OK, Kevin, I'm going to give it another go --
1. Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- met with Emily Dickinson twice. The 1st
she greeted him with two day lilies. He wrote for The Atlantic, and
the first black regiment of Civil War troops, which took Jacksonsville
steamboats. He met Twain in 1905 through the Dublin Society and they
friends. Higginson critiqued Dickinson's poems and corresponded with her
They first met at Dickinson's father's house in Amherst on August 16, 1870.
2. Samuel Bowles -- began as an "intern" at his father's paper, The
Republican, which he took over and made his career when his father died.
Published some of Dickinson' poems. In October of 1868, SLC and Sam
Bowles met face-to-face in Springfield, Mass. where Twain later related to
the Alta California that Bowles' interest in the Pacific area "remains
*note: from Barb Schmidt's site, www.twainquotes.com , which cited the
Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 3, 1869, p.267. Dickinson first met Bowles
at The Evergreens, the house in Amherst in which her older brother Austin,
and his wife Susan, lived. They had married in 1856, and Bowles was their
first house-guest. Also, he is the candidate some favor as being the focus
of DIckinson's romantic life, if such a state ever actually existed.
3. Charles Wadsworth -- a Presbyterian minister in Philadelphia, and
at as being the other possible love interest in Emily Dickinson's life.
He met her
in 1855 when she made a trip to Philadelphia to seek treatment for
eye problems. In 1862 Wadsworth moved to San Francisco. On April 6, 1868
Twain gave a speech to the Literary Society at Wadsworth's church, at
time, I am assuming, hopefully correctly, that they met face-to-face.
Fun contest, once again. Thanks for the challenge.
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That's two out of three (I'm not saying which two) but you need to provide
the details of how/when/where they met face-to-face...
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