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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1888.5

Letters to William C. Gannett from various correspondents

Overview

Letters to Unitarian minister William C. Gannett from Emerson family members and others.

Dates

  • 1829-1903

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)

Collection contains letters to William Gannet, mainly from Ralph Waldo Emerson, on topics such as religion, and Emerson's travels in Sicily and Italy. Collection also contains various original poems written by Emerson called "Poem on Eloquence," "See the Calm Exit on the Aged Saint," and "Where is this Bark that Comes Over the Deep." Also included is an address at the ordination of Ralph Waldo Emerson at the Second Church in Boston, permission notes written to Gannett to publish extracts from Emerson's works, and an invitation to an unveiling of a Ralph Waldo Emerson statue at the Concord Public Library.

Biographical / Historical

William Channing Gannett was a Unitarian minister.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*73M-21. Gift of Mrs. Lewis Gannett, Cream Hill Road, West Cornwall, Connecticut 06796; received: 1973 September.

Processing Information

This collection is housed in Box 50 of MS Am 1888.4.

Title
Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923, recipient. Letters to William C. Gannett from various correspondents: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00629

Repository Details

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