pencil, two leaves
watermark/embossment: FNP, fine note paper, embossed
18.5 x 12 cm.
folded in thirds
"Sue" on verso with very elongated, dramatic "E." Has been dated by Johnson by the handwriting and by the "details in the note, sent next door. Its breathlessness is explained by ED's attempt to organize tea or dinner for her father's guests. The Springfield Republican for Thursday, August 9, reports that Governor and Mrs. Banks were guests of Edward Dickinson during commencement, and the references to pope and esquire are evidently to the governor. The Norcross girls were both in Amherst for at least part of the festivities" (see L 225).
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