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MS Am 1888.5

Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923, recipient. Letters to William C. Gannett from various correspondents: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1888.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923, recipient.
Title: Letters to William C. Gannett from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1829-1903.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Unitarian minister William C. Gannett from Emerson family members and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to William C. Gannett from Various Correspondents (MS Am 1888.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Channing Gannett was a Unitarian minister.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Contents

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.

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