Emily Dickinson Collection, 1809-2015

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson by Scott Prior, Pen, ink, and ink wash, 1976.
Emily Dickinson Collection, Jones Library.
Emily Dickinson Collection 1809-2004
  • Extent: 14.5 linear feet
Abstract
Emily Dickinson, one of the world's foremost poets, was born on December 10, 1830, the daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson of Amherst, Massachusetts. While much is made of Dickinson's reclusive nature, she did spend a year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, traveled to Washington, D.C., and stayed several months near Boston for health reasons. Though she wrote many letters, notes, and poems to her friends and neighbors, very few were published during her lifetime and all were published anonymously. It was only after her death on May 15, 1886 that Emily Dickinson became widely known as a poet.

This collection is unique among other Dickinson collections because it places the poet within the context of her community in Amherst, Massachusetts during the mid-nineteenth century. The collection consists of approximately 7,000 items, including original manuscript poems and letters, Dickinson editions and translations, family correspondence, scholarly articles and books, newspaper clippings, theses, plays, photographs, and contemporary artwork and prints.
Background Note
Emily Dickinson, one of the world's foremost poets, was so much a part of her community that she sometimes signed her letters "Amherst." Born on December 10, 1830, the daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson, the poet was educated at local schools, including Amherst Academy. While much is made of Dickinson's reclusive nature, she did spend a year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, traveled to Washington, D.C., and stayed several months near Boston for health reasons. Though she wrote many letters, notes, and poems to her friends and neighbors, very few were published during her lifetime and all were published anonymously. Ten poems and one letter published during Dickinson's lifetime have thus far been identified; some of the poems were printed in more than one source at different times and places. It was only after her death on May 15, 1886 that Emily Dickinson became widely known as a poet.

The first edition of Dickinson's poems was published in 1890 after being selected, organized, and heavily edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Together they not only regularized the punctuation and capitalization, they also reworded many of her poems in order to make them more accessible to nineteenth-century readers With the first volume of Dickinson's poetry well received, Todd and Higginson continued to edit and publish her manuscript poems and letters, releasing three series of poems and two volumes of letters. It was not until 1955, however, that anything resembling the text as it appears in the manuscripts was introduced to the public when Thomas H. Johnson published his three volumes of Dickinson's poems. Attempting to restore the original punctuation and grammar, this new edition formed the basis for future Dickinson scholarship.
Scope & Content
This collection is unique among other Dickinson collections because it places the poet within the context of her community in Amherst, Massachusetts during the mid-nineteenth century. The collection was brought together by Charles Green, first director of the Jones Library, in 1921 and has been growing ever since. With great foresight, Green began to gather manuscripts, published editions, newspaper clippings, prints, and photographs that documented the life of the poet. The collection grew rapidly, and within a few short years formed the basis of one of the earliest bibliographies of Dickinson. (Emily Dickinson: A Bibliography. Amherst: The Jones Library, Inc., 1930.) Today the Emily Dickinson Collection consists of approximately 7,000 items, including original manuscript poems and letters, Dickinson editions and translations, family correspondence, scholarly articles and books, newspaper clippings, theses, plays, photographs, and contemporary artwork and prints.
Administrative Information
Restrictions
Restrictions on use:
  • Copyright protection is still in effect for many of Emily Dickinson's works, including those in the Jones Library's collection. Their status depends on when they first appeared in published form. Any item initially published within the last 75 years can be assumed to be under copyright; any item published more than 75 years ago is now in public domain in the form in which it was published at that time. Subsequent editions, in particular the variorum Poems, included many corrections, restorations, alternative readings, and therefore constitute, in many cases, an initial publication that is protected by copyright. Editors and researchers are advised to consult Thomas H. Johnson's 1955 and 1958 editions, which contain notes on the publication history of each of the poems and letters.

    Other materials in the collection are likewise protected by copyright, or may be in public domain. In most cases, the Jones Library does not own copyright to this material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights before publication.
Restrictions on access:
  • Generally there are no restrictions on access to the Emily Dickinson Collection, however, because original Dickinson manuscripts in this collection are very fragile, access to these are granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Photocopies are available for research. Originals are on view in a display case in the exhibit room and are changed continually.
Provenance
Custodial history:
  • Charles Green, first director of the Jones Library, began collecting Emily Dickinson material in 1921. With great foresight, he gathered from various sources - including members of the Dickinson family - manuscripts, published editions, newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and photographs that document the life of the poet. The Jones Library continues to add to the collection, in particular collecting material that documents the ongoing relationship between Dickinson and her legacy and the town of Amherst, Massachusetts where she spent the majority of her life.
Processing information
Processed in June 2000, by Peter Nelson, reprocessed in June 2006, by Danielle Kovacs.
Related Material
For material related to Emily Dickinson at the Jones Library, see:
  • Dickinson Family Embroidery, early 19th century. Made of silk and chenille with watercolor and ink depicting two women in the woods, the piece may have been made by Emily Dickinson's mother; given by Lavinia to her childhood friend, Hannah Kennerson, prior to 1854.
  • Published Editions. A complete listing of editions and states of editions of Dickinson's works can be found in the online catalog.
  • Biographical and Critical Studies. Approximately 1,800 volumes can be found by searching the online catalog.
  • Theses. Indexed in a card catalog locating in the reading room of the Special Collections.
  • Articles. Over 1,200 articles are indexed in a card catalog located in the Special Collections. The following journals are also available:
    • Dickinson Studies, 1978-1993 (continuation of Emily Dickinson Bulletin)
    • Emily Dickinson Bulletin, 1972-1978
    • Emily Dickinson Journal, v. 1- (1992-)
    • Higginson Journal, 1972-1993
  • Newspaper Articles. Items from both the local and the national press beginning in 1858, indexed in a card catalog located in the reading room.
  • Emily Dickinson International Society Records.
  • Stationery box with paper, 19th century. Decorative box containing blank paper and envelopes of the same period and style that Emily Dickinson used for her poems.
Bibliography
  • The Letters of Emily Dickinson. Ed. Thomas H. Johnson and Theodora Ward. 3 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958. Citation by letter number.
  • The Poems of Emily Dickinson. Ed. R.W. Franklin. 3 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998. Citation by poem number.
Added Entries
Subjects
  • American literature - 19th century
  • American literature - Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Amherst (Massachusetts) - History
  • Dickinson, Austin, d. 1895
  • Dickinson, Edward, 1803-1874
  • Dickinson, Emily Norcross, 1804-1882
  • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
  • Dickinson, Lavinia Norcross, 1833-1899
  • Dickinson, Susan Huntington, 1830-1913
  • Green, Charles - Correspondence
  • Jones Library
  • Poets, American - 19th century
  • Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932
Genre Terms
  • Clippings
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Programs
  • Scores
Collection Overview
Series 1: Poems & Letters 1858-1885
The collection contains only four manuscript poems, two of which are fair copies (one sent to Susan Dickinson after the death of her son, Gilbert) and one that was enclosed in her first letter to Thomas Higginson in 1862. The seventeen letters also in this series date from 1858-1885, and are for the most part not very detailed, often referring to gifts exchanged or offering condolences. Two of the most significant letters relate to Dickinson's relationship with well-known author Helen Hunt Jackson. The first is addressed to Jackson herself and may be an attempt to renew a correspondence that seems to have lapsed around 1879. The other is addressed to Jackson's husband and expresses Dickinson's grief upon hearing of her friend's sudden death in 1885. In it, Dickinson, clearly shocked by the loss, asks William Jackson to offer an account of her friend's final days.
Series 2: Dickinson Family Correspondence 1814-1926
The family correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from Edward Dickinson, mainly in correspondence with his in-laws, Alfred Norcross and Joel Norcross, both of Monson, Massachusetts. Included with the letters are related documents such as a contract, an insolvency a notice, a receipt, and a subpoena.

