poems from dickinson to kate anthon

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 222

No autograph copy of these lines is known. They are here reproduced from a transcript made by Kate Scott Anthon (H B 126), with the notation:

Emily knitted a pair of garters for me
& sent them over with these lines

Kate Scott, whose first husband, C. L. Turner, died in 1857, visited Sue on some four or five occasions during the years 1859-1861; she married John Anthon in 1866.

PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1931 only), 146. Two words differ from those in the transcript:

2. follow] travel
3. hands] bands

Only "knit" is italicized. It is signed "Emilie." Mrs. Todd remarks that her text derives from a transcript sent to her by Mrs. Anthon.

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