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Gift of Hills Family materials, previously deposited in November of 1999; also photocopies of ED correspondence

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2002-225

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Hills Family; Dickinson, Emily

Acquisition Type



Donor was a former employee of Amherst College and a relative of the Hills Family Michael Jewett 67 Shutesbury Road New Salem, MA 01355 Listed in 2021 as associated with: Leonard D Hills Trust Uw 67 Shutesbury Rd New Salem, MA 01355-9730

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0.25 Linear feet


Inventory copied in from acc record and annotated 4/2022 by MRD --Photocopies of correspondence from Emily Dickinson to the Hills family (30 pages) (now in Box 12, F 14 of ED Coll) [Correspondence in control file: "ED-Hills Skillings sale of ED material in 1972" suggests that these photocopies may be the ones provided by the Seven Gables Bookshop with their letter of March 4, 1971.] --Hills Family Materials: NOTES (Hills family corresp, not ED's): Please accept this little present...” January 6, 1857. From M[ary] A[delaide] Spencer “My dear Sir, I enclose...” April 19, 1864. Enclosed clipping: “Oh, the Pleasant Days of Old.” To H[enry] F. Hills, Esq. from John Edmiston. “Dear Mrs. Hills, The good news...” January 6, 1865. From C[ ] B. Boltwood. Enclosed poem: “My Boy.” “My dear Addie, The Crayon will be sent tomorrow...” November 27, 1865. From H.E. C[ ]. “Dear Mama, I received...” May 31, 1878. From Leonard [Hills]. “My dear Addie, I am at Palmer...” [n.d.] From Henry [Hills]. “Henry, Ask Lucy if she is mad with me...” [n.d.] From Addie [Spencer]. “Where are the...” [n.d.] Note to Addie Spencer. “What mean those tears...” [n.d.] From H[enry Hills]. “Wouldn’t you like to take a short sleigh ride...” [n.d.] To Addie Spencer from Henry [Hills]. “Henry, Will you please call down...” [n.d.] To Henry [Hills] from Addie [Spencer]. POEMS: “Faith.” February 6, 1859. “Mourn not for the past...” September 2, 1860. “Love never dies...” To Henry F. Hills. July 21, 1861. “Forever thine my dreams will be...” [n.d.] CLIPPINGS: “First Grief.” [n.d.] “I love the night...” [n.d.] “I am not false to thee...” [n.d.] “Lines.” [n.d.] “And Fancy lifts the Future’s veil...” [n.d.] “No more.” [n.d.] “Have you heard from Hadley...” [n.d.] [clipping with note from H[enry Hills] to Miss Addie Spencer. “A Ballad of the Gulf Stream.” [n.d.] “That land upon whose blissful shore...” [n.d.] “Wild Violets.” [n.d.] “A Categorical Courtship.” [n.d.] MISCELLANEOUS: Lock of hair in small envelope.