letters from dickinson to alice mather

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 1032

MANUSCRIPT: Cushing. Pencil. Unpublished.

This note is said to have been written at the time of the engagement of Alice Mather, daughter of Professor Richard Mather, to the Reverend Willston Walker, of the Hartford Theological Seminary. They were married, 1 June 1886. The quotation echoes Romans 15.13: "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing . . ."

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