Rev. Charles Wadsworth
Charles Wadsworth was a Philadelphia clergyman, a father and husband, whom Emily was corresponding with during her explosion of creativity. In 1858, she had written 52 poems and often wrote letters to Rev. Wadsworth. Drafts of these letters reveal the writer (Emily) calling herself Daisy and the recipient "Master". The letters that were an outcry of intense emotion will never be known as to how they were received as all of his letters were destroyed. Wadsworth accepted a call to a church in San Francisco and this ended their correspondence. This experience could have contributed to themes of shock, separation and loss expressed in her poems .
Angels, twice descending, Reimbursed my soul.
From 1858 to 1861 Emily Dickinson also wrote what have come to be called “The Master Letters,” in which she addresses an unknown “Master” with whom scholars have theorized Emily Dickinson had a tumultuous romantic relationship. Rev. Wadsworth could have influenced these writings as when they were corresponding, she addressed him as "Master"