While reviewing issues of Scribner’s Monthly Illustrated Magazine which belonged to Emily Dickinson and her family, Modern Books & Manuscripts student assistant Anna Patel came across this page in the July 1879 issue:
The drawings, which appear in an installment of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel Haworth’s are, alas, unsigned, and whether they were made by a member of the Dickinson family or not remains a mystery. While many volumes in the Dickinson family library have marks of use, no other volume (of which we are aware) contains drawings such as these.
The Dickinsons subscribed to Scribner’s from its first issue in 1870. Its first editor, Josiah Gilbert Holland, was a family friend (a finding aid for the collection of correspondence between Emily Dickinson and the Hollands is available here).
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