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Dickinson family papers, 1757-1934.

Author: Dickinson family.Lavinia Norcross DickinsonAustin DickinsonEdward DickinsonEmily Norcross DickinsonAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and compositions by members of the family of Emily Dickinson. The majority of the papers belong to her brother (William Austin Dickinson), brother's wife (Susan Huntington Dickinson) and parents (Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson).
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Genre/Form: Essays
Diaries
Legal documents
Manuscripts for publication
Commonplace books
Financial records
Autograph albums
Named Person: Dickinson family.; Emily Dickinson; Emily Norcross Dickinson; Lavinia Norcross Dickinson; Susan Huntington Dickinson; Austin Dickinson; Edward Dickinson; Edward Dickinson; Samuel Fowler Dickinson; Root family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dickinson family.; Lavinia Norcross Dickinson; Austin Dickinson; Edward Dickinson; Emily Norcross Dickinson; Samuel Fowler Dickinson; Susan Huntington Dickinson; Root family.
OCLC Number: 612859928
Language Note: Materials chiefly in English.
Description: 14 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and compositions by members of the family of Emily Dickinson. The majority of the papers belong to her brother (William Austin Dickinson), brother's wife (Susan Huntington Dickinson) and parents (Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson).

I. Austin Dickinson papers, 1842-1896. This series includes correspondence between Austin Dickinson and his family members, especially his wife, Susan Huntington Dickinson. Other materials included in this series are those related to Austin Dickinson's education and profession as a lawyer, as well as clippings and other materials related to life events such as his marriage to Susan Huntington Dickinson.

II. Edward Dickinson papers, 1819-1874. This series includes letters and a few transcriptions of letters between Edward Dickinson, business associates, family members and friends. Also includes compositions written by Edward Dickinson during his education at Amherst College and Yale College. Other materials include those related to his business as a lawyer in Amherst (Mass); an autograph album related to his term in the United States. Congress (33rd : 1853-1855) and other items related to his involvement in the community in Amherst.

III. Emily Norcross Dickinson papers, 1823-1842. This series includes letters between Emily Norcross Dickinson and mainly other members of her family. Also includes documents and compositions related to Emily Norcross Dickinson's education, church attendance and death.

IV. Lavinia Dickinson papers, 1839-1898. This series includes letters between Lavinia Norcross Dickinson, her friends and family as well as compositions and a pocket diary.

V. Susan Huntington Dickinson papers, 1839-1913. This series includes correspondence between Susan Huntington Dickinson and mainly family members. Includes essays, notes and other compositions mainly about her life and the history of Amherst.

VI. Other Dickinson Family papers, 1757-1934. Includes collection materials from other family members, third party letters and other items. Family members include Edward Austin Dickinson (1861-1898), nephew of the poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); Samuel Fowler Dickinson (1775-1838), the grandfather of the poet; Thomas Gilbert Dickinson (1875-1883), nephew of the poet; among other distant relatives and friends.

VII. Root Family papers, 1830-1884. Abiah Root was the daughter of Deacon Harvey Root of West Springfield (Feeding Hills, Mass.). She attended Amherst Academy (Amherst, Mass.) for only one year (1843-1844), where she met Emily Dickinson (1839-1886) and then transferred to Miss Margaret Campbell's school in Springfield (Mass.). The bulk of this series consists of correspondence between Root family members.

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