Emily Dickinson Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Emily Dickinson, the time, place, players, and culture?
Text of the 1924 edition of Dickinson's poetry, with a foreword by her niece.
The 1886 obit in the Springfield Republican, written by her sister in law Susan Dickinson.
An essay Thomas Wentworth Higginson wrote about his correspondence with Dickinson, published in 1891 after her death five years earlier.
Higginson's 1862 essay that sparked the correspondence between Higginson and Dickinson.
Image of a letter Dickinson wrote to Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
The manuscript of Dickinson's poem in her own handwriting.
The original manuscript of the poem.
A 1987 critical essay on Dickinson by novelist Joyce Carol Oates.