After the correspondence of Emily Dickinson's father, the second largest group is the incoming and outgoing letters of Lavinia Dickinson, with the few remaining letters belonging to other members of the Dickinson family.
Series 3: Subject Files 1809-2004
The bulk of the collection consists of subject files relating to Dickinson, her life, and her literary legacy. These materials include articles and news clippings about Dickinson and her family, press releases and programs for lectures and events held to honor Dickinson's writing, notes relating to an early Dickinson bibliography compiled at the Jones, and catalogs advertising various published editions of her poems. In particular, this series documents a number of musical compositions and theatrical performances inspired by and based on Dickinson's life and poetry. It also contains background information on Dickinson homes in Amherst and on Mabel Loomis Todd, an early editor of Dickinson's poems.
Series 4: Charles Green Correspondence 1924-1977
This series consists of letters to and from Charles Green concerning the Dickinson Collection. These letters record the development, growth, and use of the collection as well as the compilation of Green's bibliography of Dickinson. It should be noted that not every single letter to or from Green in the collection is contained in this series. In order to retain their original meaning and context, some letters were kept with the documents that they either refer to or describe. This series, however, does collocate the bulk of Green's correspondence, and taken as a whole it provides a good view of the evolution of this collection.

Of particular interest are the letters between Green and Mabel Loomis Todd. In these letters, Green describes his intention of building a Dickinson research collection and solicits material from Todd. Even though it is not clear whether or not Todd ever sends anything of real value to add to the collection, the forty-five letters exchanged over the course of ten years do include details about the status of their various Dickinson publications. Green discusses adding materials to the collection, too, with Todd's daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham in correspondence dating from 1929-1967. For additional material on Mabel Loomis Todd, see Series 3: Subject Files and Series 6: Emily Dickinson Collections at Other Repositories, which includes copies from her papers held at Yale University.
Series 5: Photographs 1840-1996
Photographs in the collection depict primarily members of the Dickinson family as well as various Dickinson homes both in Amherst and in the surrounding towns. Of particular interest are images of Emily Dickinson herself. Even though there is only one known daguerreotype of the poet, there have been numerous attempts to capture her physical likeness in paintings and drawings since her death. Most of these later artistic interpretations romanticize Dickinson, especially those created during the early to mid twentieth century. In addition to the fascination that the poet's physical appearance holds for artists, her appearance holds a similar fascination for literary scholars and biographers eager to identify other photographic images of Dickinson. The most recent example of this fascination can be seen in the debate over an albumen print identified as a portrait of the author dating from the late 1840s-early 1850s. While it cannot be proven that this is indeed a second photograph of the poet, the evidence is believed by many to be quite strong. This series includes a copy of that image as well as other artistic and photographic attempts to illustrate Dickinson's appearance.
Series 6: Emily Dickinson Collections at Other Repositories 1842-1978
In addition to actively seeking original material for his Dickinson collection, Green and the curators that followed him, also sought out copies of manuscripts held at other research libraries. This series contains that material, bringing together Dickinson's manuscript poems and letters from the Boston Public Library and Harvard University. In addition to the poet's manuscripts, the series also contains letters of William Austin Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd housed at Yale University.
Detailed Inventory
Series 1: Poems & Letters 1858-1885
Subseries A: Poems 1861-1883
Description Date Pages Box Notes Bibliography
A little Madness in the Spring : autograph poem signed 1875
2 p. Box 1 This fair copy of the poem was signed "Emily" and sent to Elizabeth Holland. An earlier draft version exists in which the wording in line 5 varies. First published in The Single Hound in 1914. Franklin, 1356
Immured in Heaven : autograph poem signed 1883 1 p. Box 1 This fair copy was sent to Susan Dickinson after the death of her son, Gilbert, in 1883. First published in The Single Hound in 1914.
Presented to the Parke family by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi. Presented to the Jones Library by Priscilla C. Parke on behalf of the family on November 20, 1978.
Franklin, 1628
I've nothing else to bring, you know : autograph poem signed ca. 1861 1 p. Box 1 One of two known copies of the manuscript, both written about 1861. Text arranged without stanza division; first published in 1929.
This copy signed "Emily" was sent to Samuel Bowles. Purchased at Sotheby's, New York, April 28, 1982.
Franklin, 253
We play at Paste : autograph poem 1862 1 p. Box 1 One of four poems enclosed in her first letter to T.W. Higginson, postmarked April 15, 1862. A second fair copy was created about 1865, which was variant in form but otherwise identical. The poem was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1891 in an article by Higginson.
Manuscript loosely inserted into Dickinson's Poems (Methuem 1905). Jane Findlater states that it was given to her by Thomas W. Higginson, and that she gave both the manuscript and the volume to Mary Cholmondeley. Purchased from Elkins Mathew Limited, London in 1932.
Franklin, 282
Subseries B: Letters 1858-1885
Description Date Pages Box Notes Bibliography
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Joseph A. Sweetser 1858 4 p. Box 1 Writing to her uncle and describing the natural setting of early summer, including the gift of a tulip plant from his brother. Her reference to "this hand upon our fireside" may refer to the continued poor health of her mother.
