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MS Am 1280.226

Emerson family. Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1280.226
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Emerson family correspondence,
Date(s): 1725-1900.
Quantity: 1 collection (45 boxes (15 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the New England-based Emerson family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

72M-75. Deposited by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association; received: 1942.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Emerson Family Correspondence, ca. 1725-1900 (MS Am 1280.226). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Emerson family played a prominent role in the social and literary life of New England.


Persons by surname Emerson placed at head of alphabet, then arranged alphabetically. Name index of recipients included at end.

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Sarah Ripley Ansley, James Elliot Cabot, Charles Chauncy Emerson, Edward Bliss Emerson, Edward Waldo Emerson, Lidian (Jackson) Emerson, Mary Moody Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary M. Emery, Edith (Emerson) Forbes, and Charles Eliot Norton among others. See name index at end of finding aid.

Container List

Alphabetical name index of recipients of letters.