Ralph Waldo Emerson collection of papers

Collection Data

Description
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist and poet. This is a synthetic collection covering the years 1821 to 1912 (bulk 1837-1882) with some undated material. The collection is particularly strong on poetry, including over twenty poems in manuscript, most from Emerson's earlier period. The correspondence covers a wide range of correspondents, including Amos Bronson Alcott, H.G.O. Blake, Thomas Carlyle, Horace Greeley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sophie Peabody Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. The collection also contains Whitman's notes about relations between Emerson and himself.
Names
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1821 - 1912
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Emerson
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Intellectuals -- United States
Genres
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Portraits
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Biographical/historical: Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist and poet.
Physical Description
Extent: 180 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19738382
MSS Unit ID: 22322
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 01e9f030-25fe-0130-7538-58d385a7bbd0
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