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The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods Library

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Collection

A Guide to the Collection

© The Walden Woods Project 2007


[Updated: July 2012]
THE RALPH WALDO EMERSON SOCIETY COLLECTION

Creator: The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Title: The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Collection

Abstract: This collection consists of the archives of the Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society, the archives of Merton M. Sealts, Jr. (1915-2000), and the archives of The
Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Organization of the Collection: The Collection is organized into the following


series:

Series I. The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Archives


Series II. The Merton M. Sealts Archives
Series III. The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Archives
Series IV. Miscellaneous

Preferred Citation: The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Collection at the Thoreau
Institute at Walden Woods

Permission to Publish: Requests for permission to publish material from the


collection should be directed to the Curator: curator@walden.org

Copyright: The Archives at the Thoreau Institute does not hold copyright on all
materials in the collection. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from
the Curator are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or
organizations that hold copyright.

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Series I:
THE RALPH WALDO EMERSON SOCIETY ARCHIVE

Description of Organization:
Founded on 29 December 1989 at an inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., The
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, Inc. is dedicated to fostering scholarship on and
appreciation of the life and writings of one of America's greatest authors. The
Society, which has about 200 members in eleven countries, also publishes a
newsletter, Emerson Society Papers (ESP), each fall and spring.

Scope and Content:


The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Archive includes the issues of the society‟s
literary newsletter, Emerson Society Papers, the society‟s business records, society
correspondence, off-prints, maps, coverage of the 2003 Emerson Bicentennial, as
well as handbooks, notes, and other items used by scholars in preparing various
editions of writings by Emerson. The dates of this archive range from 1898 to
2004.

Organization:
The Archive is organized into the following series:

I. Publications: Emerson Society Papers.


II. Emerson Society Business Papers.
III. Emerson Society Correspondence, 1989 - 2004.
IV. Resources concerning The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Volume 4, Edited by Wesley T. Mott and Albert J. von Frank (Chief
Editor).
A. Publicity.
B. Draft Printouts, Including Emerson‟s “Sermons.”
C. Correspondence and Notes, 1989 - 1993.
D. Undated Correspondence and Notes.
E. Institution Access Forms and Miscellaneous Items.
V. Emerson Bicentennial Items
A. Clippings: Emerson in the News and other Bicentennial Related
Items
B. Various Bicentennial-related Festival Brochures.
C. Various Media Celebrating the Bicentennial
D. Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Bicentennial
VI. Additional Items
VII. Historical Documents

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Box & Folder List
Coding: The first number indicates the Box number and the second number
following the colon indicates Folder number (i.e., 1:4 refers to Box 1, Folder 4).

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Archive:

I. Publications: Emerson Society Papers


[1:1]

A. Emerson Society Papers


1) Vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 1993) [1:1a]
2) Vol. 5, no. 2 (Fall 1994)
3) Vol. 6, no. 2 (Fall 1995)
4) Vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 1996)
5) Vol. 8, no. 2 (Fall 1997)
6) Vol. 9, no. 2 (Fall 1998)
7) Vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 1999)
8) Vol. 11, no. 1 (Spring 2000)
9) Vol. 11, no. 2 (Fall 2000)
10) Vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2001)
11) Vol. 12, no. 2 (Fall 2001)
12) Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 2002)
13) Vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall 2002)
14) Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 2003)
15) Vol. 14, no. 2 (Fall 2003) [1:1b]
16) Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2004)
17) Vol. 15, no. 2 (Fall 2004)
18) Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 2005)
19) Vol. 16, no. 2 (Fall 2005)
20) Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2006)
21) Vol. 17, no. 2 (Fall 2006)
22) Vol. 18, no. 1 (Spring 2007)
23) Vol. 18, no. 1 (Fall 2007)
24) Vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 2008)
25) Vol. 19, no. 2 (Fall 2008) [1:1c]
26) Vol. 20, no. 1 (Spring 2009)
27) Vol. 20, no. 2 (Fall 2009)
28) Vol. 21, no. 1 (Spring 2010)
29) Vol. 21, no. 2 (Fall 2010)
30) Vol. 22, no. 1 (Spring 2011)
31) Vol. 22, no. 2 (Fall 2011)
32) Vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012)

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B. Editorial correspondence concerning Emerson Society Papers. [1:2]

II. Emerson Society Business Papers


A. Records concerning the formation of the society.
i. Society Description. Mott, Wesley T. “Literary Societies,”
DLB Yearbook (1999). [1:3]
ii. IRS Tax Exempt Forms [1:4]
iii. Massachusetts Annual Report Forms [1:5]

B. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1990-1999.


i. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1999. [1:6]
1) Secretary‟s Report
2) Treasurer‟s Report
3) Listing of Emerson Society Officers and Board
Members
4) Annual Meeting minutes
5) Advisory Board Meeting minutes

ii. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1998. [1:7]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 22 March 1999.
2) Secretaries Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book
5) Annual Meeting minutes
6) Advisory Board Meeting minutes

iii. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1997. [1:8]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 24 April 1998.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book
5) Annual Meeting minutes
6) Advisory Board Meeting minutes

iv. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1996. [1:9]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 26 April 1997.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book

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5) Advisory Board Meeting minutes
6) Annual Meeting minutes

v. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1995. [1:10]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 26 April 1996.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book
5) Annual Meeting minutes
6) Advisory Board Meeting minutes

vi. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1994. [1:11]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 14 April 1995.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book

vii. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1993. [1:12]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. 5 April 1994.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book

viii. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1993. [1:13]


1) Advisory Board Meeting minutes
2) Annual Meeting minutes
3) Correspondence. Stephen Lapeyrouse to Wesley
Mott. 17 March 1993.

ix. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1992. [1:14]


1) Correspondence. Wes Mott to Officers and Advisory
Board. April 24, 1991.
2) Secretary‟s Report
3) Treasurer‟s Report
4) Account Book
5) Advisory Board Meeting minutes
6) Annual Meeting minutes

x. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1991. [1:15]


1) Secretary‟s Report

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2) Treasurer‟s Report
3) Account Book
4) Annual Meeting minutes

xi. Emerson Society Business Papers, 1990. [1:16]


1) Secretary‟s Report
2) Treasurer‟s Report
3) Account Book
4) Annual Meeting minutes
5) Emerson Society‟s Articles of Incorporation

xii. Miscellaneous Business Items and notes [1:17]

III. Emerson Society Correspondence Letters


A. Society Correspondence Letters, 1988 – 2012
1) Correspondence 2012
2) Correspondence 2011
3) Correspondence 2010
4) Correspondence 2009
5) Correspondence 2008
6) Correspondence 2007
7) Correspondence 2006
8) Correspondence 2005
9) Correspondence 2004 [1:18]
10) Correspondence 2000 - 2002 [1:19]
11) Correspondence 1999 [1:20]
12) Correspondence 1998 [1:21]
13) Correspondence 1997 [1:22]
14) Correspondence 1996 [1:23]
15) Correspondence 1995 [1:24]
16) Correspondence 1994 [1:25]
17) Correspondence 1993 [1:26]
18) Correspondence 1992 [1:27]
19) Correspondence 1991 [1:28]
20) Correspondence 1990 [1:29]
21) Correspondence 1989 [1:30]
22) Correspondence 1988 [1:31]

IV. Resources and Correspondence Concerning The Complete Sermons of


Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 4. Edited by Wesley T. Mott and Albert J.
von Frank (Chief Editor).

A. Publicity. [2:1]

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1) Publisher‟s Advertisement for Volume 4 of Complete
Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
2) Journal review list for The Complete Sermons.

B. Draft and Printouts.


i. Draft with comments. [2:2]
ii. Printout: “v3index.bak.” [2:3]
iii. Printout: “bibindex.bak.”
iv. Printout: Draft of Index with comments. [2:4]
v. Printout: Index of Biblical References. [2:5]
vi. Printout of Footnotes with comments. [2:6]
vii. Sermon manuscript descriptions. [2:7]
viii. Emerson‟s “Sermons,” 136 - 149. [2:8]
ix. Emerson‟s “Sermons,” 150 - 162b. [2:9]
x. Emerson‟s “Sermons,” 163 - 179 and Appendix. [2:10]

C. Correspondence and Notes concerning Complete Sermons, 1989-


1993.
i. Correspondence and Notes, 1993. [2:11]
ii. Correspondence and Notes, 1992. [2:12]
iii. Correspondence and Notes, 1991. [2:13]
iv. Correspondence and Notes, 1990. [2:14]
v. Correspondence and Notes, 1989. [2:15]
vi. Correspondence and Notes, 1987 [2:16]

D. Undated Correspondence and Notes. [2:17]

E. Institution Access Forms and Miscellaneous Items. [2:18]

V. Emerson Society Bicentennial Items


A. Clippings: Emerson in the News
1) A bibliography of “Emerson in 2003” in the Popular
Media [2:19]
2) RWE Bicentennial Articles collected by MEB in 2003
3) Notes concerning “Emerson 200 in Popular Media”
[2:20]
4) Beam, Alex. “Where‟s Waldo,” Boston Globe. With a
photocopy.
5) Buell, Lawrence. “American Sphinx,” Boston Globe
(25 May 2003).
6) Buell, Lawrence. “America‟s Oracle,” Boston Globe
(1 June 2003).

