Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B29

JL 799



watermark/embossment: T, Weston's Linen 1876

20 x 13 cm.

folded in thirds

FF 246, in part. Torn at left. Addressed "Susan " on fold. Paste marks. Crossing of "t" in "hyacinth" very elaborate, like a downward dash, and Johnson says that note "evidently accompanied a hyacinth still in bud, which ED was sending from her conservatory." Like Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Susan, who is identified with linguistic power, is also identified with magic (see F 29; P 593).

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