Heart, not so heavy as mine | Affiliated Manuscripts


ca. 1859, summer

Ink | Presentation copy | Unbound

Poem-message to Circulation History (Mary Bowles).

Original MS lost or destroyed


Mary Schermerhorn Bowles (b. 1827–d. 1893)

Long-time friend of Dickinson and her family; married to Sam Bowles.

Inclusive dates of correspondence: 1858-1881. Letters, 16; poems, 5.

Address: 182 Central Street, Springfield, Mass.

Distance Travelled: 19 miles