Cristanne Miller (University at Buffalo, SUNY) and Domhnall Mitchell (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) are preparing a new edition of Emily Dickinson’s complete letters, to be published by Harvard University Press. We are making new transcriptions of every letter (last transcribed and edited by Johnson and Ward in 1958).
To insure greatest accuracy, we want to transcribe from the original letters, not from digital copies. We have been visiting institutions we know hold Dickinson letters, based on locations known in 1958, but we know that those then in private hands may have changed hands, and that new letters have surfaced.
If you own a Dickinson letter, or have knowledge of one held in a private collection, we would like to know about it. Ideally, one of us would visit and transcribe your letter; if that is not possible, we would hope to obtain a digital image.
Please contact Cris Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help!
Cristanne Miller and Domhnall Mitchell