston Public Library by Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1911.