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A letter written by Emily Dickinson to Miss Abiah P. Root of Springfield, Massachusetts from the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary on November 6, 1847. In it, Emily writes of matters including: homesickness, her studies and desire to enter the middle class, the Seminary enrollment and academic placement, her roomate Cousin Emily (Norcross), the daily schedule, the menu, manners, a visit from her parents, and other matters of the day. The letter was donated by Miss Claribel H. Smith of Springfield. A part of the letter was published in The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson by Martha Dickinson Bianchi (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.) 1924.
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