Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B184

JP 1179, JL 364

FP 1202

OMC 158

September 1871

ink, four leaves


18 x 11.5 cm.

folded in quarters

FF 233-234, in part. The poem made out of the lines "Of so divine / a Loss. . .Bliss has been" is in SH 145; LL 197-198. Letter with poem, as you like it. Torn at left. Paper clip and paste marks. Johnson notes that Sue was again "visiting her sister Martha Smith, in Geneva, New York" and that "'Captain Jinks,' associated with the horse marines in popular song," was Aunt Emily's nickname for Ned.

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