Emily Dickinson Papers
GALATEA COLLECTION (ca. 5400 volumes).

In 1896, Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson gave the Boston Public Library a special collection of nearly one thousand books "bearing on the general subject of the History of Women" in a variety of European languages dating back to the mid-17th century.

A number of the volumes are inscribed presentation copies to Higginson. This is one of the earliest book collections formed in this country devoted exclusively to women.

A catalog was published in 1898, but many volumes have been added to this collection through gifts, transfers, and purchases, including a number of important periodicals, such as the Lowell Offering (1843-1845), Woman’s Era (1894-1897), and Woman’s Journal (1870-1917). The collection is documented in the Research Publication’s recent microfilm series, "The History of Women."

A special note pertaining to rights for the Emily Dickinson materials:

For permission to quote from published editions of Dickinson's work that are still in copyright (such as the Johnson and Franklin editions of the poems) and for all commercial uses of Emily Dickinson texts in this image set, write to:

Permissions Department
Harvard University Press
79 Garden St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02138-1499

Or use their online form (Harvard University Press does not accept permissions requests by email or fax):
www.hup.harvard.edu/rights/permissions.html

The letters and prose fragments are published in The Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by Thomas H. Johnson, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright 1958, 1986 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission of the publishers.

The poems are published in The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition, Ralph Franklin, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap University Press of Harvard University. Copyright 1998 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of Amherst College.

For more information please contact:
Rare Books & Manuscripts Department
McKim Building, 3rd Floor
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5400, ext. 2225
rare_books@bpl.org
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