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7) Burrelle‟s Information Services. “At 200 Birthday,
Emerson Boomlet is Happening,” Richmond (VA)
Times Dispatch (3 Aug 2003).
8) “Emerson: Representative „Great Man‟ of American
letters,” Caxtonian, vol. 11, no. 7 (July 2003).
9) Galvin, Rachel. “The Sage and the Self-Promoter,”
Humanities (May/June 2003).
10) Grant, Steve. “200 Years After his Birth, Emerson is
Still Being Celebrated,” Star Tribune (5 August 2003).
With a photocopy.
11) Grant, Steve. “At 200, Emerson Continues to Spark
Independent Thought,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette
(25 Sep. 2003).
12) Grant, Steve. “At Age 200: Concord is Awash in
Emerson,” Times-Picayune (3 Aug. 2003).
13) Grant, Steve. “Emerson Going Strong 200 Years After
His Birth,” Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune (4 Aug.
2003). With a photocopy.
14) Grant, Steve. “Emerson Revisited,” CTnow.com (8 Jul.
2003).
15) Grant, Steve. “Emerson‟s Work: Still Going Strong,”
Statesman Journal (3 Aug. 2003).
16) Grant, Steve. “In the Footsteps of Emerson, the
People‟s Philosopher,” The Seattle Times (30 July
2003).
17) Grant, Steve. “Literature Lovers Converge on
Emerson‟s Birthplace,” Corning (NY) Leader (17 Aug.
2003).
18) Grant, Steve. “Philosopher Retains Essence,
Relevance 200 Years after Birth,” Columbus (OH)
Dispatch (17 Aug 2003).
19) Higgins, Richard. “Emersoniana,” Smithsonian
Magazine (May 2003).
20) Higgins, Richard. “The Great „Enobler,‟” Boston Globe
(23 May 2003).
21) Itale, Hillel. “A Way with Words,” Altoona Mirror
(27 May 2003).
22) Johnstone, Ian. “A Sage for All Ages,” Daily
Telegraph (23 May 2003).
23) Jurgensen, John. “200 Years After His Birth, Sage of
Concord is Being Rediscovered. Hartford Courant
(8 July 2003). [2:21]

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24) Kumin, Maxine. “On Being Asked During a National
Crisist to Write a Poem in Celebration of the
Bicentennial of Ralph Waldo Emerson,” The Nation
(27 September 2004).
25) McClay, Wilfred M. “Emerson and Us,” The Weekly
Stardard, Vol 8. Issue 48 (1 Sept. 2003).
26) McGroarty, Cynthia. “Honoring Emerson‟s
Timelessness,” The Inquirer (4 May 2003). 2 copies.
27) Moser, Barry. “Muir Owed a Debt to Emerson [Book
Review],” SFGate.com (25 May 2003).
28) O‟Connell, Maureen. “Celebrate Emerson‟s Birth,”
Concord Journal (22 May 2003). 2 copies.
29) Pearl, Mathew. The Dante Club. (Fragment).
30) Perkins, Elizabeth. “Emerson and Charles Harpur,”
Austrialian Literary Studies, Vol. 6 No. 1 (May 1973).
31) Perrin, Noel. “Here‟s Waldo,” WashingtonPost.com
(15 June 2003).
32) Roe, Jill. “Faith, Hope and History in the Year 2000,”
Australian Historical Association (Dec 2000).
33) Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Searcher,” The New Yorker
(3 Feb 2003).
34) Searle, Ryan. “Emerson‟s Ideals are the Past,” Boston
Globe (Letter to the Editor/ 1 June 2003).
35) Southwick, Albert B. “200 years Later, Emerson Still
has Much to Offer Us,” Sunday Telegram (25 May
2003).
36) Totten, Christine. “Catherine Delano, A Portrait,”
Rendezvous (Winter 2002).
37) Updike, John. “Two Hundred Years of Emerson,” The
New Yorker (4 Aug 2003).
38) “Celebrate Emerson at Old Manse,” Concord Journal
(22 May 2003).
39) “Almanac,” Sunday Times (Scranton, PA).
40) “Congratulations Class of 2003,” B.U.U.C. News (June
2003).

B. Various Bicentennial-related Festival Brochures.


1) R.W. Emerson House party. Concord, MA (25 May
2003). [2:22]
2) “Emerson and the Examined Life,” Faneuil Hall,
Boston (28 June 2003).
3) Sydney Writer‟s Festival (May 2003).

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4) “The Living Legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson,”
exhibit by Emerson Bicentennial Committee of the
Unitarian Universalist Association. With website
write-up.
5) “The 2003 Thoreau Community Lecture Series,”
Concord (MA) Museum (Jan-May, 2003).
6) “Cambridge Music Conference: Music and the
Word,” honoring the bicentenary of RWE in
Cambridge, UK (July 2003). Includes Sheet Music.
7) Draft of Walden Pond program for July 2003.
8) Items relating to the exhibit “Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Lectures in Baltimore,” at the Milton S. Eisenhower
Library in 2003. [2:23]

C. Various Media Celebrating the Bicentennial of Emerson‟s Birthday


1) Emerson Bicentennial Stamp paperwork. [2:24]
2) Audio cassette tape of “ART SCENE with
ERIKA FUNKE. Len Gougeon, PhD: Emerson
Bicentennial, Parts I, II, III.” [2:25]
3) CD-ROM of the “An Observance of the 200th
Anniversary of the Birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson”
lecture series at the First and Second Church in
Boston (7 March 2003) [2:26]
4) 2 RWE Bicentennial T-shirt Blue. [2:27]
5) RWE Bicentennial T-shirt Maroon. [2:28]
6) Bicentennial Workbook, “Why Teach Emerson?” by
Michael F. Crim. [2:29]
7) Publisher‟s Advertisement. “The Later Lectures of
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volumes 1 and 2,” Edited by
Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson.
8) Order form and brochure for the 2003
Commemorative Emerson Bust, by Steven H.
Maddock.

D. Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Bicentennial. [2:30]

E. Bicentennial-related items (photos, memorabilia, exhibit cards, etc.)


1) Bicentennial photos
2) Exhibit information cards
3) Large photo of Wes Mott and others wearing the tie-
died “RWE in 2003” shirts
4) Flyers for “A Bicentennial Forum” at Harvard
University. (2 copies)

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5) Notes and text for various bicentennial things
6) Large exhibit info cards

VI. Newspaper and Journal Clippings


A. Regarding Emerson [2:31a]
1) Albanese, Ellen. “A place with transcendent spirit
(Emerson‟s) and a sea view,” Boston Sunday Globe
(13 March 2005).
2) Black, George D. “A Correspondence Between John
Sterling and Ralph Waldo Emerson,” The Kingdom
(10 Feb 1898).
3) Bloom, Harold. “The Sage of Concord,” Guardian
Review, (24 May 2003).
4) Brooks, David. “U.S. politicians shoot straight, while
Europeans fire blanks,” Telegram and Gazette (18
February 2005). Accompanying cartoon contains
Emerson quote.
5) Cunningham, Pat. “Beauty Unspoiled,” The Rockford
Register Star (1 January 2006).
6) Diggs, Deborah. “Dancing with Emerson,” The New
Yorker (12 June 2006), pp. 96). (Copy)
7) Donahue, Hugh Carter. “They didn‟t even play
football,” The Boston Globe (2 February 2005).
8) Fish, Stanley. “Barack Obama‟s Prose Style,” New York
Times (22 January 2009).
9) Freeman, Jan. “Pause and effect: The quiet generosity
of the semicolon,” Boston Sunday Globe (14 September
2008).
10) Grant, Steve. “Emerson Revisited,” The Hartford
Courant (8 July 2003), p.D1.
11) Harter, Kevin. “Emerson‟s investment finally pays,”
Pioneer Press (26 December 2005).
12) Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit. G.K Hall & Co.
(Waterville, Maine), 2001. Photocopied excerpts.
13) Italie, Hillel. “Remembering „the Sage of Concord,‟
Ralph Waldo Emerson,” Sunday Telegram (18 May
2003), p.L4.
14) Keillor, Garrison. “September: Time to lighten up and
get a grip,” Cape Cod Times (23 September 2007), p.
F3.
15) Kennedy, Dan. “Bringing Emerson (and others) back
to life,” The Boston Phoenix (14 March 2003).

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16) King, Gary. “Poetic Justice?” The Leader (December 28,
2005).
17) Schussler, Heidi A. “Ode to Emerson,” Town and
Country (July 2001).
18) Scialabba, George. “America‟s Oracle,” Boston Globe
(1 June 2003).
19) Spectre, Peter H. The Mariner’s Book of Days, 2005.
(Copy)
20) Stevenson, Betty. “So much for Emerson,” Attleboro
Sun (1 August 2005)
21) Turner, Frederick. “Still Ahead of His Time,”
Smithsonian (May 2003).
22) Vinton, Nathaniel. “Bode Miller Ends the U.S. Curse,”
The New York Times (13 March 2005).
23) “Wit & Wisdom,” The Week (18 February 2005).
24) Zakaria, Fareed. “Obama Can Chart a Third Way for
the West,” Newsweek (17 November 2008).

