letters from dickinson to austin dickinson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 127

MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil. Dated: Monday morning. Envelope franked and addressed by Edward Dickinson. Postmarked: Amherst Ms June 14. An attempt has been made throughout to erase all passages mentioning the name "Sue."

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 116, in part; L (1931) 114-115, in part; Home 295-296, entire.

The Revered E.S. Dwight did in fact accept the call to the First Church later in the summer (see letter no. 123). On Jerry Holden, see letter 108. In ED's previous letter to Austin she indicates that he anticipated family opposition were he to have his hair cut short, as he seemed to wish. He finally concluded to have it done (see letter no. 132).

The greater part of the letter gives details on the New London influx. A morning train brought 325 people, on the ninth. They were provided a dinner at noon at the Amherst House, of which Mrs. Albin P. Howe was the landlady, and welcomed by Edward Dickinson.

For the allusion to Poems, in the last sentence, see the following letter.

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