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Mabel Loomis Todd - Biography
... She later had an affair with Austin Dickinson, the (married) brother of Emily ... to Peter Gay's book, as reviewed in Time Magazine of January 23, 1984, Todd kissed Austin Dickinson after he had died, kissed "the dear body, every inch of which I know and love so utterly." As described by ... Mabel Todd never met Emily Dickinson in person, and though the two women exchanged letters, it has been said that "Mabel effectively destroyed the Dickinson family" ...

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