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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1280.226

Emerson family correspondence

Correspondence of the New England-based Emerson family.

Dates

  • 1725-1900

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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Extent

15 linear feet (45 boxes)

Correspondents include Sarah Ripley Ansley, James Elliot Cabot, Charles Chauncy Emerson, Edward Bliss Emerson, Edward Waldo Emerson, Lidian (Jackson) Emerson, Mary Moody Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary M. Emery, Edith (Emerson) Forbes, and Charles Eliot Norton among others. See name index at end of finding aid.

Biographical / Historical

The Emerson family played a prominent role in the social and literary life of New England.

Arrangement

Persons by surname Emerson placed at head of alphabet, then arranged alphabetically. Name index of recipients included at end.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

72M-75. Deposited by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association; received: 1942.

Alphabetical name index of recipients of letters.

Adams, Abby L. Items 1311-1331.
Adams, Abel, 1792-1867. Items 1332-1401.
Adams, Hannah, 1755-1832. Item 620.
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873. Item 1402.
Alcott, Abigail (May), 1800-1877. Item 4042.
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. Items 1403-1404, 3279, 3590.
Arconati-Visconti, Costanza, marchesa. Item 1405.
Arthur, Alice (Jackson). Items 3119-3120.
Baille, Jean Baptiste Fran├žois. Items 1407-1408.
Barlow, David Hatch. Item 1409.
Barlow, E.H. Item 1410.
Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter, 1809-1889. Item 3576.
Bartlett, Martha. Items 621-630.
Bartol, Cyrus Augustus, 1813-1900. Item 1411.
Blake, Harrison Gray Otis. Item 1412.
Blyth, Thomas S. Item 2277.
Bradford, Samuel, 1803-188-? Items 394, 1434-1439, 2931-2946.
Boston, First Church. Deacons. Item 2626.
Bradford, George. Item 1.
Bradford, George Partridge. Items 1413-1433.
Bray, Charles, 1811-1884. Item 1440.
Brown, [Lt. Col. B]. Item 2812.
Brown, Charles. Items 411-412, 3315, 3684-3700.
Brown, Lucy (Jackson), 1798-1868. Items 413-490, 1441-1444, 2810, 3162-3165, 3193-3197, 3572, 3638, 3515-3718, 4008, 4114, 4119, 4139, 4202.
Brown, Mary Sophia. Items 491-497, 1445, 3182.
Brown and Taggard, New York. Item 4186.
Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, 1809-1870. Item 4129.
Butler, Charles E. Item 3584.
Cabot, Elizabeth (Dwight), 1830?-1901. Items 3500-3501.
Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903. Items 260-301, 3135-3136, 3154-3157, 3267-3269, 3310-3312, 3380, 3481-3482, 3487, 3491-3492, 3502-3503, 3549-3551, 3591, 3623-3629, 3664-3667, 3734, 3880-3882, 3915, 4001, 4032-4033.
Carlyle, John. Item 1446.
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Items 1447-1578, 3270, 3278, 4187.
Channing, William Ellery, 1818-1901. Item 1579.
Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. Items 1580, 3908.
Chapman, John, 1822-1894. Item 1581.
Clark, E. P. Items 1582, 3921, 3944, 4191-4193.
Clarke, Sarah Freeman, 1808-. Items 1583-1584.
Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861. Item 1585.
Coffin, Nathaniel Wheeler, 1815-1869. Item 1586.
Coleridge, Derwent, 1800-1883. Item 3340.
Concord, Mass. Church and People of God. Item 4003.
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907. Items 1587, 3321.
Cotton, Priscilla Jackson. Item 3183.
Cowdin, Elliot Christopher, 1819-1880. Item 1588.
