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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1280.229

Emerson family additional correspondence


Correspondence of the family of American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.


  • Creation: 1811-1859

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Correspondents include Lucy (Jackson) Brown, Charles Emerson, Edward Bliss Emerson, Ruth Haskins Emerson, and Waldo Emerson, among others. Also includes the poem Farewell ye lofty spires... by Edward Bliss Emerson and a drawing by Waldo Emerson.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet and essayist.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-71. Deposited by Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Associationfrom the estate of Edith Emerson Forbes; received: 1976 April 22.

Emerson family. Emerson family additional correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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