Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877).

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877).

Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877).

The collection contains complete manuscripts or portions of numerous poems including "The rhodora," "Hymn, sung at the completion of the Concord monument," "Days," "Sea-shore," "Behold the sea," "Friends at Folansbee Lake," "Illusions," and "The forerunners." Prose manuscripts include those for "Solution" and "Unitarian belief" with portions of numerous other essays or lectures including one on John Quincy Adams. Other manuscripts include an 11 page autobiography through 1856; an "Account of interview with Mr. J. Adams, aged 90" and prologue to a Christmas play, with associated manuscript of F. B. Sanborn. Printed material consists of newsclippings of Emerson's obituaries. There are also 14 prints or photographs of Emerson and his home. Correspondence relates to the literary career and personal life of Emerson, to his ministry in the Unitarian Church, his lectures in the United States and abroad, hs editorship of "The Dial," his relationship with Thomas Carlyle and the supervision of the American edition of Carlyle's work. There are also letters of Edward Waldo Emerson and Ellen T. Emerson with their father. Chief correspondents include C. A. Bartol, Henry Whitney Bellows, Samuel Bellows, Samuel Brown, James Eliott Cabot, Peleg Chandler, James Freeman Clark, Moncure Daniel Conway, Rebecca L. Duncan, Likian Jackson Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Fields, Osgood & Co., Gugielmo Gajani, Henry George, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sir Arthur Helps, and Alexander Ireland. Also Little, Brown & Co., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Theodore Lyman, Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, William B. Robers, L. B. Russell, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Epes Sargent, John Sartain, Mary E. P. Stearns, George Luther Stearns, Henry David Thoreau, John Weiss, C.H. Wheeler, Charles Stearns Wheeler, and B. B. Wiley. Topics include religion, philosophy, American culture and government, Brook Farm, Fourierism, abolition, poetry, Longfellow's novel "Kavanagh," the Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Emerson's translation of the Persian poet Hafiz, the Concord Centennial, the Saturday Club, Emerson's English and California tours, the Boston Athenaeum, the Fourth of July and the case of French vs. Upton. The following people are also mentioned in his correspondence : Amos Bronson Alcott, Louis Aggasiz, Lord & Lady Amberley, George Bancroft, William Ellery Channing, Arthur Hugh Clough, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Fenimore Cooper, Margaret Fuller, Horatio Greenough, Herman F. Grimm, Harro Paul Herring, Samule Hoar, Also Washington Irving, Henry James, Charles Morris, John Gorham Palfry, Coventry Patmore, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Sarah Sheppard, Daniel Webster, John Greenleaf Whittier, William A. Wheeler and William Wordsworth.

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Emerson, Ellen Tucker.

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Ellen Tucker Emerson (1839-1909) was the eldest surviving child of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) and Lidian Jackson Emerson (1802-1892). From the description of Letters, 1863-1865. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191276046 Daughter of R.W. Emerson; b. 1839; d. 1909. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Concord, to Mr. Channing, 1882 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614252 Second child and elder da...

Weiss, John, 1948- 1948-

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Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903

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Son of Samuel Cabot, Jr., brother of Edward Clarke Cabot. Graduated Harvard Law School, 1845. Practiced law with Francis E. Parker, 1847. Accompanied Agassiz on his tour of Lake Superior region in 1848 and upon his return published a narrative journal of the expedition. Worked as architect with E.C. Cabot, 1849-58 and 1862-65. Assisted Emerson in preparing for press his Letters and social aims. Trustee (1857-1885, 1899-1902) and vice-president (1886-1898) of the Boston Athenaeum. Fro...