Davis, John, 1761-1847. Item 3056.
Davis, Paulina (Wright), 1813-1876. Item 1589.
Dix and Putnam. Item 3114.
Dixwell, [Mrs. John]. Item 1590.
Emerson, Annie Shepard (Keyes), 1847-. Items 2792, 3065-3067.
Emerson, Charles, 1841-. Item 384.
Emerson, Charles Chauncy, 1808-1836. Items 170-174, 631-747, 1308, 1591-1607, 2627-2630, 3145-3148, 3616.
Emerson, Daniel. Item 404.
Emerson, Edward Bliss, 1805-1834. Items 2-24, 371, 748-757, 1608-1652, 2620-2621, 2631-2664, 2730, 2947-2952, 3123, 3152, 3263, 3288, 3341, 3346, 3479-3480, 3493, 3605, 3613-3615, 3741-3742, 3863-3864, 3910, 3967-3968, 4170-4176, 4198.
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. Items 498, 1306, 1307, 1653-1661, 3105, 3108, 3134, 3143, 3153, 3205, 3208, 3243-3249, 3261, 3303-3304, 3313, 3316, 3405, 3544, 3555-3556, 3561, 3564, 3566, 3568, 3569, 3570, 3574, 3587, 3588, 3634, 3654-3655, 3662, 3668-3675, 3735, 3745, 3753, 3763, 3765, 3837-3838, 3865, 3866, 3891-3894, 3898-3899, 3901, 3919, 3920, 3942, 3943, 3947, 3948, 4000, 4002, 4010, 4034, 4106, 4109, 4137, 4140.
Emerson, Ellen Louisa (Tucker). Item 758.
Emerson, Ellen Tucker, 1839-1909. Items 302-312, 376, 385-386, 395-401, 410, 499-533, 759-763, 1662-1771, 2790-2791, 2793-2795, 2797-2798, 2953-2954, 3058-3059, 3063-3064, 3068-3090, 3110-3112, 3118, 3126-3131, 3142, 3144, 3180, 3191-3192, 3198-3200, 3202, 3203, 3206, 3207, 3209-3241, 3260, 3262, 3265, 3273, 3283-3285, 3289, 3290, 3292-3297, 3302, 3314, 3323, 3324, 3326-3337, 3339, 3345, 3347, 3349-3379, 3383-3404, 3407, 3408-3478, 3483-3486, 3488-3489, 3494-3499, 3504-3524, 3539, 3541-3543, 3552-3554, 3562, 3565, 3567, 3571, 3582, 3583, 3585, 3620-3622, 3632, 3633, 3636, 3637, 3647-3653, 3656-3661, 3676, 3677, 3679-3682, 3736-3737, 3740, 3744, 3746-3751, 3755-3762, 3766-3827, 3834, 3840-3848, 3851-3853, 3862, 3867-3873, 3877-3879, 3883-3890, 3902, 3903, 3912, 3928-3941, 3949, 3953, 4035, 4039, 4043-4045, 4048, 4049, 4055-4060, 4064-4067, 4069-4071, 4073, 4074, 4102-4105, 4120-4124, 4126, 4135-4136, 4142, 4146-4148, 4178, 4179, 4181-4182, 4189, 4194-4195, 4199, 4200.
Emerson, George Barrell, 1797-1881. Item 764.
Emerson, John, 1706-1774. Item 3348.
Emerson, John, 1745-1826. Items 765-767.
Emerson, John Clarke, 1799-1807. Items 2665, 2833-2839, 3976.
Emerson, Joseph, 1700-1767. Items 3348, 3856-3860.
Emerson, Joseph, 1724-1775. Item 388.
Emerson, Lidian (Jackson), 1802-1892. Items 383, 768-811, 1772-1963, 2622, 2666-2669, 2796, 2799-2805, 2955-2956, 3060, 3091-3104, 3115-3117, 3132, 3149-3151, 3159, 3160, 3166-3179, 3181, 3184-3190, 3204, 3259, 3266, 3274, 3281-3282, 3286-3287, 3298, 3301, 3317-3320, 3322, 3338, 3490, 3537-3538, 3540, 3545, 3546, 3557-3558, 3563, 3573, 3589, 3596, 3619, 3630, 3631, 3635, 3639-3640, 3663, 3678, 3683, 3701-3714, 3719-3733, 3739, 3835, 3839, 3874-3876, 3909, 3913, 3916, 3917, 3923-3926, 3950-3952, 3954, 3999, 4011-4012, 4024-4026, 4038, 4046, 4051-4052, 4054, 4061-4063, 4068, 4075, 4110-4111, 4125, 4145, 4149-4166, 4180, 4183-4185, 4197, 4201.
Emerson Literary Society. Item 2089.
Emerson, Mary (Moody), 1702-1799. Items 3854, 3855.
Emerson, Mary Moody, 1774-1863. Items 25-90, 175-182, 368-370, 534-536, 1964-2004, 2670-2688, 2840-2849, 3275, 3291, 3342-3344, 3547, 3606, 3618, 3641-3646, 3969, 3994-3995, 3998, 4041, 4050.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Items 91-132, 169, 183-223, 313-355, 373-375, 377-379, 387, 393, 402-403, 407-409, 537-585, 619, 812-962, 1309, 1310, 2689-2713, 2807-2809, 2811, 2957-3049, 3406, 3617, 3850, 3922, 4027-4031, 4107.
Emerson, Robert Bulkeley, 1807-1859. Item 963.
