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Dickinson, Emily
Estimate
35,00050,000
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306
Dickinson, Emily
Estimate
35,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Dickinson, Emily
Autograph letter signed ("Emily"), 2 1/2 pages (7  1/8  x 4  1/2  in.; 181 x 115 mm) on bifolium watermarked "A. Pirie & Sons, 1862", [Amherst, Mass., spring 1871], to Mrs. Henry Hills, New York; horizontal and vertical folds, some very light browning.  Half blue morocco clamshell case, morocco gilt lettering-pieces, linen covers with morocco onlay in the shape of two feathers.
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Literature

Johnson, ed.,The Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2, p. 487

Catalogue Note

"I am the trifling neighbor ...."  This letter was written to Mrs. Henry Hills, a former Amherst neighbor living in New York.  Dickinson's sister, Lavinia, had just paid a visit to the Hills family.  "Little Emily" is a reference to the Hills's infant daughter named Emily.

"To be remembered is next to being loved, and to be loved is Heaven, and is this quite Earth?  I have never found it so.  Most affectionately thanking you for the care of Vinnie and the delight you have given all in delighting her, especially acknowledging the sweetness done myself, I am the trifling neighbor, praying you tonight as always to come back and dwell.  To 'Little Emily's' Mama, could name be more familiar than that of a remoter, though scarcely vaster, Emily."

Very rare.  A fine, charming letter in good condition.

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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