B. Regarding Thoreau [2:31b]


1) Berlin, Michael J. “Retracing the Steps of Henry
David Thoreau,” Cape Cod Life (Oct. 1994).
2) Burns, Allan. “Birds in American Nature Writing:
From Thoreau to Terry Tempest Williams,” Birding
(December 2002).
3) Ciliberti, Dino. “Kinnelon Students Take a Trip to
„Walden,‟” Daily Record, Morris County, N.J. (17 Oct.
1994)
4) Collins, Jim. “Thoreau‟s Sacred Place,” Yankee
(July/August 2008).
5) Efstathiou, Jim. “Communing with Thoreau.”
6) “Featured Live-Event Lesson: Thoroughly Thoreau”
The Heart of Teaching, No. 37 (Feb 1995).
7) Emmons, Fran. “New trail honors anniversary of
Thoreau visit,” The Piscataquis Observer (11 July 2007).
8) Emmons, Fran. “Past, present anchored in Thoreau-
Wabanaki trail creation,” The Piscataquis Observer (25
July 2007).
9) Printout of the Thoreau-Wabanaki trail with
information about the book “Wildness Within,
Wildness Without” and events.
10) Nabors, Cecily. “On Walden Pond,” Washington Post
(23 Mar. 1997).

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11) Naturalists: Champions of the Land,” Sun Chronicle
(19 April 2008).
12) Silverman, Joan. “On the trail of Thoreau, nature and
beauty abound,” Maine Sunday Telegram (2 March
2008).
13) Sims, David. “Building to a Different Drummer,”
Smithsonian (April 2002).
14) Stevenson, Betty. “Far from Walden, Thoreau‟s
words still ring with wisdom,” Sun Chronicle (24 Jan.
2000).
15) Southwick, Albert B. “Thoreau‟s seduction of Mrs.
Emerson is a fantasy,” Sunday Telegram (10 July 2005).
(2 Copies)
16) “Teachers receive award for Thoreau lesson,”
Suburban Trends (Feb, 1995)
17) “Thoreau-ly Honored”
18) Tougias, Michael J. New England Wild Places, p. 73-85.
19) Updike, John. “A Sage for All Seasons,” The Guardian
(Review 26 Jun 2004).

C. Essays and academic articles relating to Emerson, Thoreau or some


other relevancy.
i. Regarding Emerson
1) “A Note on Inclusive Language.”
2) Cabot, James Elliot. A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Vol. 2, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
3) Johnstone, Ian M. “Emerson‟s Main Messages,” June
2003.
4) Lane, Anthony. “The Disappearing Poet,” The New
Yorker (4 July 2005). Photocopy.
5) Patascher, Steven. “There‟s Esoteric Treasure in those
Emerson Inspired Works.” (1995)
6) Traver, Tim. Sippewissett or Life on a Salt Marsh. (White
River jct., VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2006).
7) Trofimov, Alexander. “Emerson‟s Concept of
Fashion.”

ii. Regarding Thoreau


1) “Henry Thoreau,” Minute Biographies.
2) Yount, David. “What Jesus Learned in the Desert and
Thoreau Learned in the Woods,” Quaker Life
(March/April 2008).

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iii. Other
1) Santucci, James. “Book Notes,” Theosophical History,
Vol. 5, no. 6. (April 1995).
2) Seeing Things Whole: The key to the unity of knowledge
and a united world. (Arlington, Virginia: Unity of
Knowledge Foundation). Order pamphlet.
3) Tipton, James. “Settled Upon the Heart: The
Goodness of John Woolman,” Quaker Life
(March/April 2008). (2 copies)

D. Miscellaneous Archive Items


1) Book list of Unitarians, Universalists, and
Transcendentalists. [2:32]
2) “American Transcendentalists,” The Brooklyn
Philharmonic Orchestra (November 11-13, 21-22,
1994). (2 Copies)
3) Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Programs
4) Harvard University. “Ralph Waldo Emerson in the
Antipodes: An Australian Sesquicentenary.” Flyer.
5) “Henry Builds a Cabin.” Postcard.
6) Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
Membership Directory, 2003.
7) “Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson,
Hawthorne, and Poe” at The Rothermere American
Institute and St. Catherine‟s College. Schedule of
Events.”
8) New York Times Magazine (8 June 2003).
9) “Saving Thoreau Country” The Walden Woods
Project. Membership packet.
10) Doug Wilson in 1994 at Wes Mott‟s house in Oak
Bluffs, MA. Photo.‟
11) Ralph Waldo Emerson Greeting Card.
12) Ralph Waldo Emerson Cartoon.
13) Emerson Society brochure
14) The Correspondence of Emerson and Carlyle. Ed. Joseph
Slater. Columbia University Press, New York: 1964.
15) Lyttle, David. “Thanksgiving in the 1000 Islands of
the St. Lawrence River.”
16) Bride Media International CD-Rom drafts for
Transcendentalism CD-Rom. [2:33]
17) Emerson Society T-shirt Ordering Forms. [2:34]

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ii. Obituaries [2:35]
1) Doug Wilson
2) Roger Gregg / Helen Mower
3) True Boardman

VII. Historical Documents


A. Regarding Emerson and his Wisconsin land holdings
1) U.S. Government Tract Book, Lots 3, 4, 5 and SW NE
17, 37, 18
2) Bounty Land Warrant Assignment
3) U.S. Patent (Warranty Deed)
4) Abstract of Title
5) Warranty Deed Government Lot 5

B. Regarding the Emerson family genealogy and origins


1) The Emerson Family History

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Series II:
THE MERTON M. SEALTS, JR ARCHIVE

2 Manuscript boxes

Processor: Lee Davis (December 2005); revised and updated, Jeffrey S. Cramer
(January 2008)

Permission to Publish:
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be
directed to the Curator.

Copyright:
The Archives at the Thoreau Institute does not hold copyright on all materials in
the collection. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Curator
are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that
hold copyright.

Biography:1
Merton M. Sealts, Jr. (1915-2000) was the Henry A. Pochmann Professor of
English Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a highly
regarded scholar of American Literature, specifically on the works of Herman
Melville and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Born on December 8, 1915, in Lima, Ohio,
he was the son of Merton Miller (a wholesale grocer) and Daisy (Hathaway)
Sealts; married Ruth Louise Mackenzie, November 17, 1942.

Career:
University of Missouri, Columbia, instructor in English, 1941-42; Wellesley
College, Wellesley, MA, instructor in English, 1946-48; Lawrence University,
Appleton, WI, assistant professor, 1948-51, associate professor, 1951-58, professor
of English, 1958-65; University of Wisconsin, Madison, professor of English,
beginning 1965.

Award(s):

1
Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington
Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004

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Ford Foundation Fund for the Advancement of Education fellowship, 1953-54;
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, 1962-63; Edward and
Rosa Uhring Memorial Award for excellent teaching, 1965; American Council of
Learned Societies grant-in-aid, 1970; National Endowment for the Humanities
senior fellowship, 1975.

Written Works:
1. Melville as Lecturer, Harvard University Press, 1957.

2. (Editor with Harrison Hayford) Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor, University
of Chicago Press, 1962.

3. (Editor) The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson,


Belknap Press, Volume V, 1965, Volume X, 1973.

4. Melville's Reading: A Check-List of Books Owned and Borrowed, University of


Wisconsin Press, 1966, revised and enlarged, University of South Carolina
Press, (Columbia, SC), 1988.

5. (Contributor) Max F. Schulz, editor, Essays in American and English Literature


Presented to Bruce Robert McElderry, Jr., Ohio University Press, 1967.

6. (Editor with Alfred R. Ferguson) Emerson's "Nature": Origin, Growth,


Meaning, Dodd, 1969, 2nd edition, Southern Illinois University Press,
(Carbondale, IL), 1979.

7. (Contributor) Ray B. Browne and Donald Pizer, editors, Themes and Directions
in American Literature: Essays in Honor of Leon Howard, Purdue
University Studies, 1969.

8. Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: Chapters and Essays, University of Wisconsin


Press, (Madison, WI), 1982.

9. The Early Lives of Melville: Nineteenth-Century Biographical Sketches and Their


Authors, University of Wisconsin Press, 1974.

10. Emerson on the Scholar, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia, MO), 1992.

11. Beyond the Classroom: Essays on American Authors, University of Missouri


Press, (Columbia, MO), 1996.

12. Closing the Books: A Memoir of an Academic Career, Vantage Press, (New York,
NY), 1999.

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Scope and Content:
The Merton M. Sealts, Jr. Archive contains Sealts‟ personal collection of scholarly
publications, articles and news clippings devoted to the study of Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Transcendentalism. Also housed here are
issues of the Thoreau Society‟s Booklets and Bulletins. The dates of the archive
range from 1917 - 1999.

Organization:
The Archive is organized into the following series:

I. Research Tools for Ralph W. Emerson and Henry D. Thoreau Scholarship.


II. Thoreau Society Publications
A. Thoreau Society Booklets
B. Thoreau Society Bulletins
III. Various Scholarly Articles and Journals
A. Various Scholarly Articles
B. Entire Journals
IV. Book Reviews
V. Publisher‟s Advertisements
VI. Miscellaneous items

Box & Folder List


Coding: The first number indicates the Box number and the second number
following the colon indicates Folder number (i.e., 1:4 refers to Box 1, Folder 4).

The Merton M. Sealts, Jr. Archive:

I. Research Tools for Ralph W. Emerson and Henry D. Thoreau


Scholarship.

