letters from dickinson to john l. graves

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 186

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (G 10). Ink. Addressed on the fold: Mr John L. Graves - Present. Unpublished.

The date is conjectured from the handwriting. This letter, delivered by hand, was perhaps sent during the summer vacation when Graves visited Amherst at commencement time in August. The thought of the first sentence, almost identically expressed, is in letter no.177, written in January 1857. Perhaps this letter was written earlier, though if so the circumstances have not been identified.

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