Letter from Frances Dickinson to Mabel Loomis Todd, August 1, 1894, in response to Loomis' inquiry about Dickinson's letters to the Norcross cousins.
from The Letters of Emily Dickinson by Thomas H. Johnson
and An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Ed.
(1847-1896)Frances Norcross and her older sister Louisa were Dickinson's much esteemed "Little cousins" whom the poet admitted into her circle of intimates. Dickinson's letters to the Norcrosses reveal that the poet frequently turned to them for emotional comfort as well as for advice on reading and news of cultural events.