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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1718

Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot


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


  • 1845-1875

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.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.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*62M-341. Bequest of James Elliot Cabot; received: 1942.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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