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ITEM Identifier: MC 180, 5.

22 letters to George F. Simmons, October 8, 1843 - May 13, 1845; one earlier letter, n.d.; one letter, n.d., after his marriage to Mary, ca 1850. The 22 letters were written during George F. Simmons' stay in Germany; he had been assistant minister at Waltham and there is discussion about his return to this post (some in notes written by Samuel Ripley); also other news of the parish as well as family and friends, some reports of Sarah Alden Ripley's reading, botanical studies, religious views. She often mentions Mr. Emerson and on October 7, 1844, writes both about Mary Emerson and about Brook Farm. Notes by Samuel Ripley, Charles Simmons, E. Hobbs, Jr. Letter of August 16, 1844 incomplete. Digital


  • 1806-1867

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

Repository Details

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