Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson  -  He was a man of letters and a decorated army  lieutenant who was unusually forward thinking both socially and politically. He was in  favor of women's rights and abolition. The regiment he commanded during the Civil War  was the first black regiment in U.S. military history. The movie  Glory  is based on his  book about his experiences, which is titled  Army Life in a Black Regiment.  He and Emily  Dickinson corresponded from 1862 until her death in 1886 and she considered him an  indispensable critic and mentor.  Josiah Holland  -  Dickinson family friend, he was a Springfield doctor with a literary  bent. Holland joined Samuel Bowles on the  Springfield Republican,  writing occasional  book reviews. Dickinson enjoyed the Holland home for its warmth and familial affection.  William Howland  -  A young man who worked in Edward Dickinson's law office, he  received a Valentine poem from Dickinson that so impressed him, he sent it to the  Springfield Republican  for publication. The poem, Dickinson's first published work, was  published anonymously.  Leonard Humphrey  -  The young principal of the grammar school Dickinson attended,  he was a kind, supportive man. Humphrey recognized Dickinson's intelligence early on, 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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