letters from dickinson to susan davis phelps

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 221

MANUSCRIPT: Smith College. Ink. Unpublished. On one outer fold ED wrote: Dear Petite. On the other: Emilie.

Susan Phelps's engagement to Henry V. Emmons was broken on 8 May 1860. The quotation is from Isaiah 43.2: "When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee . . .

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