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Letters, 1837-1877

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 8
Identifier: ABER MS MISC

Scope and Contents

Twenty holograph letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to various recipients, dated between 1837 and 1877 (note that some letters are undated). Recipients include Solomon Corner, Mary Emerson Ripley, James Russell Lowell, the Lyceum curator, Elbridge G. Dudley, Arthur Hugh Clough, Benjamin B. Wiley, Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, and Harrison Gray Otis Blake.

The letters vary in nature and include responses to invitations, thoughts on transcendentalism (July 3, 1842), friendly and family news, and discussions on Henry David Thoreau (December 22, 1876, October 14, 1877).

Note that many of these letters were published in The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Ralph L. Rusk (New York, Columbia University Press, 1939).


  • Creation: 1837-1877


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.


1 Folder

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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