letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 321

MANUSCRIPT: missing.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 180-181; L (1931) 174; LH 76-77.

The Reverend Joseph Vaill was pastor of a church in Palmer from 1854 until 1867. The first snow on the Pelham Hills in 1866 fell on 22 November. A separate draft of the poem here incorporated has been dated about 1866: Poems 760-761.

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