A. Research Tools Concerning Emerson:


i. Anonymous. “Analysis of Contents: The Journals and
Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson. “ [1:1]
ii. Anonymous. Print-out of the Grey-Preston Concordance of
Emerson‟s Writings. [1:2]
iii. Anonymous. Print-out of concordance on nature in
Emerson‟s writings. Part 1. [1:3]
iv. Anonymous. Print-out of concordance on nature in
Emerson‟s writings, Part 2. [1:4]

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v. Bryer, Jackson R. and Rees, Robert A. “A Checklist of
Emerson Criticism (1951-1961), with a Detailed Index.
Emerson Society Quarterly, No. 37 (IV Quarter 1964).
2 copies. [1:5-6]
vi. Misc. notes found with “A Checklist of Emerson
Criticism (1951-1961), with a Detailed Index.”
Bibliographical Supplement: Emerson. Fragment from Eight
American Authors, p. 424 - 428. [1:7]
vii. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Index-Concordance to the
1836 and 1849 text [Emerson, Nature].” [1:8]
viii. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Ralph Waldo Emerson‟s
Reading. Reprinted in Emerson Society Quarterly, No. 28
(1962). [1:9]
ix. Misc. items found within Ralph Waldo Emerson‟s
Reading. [1:10]
1) Legal sized envelope addressed to Merton Sealts.
2) “Emerson‟s Early Reading List, 1819-1824.”
Transcribed with an Introduction by Kenneth Walter
Cameron.
3) “The Emerson Industry in the 1980‟s: A Survey
of Trends and Achievements,” by Lawrence Buell.
ESQ, Volume 30 (2nd Quarter 1984).
x. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “Xerox prints Emerson,
Journal B (in part).” [1:11]
xi. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “JMN, V: Xerox prints
Journal C.” [1:12]
xii. Gilman, William H. “A Manual for the Editing of The
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo
Emerson.” Second Revised Edition (1967). [1:13]
xiii. Wahr, Frederick B. “Emerson and Goethe: Emerson and
the Germans.” Doctoral Thesis. [1:14]
xiv. Misc. notes found with “Emerson and Goethe: Emerson and
the Germans.” [1:15]
1) Note card with a Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotation to
Charles Godfrey Leland.
2) Leaf of paper, with citation for Joel Porte‟s,
“Emerson, Thoreau, and the Double
Consciousness.” NEQ, 41 (March 1968), p.40-50.
3) Publisher‟s advertisement for Peter Salm‟s, The
Poem as Plant.

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B. Research Tools Concerning Thoreau:
i. Anonymous. Note cards (3 x 5”, 24 cards total). Notes
relating to scholarly research on Thoreau‟s Walden. [1:16]
ii. Thoreau, Henry David. “The Writings of Henry D.
Thoreau.” Princeton University Press. Grant proposal
(1981-1984). [1:17]
iii. Biographical Supplement: Thoreau. Eight American Authors
(Fragment). [1:18]

II. Thoreau Society Publications


A. Publications: Thoreau Society Booklet, Thoreau Society Bulletin
i. Thoreau Society Booklets [2:1]
1) Booklet 18 (1962) “Centennial Exhibition,” Wayne
State University Libraries, A Wayne State University
Program for Centennial Exhibition.
2) Booklet 20 (1964) “Sophia Thoreau‟s Scrapbook.”
3) Booklet 22 (1968) “An Index to the First 100 Thoreau
Society Bulletins”
4) Booklet 23 (1968) “Theo Brown and Henry Thoreau”
5) Booklet 24 “Thoreau In the Spanish Language: A
Bibliography,” by Justo Garate.
6) Booklet 25 (1970) “Thoreau‟s Easterbrook Country,
Concord Massachusetts,” A Survey.
7) Booklet 26 (1971) “Thoreau Collectors‟ Guide to Book
Prices”
8) Booklet 27 (1973) “Thoreau‟s Rivers, Concord,
Massachusetts,” A Survey.
9) Booklet 28 (1976) “A Catalog of Thoreau‟s Surveys in
the Concord Free Public Library,” Edited by Marcia
Moss.
10) Booklet 29 (1978) “A Catalog of the Thoreau Society
Archives in the Concord Free Public Library,” Edited
by Walter Harding.
11) Booklet 30 (1980) “A Thoreau Iconography,” by
Thomas Blanding and Walter Harding.
12) Booklet 31 (1981) “The Fred Hosmer Copy of a
Dunshee Ambrotype of Thoreau.”

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ii. Thoreau Society Bulletin

1) Thoreau Society Bulletin, issues 80 - 109 (Summer 1962 -


Fall 1969) [2:2]
2) Thoreau Society Bulletin, issues 110 - 149 (Winter 1970 -
Fall 1979) [2:3]
3) Thoreau Society Bulletin, issues 150 - 189 (Winter 1980 -
Fall 1989) [2:4]
4) Thoreau Society Bulletin, issues 190 - 203 (Winter 1990 -
Spring 1993) [2:5]
5) A Membership Directory for the Thoreau Society
(January, 1960) [2:6]

III. Various Scholarly Articles and Journals arranged in alphabetical order by


the author’s last name
A. Scholarly Articles
i. A [2:7]
1) Adams, Raymond. “Thoreau At Harvard: Some
Unpublished Records,” The New England Quarterly,
Vol. XIII, No. 1 (1940).
2) Adkins, Nelson F. “Emerson and the Bardic
Tradition,” PMLA (Publications of the Modern
Language Association of America), Vol. LXIII, No. 2,
part 1 (June 1948).
3) Adkins, Nelson F. “Emerson‟s „Days‟ and Edward
Young,” Modern Language Notes (April 1948).

ii. B
1) Bode, Carl. “Thoreau the Actor.” Excerpt from
American Quarterly under Notes.
2) Boies, J.J. “Circular Imagery in Thoreau‟s Week.”
Excerpt from College English.
3) Bush Jr., Sargent. “The End and Means in Walden:
Thoreau‟s Use of the Catechism,” Emerson Society
Quarterly, V.31 (1st Quarter 1985).

iii. C [2:9]
1) Carpenter, Frederic I. “Points of Comparison
Between Emerson and WM. James,” The New England
Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 3 (1929).
2) Carpenter, Frederic I. “William James and Emerson,”
American Literature, Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 1939).

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3) Carpenter, Hazen C. “Emerson at West Point,”
Education (September 1950).
4) Carpenter, Hazen C. “Emerson, Eliot, and the
Elective System,” The New England Quarterly, Vol.
XXIV, No. 1 (March 1951).
5) Carpenter, Hazen C. “Emerson and Christopher
Pearse Cranch,” The New England Quarterly, Vol.
XXXVII, No. 1 (March 1964).
6) Channing, Tyrell. “Literary Independence,” The Key
Reporter, Vol. XXVI, No. 3 (Spring 1961).

iv. D [2:10]
1) Duban, James. “Conscience and Consciousness: The
Liberal Christian Context of Thoreau‟s Political
Ethics,” The New England Quarterly, Vol. LX No. 2
(June 1987).
2) Duban, James. “Notes: Thoreau, Garrison, and
Dymond: Unbending Firmness of the Mind,”
American Literature: A Journal of Literary History,
Criticism, and Bibliography.

v. E [2:11]
1) Edrich, Mary Worden. “The Rhetoric of Apostasy,”
The Texas Studies In Literature and Language, A Journal
of the Humanities, Vol. VIII, No. 4 (Winter 1967).

vi. F [2:12]
1) Falk, Robert. “Emerson and Shakespeare,” PMLA, V.
LVI No. 2 (June, 1941).
2) Faust, C. H. “The Background of the Unitarian
Opposition to Transcendentalism,” Modern Philology,
Vol. 35, No. 3 (Februay 1938).
3) Flanagan, John T. “Emerson as a Critic of Fiction,”
Philological Quarterly, Vol. XV, No. 1 (January 1936).
4) Foerster, Norman. “The Intellectual Heritage of
Thoreau,” The Texas Review, V. II, No. 3 (Jan 1917).
[2:13]

vii. G [2:14]
1) Gohdes, Clarence. “A Gossip on Emerson‟s
Treatment of Beauty,” The Open Court, Vol. 45, No.
900 (May 1931).

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2) Gohdes, Clarence. “Some Remarks on Emerson‟s
Divinity School Address,” American Literature, Vol. 1,
No. 1 (March, 1929).

viii. H [2:15]
1) Hotson, Clarence. “Christian Critics and Mr.
Emerson,” New England Quarterly, Vol. 11 (March
1938).
2) Howarth, William, L. “Henry Thoreau‟s Journal,”
Princeton Alumni Weekly (8 Sep 1980)
3) Howarth, William, and Grehan, Farrell. “Thoreau, a
Different Man,” (p. 349). National Geographic, Volume
159, No. 3 (March 1981).
4) Hyman, Stanley Edgar. “Henry Thoreau in Our
Time,” Atlantic Monthly, Vol 178 (Nov 1946).

ix. J [2:16]
1) Jorgenson, Chester Eugene. “Emerson‟s Paradise
Under the Shadow of Swords,” Philological Quarterly,
Vol. XI, No. 3 (July 1932).
(a) Personal letter from Jorgenson to Mr.
Pochmann.

x. L [2:17]
1) Ladu, Aurthur I. “Emerson: Whig or Democrat,” The
New England Quarterly, V. XIII, No. 3 (Sept. 1940).
2) Lane Jr., Lauriate. “Thoreau at Work: Four Versions
of „A Walk to Wachusett‟,” Bulletin of the New York
Public Library, No. 69 (January 1965).
3) Leary, Lewis. “Thoreau,” Eight American Authors.
4) Lockwood, Francis Cummins. “Emerson as a
Philospher, A Thesis,” Presented to the Northwestern
University, 1896.
5) Lorsch, Fred. “Thoreau and the Organic Principle in
Poetry,” PMLA, Vol. LIII, No. 1 (March 1938).

xi. M [2:18]
1) Marckwardt, Albert H. “The American Scholar: Two
Views,” Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts
and Letters, Vol. XVIII (1932/ published 1933).
2) Martin, John S. “The „Mirage‟ of the Sublime in
Walden,” Thoreau Journal Quarterly, Vol. VIII No. 1
(January 1976).

