About This Section Of The Dickinson Archive


Frames / Links

This section of the Dickinson Archive uses frames. Although a no-frames alternative section is offered, it is not recommended.

All the links in the no-frames section and the links in the frames section that lead to 'print friendly versions' open new windows that must be closed. The back arrow will not work.


This section of the Dickinson Archive includes 11 sub-sections accessible through links offered from the main page: 1. Publication History, 2. Editorial Issues, 3. Bianchi, 4. Johnson, 5. Franklin, 6. Werner, 7. Hart and Smith, 8. Smith, Hart and Werner, 9. Bibliography, 10 about this section and 11. no-frames version.

Within the sub-sections that discuss individual editors, additional links are available to transcribed excerpts from the editors works and images from these works.

Bianchi --- The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Face to Face
Johnson --- The Poems of Emily Dickinson, The Letters of Emily Dickinson
Franklin --- The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson, The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Variorum Edition
Werner --- Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing
Hart and Smith --- Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Smith, Hart and Wener --- Dickinson Electronic Archive

Division of the Works

Links to the excerpted materials are positioned in the side panel of the frames version and in the table of contents in the no frames version.

The entirety of the excerpted materials from each work may be viewed through selecting the link to that work and then scrolling through the text.

However, as this introductory material is often quite long, we have divided it into smaller sections. Selecting a link to any one of these divisions will pull-up the entirety of the excerpted material from that work but will position the chosen section at the top of the screen.

These divisions reflect the components of the introductory material included in the works. An exception has been made in the case of Franklin, as he does not create subdivisions within his lengthy introduction. Here, we divided his introduction into three arbitrary sections.

Transcriptions and Images

The transcriptions of the works alter the formatting to accommodate the HTML environment. The transcriptions retain italics, bold facing, underlining and spelling but alter font face, font size, super/subscript and spacing.

While the transcriptions retain page numbers and paratextual information, the page size and the page layout is altered.

Omissions of material is noted in the transcriptions.

Images have been altered in size and manipulated to appear clear on-screen.


Within the frames version, links to print friendly versions of materials excerpted from the editions and of the discussions are available at the bottom of the side panel. Selecting these links will open a new window that may be closed again once printing has begun.