DEAD: Emily Dickinson

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Emily Dickinson (aged 55)
American poet

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.

DEATH: Although she continued to write in her last years, Dickinson stopped editing and organizing her poems. She also exacted a promise from her sister Lavinia to burn her papers. Lavinia, who never married, remained at the Homestead until her own death in 1899.

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