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3) McDowell, Tremaine. “A Freshman Poem by
Emerson,” PMLA, Vol. 45, No. 1 (March 1930).
4) Miller, Perry. “The Romantic Dilemma in American
Nationalism and the Concept of Nature,” Harvard
Theological Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 4 (October 1955).
5) Mott, Frank Luther. “The Christian Disciple and the
Christian Examiner,” The New England Quarterly, Vol.
1, No. 3 (April 1928).

xii. M, continued [2:19]


1) Myerson, Joel. “More Apropos of John Thoreau,”
American Literature, Vol. 45, No. 1 (March, 1973).
2) Myerson, Joel. “Ralph Waldo Emerson,” Prospects for
the Study of American Literature: A Guide for Scholars
and Students, Edited by Richard Kopley. New York:
New York University Press, 1997.

xiii. N [2:20]
1) Neufeldt, Leonard. “Pretextus as Text: Editor-Critic
Responses to Thoreau‟s Journal,” Arizona Quarterly,
Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter 1990).

xiv. P [2:21]
1) Peckham, Morse. “Toward a Theory of
Romanticism,” PMLA, Vol. 66 (March 1951).
2) Pochmann, Henry A. “Emerson Canon,” University of
Toronto Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 4 (July 1943).
3) Pops, Martin L. “An Analysis of Thoreau‟s Cape Cod,”
Bulletin of the New York Public Library (Sept 1963).

xv. R [2:22]
1) Richardson, Lyon. “What Rutherford B. Hays Liked
In Emerson,” American Literature, Vol. 17, No. 1
(March 1945).
2) Robinson, David M. “‟Unchronicled Nations‟:
Agrarian Purpose and Thoreau‟s Ecological
Knowing,” Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 48, No.
3 (Dec 1993).
3) Ross Jr, Donald. “Verbal Wit and Walden,” American
Transcendental Quarterly Vol. 11, no. 3 (Summer 1971).

xvi. S [2:23]

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1) Schulz, Deiter. “Emerson‟s Visionary Moments: The
Disintegration of the Sublime,” American Studies/
Amerika Studien, Vo. 28, No. 1 (1983).

xvii. Scudder [2:24]


1) Scudder III, Townsend. “A Chronological List of
Emerson‟s Lectures on his British Lecture Tour of
1847-1848,” PMLA, Vol. 51, No. 1 (March 1936).
2) Scudder III, Townsend “Emerson in London and the
London Lectures,” American Literature, Vol. 8, No. 1
(March 1936).
3) Scudder III, Townsend. “Emerson‟s British Lecture
Tour, 1847-1848, PART 1,” American Literature, Vol. 7,
No. 1 (March 1935).
4) Scudder III, Townsend. “Emerson‟s British Lecture
Tour, 1847-1848, PART II,” American Literature, Vol. 7,
No. 2 (May 1935).
xviii. Sealts [2:25]
1) Sealts, Merton M. “Emerson on the Scholar, 1833-
1837,” PMLA, Volume 85, No. 2, (March 1970). 2
copies, both incomplete.
2) Sealts, Merton M. “Melville and Emerson‟s Rainbow,”
Emerson Society Quarterly (2nd Quarter 1980). 4
copies.

xix. S, continued [2:26]


1) Smart, George K. “A Note on „Emerson and
Communism‟,” New England Quarterly, Vol. X, No. 4
(1937). Incomplete.
2) Smith, Herbert. “Thoreau among the Classical
Economists,” Emerson Society Quarterly, Volume 23,
2nd Quarter (1977).
3) Southworth, James G. “Thoreau, Moralist of the
Picturesque,” Comment and Criticism, (Cited from
PMLA, XLVII, No. 3 [Sept., 1932] 864-889).
4) Spence, Robert. “D.A. Wasson, Forgotten
Transcendentalist,” American Literature, Vol. 27, No. 1
(March 1955).

xx. Stein [2:27]


1) Stein, William Besshe. “Walden: The Wisdom of the
Centaur,” Journal of English Literary History, Vol. 25,
No. 3 (September 1958).

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2) Stein, William Besshe. “Thoreau‟s Walden and the
Bhagavad Gita,” The Contemporary Far East, Topic: 6: a
Journal of the Liberal Arts, Fall 1963.
3) Stein, William Bysshe. “Thoreau‟s First Book: a Spoor
of Yoga: The Orient in a Week on the Concord and
Merrick Rivers,” Emerson Society Quarterly, No. 41
(1965).

xxi. Stewart [2:28]


1) Stewert, Randall. “Concord Group,” The Sewanee
Review, vol. 44 (October 1936).
2) Stewart, Randall. “The Growth of Thoreau‟s
Reputation,” College English, Vol. 7, No. 4 (January
1946).

xxii. Strauch [2:29]


1) Strauch, Carl F. “The Daemonic and Experimental in
Emerson,” The Personalist, Vol. XXXIII (January 1952).
2) Strauch, Carl F. “The Date of Emerson‟s Terminus,”
PMLA, Vol. LXV, No. 4 (June 1950).
3) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson as a Creator of Vignettes,”
Modern Language Notes, Vol. 70, No. 4 (April 1955).
4) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson Rejects Reed and Hails
Thoreau,” Harvard Library ulletin, Vol. 16, No. 3 (July
1968).
xxiii. Strauch, continued [2:30]
1) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson‟s „New England
Capitalist‟,” Harvard Library Bulletin, Volume X,
Number 2 (Spring 1956).
2) Strauch, Carl F. “The Importance of Emerson‟s
Skeptical Mood,” Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol. XI, No.
1 (Winter 1957).
3) Strauch, Carl F. Reprint of “The MS Relationship of
Emerson‟s „Days‟,” Philological Quarterly, Volume
XXIX, No. 2 (April 1950).
4) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson and the Doctrine of
Sympathy,” Studies in Romanticism, (Spring 1967).

xxiv. Strauch, continued [2:31]


1) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson‟s PHI BETA KAPPA
Poem,” New England Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No. 1
(March 1950).

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2) Strauch, Carl F. “The Sources of Emerson‟s „Song of
Nature‟,” Harvard Library Bulletin, Volume IX, No.3
(Autumn 1955).
3) Strauch, Carl F. “Emerson‟s „Unwilling Senator‟ the
Background and Meaning of the „Ode inscribed to W.
H. Channing‟,” Emerson Society Quarterly (1966).
4) Strauch, Carl F. Reprint of “The Year of Emerson‟s
Poetic Maturity: 1834,” Philological Quarterly, Volume
XXXIV, No. 4 (October 1955).

xxv. T [2:32]
1) Terry, Helen. “Emerson Overshot Milwaukee!”
Milwaukee Journal (1 January 1954).
(a) Attached is a letter, from “Ralph” to “Henry,”
dated January 8, 1958.
2) Tilton, Eleanor M. “Emerson‟s Lecture Schedule: 1837
- 1838 Revised.” Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol. XXI,
No. 4.
3) Thorp, Willard. “Emerson on Tour,” The Quarterly
Journal of Speech, Vol. XVI (Feb 1930).

xxvi. U [2:33]
1) Utley, Francis. “Thoreau and Columella: A Study in
Ready Habits,” New England Quarterly, XI (March,
1938).
2) Utley, Francis. “Thoreau and Columella: A Study in
Reading Habits,” New England Quarterly, Vol. XI, No.
1 (March 1938).

xxvii. W [2:34]
1) Walcutt, Charles C. “Thoreau in the Twentieth
Century,” The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. XXIX No.
2 (April 1940).
2) Warfel, Harry. “Margaret Full and Ralph Waldo
Emerson,” PMLA, Vol. 50, No. 2 (June 1935).
3) Warren, Edward A. “The Teachings of Emerson: A
Critique from the Standpoints of Christianity and
Humanism,” The New Church Review (July 1922).
4) Whitford, Philip and Kathryn. “Thoreau: Pioneer
Ecologist and Conservationist,” The Scientific Monthly,
Vol. LXXIII, No. 5 (Nov, 1951).

xxviii. Witherell [2:35]

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1) Witherell, Elizabeth. “An Editor‟s Nightmare: „It is no
Dream of Mine‟ in the Princeton Edition of Thoreau‟s
Poetry,” The Concord Saunterer, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall
1977).

