letters between dickinson and thomas niles

From Thomas Niles

mid-March 1883

My dear Miss Dickinson

I received the copy of "Currer, Ellis & Acton Bells Poems." I already have a copy of a later Ed. which contains all of these and additional poems by Ellis & Acton.

Surely you did not mean to present me with your copy - if you did, I thank you heartily, but in doing so I must add that I would not for the world rob you of this very rare book, of which this is such a nice copy.

If I may presume to say so, I will take instead a M.S. collection of your poems, that is, if you want to give them to the world through the medium of a publisher

Very truly yours

T. Niles

I return the precious little volume by mail.

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