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MS Am 1718

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot: 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 1718
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Title: Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to James Elliot Cabot,
Date(s): 1845-1875.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft. )
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson to his friend and secretary, James Elliot Cabot.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*62M-341. Bequest of James Elliot Cabot; received: 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ralph Waldo Emerson Letters to James Eliot Cabot (MS Am 1718). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Emerson was an American essayist and poet. James Elliot Cabot (1821-1903) was a long-time friend of Emerson and acted for a while as his secretary. He published A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1887.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 55 letters including comments on books and reading, social activities, and activities of the Saturday Club.

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