letters from dickinson to higginson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 653

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (Higginson). Pencil.

PUBLICATION: AM LXVIII (October 1891) 455-456, in part; L (1894) 330-331, in part; LL 325, in part; AM CXXXIX (June 1927) 801, entire; L (1931) 316-317, entire.

The Amherst Record for 18 August 1880 notes: "The poor Indian has arrived and a party of some such nationality is in camp at East Street." "Little Annie" was "The Baby of the Regiment" in Higginson's Army Life in a Black Regiment (1870). The quotation from Henry Vaughan is from the third stanza of "They are all gone into the world of light," and reads: "My days, which are at best but dull and hoary."

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