late April 1852
watermark/embossment: SFHBP, Superfine H.B. Paris, embossed
21 x 17.5 cm.
LL 20, three sentences in part; FF 213-215, in part. Faint pencilled lines across body of text, multiply folded and worn, as if from reading and rereading. Dickinson wrote "Hattie!" upside down near "Loved One, thou knowest!" Sue wrote "Baltimore" at end of first sentence, and "Chuck" is written in margins. Johnson omits the article "a" from "where I have none - and a sister. . . ." He notes that "Sue had been spending her spring holiday of ten days at Havre de Grace, Maryland, with her friend Harriet Hinsdale, at the home of the latter's sister, Mrs. Armon Davis. Joseph Lyman was the young man whose name Emily couples with Sue's as another distant friend." He also remarks the reference to Longfellow's "The Rainy Day" (see L 36n).
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