Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Standard Name: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth


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Friends, Associates Emily Dickinson
Other friendships for ED included those with literary men such as Thomas Wentworth Higginson , Samuel Bowles (editor of the Springfield Republican), and Josiah Holland . Elizabeth Holland , wife of Josiah and his...
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
JWH 's membership of the Boston Radical Club was an important source of literary contacts for her. Formed in the fall of 1867, the club met monthly in the home of the Reverend John T. Sargent
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
JWH first encountered Higginson (the friend and correspondent of Emily Dickinson ) at a Boston rally in support of the fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins .
Howe, Julia Ward. Reminiscences, 1819–1899. Houghton Mifflin.
Howe was living at 241 Beacon Street in Boston...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Dickinson
Their correspondence began when ED responded to an article Higginson wrote in the Atlantic Monthly entitled Letter to a Young Contributor, which was mostly devoted to describing the proper way to submit an unsolicited...
Literary responses Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The story received serious attention from the literary community: poet John Greenleaf Whittier and author and political radical Thomas Wentworth Higginson both wrote letters of praise.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Literary responses Lydia Maria Child
It was reviewed the following year in the Athenæum.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
Disapproved on the whole by clergy of every denomination, this book did not sell up to LMC 's usual standards.Thomas Wentworth Higginson (who had...
politics Julia Ward Howe
Howe was introduced to Lucy Stone at a women's suffrage meeting at Boston's Horticultural Hall in November 1868.
Howe, Julia Ward. Reminiscences, 1819–1899. Houghton Mifflin.
At the time Howe bore little love for the suffrage movement, and in Reminiscences she describes...
Publishing Emily Dickinson
After ED 's death, her sister Lavinia made the initial discovery of poems, stored away in a locked box. Some were neatly copied out
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf.
while others were dashed off on the back of bills...
Reception Sappho
Among the earliest of Sappho 's translators into English was Anne Finch ; among recent translators is Mary Barnard , 1958. Stevie Smith declined to take her on. Finch chose to render not a love-poem...
Textual Features Henrietta Müller
Her first Westminster piece, which appeared in January 1883 entitled Common Sense about Women, reviews the book of the same name by Thomas Wentworth Higginson , which advances the cause of the women's movement...
Textual Production Emily Dickinson
ED began a twenty-year correspondence with Thomas Wentworth Higginson , editor of the Atlantic Monthly.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf.
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Textual Production Emily Dickinson
Two months before the appearance of the first edition of ED 's poetry, Thomas Higginson published an essay which discussed her work. He made excuses for the poems on the grounds that they were written...


1 May 1855: At the wedding of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell...

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1 May 1855

At the wedding of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell in Massachusetts, they protested against the legal restrictions imposed on women after marriage.


Dickinson, Emily. Poems by Emily Dickinson. Editors Todd, Mabel Loomis and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Roberts Brothers, 1890.