letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 380

MANUSCRIPT: destroyed. The text is from L (1894).

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 267; LL 281, garbled; L (1931) 244-245.

The "ill heart" seems to have been Loo's; she had been very upset by John Dudley's marriage, 23 October, to Marion V. Churchill. The Miss P may be Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Though only twenty-eight at the time, she was already well known through Gates Ajar (1868), an impassioned plea for a wider life for women. She was an editor of The Woman's Journal, and Higginson knew her.

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