Articles about Mabel and Millicent

Here are some of the works I have written about Mabel and Millicent:

The Light As She Saw It: On Sitting in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom

“Millicent Todd Bingham:  Life of an Unlikely Dickinson Scholar”

Harvard Magazine, November-December 2018

Literary Hub, November 8, 2018

“Lessons from ‘Nasty Women’ of the Past”

October 23, 2018

Early 20th Century “Tree Huggers”: a presentation about Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the development of their conservation impulses – delivered at the 80th anniversary of the Hog Island Camp.

August 5, 2016


(click on image to read)


Mabel Loomis Todd in the World: article for the Amherst History Museum to accompany exhibit I am co-curating.  This piece focuses on the world travels of Mabel Loomis and David Peck Todd,and some of the items they accumulated along the way.

Tufts Magazine, Winter 2013

Thoreau Society Bulletin, Winter/Spring 2012

The Thoreau Society

Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the Making of America’s Greatest Poet