B. Entire Journals
1) Concord Saunterer. Volume 1, No. 1, Fall 1993. [2:36]
2) National Geographic. Volume 162, No. 1 (July 1982)
3) A Thoreau Gazetteer. By Robert F. Stowell. [2:37]

IV. Book Reviews [2:38]


1) Derleth, August. “Books of the Times,” The Capital
Times (18 Nov. 1965). Review of Walter Harding‟s
The Days of Henry Thoreau.
(a) Correspondence. 1965 (Nov. 19). Merton
Sealts writes to Walter Harding, congratulating
him on the positive book review (Days of
Henry Thoreau).
2) Kern, Alexander C. Book Reviews, AL (?) Nov. 1974).
Reviews Charles Anderson‟s Thoreau‟s Vision: The
Major Essays.
3) Mott, Wesley T. “A „Daily Life Rich Enough to be
Journalized‟: Thoreau‟s Journal Volume 4,”
Documentary Editing (June 1994). Review of Henry D.
Thoreau‟s Journal Volume 4: 1851-1852). Eds.
Leonard N. Neufeldt and Nancy Craig Simmons.
4) Nichols, John. “Books of the Times: Picks of the
Week,” Madison Capital Times (22 July 1994). Reviews
Thoreau‟s Walden. Original and copy.
5) Pochmann, Henry A. Untitled Book Review.
Reviews Perry Miller‟s Consciousness in Concord:
The Text of Thoreau‟s Hitherto “Lost Journal” (1840-
1841) Together with Notes and a Commentary.
6) Sealts, Merton M. “Book Reviews,” Journal of England
and Germanic Philology, Vol. 82, No. 4, October 1983
issue 579-581. Book Review of Leonard Neufeldt„s,
“The House of Emerson.”
7) Strauch, Carl F. “Book Reviews,” Comparative
Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3 (1965). Review of The
Correspondence of Emerson and Carlyle. Edited by
Samuel Slater.
8) Tuttleton, James. “The Discord at Concord,” The New
York Times (4 April 1996).

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9) Reviews Carlos Baker‟s “Emerson Among the
Eccentrics: A Group Portrait.” 2 copies.

V. Clippings [2:39]
1) Anonymous. “Scottish „Thoreau‟ To Speak Here,”
(1961).
2) Mitchell, John Hanson. “Digging Thoreau,” Boston
Magazine (Dec 1981).
3) Nichols, John. “Thoreau Collection Recalls Rebel
Spirit in America,” Captial Times, (2 July 1999).
4) Nordell, Roderick. “Notes on Winter Words at
Walden,” Christian Science Monitor (19 January 1963).
2 copies.

VI. Publisher’s Advertisements [2:40]


1) Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Emerson, Thoreau and
Concord in Early Newspapers. and The
Transcendentalists and Minerva.
(a) Correspondence. Clifford K. Shipton to Dr.
Kenneth Walter Cameron.
2) Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Companion to Thoreau‟s
Correspondence. Transcendental Books With
foreword.
3) Child, Christopher. Clear Sky, Pure Light:
Encounters with Henry David Thoreau.
4) Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Walden. Illustrated with
photographs from the Gleason Collection.
5) Haskell House, Series 68: Thoreau Series. Haskell
House Publishers, LTD.
6) Lebeaux, Richard. Young Man Thoreau. University
of Massachusetts Press.
7) Stowell, Robert F. A Thoreau Gazetteer. Edited by
William L. Howarth. Princeton University Press 1970.
8) Thoreau, Henry David. Anti-Slavery and Referm
Papers. Edited with an Introduction by Walter
Harding.
9) Thoreau, Henry David. “In Wilderness is the
Preservation of the World,” selections and
photographs by Eliot Porter.
10) Thoreau, Henry David. Throeau‟s Guide to Cape Cod.
Edited by Adams, Alexander B.

VII. Miscellaneous Items

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i. “Boston Almanac for the Year 1843,” by S.N. Dickinson and
a “Guide at a Glance” map and “high spots” guide. [2:41]
ii. Correspondence. Letter from Wes Mott to Merton Sealts
(13 Dec. 1993). [2:42]
(a) Thoreau Society Annual Meeting reservation
for lunch/buffet supper.
(b) Advertisement for joint program between the
Center for American Studies at Concord and
the Alcott House.
iii. Correspondence. Merton Sealts to Professor George
Hendrick (19 Oct. 1970). [2:43]
iv. Johnson, Linck C. Research Papers. [2:44]
1) Introduction [to a Complex Weave]
2) “‟Native to New England: Thoreau, „Herald of
Freedom,‟ and A Week.”
3) “Contexts of Bravery: Thoreau‟s Revisions of „The
Service‟ for A Week.”
v. College handouts on Walden, Thoreau. [2:45]
vi. Notes. [2:46]
vii. “Thoreau in these Times,” by Dana McLean Greeley. A
tribute given to Thoreau at the First Parish in Concord (15
July 1973). [2:47]
viii. Print of hand drawn map, “Concord/ Walden.” [2:48a]
ix. Henry David Thoreau wanted poster. [2:48b]
x. Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond merchandise catalog,
Summer 1997. [2:49]
xi. 5 reproductions of a one dollar bill issued by the Glen‟s Falls
Bank in 1851. [2:50]
xii. 2 copies of the “Circle of the Seasons” calendar, with select
quotations from H.D. Thoreau. [2:51]
xiii. Fragment of a list of books for sale concerning Thoreau
criticism. [2:52]
xiv. Cartoon. “The Small Society,” by Brinkman. [2:53]
xv. Miscellaneous fragment of an article clipping concerning
Emerson. [2:54]
(a) 5 cent Thoreau stamp attached

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Books in the Emerson Society Collection

o Allen, Gay Wilson. Waldo Emerson: a biography


o American transcendentalism: an anthology of criticism / edited by Brian M.
Barbour
o Authoritarianism and corporatism in Latin America / James M. Malloy, editor
o Barton, William B. A calendar to the complete edition of the sermons of Ralph
Waldo Emerson
o Bickman, Martin. Walden: volatile truths
o Channing, William Ellery. Unitarian Christianity and other essays / William
edited, with an introduction, by Irving H. Bartlett
o Cheyfitz, Eric. The trans-parent: sexual politics in the language of Emerson
o Classic Concord : as portrayed by Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the
Alcotts / edited, with biographical sketches, by Caroline Ticknor;
illustrated with drawings by May Alcott
o Conway, Moncure Daniel. Emerson at home and abroad
o Cooke, George Willis. A bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson
o Emerson, Edward Waldo. Essays, addresses and poems of Edward Waldo
Emerson
o Emerson, Ralph Waldo:

o The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson / introductions and


notes by Robert E. Spiller ; text established by Alfred R. Ferguson
o The complete sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Albert
J. von Frank; introduction by David M. Robinson
o The complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson in six volumes
o The conduct of life: and the natural history of intellect and other
papers / by Ralph Waldo Emerson
o The correspondence of Emerson and Carlyle / edited by Joseph
Slater
o Dante‟s Vita nuova / translated by Ralph Waldo Emerson; edited
by J. Chesley Mathews
o Early lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Stephen E.
Whicher and Robert E. Spiller
o Emerson-Clough letters, edited by Howard F. Lowry and Ralph
Leslie Rusk
o Emerson in his journals / selected and edited by Joel Porte
o Emerson‟s antislavery writings / Ralph Waldo Emerson; edited by
Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson
o Emerson‟s Nature: origin, growth, meaning / edited by Merton M.
Sealts, Jr. and Alfred R. Ferguson

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o English traits; and, Lectures and biographical sketches / by Ralph
Waldo Emerson
o English traits / by Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Howard
Mumford Jones
o Essays: first and second series / by Ralph Waldo Emerson
o Journals and miscellaneous notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson /
edited by William H. Gilman [and others]
o Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: with annotations / edited by
Edward Waldo Emerson and Waldo Emerson Forbes
o Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853 / edited
by Charles Eliot Norton
o The letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Ralph L. Rusk
o Nature (1836) / by Ralph Waldo Emerson; edited with an
introduction, index-concordance and bibliographical appendices by
Kenneth Walter Cameron
o Nature, addresses, and lectures : and letters and social aims / by
Ralph Waldo Emerson
o The poetry notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Ralph
H. Orth ... [et al.] Representative men and miscellanies / by Ralph
Waldo Emerson
o Society and solitude and Poems / by Ralph Waldo Emerson
o The topical notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Susan
Sutton Smith
o Uncollected writings: essays, addresses, poems, reviews, and letters
/ by Ralph Waldo Emerson
o Young Emerson speaks: unpublished discourses on many subjects
/ edited by Arthur Cushman McGiffert, Jr.
o Emerson, William. Diaries and letters of William Emerson, 1743-1776 :
minister of the church in Concord, chaplain in the Revolutionary Army /
arranged by Amelia Forbes Emerson
o Emerson: a collection of critical essays / edited by Milton R. Konvitz and
Stephen E. Whicher
o Essays in American and English literature presented to Bruce Robert McElderry,
Jr. / edited by Max F. Schulz, with William D. Templeman and Charles R.
Metzger
o Frothingham, Octavius Brooks. Transcendentalism in New England : a history
/ introduction by Sydney E. Ahlstrom.
o Fuller, Margaret:
o Margaret Fuller: American romantic: a selection from her writings and
correspondence / Edited by Perry Miller
o “These sad but glorious days”: dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850
/ Margaret Fuller ; edited by Larry J. Reynolds and Susan Belasco
Smith

