Emily Dickinson’s Letters
An article by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The Atlantic, October 1891, on his correspondence with Dickinson:
But the most curious thing about the letter was the total absence of a signature. It proved, however, that she had written her name on a card, and put it under the shelter of a smaller envelope inclosed in the larger; and even this name was written–as if the shy writer wished to recede as far as possible from view–in pencil, not in ink. The name was Emily Dickinson.