poems sent from dickinson to bowles

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1160

MANUSCRIPT: This unpublished poem (H 263) is in pencil, endorsed "Mr Bowles -" and signed "Emily." It is in the handwriting of about 1870. Samuel Bowles was not infrequently in Amherst. During June 1870 he and Mrs. Bowles were overnight guests in the home of Edward Dickinson. The fact that the note was still among the papers in the Dickinson homestead at the time of ED's deatha nd for many years thereafter could mean that it was never delivered; more probably Bowles failed to take it with him.

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