letters from dickinson to margaret maher

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 771

MANUSCRIPT: missing.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 402-403; L (1931) 391.

Maggie, ill with typhoid fever during October 1882, was nursed at the Kelley house (Jameson papers. LC). Dr. Israel H. Taylor lived near the Dickinsons. Part of a note from Maggie, written perhaps in response to this one, is among the Dickinson papers (AC), because on the back of one page ED set down in rough draft the poem (1883): "He ate and drank the precious Words." It reads:

Sometimes I think I dont be sick at all and the next time I am sick again give my love to Mother and tell her I miss her and will sone be home to her how is the colds I hope ye are better

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