Provenance: From Kate Dickinson Sweetser, East Orange, N.J., December 10, 1930.
Johnson, 190
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Fanny Haskins Boltwood 1871 July 2 p. Box 1 Written to Mrs. Boltwood after the death of her son, Charles, who died at the age of 34. George and Henry Boltwood graduated from Amherst Academy in Dickson's class; their brother Charles also attended, but was in a lower class. Johnson, 363
AL : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Henry Hills ca. 1877 1 p. Box 1 Content of the letter is simply: "'Give us the Day our daily Bread,' omits a fragrant Adjunct-". The date is based on the handwriting; the note may have accompanied a gift from the Dickinson kitchen. Johnson, 500
LS (copy) : Amherst, Massachusetts to Harriet and Martha Dickinson [ca. 1877?] 1 p. Box 1 Transcript of the original letter, containing the text of the poem "Perhaps they do not go so far." According to the recipients' nephew, Austin Baxter Keep, Dickinson's cousins surprised her in the garden, and she immediately fled, sending this note with flowers soon after. The occasion for their visit may have been a family reunion and the "they" in the note may refer to relatives. Johnson, 518.
AL : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. George Cutler ca. 1877 1 p. Box 1 Saying "Blossoms are so peculiarly consecrated - that there is no Language sufficiently sanctifying to indorse them, but if delighted Gratitude is not too undevout, Mrs Cutler . . ." The conclusion of the letter is missing because the page is torn. George Cutler and his brother William were prosperous Amherst merchants. Johnson, 527
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Henry Hills 1878 Summer 2 p. Box 1 Expressing Dickinson's appreciation of Mrs. Hills' thoughtfulness in spite of her own cares, referring to the failure of Henry Hills' business during the summer of 1878. Austin Dickinson took over the business to save his friend from ruin. Johnson, 557
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Henry Hills ca. 1879 1 p. Box 1 Saying: "We think of you and know you think of us. To come - from Heaven - is casual - but to return - eternal." This may have been an Easter note appropriate to the season and to the memory of the child Samuel. Johnson, 599
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. John. Dole ca. 1879 2 p. Box 1 Hoping that she "may fast grow stronger - and only recall the Sickness, as a bad Dream - Night's capacity varies, but Morning, is inevitable -" The "Dennis" in this letter is likely Dennis Scannell, a gardener and handyman whose wife died in September 1876.
Provenance: Purchased from Godspeeds with a copy of Poems about 1932.
Johnson, 616
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Lucius Boltwood [1880 Mar?] 2 p. Box 1 Mentioning Mrs. Boltwood's bravery, offering her a pie, and thanking her for a gift of butter. A note from Vinnie to Mrs. Boltwood, dated March 8, 1880, expresses sympathy for an accident her son sustained when he was thrown from a carriage. This note may have been written around the same time. Johnson, 629
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Henry D. Fearing 1880 April 24 2 p. Box 1 Offering her regrets for the loss of the business and rejoicing that Mrs. Fearing's home was not harmed. The Fearing's Hat Factory was destroyed by fire on April 23, 1880. Johnson, 638
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Lucius Boltwood [1880?] 1 p. Box 1 Offering Mrs. Boltwood a loaf of "Federal Cake" and some wild roses, "which are not so aboriginal as I could have wished." The message may have been sent about June 1880, shortly before the Boltwoods left Amherst. Johnson, 649
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Joseph A. Sweetser 1880 Autumn 4 p. Box 1 Observing the loss of her garden at the end of its season, saying "it perished with beautiful reluctance, like an evening star"; updating Mrs. Sweetser on her mother's poor health and on Vinnie's well being; and wishing for a reply when the recipient is so inclined. Also containing a mention of the "Pehlam Water," referring to the transport of water by pipes from Pehlam beginning in June 1880.
Provenance: Gift of Kate Dickinson Sweetser, December 1930.
Johnson, 668
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Henry D. Fearing ca. 1881 January 2 p. Box 1 Saying: "Nectar in January is as unexpected as charming," and hoping Mrs. Fearing with accept her thanks. The date is based on the handwriting. Johnson, 686
AL : Amherst, Massachusetts to Eudocia C. Flynt ca. 1882 1 p. Box 1 Offering the sweetest thanks for the "prompt and earnest reply" and any service within her power, signed "Eliza's Playmate."
Provenance: Presented by Mrs. Eudocia Dewey Jones, 1931.
Johnson, 763
AL : Amherst, Massachusetts to Helen Hunt Jackson 1883 [early Apr] 1 p. Box 1 A variant of this brief letter constitutes the last lines of poem no. 1500 (Johnson, 1955); it perhaps was written in an effort to renew a correspondence that may have lapsed around 1879. Enclosed with the note are pressed flowers, probably bluebells. The envelope, postmarked April 10, 1883, is addressed by George Montague.
Provenance: Purchased by the Jones Library from the Swann Gallery in October 1988.
Johnson, 816
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to Mrs. Timothy W. Sloan 1883 August 1 p. Box 1 Offering Mrs. Sloan flowers upon the death of her daughter. Mary Emma Sloan died on August 16, 1883 at the age of seventeen. The Sloans lived on the next street, and the Dickinsons thought of them as neighbors. The letters is signed in Emily's hand on behalf of herself and her sister Vinnie.
Provenance: Purchased from Louis Maikel, January 1934.
Johnson, 862
ALS : Amherst, Massachusetts to William S. Jackson 1885 [mid-Aug] 2 p. Box 1 Expressing her grief upon hearing that his wife, Helen Hunt Jackson, died recently, and asking him to offer an account of her final days when his grief allows. Helen Hunt Jackson died on August 12, 1885. The envelope is addressed by Samuel Bowles and postmarked August 20, 1885.
Provenance: Purchased by the Jones Library from the Swann Gallery in October 1988.
Johnson, 1009
Series 2: Dickinson Family Correspondence 1814-1926
Suberies A: Edward Dickinson 1826-1868

