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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Am 1280.214.1

Henry David Thoreau additional papers


Letters and compositions of the American writer Henry David Thoreau.


  • 1856-1857


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes letter, and autograph compositions: Commentary on Emerson's "The sphinx", The mountains in the horizon, and miscellaneous unidentified fragments.

Biographical / Historical

Thoreau was an American writer and author of Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854) and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), among others. He was also a member of the New England Transcendentalist movement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-162. Deposited by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association.

Related Materials

Removed from bMS Am 1280.214 (12).
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Henry David Thoreau additional papers, 1856-1857: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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