Letter from Dickinson to T.W. Higginson, July 1874
from The Letters of Emily Dickinson by Thomas H. Johnson
and An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Ed.
(1803-1874) Emily's father, Edward Dickinson enjoyed a career as a lawyer, Treasurer of Amherst College, and a term in Congress. He came to allow Emily the isolation and solitude she needed to write her poetry.