  • Outgoing Letters
    • Allen, George
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to George Allen, Hadley, Massachusetts 1840 June 29 1 p. Box 2
    • Briggs, Albert D.
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Hon. A.D. Briggs 1868 May 9 4 p. Box 2
    • Dickinson, George, Major
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Maj. George Dickinson 1826 August 28 1 p. Box 2
    • Harris Daniel Lester
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to D.L. Harris 1858 March 2 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to D.L. Harris 1858 November 22 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to [D.L. Harris?] 1858 December 27 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to D.L. Harris 1868 May 25 2 p. Box 2
    • Norcross, Alfred
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 May 18 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 June 8 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 June 12 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 June 20 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 July 4 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 September 28 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1846 December 9 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 January 13 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 February 10 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 February 19 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 March 6 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 March 15 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 May 5 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 May 7 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 May 27 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 June 21 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 August 16 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 August 16 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 October 27 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 November 11 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 November 20 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1847 November 22 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1866 January 27 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1867 May 7 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1867 December 27 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1868 March 16 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Alfred Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1868 March 27 1 p. Box 2 Includes two accompanying letters to Alfred Norcross from his brother John Warren Norcross and his nephew Charles Norcross.
    • Norcross, Joel
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1828 March 6 1 p. Box 2 Includes a newspaper clipping containing a mention of direct taxes, which Edward refers to in his letter.
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1828 March 19 1 p. Box 2 Includes a letter from Thomas Shepherd concerning the direct taxes standing on lands in the town of Monson.
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1828 December 8 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1830 August 11 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1832 February 13 4 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1832 March 16 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1832 March 31 1 p. Box 2 Includes an unsigned letter to Edward from his father-in-law to which he responds here.
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1833 March 6 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1833 December 21 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 January 2 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 January 6 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 January 27 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 February 1 2 p. Box 2 Includes a letter to Mr. Norcross referring to two notes for collection against a resident of Monson, and seeking his assistance in receiving what is due.
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 March 10 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 April 6 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 May 13 3 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1837 May 16 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Boston, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1838 January 11 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1838 February 5 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1838 April 29 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1838 August 23 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1838 September 6 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Boston, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1839 March 14 2 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1839 March 26 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1841 September 10 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1841 September 22 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1841 October 1 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1841 November 2 1 p. Box 2
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Joel Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1841 December 4 2 p. Box 2
    • Norcross, Lavinia
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Lavinia Norcross 1831 November 21 1 p. Box 2
    • Norcross, William
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to William Norcross, Monson, Massachusetts 1831 October 3 1 p. Box 2
    • Webster, G.
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to G. Webster 1865 October 6 1 p. Box 2
    • Williams, Thomas W.
      Description Date Pages Box Notes Custodial History Bibliography
      ALS : Edward Dickinson to Hon. Thomas W. Williams, New London, Conn. 1851 July 28 2 p. Box 2 Incomplete letter, lacking first page.

