ROBERT DALE RICHARDSON, JR., PAPERS, 1969-1995

Vault A35, Richardson Unit 1

 

 

Robert Dale RichardsonExtent: Two record cartons.

Organization and arrangement:  Organized into three series: Series I. Material relating to Richardson’s Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, ca. 1975- 1995; Series II.  Materials relating to Richardson’s Emerson: The Mind on Fire, ca. 1985-1995; Series III. Papers relating to teaching career, 1969-1987.  Series I and II are each divided into subseries (see series/subseries listing, below).  Arrangement within subseries varies (see scope and content note for more detail).

By and large, the organization and arrangement of the collection reflect the donor’s filing practices.

Biography:  Academic and author Robert Dale Richardson, Jr., was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1934.  He was raised in Medford and Concord, Massachusetts.  (His father and namesake was a Unitarian minister, who in 1956-1957 served as interim pastor at the First Parish in Concord.) 

The younger Richardson received an AB from Harvard College in 1956 and a PhD in English and American literature from Harvard University in 1961.  He spent much of his academic career at the University of Denver, but also taught at Harvard, the City University of New York, Sichuan University, the University of Colorado, Wesleyan, Yale, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Robert Richardson’s Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind (University of California Press, 1986), Emerson: The Mind on Fire (University of California Press, 1995), and William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) are major, prize-winning intellectual biographies.  (The William James biography won the Bancroft Prize.)  The author’s other books include Literature and Film (Indiana University Press, 1969), The Rise of Modern Mythology (with Burton Feldman; Indiana University Press, 1972), Myth and Literature in the American Renaissance (Indiana University Press, 1978), First We Read, Then We Write (Iowa University Press, 2009), The Heart of William James (Harvard University Press, 2010), October, or Autumnal Tints (Norton, 2012), and Splendor of the Heart: Walter Jackson Bate and the Teaching of Literature (David R. Godine, 2013).

Robert Richardson has been married twice.  His second wife is author Annie Dillard.  The couple are associated with the Key West Literary Seminar.  

Scope and content:  An organic collection of papers consisting primarily of material gathered or generated during the preparation of Robert Richardson’s intellectual biographies of Thoreau and Emerson and of materials relating to his teaching career.  The date spans of major components of this collection as presented in this finding aid reflect the time periods during which material was gathered rather than generated.  For instance, Subseries I.B, “Thoreau files,” is dated ca. 1975-1995 because Richardson collected the material in the files roughly over that span of time.  However, the actual publication dates for photocopied material in the subseries are 1679-1995.    

Series I consists of material relating to Richardson’s Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, generated or gathered between about 1975 and 1995.  Subseries I.A contains correspondence, filed mainly alphabetically.  Subseries I.B holds an extensive quantity of source material—much of it photocopied, some in original form—consulted by Richardson in writing the book.  This material is arranged in a single file by author or (occasionally) by subject (as determined by Robert Richardson).  Many items in Subseries I.B include annotations in Richardson’s hand.  Subseries I.C includes the contents of several Thoreau notebooks maintained by Richardson, removed from their binders but with the order in which he kept them retained.  These notebooks are made up largely of manuscript notes in Richardson’s hand, with some photocopied published material included; one of them consists of Richardson’s manuscript index to his Thoreau files.

Series II consists of material relating to Richardson’s Emerson: The Mind on Fire, gathered between about 1985 and 1995.  Subseries II.A holds the contents of Richardson’s Emerson-related notebooks (as with his Thoreau notebooks, the contents removed from the binders), with the compiler’s ordering of contents retained.  These, too, consist primarily of Richardson’s manuscript notes but also include some photocopied published material.  One notebook contains items relating to the photographs used to illustrate Emerson: The Mind on Fire (a completed art inventory form; list of photo captions; invoices and correspondence; photocopies of images; manuscript notes; and some photocopied published and typescript material). Subseries II.B includes the copy images obtained from several repositories for reproduction in the book, some original photographs from the author’s collection, and some photocopy from published sources, all in the order in which they arrived at the Concord Free Public Library.

Series III contains material (1969-1987, plus much undated) relating to Richardson’s teaching career, consisting of mimeographed and photocopied typescript reading lists for students, manuscript notes in Richardson’s hand, syllabi, and examinations.  No attempt has been made to impose order—chronological or other—on this series.       

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Source of acquisition:  The gift of Robert Dale Richardson, Jr., 2014.

Related collection:  Richardson Family Papers, 1807-2000, William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library (Vault A45, Richardson Unit 2; finding aid at http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Fin_Aids/Richardson_LR.html).

Notes/comments:  Accessioned (AMC 237), January 3, 2015.  The original three-ring binders holding the contents of notebooks were discarded in processing.

Processed by:  LPW; finding aid completed January 3, 2015.

