MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil.
PUBLICATION: NEQ XXVIII (1955) 299.
The draft remained among ED's papers. It is, however, a fair copy and perhaps was finished on a sheet now missing. The poem is one which she incorporated in a letter to Higginson, written in 1862 (no. 265). There survives another draft (AC - pencil) of the opening of the same letter, likewise a fair copy:
A copy in all likelihood was sent, since the letter acknowledges receipt of a photograph of mother and child. A book has been promised.
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