Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B69

JL 201

late 1850s


gilt-edged, blue-ruled paper

watermark/embossment: FNP, fine note paper, embossed

17 x 10.5 cm.

folded in thirds

FF 225-226. Paste marks. On verso, "Why" has been written by Bianchi, who said that this was to decline "an invitation to an evening of amateur music." Dickinson compares "the girls" to "the Germanians," the Germania orchestra from Berlin, which gave nine hundred concerts in six years, often with local performers (see L 118n).

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