Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

OMC 225

Yale, Za Dickinson 1, early 1880s. LL 62. Pencil, half sheet torn at left, watermark "Weston's / Linen / 1876," folded in thirds. Pinholes, paste marks. This paraphrases "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1). Text centered on recto. Many pencil scribblings are on verso: "I am not fun / Your silly / Its He/girl to / ask meat twice / A clock want / him fervently / unless its runned (?) / up" [vertical, on bottom third; handwriting not identifiable]; "40 Lafayette St. [horizontal, on middle third]; "Mr [or Mar] 25 / I sent them / I shall / ???ed / the? / was" [vertical, on middle third going in one direction]; "cant work your / na??, but you / work it everyday" [vertical, on middle third going in the other direction].

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