Emily Dickinson at Mount Holyoke

First Person Accounts by Dickinson and Contemporaries

Anderson, Sarah J. Letter to [Hannah] Porter, January 17, 1848. Alumnae Biographical File, Class of 1848. RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 1848 Anderson)

Dickinson, Emily. Emily Dickinson Collection. MS 0716 (LD 7096.6 x1849 Dickinson, Box 1: original letter and transcript)

Eddy, Mary C. Whitman. Papers. Letter, January 17, 1848, to [Hannah] Porter. MS 0851 (LD 7082.23 1849)

Fiske, Rebecca W. Faculty Staff Biographical File
Services and Tributes in Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Wheelock Hart, wife of Rev. Burdett Hart, D.D. Who Died in New Haven, November 25, 1892

Haile, Harriette C. Autograph album, 1848. Alumnae Biographical File, Class of 1848. RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 1848 Haile)

Norcross, Emily L. Letter, January 11, 1848, to Mrs. A.W. Porter. Alumnae Biographical File, Class of 1848. RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 1848 Norcross)

Stevens, Mary M. Autograph album, 1845-1895. Faculty/Staff Biographical File, RG 19 (LD 7092.8 Stevens)

Academic Life at Mount Holyoke

Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Eleventh annual catalogue of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, in South Hadley, Mass., 1847-8. Amherst, [Mass.]: Press of J.S. & C. Adams, 1848. (Vertical File in workroom: Dickinson, Emily)

Hartwell, Hannah Louisa Plimpton Peet. Papers. Series 1. Journals and Notebooks. Herbarium, 1847. MS 0761 (LD 7096.6 1848 Plimpton FOLIO)

Lang, Malvina Stanton. Papers. Series 2. Notebooks. MS 0779 (LD 7096.6 1849 Stanton)

Sanford, Harriet N. Compositions, 1847-1848. Alumnae Biographical File, x-Class of 1849. RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 x1849 Sanford)

Mary Lyon Collection, ca. 1778-. MS 0500

Seminary Textbooks

Cutter, Calvin. Anatomy and physiology; designed for schools and families. 2d ed. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1846.

Goldsmith, Oliver. The Grecian history: from the earliest state to the death of Alexander the Great. Hartford: Judd, Loomis & Co., 1837.

Nepos, Cornelius. De vita excellentium imperatorum. Editio secunda. Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt & Son, 1845

Pope, Alexander. An essay on man. Hartford: Henry Benton, 1842

Silliman, B. Elements of Chemistry. 2 v. New Haven: H. How, 1830-31.

Wood, Alphonso. A class-book of botany. 29th ed., rev. and enl. Claremont, N.H.: Manufacturing Company, Simeon Ide, agent 1853 c1846.

Social Life at Mount Holyoke

Chick, Harriet N. Account book, 1847-1848. Alumnae Biographical File, x-Class of 1850. RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 x1850 Chick)

Mount Holyoke College. Origins and Governance Records. Series 4. Statutes. RG 2.1.4, LD 7080

Mount Holyoke College. Physical Plant. Buildings, Seminary Building. RG 24.2 (LD 7094.6, interior and exterior photos plus Currier print in Box 9)

  • Exterior Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Interior Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Mount Holyoke College. Students, Activities and Customs. Student Life Subject Files. Domestic Work; Food; Schedules. RG 25.1 (LD 7095.2 Student Life, General)

Mount Holyoke College. Origins and Governance, Statues and Regulation. RG 2.1.4 Valentines Collection, ca 1840s-1980s, Esther Howland Valentines, 1840s

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