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Call No.: MS Am 778
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Title: Ralph Waldo Emerson letters to William Emerson,
Quantity: 1 collection (8 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph letters and typescript transcripts of letters from American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, to his brother, William Emerson.
Additional letters (1814-1841) from Ralph Waldo Emerson to his brother William Emerson can be found in the Emerson Family Correspondence, bMS Am 1280.226 (2012) - (2088).
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American philosopher, essayist, poet, lecturer, Transcendentalist, and prominent citizen of Concord, Massachusetts.William Emerson (1801-1868) was Ralph's brother and was two years older. He became a lawyer and judge in New York City, married Susan Woodward Haven Emerson in 1833, and lived on Staten Island. William Emerson retired to Concord, Massachusetts, returning to New York City after his wife's death. He died September 13, 1868.
Organized into the following two series:
- I. Autograph manuscript letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to William Emerson, 1825-1868.
- II. Typescript carbon copy transcript letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to William Emerson, 1825-1848, and other miscellany.
Autograph manuscript (signed) letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to his brother William Emerson, 1825-1868, accompanied by typescript (carbon copy) transcripts of the letters for the years 1825-1848. Also includes a few letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Susan Haven Emerson, William Emerson's wife.