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o Gittleman, Edwin. Jones Very: the effective years, 1833-1840
o Gonnaud, Maurice. An uneasy solitude : individual and society in the work of
Ralph Waldo Emerson / translated by Lawrence Rosenwald
o Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s hero: Emerson, antislavery, and reform
o Harding, Walter:
o Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and Civil disobedience: a study guide /
by Walter Harding
o The new Thoreau handbook / Walter Harding, Michael Meyer
o A Thoreau handbook / Walter Harding
o Henry David Thoreau: studies and commentaries / edited by Walter Harding,
George Brenner, and Paul A. Doyle
o Hudnut, Robert K. The aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson: the materials and
methods of his poetry
o Hutchinson, William R. The transcendentalist ministers: church reform in the
New England Renaissance
o Ives, Charles. Essays before a sonata and other writings
o Lebeaux, Richard. Young man Thoreau
o Marsh, James. Coleridge’s American disciples: the selected correspondence of
James Marsh / Edited by John J. Duffy
o Poirier, Richard. A world elsewhere: the place of style in American literature
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: a collection of critical essays / edited by Lawrence
Buell
o Robinson, David. The Unitarians and the Universalists
o The recognition of Henry David Thoreau: selected criticism since 1848 / edited
by Wendell Glick
o The recognition of Ralph Waldo Emerson : selected criticism since 1837 / edited
by Milton R. Konvitz
o Riley, Woodbridge. American thought from Puritanism to pragmatism and
beyond
o Robert Owen’s American legacy: proceedings of the Robert Owen Bicentennial
Conference / edited by Donald E. Pitzer
o Rose, Anne C. Transcendentalism as a social movement, 1830-1850
o Rusk, Ralph L. The life of Ralph Waldo Emerson
o Russell, Philips. Emerson: the wisest American
o Schulman, J. Frank. Emerson and the ministry
o Selected writings of the American transcendentalists / edited with an
introduction by George Hochfield
o Thoreau, Henry David:
o The heart of Thoreau’s journals / edited by Odell Shepard
o Journal / Henry D. Thoreau; John C. Broderick, general editor ;
edited by Elizabeth Hall Witherell ... [et al.].
o Thoreau on writing / [compiled by] Eva M. Burkett and Joyce S.
Steward.

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o The Variorum Walden / annotated and with an introduction by
Walter Harding
o Walden, and Civil disobedience: authoritative texts, background, reviews,
and essays in criticism / edited by Owen Thomas
o The Thoreau centennial: papers marking the observance in New York City of the
one hundredth anniversary of the death of Henry David Thoreau / edited by
Walter Harding.
o Transcendentalism and its legacy /edited by Myron Simon and Thornton H.
Parsons
o The transcendentalist revolt against materialism / edited with an introduction
by George F. Whicher
o The Transcendentalists: a review of research and criticism / edited by Joel
Myerson
o The transcendentalists: an anthology / [edited by] Perry Miller
o The Western Thoreau centenary: selected papers / edited by J. Golden Taylor

o Emerson‟s impact on the British Isles and Canada / by William J. Sowder


o George Ripley : transcendentalist and utopian socialist / by Charles
Crowe
o The Ipswich Emersons, A.D. 1636-1900 : a genealogy of the descendants of
Thomas Emerson of Ipswich, Mass. with some account of his English
ancestry / by Benjamin Kendall Emerson ; assisted by Geo. A. Gordon
o Margaret Fuller : an exhibition from the collection of Joel Myerson, held at
the McKissick Library of the University of South Carolina, 1-30 November
1973
o Mary Moody Emerson / by George Tolman
o The Peabody sisters of Salem / by Louise Hall Thorp
o Pedlar's progress : the life of Bronson Alcott / by Odell Shepard
o The power and form of Emerson‟s thought / Jeffrey L. Duncan
o Ralph Waldo Emerson / by George Edward Woodberry
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: a descriptive bibliography / Joel Myerson
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: a profile / edited by Carl Bode
o Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Dial: a study in literary criticism / by
Doris Morton
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: his life, writings, and philosophy / by George
Willis Cooke
o Sylvester Judd's New England / Richard D. Hathaway

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o Transcendentalism and the Western messenger : a history of the magazine
and its contributors, 1835-1841 / Robert D. Habich
o Unitarian Christianity and other essays / William Ellery Channing;
edited, with an introduction, by Irving H. Bartlett
o A western journey with Mr. Emerson / by James Bradley Thayer

*****

o Boston: a guide book / by Edwin M. Bacon


o Brook Farm: its members, scholars and visitors / by Lindsay Swift;
introduction by Joseph Schiffman
o Carlyle and Emerson, their long debate / Kenneth Marc Harris
o City of the west: Emerson, American, and urban metaphor / by Michael
H. Cowan
o Coleridge‟s American disciples: the selected correspondence of James
Marsh / Edited by John J. Duffy
o The concept of nature in nineteenth-century English poetry / by Joseph
Warren Beach
o Concord: climate for freedom / by Ruth R. Wheeler
o Confrontations: studies in the intellectual and literary relations between
Germany, England, and the United States during the nineteenth century /
by René Wellek
o The controversy over evolution in New England 1859-1873 / Bert James
Loewenberg
o Critical essays on American transcendentalism / [compiled by] Philip F.
Gura and Joel Myerson
o Critical studies in Arnold, Emerson, and Newman / by John Hicks, Ernest
E. Sandeen, Alvan S. Ryan, with an introduction by Joseph E. Baker
o A discourse on the latest form of infidelity : delivered at the request of the
“Association of the Alumni of the Cambridge Theological School,” on the
19th of July, 1839, with notes / by Andrews Norton
o Emerson: a statement of New England transcendentalism as expressed in
the philosophy of its chief exponent / by Henry David Gray
o Emerson among the eccentrics: a group portrait / by Carlos Baker;
introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow
o Emerson and skepticism: the cipher of the world / John Michael
o Emerson and the conduct of life: pragmatism and ethical purpose in the
later work / David M. Robinson
o Emerson and the Orphic poet in America / R. A. Yoder

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o Emerson as mythmaker / J. Russell Reaver
o Emerson as poet / Hyatt H. Waggoner
o Emerson centenary essays / edited by Joel Myerson
o An Emerson chronology / Albert J. von Frank
o Emerson handbook / by Frederic Ives Carpenter
o Emerson in Concord: a memoir; written for the “Social Circle” in Concord,
Massachusetts / by Edward Waldo Emerson
o Emerson on race and history: an examination of English traits / by Philip
L. Nicoloff
o Emerson on the scholar / Merton M. Sealts, Jr.
o Emerson on the soul / Jonathan Bishop
o Emerson: prophecy, metamorphosis, and influence: selected papers from
the English Institute / edited with a foreword by David Levin
o Emerson, prospect and retrospect / edited by Joel Porte
o Emersonian circles: essays in honor of Joel Myerson / edited by Wesley T.
Mott & Robert E. Burkholder
o Emerson‟s angle of vision; man and nature in American experience /
Sherman Paul
o Emerson‟s demanding optimism / Gertrude Reif Hughes
o Emerson‟s emergence: self and society in the transformation of New
England, 1800-1845 / Mary Kupiec Cayton
o Emerson‟s epistemology : the argument of the essays / David Van Leer
o Emerson‟s fall : a new interpretation of the major essays / B.L. Packer
o Emerson‟s first marriage / Henry F. Pommer
o Emerson‟s impact on the British Isles and Canada / by William J. Sowder
o Emerson‟s library / Walter Harding
o Emerson‟s literary criticism / edited by Eric W. Carlson
o Emerson‟s modernity and the example of Goethe / Gustaaf Van
Cromphout
o Emerson‟s Montaigne / by Charles Lowell Young
o Emerson‟s Plutarch / Edmund G. Berry
o Emerson's romantic style / by Julie Ellison
o Emerson‟s translation of Dante‟s Vita nuova / by J. Chesley Mathews
o Four makers of the American mind : Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and
Melville : a bicentennial tribute: new essays / by Robert E. Spiller ... [et
al.]; edited and with a pref. by Thomas Edward Crawley
o Freedom and fate: an inner life of Ralph Waldo Emerson / Stephen E.
Whicher ; introduction to the 2d ed. by Maurice J. Gonnaud
o The genius and character of Emerson: lectures at the Concord School of
Philosophy / edited by F. B. Sanborn
o German culture in America: philosophical and literary influences, 1600-
1900 / Henry A. Pochmann; with the assistance of Arthur R. Schultz and
others

