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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1280

Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents


Letters from colleagues and friends to American Transcendentalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson.


  • 1814-1882

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12 linear feet (37 boxes)
Includes letters to RWE from his colleagues and friends.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American lecturer, poet, and essayist, and the leading exponent of New England Transcendentalism.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Emerson Papers were deposited by The Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882, recipient. Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, circa 1814-1882: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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