    • Unidentified
      Description Date Pages Box Notes
      ALS : Edward Dickinson to [Mr. H] 1856 October 13 1 p. Box 2
  • Incoming Letters & Documents 1831-1867
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Alfred Norcross, Boston, Massachusetts to Edward Dickinson 1849 November 8 1 p. Box 2
    ALS : D. Stebbins, Northampton, Massachusetts to Edward Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts 1839 July 26 1 p. Box 2
    Contract 1860 January 25
    Box 2 Amherst Belchertown & Palmer Railroad and Henry Holland
    Insolvency Notice 1845 March 10
    Box 2 Notice to Amos L. Mason, insolvent debtor, signed by Edward Dickinson.
    Receipt 1867 January 2
    Box 2 From Little, Brown & Co. to Edward Dickinson for law books purchased for the Hampshire Law Library.
    Request to the County Commissioners 1865 September 2
    Box 2 Asking that they consider moving the public highway between Amherst and Sunderland, signed by Edward Dickinson.
    Subpoena 1831 September 29
    Box 2 Requiring witnesses to offer evidence in a land dispute, and signed by Edward Dickinson as Justice of the Peace.
Suberies B: Lavinia Dickinson 1889-1899
  • Green, Nora
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    Envelope : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to New York, New York 1897
    Box 2 Lacking letter.
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Miss Nora 1899 January 14 6 p. Box 2
  • Hardy, Mr.
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Mr. Hardy 1895 December 17 1 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Mr. Hardy 1897 January 19 1 p. Box 2
  • Mitkie, Cassie
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Cassie Mitkie, Long Beach Hotel, New York [1889?] July 26 4 p. Box 2
  • Morse, Anson D.
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Professor Morse 1896 May 4 3 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia, Dickinson to Professor Morse 1896 October 26 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Professor Morse, Amherst, Massachusetts 1896 November
    Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to "My dear friends," Amherst, Massachusetts 1899 March 9 2 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to "My dear friends" [New York] January 14 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Professor Morse [New York] February 24 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Professor Morse [New York] April 14 3 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Professor Morse [New York] April 18 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Professor Morse [New York] April 20 4 p. Box 2
  • Morse, Anson D., Mrs.
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Mrs. Morse 1894 March 19 3 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Mrs. Morse 1896 June 4 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Mrs. Morse 1896 June 8 4 p. Box 2
  • Niles, Miss
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to Miss Niles [New York] April 16 4 p. Box 2
  • Roberts Brothers
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    Check 1893 May 25
    Box 2 From the Roberts Brothers to Lavinia Dickinson for the amount of $50.
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson, Amherst, Massachusetts to Roberts Brothers 1895 October 8 2 p. Box 2
  • Unidentified
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to "My dear friends" 1896 September 11 2 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to "Beloved friends" 1898 March 14 4 p. Box 2
    ALS : Lavinia Dickinson to "My dear friend" [n.y] March 8 3 p. Box 2
Suberies C: Other Dickinson Family
  • Bianchi, Martha Dickinson
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : Marth D. Bianchi to Mr. Green 1926 August 28 2 p. Box 2
  • Dickinson, Samuel Fowler
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    Promissory Note 1814 June 13 Box 2 Promising to pay Nathaniel Paine $302.14, signed by Samuel Fowler Dickinson.
    Subpoena 1830 May 28 Box 2 Requiring Barnard Arnold, Levi Arnold, and Sylvester Wellson of Belchertown, Mass. to appear before the Hon. Samuel Hinckly; signed by Samuel Dickinson as Justice of the Peace.
  • Dickinson, William Austin
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS : [Unidentified Amherst soldier] to Austin Dickinson 1862 January 28 Box 2 Fragment of a letter written from the Steamboat Bangor.
    ALS : Amherst, Mass. to John W. Burgess 1895 June 12 1 p. Box 2
  • Turner, Sidney, Mrs.
    Description Date Pages Box Notes
    ALS: Mrs. Sidney Turner, Hotel Altamount, Baltimore, Md. to Roberts Brothers. 1898 January 10 2 p. Box 2
Series 3: Subject Files 1809-2004
Description Date Pages Box Notes
Acts of Light: proofs and news clippings 1980

150th anniversary tribute to Dickinson with her poems and illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.
Adelphi University: invitation 1975

Talk delivered by Richard B. Sewall.
Advertisements and announcements 1924-1970, undated


Amherst Chamber of Commerce: brochure 1981


Amherst College: guide to microfilm 1957

Guide to their collection of Dickinson material available on microfilm.
Amherst College: "Rhyme Sheet" 1938

Broadside featuring a Dickinson poem.
Anthon, Kate: news clippings and photograph 1996, undated


Arnold, Bill: news clippings and poems 1992-1996


Arnold, Helen: scrapbooks 1943-1950, undated


Bianchi, Alexander: news clippings 1907-1916


Bianchi, Martha Dickinson: correspondence 1900-1931, undated


Bianchi, Martha Dickinson: funeral service and will 1938-1943


Bianchi, Martha Dickinson: poems 1925, undated


Bibliography: early editions 1939, undated


Bibliography: general 1928-1984


Bibliography: Hampson, Alfred Leete 1930-1931


Bibliography: Jones Library 1930


Bibliography: Jones Library, drafts and proofs 1930


Bibliography: Jones Library, orders 1937-1940, 1962


Bibliography: Jones Library, reviews 1930-1931


Bibliography: Jones Library, supplement 1935


Bibliography: LaPierre, Barbe 1981


Bibliography: Lowenberg, Carlton and Territa 1986


Bibliography: Parmelee, Margaret Frances 1928


Bibliography: theses 1966-1973


Bingham, Millicent Todd: Amherst College 1938-1969


Bingham, Millicent Todd: Amherst College 1938-1969


Bingham, Millicent Todd: general 1913-1957


Bingham, Millicent Todd: letters 1931-1963


Bingham, Millicent Todd: news clippings 1920-1968


Bingham, Millicent Todd: will 1968


Biographical material 1930-1996, undated 4 folders
General background information on Dickinson.
Biographical material: chronology 1955-1997


Biographical material: obituary 1886


Birth record 1830

Photocopy of the record of Dickinson's birthday as entered by Dr. Isaac Cutter. The Jones Library also holds the original bound volume of Dr. Cutter's medical records.
Book jackets 1951-1955, undated

Containing book covers of books both by and about Dickinson
Bookmarks and broadsides 1926, undated


Bowles, Samuel: portrait and index 1990, undated


Calling card ca. 1855-1865

Reading "Miss Emily E. Dickinson".
Catalogs 1929-1995 5 folders
Describing books by or about Dickinson for sale through dealers or at auction.
Catalogs: excerpts, announcements, and book lists 1929-1997, undated


Celebrations 1989

Commemorating 1890 publication of Dickinson's poems.
Celebrations: Memorial Parade 1967-1976


Celebrations: programs and news clippings 1931-1997


Celebrations, centennial: announcements and programs 1986


Celebrations, centennial: conference materials 1986

For a conference held at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Celebrations, centennial: conference materials 1986 2 folders
For a conference held at the Folger Library.
Celebrations, centennial: news clippings and audiocassetts 1986


Chicago, Judy: The Dinner Party 1979-1980


Clothing: printed material and photographs 1932-2000

Concerning Dickinson's clothing, in particular the white dress on display at the Dickinson home site.
Collections of Dickinson: digital collections and exhibits 1995-2000


Collections of Dickinson: Jones Library 1942-1991


Collections of Dickinson: Jones Library undated

Copies of Dickinson's manuscript letters held by the library.
Collections of Dickinson: Jones Library undated

Copies of Dickinson manuscript poems held by the library.
Collections of Dickinson: other libraries 1969-1993


