Boston Public Library

Emily Dickinson Collection, 1862-1907

This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911). In 1862, Emily Dickinson responded to an article by Thomas Wentworth Higginson entitled "Letter to a Young Contributor," which formed a personal and professional relationship between the two and resulted in the first-time publication of many of Dickinson's poems.

Also included are letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd regarding the publication of Dickinson's poems.

For information about rights and licensing, please see: