Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 333

JP 1141

FP 1293

OMC 142

late 1860s


graph paper and blue-ruled paper

watermark/embossment: Emily's graph paper: N, no symbol; Sue's blue-ruled paper: AMB, ambassador watermark, embossed

6 x 13.8 cm.

multiply folded

SH 144; LL 197. Glued on a leaf with Sue's transcript on blue-ruled paper. Sue has added the signature:

The face we
choose to miss
Be it but for
a day
As absent as
A hundred years
When it has
rode away -

Though she had plenty of room to regularize Dickinson's lineation, Sue follow Emily's scheme until last three/four lines (beginning "A hundred. . ."). In pencil Bianchi has written: "The other side is Aunt Emily's own original m.s. This side is a copy in my mother's hand - "

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Last updated on May 21, 2001
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