Copyright: letters and printed material 1960-1997


Court case: Dickinson vs. Todd 1898-1980


Cromwell, Edward Payson 1970-1975


Dance: Graham, Martha 1941-1994

Concerning Graham's "Letter to the World."
Dance: "Poesis Americana" 1976


Denmark: Emily Dickinson Center 1991


Derby, Hasket: biographical material 1930-1967


Dickinson, Edward: biographical material 1825-1929, 1984-1997

Contains photocopies of news clippings and manuscript documents.
Dickinson, Edward (Ned): biographical material 1879, 1988

Includes a program from his commencement at Amherst College.
Dickinson family: biographical material 1868-1976, undated


Dickinson family: book list 1950

Copy of list of family library now held at Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Dickinson family: coats of arms undated


Dickinson family: genealogy 1895-1976


Dickinson family: printed material 1868-1929


Dickinson family: reunion 1883


Dickinson Family Association 1909-2006


Dickinson home: 31 Pleasant Street 1856-1966


Dickinson home: Evergreens 1981-2000

News clippings and court documents.
Dickinson home: Main Street 1971-2002

Relating to the ownership of the home site by Amherst College.
Dickinson home: Main Street 1992

Essay on architecture.
Dickinson home: Main Street 1924-2001, undated

Containing general background material on the home site.
Dickinson home: Main Street 1830-1968

Legal documents.
Dickinson home: Main Street 1964-1998

News clippings
Dickinson home: Main Street 1938-1998

Printed material.
Dickinson home: North Pleasant Street 1825-1950

Consists of transcripts of court records and copies of news clippings that document the history of the house as well as a menu from restaurant that occupied the house in the 1950s.
Dickinson, Lavinia: biographical material 1899-1981


Dickinson, Lavinia: school catalog and calling card 1848, ca. 1880


Dickinson, Samuel Fowler: biographical material 1809-1896, 1955-1987

Contains copies of manuscript documents and news clippings.
Dickinson, Susan Gilbert: Annals of the Evergreens 1892, 1981

Typed copy and published version of her memories of the house.
Dickinson, Susan Gilbert: biographical material 1913-1987


Dickinson, William Austin: biographical material 1896-1976

Contains copies of manuscript documents and news clippings.
Dickinson, William Austin: "First Church of Christ in Amherst, Massachusetts" 1889


Dickinson, William Austin: school catalog and business card 1845, undated


Dickinson, William Austin: Wildwood Cemetery 1904-1971


Dog (Carlo) 1998-1999

Concerning Dickinson's dog.
Essays: Anglesy, Zoe 1985


Essays: Bowen, Clayton R.



Essays: Dickinson, Louise 1892


Essays: general 1962-1967


Essays: Hoar, John S. 1963


Essays: Juhasz, Suzanne 1985


Essays: Mudge, Jean M. 1976


Essays: Perkins, Palfrey 1930


Essays: student papers 1945, undated


Essays: Russell, Nancy E. 1934


Essays: Stuckey, Kathleen 1969


Essays: U. Vong G. 1898


Exhibitions: Amherst College 1996-1997


Exhibitions: general 1930-2003


Exhibitions: Jones Library 1955-1995


Eye problem: news clippings 1979

Articles concerning the cause and nature of Dickinson's eye problems.
Films: catalogs and news clippings 1972-2002


Forgery: general 1997, 2000

Concerning the manuscript poem purchased by the Jones in 1997, later returned when it was discovered to be a forgery.
Forgery: news clippings 1997 June-August 2 folders
Concerning the manuscript poem purchased by the Jones in 1997, later returned when it was discovered to be a forgery.
Forgery: photographs 1997

Including a photograph of the forged poem.
Funeral 1847-1988


Garden: articles 1954, 1992-2000


Gould, George H., Rev.: biographical material 1907


Grave: printed material 1951-2004


Hall, Mary Lee: biographical material undated


Hampshire Book Shop: printed material 1924-1947


Hampson, Alfred Leete: biographical material 1949-1961


Hampson, Mary Landis: audiocassette 1978

Taped interview with Mrs. Hampson.

Restrictions on use: Access is restricted, contact the curator for details.
Hampson, Mary Landis: biographical material 1931-1999


Handwriting undated


Harvard University: printed material 1942-1992

Concerning the acquisition of the Emily Dickinson collection at Houghton Library.
Health and medicine: printed material 1841-1999


Higginson, Thomas Wentworth: biographical material 1870-1991


Humor: cartoons and articles 1988-1995


Humphrey, Leonard: biographical material 1843-1929


Iwata, Michiko: articles 1968-1976


Jenkins, Jonathan L., Rev.: biographical material 1976, undated


Kelley, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs.: biographical material 1902-2004


Lectures and meetings: courses on Dickinson 1930-1998


Lectures and meetings: programs and flyers 1925-1999 2 folders

Lectures and meetings: symposium 1974-1981


Lord, Otis: address 1872

Delivered before the Essex Institute.
Mack family: biographical material and letters 1915-1939, undated


MacLeish, Archibald: letter 1978


Maher, Margaret: biographical material 1953-2004


Maps: Amherst (Massachusetts) 1953, undated


Marcellino, Ralph: articles 1936-1985, undated


Markham, Charles Edwin: letter 1892


Masque of Poets: history of the publication 1934


Mitchell, Donald G.: biographical material 1852, 1938


Mount Holyoke College: General 1847-1956

Includes a copy of the catalogue listing Dickinson as a student and historical background on the college.
Mount Holyoke College: journal 1847-1848

Photocopy of the typescript of the journal kept by students: Susan Tolman, Rebecca Fiske, and Mary C. Whitman.
Music: Adams, Robert Train 1988