Emerson, Ruth (Haskins), 1768-1853. Items 133-151, 224-245, 964-1045, 2005-2010, 2806, 2850-2878, 3050, 3124, 3125, 2577-3581, 3593-3595, 3597-3604, 3607-3609, 3611-3612, 3738, 3956-3966, 3972-3973, 3977-3990, 3992, 3997, 4040.
Emerson, Waldo, 1836-1842. Item 2011.
Emerson, Williem, 1743-1776. Items 388, 405, 406, 3137.
Emerson, William, 1769-1811. Items 391, 1046-1059, 2764-2765, 2813, 3140-3141, 3201, 3382, 3610, 3743, 3945-3946, 3974, 3991.
Emerson, William, 1801-1868. Items 152-154, 246-256, 1060-1079, 2012-2088, 2623-2625, 2766-2788, 2879, 3109, 3849.
Farnham, Charlotte. Items 257, 1080.
Farnham, Hannah Bliss (Emerson), 1770-1807. Item 2880.
Felton, Samuel Morse, 1809-1889. Item 2090.
Field, E[dwin] W[ilkins] 1804-1871. Item 4047.
Fields, James Thomas, 1816-1881. Item 4196.
Flint, John. Item 3161.
Foley, Margaret F. Item 2091.
Forbes, Edith (Emerson), 1841-1929. Items 2092-2167, 3057, 3133, 3242, 3257, 3258, 3752, 3900, 3906, 4076-4083, 4084-4100, 4112.
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-. Item 4101.
Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898. Items 2168-2197.
Forbes, Sarah Swain (Hathaway). Items 2198-2205.
Forbes, William Hathaway, 1840-1897. Items 2206-2242, 3895-3896, 3904.
French, Benjamin Franklin, 1799-1877. Item 2243.
Fuller, Eugene. Item 3548.
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896. Item 3592.
Givens, Sally. Item 3911.
Greene, William Batchelder, 1819-1878. Item 3122.
Grimm, Gisela (von Arnim), 1827-1889. Item 1406.
Grimm, Herman, 1828-1901. Item 2245.
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Item 2246.
Harper, firm, publishers, New York. Item 356.
Harris, William Torrey, 1835-1909. Item 4072.
Harvard College, Faculty. Item 2247.
Haskins, Ann, 1770-1842. Item 2714.
Haskins, Elizabeth, 1771-1853. Items 2715-2725, 2881-2884.
Haskins, Fanny, 1777-1854. Items 2726-2729.
Haskins, John, 1729-1814. Item 2885.
Haskins, John. Items 2248-2251.
Haskins, Rebecca (Emerson), 1776-1845. Items 2886-2887.
Haskins, Robert. Item 1081.
Haskins, Samuel Moody. Item 1082.
Haskins, Sarah Foxcroft. Items 155, 2252.
Haskins, Thomas Waldo. Item 3764.
Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. Items 1083, 2253-2274.
Herand, John Abraham, 1799-1887. Item 2275.
Herkless, William Robertson, 1849-1900. Item 2277.
Herrick, Charles. Item 2276.
Hersh, William. Item 2330.
Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood, 1816-1895. Item 4138.
Hoar, Elizabeth, 1814-1878. Items 1084-1217, 2278-2307, 3914, 3975.
Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904. Item 2308.
Hoar, Sarah (Sherman). Items 1218-1221.
Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903. Items 357-358.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Items 2309, 3560, 3905.
Howe, Samuel Gridley, 1801-1876. Item 2311.
Howitt, Mary (Botham), 1799-1888. Item 2312.
Hudson, James William. Item 2313.
Hurd, Ruth. Items 1222-1223.
Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894. Items 2314-2316.
Jackson, Abraham. Item 2317.
Jackson, Charles Thomas, 1805-1880. Items 588-590, 2318-2319, 3836, 4004, 4113.
Jackson, Charles, 1775-1855. Items 586-587, 4007, 4037.
Jackson, Lucy (Cotton). Items 591-594.
Jackson, Sarah M. Item 595.
Jackson, Susan (Bridge). Items 2320-2321, 3121.
James, Henry, 1811-1882. Item 2322.
King, Thomas Starr, 1824-1864. Item 2323.
Ladd, John Haskins. Item 2730.
Ladd, Mary (Haskins). Item 2730.
Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. Item 2324.
Lark, Charles Tressler. Item 359.
Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. Item 2325.
