letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 866

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 82). Pencil.


The Springfield Republican for 10 July 1883 announced that Holland's burial monument had been erected, with a bas-relief by St. Gaudens. Kathrina Holland Van Wagenen, a first grandchild, was born born, 8 August. Mrs. Holland's sister minnie (Amelia Chapin May) died, 9 September. In Wuthering Heights Heathcliff says when he last meets Catherine: "Oh, Cathy! Oh my life! How can I bear it?" Theodore Holland had attended the Canadian industrial fair at Toronto, opened by the retiring governor-general, the Marquis of Lorne, and his wife Princess Louise. The quotation in the fifth paragraph is from 2 Corinthians 5.1 (see also letters no. 180, 182, and 458).

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