Music: Bacon, Ernst 1933-1947

Programs and letters
Music: Bacon, Ernst 1932-1949

Sheet music.
Music: Bartlett, Floy Little 1932


Music: Benoliel, Bernard 1969-1989


Music: Berger, Jean 1973


Music: bibliography 1986


Music: Biscardi, Chester 1983


Music: Carter, Elliot 1939


Music: Chauls, Robert 1902-1993


Music: Copland, Aaron 1956-2000


Music: Dickinson, Clarence 1897, 1955


Music: Duncanson, Joann 1987


Music: Farwell, Arthur 1926-1928


Music: Freed, Isadore 1946


Music: general undated

Songs played by Dickinson.
Music: Gettel, William D. 1985, 1989


Music: Getty, Gordon 1984-1985


Music: Glickman, Sylvia ca. 2002


Music: Gould, John A. 1989


Music: Hageman, Richard 1921


Music: Hall, Juliana 1995


Music: Johnson, Lockrem 1951-1955


Music: Jordan, William 1989


Music: Kalmanoff, Martin 1989


Music: Laderman, Ezra 1967-1970


Music: Larsen, Libby 1998


Music: Lorenze, Ellen Jane 1986


Music: MacDermid, James G. 1948-1986


Music: Mckay, David P. undated


Music: Marcello, Joseph 1988-1989


Music: Meyerowitz, January 1952-1970


Music: Mirror Visions Ensemble 1999-2000


Music: Patterson, Janie Alexander 1945


Music: Perle, George ca. 1985


Music: Persichetti, Vincent 1956


Music: Previn, Andre 2000


Music: Raymond-Ward, Adeline 1913


Music: Roy, William 1947


Music: Sauceda, James 1996


Music: Schonthal, Ruth ca. 1995


Music: Schwartz, Paul 1981


Music: Smit, Leo 1989


Music: Speaks, Oley 1911, 1936


Music: Tompkins, Fred 1992


Music: Willeby, Charles 1907


Norcross family: news clippings 1990-1991


Penn, Barbara: news clippings and programs 1994


Photographs: general 1935-1996, undated 2 folders
Background information on portraits and photographs relating to Dickinson and her family.
Photographs: Gura, Philip 2000-2003

Concerning the photograph purchased by Gura in 2000 that some believe to be Dickinson.
Photographs: Langton, Jane 1984 4 folders
Concerning the photograph identified as Dickinson by Abromson.
Pineda, Rafael: program notes and news clippings 1974-1975

Relating to an event to honor Dickinson in Venezuela.
Poems: about Dickinson 1891-1990, undated 5 folders

Poetry prize 1974-1976


Post cards and greeting cards 1927-1972, undated


Punctuation 1965


Radio scripts and recordings 1946-1968


Rand, Frank Prentice 1928-1986


Reading: book lists and essay 1929-1968, undated


Readings and dramatizations: programs and news clippings 1931-1973


Recipes 1822-1995

Consisting of recipes for cakes Dickinson is known to have made.
Reeves, Ruth: letters and news clippings 1930-1970

Concerning textiles Reeves made that were inspired by Dickinson.
Reviews: articles and news clippings 1930-2002

For various editions of her published poems.
Roberts Brothers Publishers: advertisements undated


Sarah Lawrence College: book list 1955


Scanlon, Dennis: biographical material 1880-1991


Schlauch, Margaret: article 1963


Scripps College: book list 1956


Sewall, Richard: news clippings 1975


Shikata, Michiko: article 1966


Stamp: committee minutes and memoranda 1971

Concerning the committee formed to plan events to celebrate the Dickinson postal stamp in Amherst.
Stamp: correspondence 1971-1972

Concerning the events celebrating the Dickinson postal stamp in Amherst.
Stamp: invitation list 1971

Concerning the events celebrating the Dickinson postal stamp in Amherst.
Stamp: news clippings 1971-1977


Stamp: programs and flyers 1971

Concerning the events celebrating the Dickinson postal stamp in Amherst.
Tabb, John Bannister: printed material 1950


Taggard, Genevieve: biographical material ca. 1950


Takeda, Masako: article 2001


Taylor, Margaret: news clippings and program 1980-1986


Television: "An American Poet Series" 1968-1969


Television: letters and program guides 1967-1975


Translations: checklists 1947-1979


Theater: Adams, Bill 2000


Theater: Battlo, Jean 1987


Theater: Ballinger, Millie 1980-1982


Theater: Berthold, Pamela 2000


Theater: Clark, Connie 1985-1996


Theater: Gardener, Dorothy 1947-1977 4 folders
Concerning her play Eastward in Eden.
Theater: Glaspell, Susan 1930-1931


Theater: Hupton, Robert undated


Theater: Longsworth, Polly 1990


Theater: Luce, William 1976-1999 3 folders
Concerning his play Belle of Amherst.
Theater: Luce, William 1976

Audio recording concerning his play Belle of Amherst.
Theater: Luce, William 1974-1992

Concerning translations of his play Belle of Amherst.
Theater: Luce, William 2000

Concerning his play My Business is Love.
Theater: Marsh, Brian 1989

Press releases, news clippings, programs relating to his play The Search for Emily.
Theater: Marsh, Brian 1988-1995

Typescripts of his play The Search for Emily.
Theater: miscellaneous 1942-2000


Theater: Rosten, Norman 1966-1982

Programs, news clippings, photographs relating to his play Come Slowly, Eden.
Theater: Rosten, Norman 1966-1967

Published versions of his play Come Slowly, Eden.
Theater: Sauceda, James 1995


Theater: Tipton, Noel 1998


Theater: York, Vincent 1934 2 folders
Brittle Heaven co-authored by Frederick Pohl.
Tocci,Mirta: printed material 1999


Todd, David: letters and biographical material 1894-1895


Todd, Mabel Loomis: calling cards ca. 1890

Received from visitors and friends.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: correspondence and invitations 1885-1928


Todd, Mabel Looms: general 1968-2002


Todd, Mabel Loomis: lecture programs and admission tickets 1893-1910

Describing lectures she delivered on a variety of topics throughout the U.S.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: news clippings 1886-2004, undated 2 folders

