Letter from Dickinson to Mrs. J.G. Holland, Mid-December 1882
from The Letters of Emily Dickinson by Thomas H. Johnson
and An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Ed.
(1804 - 1882)The wife of Edward Dickinson and mother of Austin, Emily, and Lavinia, Emily Norcross was a traditional maternal figure. Her views on literature, faith, and the role of women in the home differed from those of her most notable daughter.