letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 199

MANUSCRIPT: destroyed.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 229-230; LL 207-208; L (1931) 215-216, dated January, 1859.

A three-day snowstorm commenced on 4 January 1859. The Norcross and Dickinson families had been together during the previous October. Fanny Kemble gave public readings from Shakespeare after her retirement from the stage in 1849. This is perhaps ED's first letter to Louise Norcross, who was but sixteen at the time.

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