original letter by Dickinson and articles about her year at Mount
signature ("Emily E. Dickinson") is included in autograph
albums that belonged to a Mount Holyoke teacher, Mary M. Stevens,
and Harriette C. Haile, a member of the Class of 1848.
Female Seminary Catalogue, 1847/48:
of all students and teachers; describes curriculum and requirements.
Holyoke Journal Letters, 1847/48:
events at Mount Holyoke, compiled by teachers.
Letters Which Mention Dickinson:
By Mary Whitman,
Associate Principal, by Emily Norcross, Class of 1848 and Dickinson's
cousin, and by Sarah Anderson, Class of 1848. All letters were
written in January 1848 and comment on Dickinson's religious state.
Papers of Other Mount Holyoke Students, 1847/48:
compositions by Harriet Sanford, Class of 1849; three notebooks
compiled by Malvina Stanton, Class of 1849 which contain notes
for the study of botany, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Butler's
Analogy of Religion; a letter written by Emeline A. Wheeler, Class
of 1850 to her parents on October 8, 1847; an account book kept
by Harriet Chick, Class of 1850 listing income and expenses in
1847/48; and notebooks compiled by Hannah Louisa Plimpton, Class
of 1848 consisting of notes on Milton's Paradise Lost and an herbarium
collected for botany class.
by and to Lyon, printed circulars written by her describing Mount
Holyoke's design and principles, and notes for daily talks she
gave to students.
Copies of textbooks
used at Mount Holyoke in 1847/48.