letters from dickinson to higginson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 371

MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 75). Ink.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 321; LL 300; L (1931) 296

Higginson's brother Dr. Francis John Higginson died on 9 March 1872; the notice of his death in the Springfield Republican speaks of him as "one of the pioneers in the anti-slavery cause." Higginson has dated the letter "1875," clearly an error as the handwriting reveals. He was probably placing the date later, from memory. His sister Susan Louisa died 27 August 1875.

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