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MS Am 1280.242

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson edition papers,1946-1968: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 1280.242
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Title: Ralph Waldo Emerson edition papers,
Date(s): 1946-1968.
Quantity: 1 collection (3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers from 1946 to 1968 concerning the inventory, editorial work, and eventual publication of the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-183. Gift of Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association; received: 1967.
91M-85. Gift of Harrison Hayford, Professor of English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; received: 1992 June 7.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ralph Waldo Emerson Edition Papers,1946-1968 (MS Am 1280.242). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also:

Biographical / Historical

Beginning in 1959 and spanning multiple decades, the Harvard University Press published the Early lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Stephen E. Whicher and Robert E. Spiller and The journals and miscellaneous notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by William H. Gilman, Alfred R. Ferguson, Ralph H. Orth and many others. The Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association was closely involved in the work of these publications.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a variety of materials spanning the years from 1946 to 1968, concerning the inventory, editorial work, and eventual publication of the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Includes: inventories of manuscripts of Emerson and the Emerson family; manuscript notes; typescripts and manuscript drafts of text; contracts; copies of essays by others on Emerson; a manual for the editing of the Emerson journals and notebooks; and correspondence concerning the manuscripts and the editing project to and from Stephen Emerson Whicher and Robert Ernest Spiller, and others. Other names associated with this project, with papers included in this collection, are: the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association, Roger Eliot Stoddard, Merton M. Sealts, William Henry Gilman, and Harrison Hayford.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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