Todd, Mabel Loomis: printed material 1884-ca. 1961


Todd, Mabel Loomis: publications 1899-1959

Lists of and publications by Todd.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: publications 1891-1935

Published material associated with Todd, for example a monograph by her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: typewriter ca. 1890-1956

Examples of pages typed with the typewriter Todd used to prepare Dickinson's poems, also includes some type from the machine itself.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: will 1928-1932

Copy of her will.
Todd, Mabel Loomis: Women's Clubs publications 1898-1911, undated 2 folders

Uno, Hiroko: article 1973


Untermeyer, Louis: letter 1927


Wadsworth, Charles, Rev.: biographical material 1933-1991


Waugh, Dorothy: drawings undated


Waugh, Dorothy: exhibition 1976

Concerning her display at the Jones Library.
Waugh, Dorothy: notes and reviews 1953-1986

Relating to her book Emily Dickinson's Beloved: A Surmise.
Weather: typed records 1859


Whicher, George: letters 1934-1939


Whicher, George: printed material 1934-1937


Will 1835, 1930-1931

Copy of Dickinson's will.
Women's Hall of Fame" award and program 1973-1974

Honoring Dickinson.
Wood, Abby: biographical material 1986


Series 4: Charles Green Correspondence 1924-1977
Description Date Notes
Aiken, Conrad 1927
Bennett, Mary A. 1938
Bibliography 1930-1931 Concerning the Dickinson bibliography compiled by the Jones Library.
Bingham, Millicent Todd 1929-1967 Incoming letters.
Bingham, Millicent Todd 1931-1967 Outgoing letters.
Esty, Robert P. 1934
Harvard University 1959
Hougton Mifflin Co. 1929-1932
Johnson, Thomas 1950-1958
Leyda, Jay 1952-1970
Lyman, Paul 1930
Miscellaneous 1924-1929
Miscellaneous: Bianchi, Martha Dickinson 1927-1951 Concerning Bianchi.
Miscellaneous: Dickinson, Emily 1924-1963 Concerning Dickinson.
Miscellaneous: Dickinson, Lavinia 1931 Concerning Lavinia Dickinson.
S.S. Emily Dickinson 1951 Concerning the U.S. naval vessel named in Dickinson's honor.
Sweetser, Kate Dickinson 1930-1932
Todd, Mabel Loomis 1905-1932 Letters from Todd enclosing some promised unpublished fragments by Dickinson, promising more Dickinson related material, and discussing her public talks, private papers, and the expanded edition of Dickinson letters.
Todd, Mabel Looms 1925-1932 Letters from Green seeking Dickinson related material for the Jones Library, inviting Todd to visit the library, and discussing the Dickinson bibliography and the expanded edition of Dickinson's published letters.
Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) 1958
Ward, Theodora 1947-1974
Waugh, Dorothy 1947-1977
White, William 1951
Series 5: Photographs 1840-1996
Description Date Pages Notes
Amherst Academy ca. 1860s

Amherst (Massachusetts) ca. 1830-1910

Bianchi, Alexander ca. 1903

Bianchi, Martha Dickinson 1934, undated

Bingham, Millicent Todd 1954, undated

Birth record undated
Photograph of Dickinson's birth record.
Dickenson, A.S., Miss ca. 1850s

Dickinson, Edward undated

Dickinson, Emily 1840, ca. 1847
Includes photographs of the painting of the Dickinson children in 1840 and the daguerreotype taken of her while a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
Dickinson, Emily ca. 1950-1980
Contemporary depictions of Dickinson.
Dickinson, Emily Norcross undated

Dickinson, Gilbert 1883, undated

Dickinson home 1858, undated
Home of Edward Dickinson from 1840-1855.
Dickinson home ca. 1910
Dickinson Tavern in Hadley, Massachusetts
Dickinson home: 31 Pleasant Street ca. 1880, undated

Dickinson home: Evergreens ca. 1910-1970

Dickinson home: Main Street ca. 1850-1980 3 folders
Dickinson home: North Pleasant Street ca. 1880-1920

Dickinson, Lavinia 1852-1896

Dickinson, Louisa undated

Dickinson, Susan Gilbert 1897, undated

Dickinson, William Austin 1850-1895

Grave site 1977-1996

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1885, undated

Holland, Josiah Gilbert undated

Lord, Otis undated

Miscellaneous slides undated

Root, Abiah 1999
Photographs of her grave site in Springfield, Massachusetts
Storrs,Richard Salter undated

Todd, Mabel Loomis 1883-1896, undated

Weathervane undated

Series 6: Emily Dickinson Collections at Other Repositories 1842-1978
  • Boston Public Library
    Description Date Pages Notes
    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1862 Apr-1874 July

    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1875 June-1877 September

    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1878 Jan-1886 May

    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Mrs. Higginson ca. 1876

    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Jackson, Helen Hunt 1884 September

    Autograph manuscript poems ca. 1862-1880

    Editorial correspondence ca. 1890s 2 folders Among Higginson, Lavinia Dickinson, and Mabel Loomis Todd.
    Printed material 1930-1978
    About the collection.
  • Harvard University
    Description Date Pages Notes
    ALS : Dickinson, Emily undated

    ALS : Dickinson, Emily to Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1874-1880

    Autograph manuscript poems undated

  • Supreme Judicial Court (Boston, Massachusetts)
    Description Date Pages Notes
    Probrate records 1874-1952

  • Unknown
    Description Date Pages Notes
    Autograph manuscript poems undated 2 folders
    Correspondence: Dickinson, Emily 1842-1854

    Correspondence: Dickinson, Lavinia 1891-1895

    General 1845-1992

  • Yale University
    Description Date Pages Notes
    ALS : Dickinson, Emily undated

    Biographical sketch: Todd, Mabel Loomis 1934

    Correspondence: Dickinson, William Austin 1894

    Correspondence: Todd, Mabel Loomis 1890-1896