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o The great chain of being: a study of the history of an idea / Arthur O.
Lovejoy
o A Henry David Thoreau bibliography, 1908-1937 / by William White
o Henry Whitney Bellows / Walter Donald Kring
o A history of the Dial (1840-1844) / by Joel Arthur Myerson
o The house of Emerson / Leonard Neufeldt
o The influence of Emerson / by Edwin D. Mead
o The intercourse between the soul and the body: which is supposed to take
place either by physical influx, or by spiritual influx or by pre-established
harmony / by Emanuel Swedenborg
o The letters of Ellen Tucker Emerson / edited by Edith E.W. Gregg;
foreword by Gay Wilson Allen
o Liberals among the orthodox: Unitarian beginnings in New York City,
1819-1839 / Walter Donald Kring
o The liberating gods: Emerson on poets and poetry / by John Q. Anderson
o The life of Emerson / by Van Wyck Brooks
o The life of Lidian Jackson Emerson / by Ellen Tucker Emerson; edited by
Delores Bird Carpenter
o Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson / by Richard Garnett
o Literary transcendentalism: style and vision in the American Renaissance
o The making of Walden: with the text of the first version / by J. Lyndon
Shanley
o Margaret Fuller: essays on American life and letters / Joel Myerson, editor
o A memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson / by James Elliot Cabot
o The Merrill checklist of Ralph Waldo Emerson / compiled by Alfred R.
Ferguson
o Neighbor Thoreau‟s critical humor / J. Golden Taylor
o New England transcendentalism and St. Louis Hegelianism : phases in the
history of American idealism / by Henry A. Pochmann
o On Emerson / edited by Edwin H. Cady and Louis J. Budd
o One first love: the letters of Ellen Louisa Tucker to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Edited by Edith W. Gregg
o The Orient in American transcendentalism: a study of Emerson, Thoreau,
and Alcott / by Arthur Christy
o The power and form of Emerson‟s thought / Jeffrey L. Duncan
o Ralph Waldo Emerson / by O.W. Firkins
o Ralph Waldo Emerson / by Oliver Wendell Holmes
o Ralph Waldo Emerson / by George Edward Woodberry
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: a descriptive bibliography / Joel Myerson
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: a profile / edited by Carl Bode
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: an interpretive essay / by Lewis Leary
o Ralph Waldo Emerson: days of encounter / John McAleer
o The reason, the understanding, and time / Arthur O. Lovejoy

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o Representative man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in his time / Joel Porte
o Safely onward / Walter Donald Kring
o Selected writings / William Ellery Channing; edited by David Robinson
o Self-education, or, The means and art of moral progress / translated
[Elizabeth Palmer Peabody] from the French of M. le baron Degerando
o Sheltering tree: a story of the friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and
Amos Bronson Alcott / by Hubert H. Hoeltje
o Sketches from Concord and Appledore: Concord thirty years ago :
Nathaniel Hawthorne; Louisa M. Alcott; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Matthew
Arnold; David A. Wasson; Wendell Phillips; Appledore and its visitors;
John Greenleaf Whittier / by Frank Preston Stearns.
o The slender human word: Emerson‟s artistry in prose / William J. Scheick
o Spires of form : a study of Emerson‟s aesthetic theory / by Vivian C.
Hopkins
o The strains of eloquence: Emerson and his sermons / Wesley T. Mott
o Studies in human time / by Georges Poulet ; translated by Elliott Coleman
o Studies in New England transcendentalism / by Harold Clarke Goddard
o Thoreau discovers Emerson: a college reading record / by Kenneth Walter
Cameron.
o Thoreau, man of Concord / edited by Walter Harding.
o Three children of the universe: Emerson‟s view of Shakespeare, Bacon,
and Milton / by William M. Wynkoop

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Series III:
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF RALPH WADLO EMERSON ARCHIVE

I. “Society and Solitude.” The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Ed. Ronald A. Bosco and Douglas Emory Wilson. Vol. VII. Cambridge
and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.

A. Notes on the collection, from Ronald A. Bosco

B. Early editing, revisions and collation of essays. Drafts of annexes.

i. “Art”
1) Collation notes for The Dial text and from the Society
and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 text
2) “Thoughts on Art,” The Dial January 1841:367-378.
Photocopy.
3) “Art,” Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, &
Co., 1870 photocopy with corrections.
4) “Art” photocopy with corrections. Source unknown.
Incomplete.

ii. “Books”
1) Collation notes for The Atlantic Monthly text and the
Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.,
1870 text.
2) “Books,” The Atlantic Monthly January 1858: 343-353.
Photocopy.
3) “Books,” Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood,
& Co., 1870 photocopy with corrections.

iii. “Civilization”
1) Collation notes for the manuscript and The Atlantic
Monthly text.

iv. “Clubs”
1) Collation notes for the manuscript and the Society and
Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 text.
2) Notes on the alterations in the manuscript.
3) “Clubs” photocopy of manuscript.

v. “Courage”
1) “Courage,” Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields,
Osgood, & Co., 1870 photocopy with corrections.

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vi. “Domestic Life”
1) Collation notes for The Dial text and the Society and
Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 text.
2) Collation notes for the manuscript and The Dial text.
3) Notes on the alterations in the manuscript.
4) “Domestic Life,” The Dial October 1860: 585-602.
Photocopy and photocopy with corrections.
5) “Domestic Life” microprint of manuscript.
6) “Domestic Life” photocopy of typed text.

vii. “Eloquence”
1) Collations notes for the manuscript and The Atlantic
Monthly text.
2) Collation notes for The Atlantic Monthly text and the
Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.,
1870 text.
3) “Eloquence,” The Atlantic Monthly September 1858:
385-397. Photocopy with corrections.

viii. “Farming”
1) “Farming,” Transactions of the Middlesex County
Agricultural Society, 1858: 45-52. Photocopy.
2) “Middlesex County Fair. Address of Ralph Waldo
Emerson,” Boston Daily Courier, 30 September 1858.
Photocopy.
3) “The Farmer and His Aids,” Sixth Annual Report of the
Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. Ed.
Charles L. Flint. Boston: William White, 1859.
4) “Farming,” Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields,
Osgood, & Co., 1870 photocopy.

ix. “Old Age”


1) Collation notes for The Atlantic Monthly text and the
Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.,
1870 text.
2) Collation notes for the manuscript and The Atlantic
Monthly text.
3) Notes on the alterations in the manuscript.
4) “Old Age,” The Atlantic Monthly January 1862: 134-
140.
5) “Old Age,” microprint of manuscript.

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x. “Society and Solitude”
1) Collation notes for The Atlantic Monthly text and the
Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.,
1870 text
2) Collation notes for the 1870 text and the “LC
(1876)” text.
3) Collation notes for the 1870 text and the “PW 3 (79)”
text.
4) Collation notes for the 1870 text and the Centenary
text.
5) Notes on the additional variants in the Centenary
text.
6) Collation notes for the Society and Solitude. Boston:
Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 text and the “Low
(London)” text.
7) “Solitude and Society,” The Atlantic Monthly
December 1857: 225-229. Photocopy. (2)
8) “Society and Solitude,” Society and Solitude. Boston:
Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 photocopy with
corrections.

xi. “Success”
1) “Success” Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields, Osgood,
& Co., 1870 photocopy with corrections.

xii. “Works and Days”


1) “Works and Days,” Society and Solitude. Boston:
Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 photocopy with
corrections.

xiii. Annex A, “The text of „American Civilization.‟”


1) Annex A typed original
2) Annex A photocopy

xiv. Annex B, “Pre-copy-text variants in „Farming.‟”


1) Correspondence:
(a) Dan Freidus to Joseph Slater, 3 November
1986.
(b) Dan Freidus to Doug Wilson, 25 November
1986.
2) Correspondence: Doug Wilson to Ronald Bosco, 18
November 1995. Re: “Farming.”
3) Annex B handwritten draft

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4) Annex B early draft
5) Annex B typed original
6) Annex B photocopy

xv. Annex C, “The Manuscripts of Society and Solitude.”


1) Annex C typed original with corrections.

xvi. Appendix 1 to Annex C, “Alterations in the


manuscripts.”
1) Appendix 1 to Annex C typed original with
corrections.

xvii. Annex E, “Parallel Passages.”


1) Annex E. Includes Ronald Bosco‟s working notes in
bold.

C. Drafts of CW Vol. VII

i. Photocopies of the Society and Solitude. Boston: Fields,


Osgood, & Co., 1870 text with notes of the collation
records. (black binder)
ii. Early copy of the collection between 1st Edition (1870) and
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1903-04). By
pages, etc. Circa late 1990s. With editorial notes.
iii. Preliminary typed version of the essays with highlighted
areas showing the suggested placement of notes.
iv. The collection with texts, appendices and annexes as sent to
the Harvard University Press, June 2007.
v. Preliminary master copy with revised front material. Used
for editor‟s corrections and index.
vi. Penultimate page proofs with repaired front material. Used
for Bosco‟s first cut for index and contents.
vii. Last corrected proofs. 12 October 2007.

D. Correspondence and Miscellaneous notes regarding CW Vol. VII.

i. Doug Wilson‟s collected note cards containing information


relating to volumes III through VI. (separate box)
1) Compound words
2) Textual apparatus
3) Parallel passages

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ii. Doug Wilson‟s collation records (incomplete) for Essays
Second Series (vol. III), English Traits (vol. V), The Conduct of
Life (vol. VI), and Society and Solitude. (blue spiral notebook)

iii. Doug Wilson‟s correspondence with the late Susan Sutton


Smith and Joseph Slater, along with newspaper clippings of
interest to Wilson as he worked through volume VII.

iv. Emerson Society Papers “file copies” during Doug Wilson‟s


time as Editor. Spring 1990 – Spring 2004

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Series IV:
MISCELLANEOUS

I.
A. Miscellaneous
1) T-shirts and sweater from the Emerson Society
2) Legal Sea Foods menu from the Emerson Society‟s
official banquet commemorating Emerson‟s 200th
birthday.
3) Legal Sea Foods logo
4) Correspondence to Wes, detached from the clippings.
(clippings can be found in Series I, section VI)
5) Savings Transactions record

B. Multimedia
1) Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Of Years Remembered”
1995. VHS and DVD.
2) True Boardman as Ralph Waldo Emerson. Unitarian
Universalist Church of Toledo, Ohio. 19 October 1997.
VHS and DVD.
3) Emerson: Sermons CLXIII, CLXIV, CLXV read by
William Wheeler Anderson.

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