letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 888

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 85). Pencil.


Mrs. Holland had been visiting in Northampton and Vinnie had called on her. Stephen Sullivan was the stableman (see Appendix 2). The Van Wagenens, with whom Mrs. Holland now lived, were drive out of their house one night that winter by a clogged sewer which flooded the cellar, and had transported the baby's clothes to a nearby hotel in a small tin bathtub. For the quoted lines in the fourth paragraph, see the note to letter no. 544.

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