Lagate, Helen A. Item 3272.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Items 2326-2329.
Lyman, Joseph. Item 156.
Macmillan, Alexander, 1818-1896. Item 2331.
McElrath, Thomas, 1807-1888. Item 3107.
McKnight, Charles, 1826-1881. Item 2330.
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. Item 2332.
Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872. Item 2333.
Miguet, Fran├žois. Items 2335-2336.
Milnes, Richard Monckton, 1st baron Houghton, 1809-1885. Item 2310.
Mortimer, Alfred L. Item 2337.
James Monroe and company, Boston. Item 4190.
Nash, Paulina Tucker. Items 2338-2339.
Newcomb, Charles King, 1820-1894. Items 2340-2341.
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Items 360-367, 3250-3256, 3276, 3305-3309, 3524-3534, 3586, 3828-2833, 3907, 4013-4023, 4036, 4116-4118.
Osgood, James R. Items 3299-3300, 3535.
Osgood, Lucy. Item 3559.
Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), marchesa d' 1810-1850. Items 596, 2342-2516, 3106, 3280, 3575, 3971.
Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881. Item 2550.
Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Items 2517-2549, 3264, 4053.
Parsons, Hannah Upham. Item 157.
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. Items 597-610, 1224-1225, 2551.
Peirce, Charles Henry, 1814-1855. Item 2552.
Perkins, Charles Callahan, 1823-1886. Items 3325, 3918.
Phillips, George Searle, 1815-1889. Item 3754.
Pratt, Anna Bronson (Alcott), 1831-1893. Item 3061.
Procter, Bryan Waller, 1787-1874. Item 2553.
Ripley, Christopher Gore, 1822-. Items 1226-1233, 2554-2558, 3051.
Ripley, Elizabeth B. Item 1234.
Ripley, Ezra, 1751-1841. Items 158-167, 258-259, 390, 392, 1235-1239, 2559-2563, 2731-2732, 2889-2905, 2906-2911, 3052-3054, 3138, 3993.
Ripley, George, 1802-1880. Items 2564-2565.
Ripley, Lincoln. Items 2912-2914.
Ripley, Mary Emerson. Item 1240.
Ripley, Phebe (Bliss) Emerson, 1741-1825. Items 389, 2733-2734, 2814-2832, 2906-2911, 2915-2925, 3139, 4005-4006.
Ripley, Phebe Bliss (Emerson), 1772-1839. Items 390, 1241-1243, 2735-2762, 2926-2928.
Ripley, Samuel, 1783-1847. Items 1244-1251, 2929-2930.
Ripley, Sarah, 1781-1826. Items 1252-1254, 2566.
Ripley, Sarah Alden (Bradford), 1793-1867. Items 1255-1292, 2567, 2763.
Rogers, John S. Item 2568.
Rotch, Mary. Item 2569.
Russell, LeBaron, -1889. Item 2570.
Russell, Mary Howland. Item 611.
Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917. Items 3381, 3927.
Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Item 2571.
Smalley, George Washburn, 1833-1916. Item 3861.
Sterling, John, 1806-1844. Items 2572-2580.
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Items 2581-2598, 4115.
Tappan, Caroline (Sturgis), 1819-1888. Items 2599-2600.
Tappan, William Aspinwall. Items 4130-4133.
Thayer, James Bradley, 1831-1902. Item 3113.
Thoreau, Rebecca. Items 1293-1297, 3955.
Ticknor, Benjamin H. Item 3897.
Waddell, Peter Hately, 1817-1891. Item 2277.
Wall, William Allan. Item 2601.
Ward, Samuel Gray. Items 2602-2605.
Ware, Henry, 1794-1843. Items 2606-2607.
Weaver, W. Item 4127.
Weir, Elizabeth. Item 613.
Weyner, G. W. Item 4128.
White, Daniel Appleton, 1776-1861. Item 1298.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Items 2608-2609.
Whiting, William. Items 614-615.
Wigglesworth, Jane. Item 168.
Wiley and Putnam, firm, publishers, New York. Items 2610-2611, 3277.
Wilkins, David. Item 2330.
Woodbury, John P. Item 4188.
Title
Emerson family. Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00324

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