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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1718

Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot

Overview

Letters from American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson to his friend and secretary, James Elliot Cabot.

Dates

  • 1845-1875

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of 55 letters including comments on books and reading, social activities, and activities of the Saturday Club.

Biographical / Historical

Emerson was an American essayist and poet. James Elliot Cabot (1821-1903) was a long-time friend of Emerson and acted for a while as his secretary. He published A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1887.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*62M-341. Bequest of James Elliot Cabot; received: 1942.
Title
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00326

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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