 

SERIES/SUBSERIES LISTING

Series I. Material relating to Richardson’s Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, ca. 1975- 1995:
            Subseries I.A. Correspondence, 1980-1992
            Subseries I.B. Thoreau files, gathered ca. 1975-1995
            Subseries I.C. Thoreau notebooks, contents gathered ca. 1975-ca. 1986

Series II. Materials relating to Richardson’s Emerson: The Mind on Fire, ca. 1985-1995:
            Subseries II.A. Emerson notebooks, contents gathered ca. 1985-1995
            Subseries II.B. Photograph file: images used for reproduction in Emerson book, gathered ca. 1992-1994

Series III. Papers related to teaching career, 1969-1987

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Thoreau, a life of the mind by Robert RichardsonSeries I. Material relating to Richardson’s Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, ca. 1975- 1995:

Subseries I.A.  Correspondence, 1980-1992:

Box 1, Folder 1:

Corrspondence, 1980-1985, relating to the 1986 intellectual biography of Thoreau by Robert D. Richardson, Jr., including letters between Richardson and correspondents Thomas Blanding, Raymond R. Borst, Borgna Brunner (for G. K. Hall & Co.), Robert Burkholder, Kenneth W. Cameron, John W. Clarkson, Jr., Bradley P. Dean, John Gallman (for Indiana University Press), William B. Goodwin (for David R. Godine), Robert A. Gross, Walter Harding, Stanley Holwitz (for University of California Press), Elaine Markson, Loraine Maurer (for University of California Press), Anne McGrath, Janice Meagher (for G. K. Hall & Co.), Michael Meyer, Joseph J. Moldenhauer, Don Mortland, Marcia E. Moss, Martin Ridge (for The Huntington), Barton L. St. Armand, Robert Sattelmeyer, Richard J. Schneider, John Stefansson (for The Huntington), Kevin P. Van Anglen, and Elizabeth Hall Witherell (for The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)Letters are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.  The subseries also includes (at the end of the file) a photocopied letter, George [Hendrick] to “Dear Ronnie,” March 12, 1992, with an added manuscript note to Richardson, regarding an article by Walter Harding on Thoreau’s sexuality.

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Subseries I.B.  Thoreau files, gathered ca. 1975-1995: 

Box 1, Folder 2:
A:

[Alcott, Louisa May] Myerson, Joel, and Daniel Shealy.  “Louisa May Alcott’s ‘A Wail’: An Unrecorded Satire of the Concord Authors.” Photocopy of article in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 80, no. 1, 1986, pp. 93-99.

Antar, A Bedoueen Romance. Translated from the Arabic, by Terrick Hamilton . . . Vol. I (London: John Murray, 1820).  Photocopy of pp. -v, [li]-lvii.

Box 1, Folder 3:
B:

Ballou, Adin.  Autobiography of Adin Ballou . . . Completed and Edited by . . . William S. Heywood . . . (Lowell, Mass.: “The Vox Populi Press.—Thompson & Hill,” 1896).  Photocopy of pp. 306-315.

Ballou, Adin.  Christian Non-Resistance, in All Its Important Bearings, Illustrated and Defended . . . (Philadelphia: J. Miller M’Kim, 1846).  Photocopy of pp. [1]-33, 213-240.

[Review of Adin Ballou’s Christian Non-Resistance]  Hudson, Charles.  Non-Resistance . . . (Boston: Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 1848).  Photocopy of pp. [1]-28.

Ballou, Adin.  Non-Resistance in Relation to Human Governments . . . (Boston: Non-Resistance Society, 1839).  Photocopy of p. [1]-24.

[About correspondence of Lewis G. Wilson and Adin Ballou with Leo Tolstoy on non-resistance] Carpenter, Frederic I.  “A Letter from Tolstoy.”  Photocopy of article in The New England Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 4, 1931, pp. 777-780.

Barzun, Jacques. “Thoreau the Thorough Impressionist.” Article clipped from The American Scholar, vol. 56, no. 2, Spring 1987 (pp. 250-258).

“Buddhism.” Two pages of manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

[Buddhism] “The Preaching of Buddha . . . ‘White Lotus of the Good Law.’”  Photocopy of piece in The Dial, vol. 4, no. 4, January 1844, pp. 391- 401.

Buell, Lawrence.  “The Transcendentalist Movement.” Typescript draft chapter for the projected Columbia History of American Literature, accompanied by TLS, Lawrence Buell to Robert D. Richardson, Jr., June 5 [no year given], on Oberlin College Department of English letterhead.

Bunsen, Christian Charles Josias. Christianity and Mankind, Their Beginnings and Prospects . . . In Seven Volumes.  First Volume.  Historical Section . . . Vol. I.  Hippolytus and the Teachers of the Apostolical Age (London: London, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854).  Photocopy of title-page only.  

Bunsen, Christian Charles Josias. Christianity and Mankind, Their Beginnings and Prospects . . . In Seven Volumes.  Third Volume.  Philosophical Section.  Outlines of the Philosophy of Universal History, Applied to Language and Religion.  Vol. I (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854).  Photocopy of pp. [35]-37. 

Bunsen, Christian Charles Josias.  Egypt’s Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books . . . Translated from the German, by Charles H. Cottrell . . . Vol. I (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848).  Photocopy of pp. [vii]-xiii.

Bunsen, Christian Charles Josias.  Hippolytus and His Age; or, The Beginnings and Prospects of Christianity . . . Second Edition.  In Two Volumes.  Vol. I.  Hippolytus and the Teachers of the Apostolical Age (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854).  Photocopy of pp. -xlvii.

Bunsen, Christian Charles Josias.  Outlines of Universal History, Applied to Language and Religion . . . In Two Volumes. Vol. II (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854).  Photocopy of pp. -xvi, 66-72.

Box 1, Folders 4-5:
C:

[Calendar of Thoreau correspondence] Carolyn Kappes, Walter Harding, Randy F. Nelson, and Elizabeth Witherell.  “A Calendar of the Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau.”  Offprint of article in Studies in the American Renaissance, 1982, pp. 325-399.

Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Society of Natural History.”  Photocopy of article in American Literature, vol., 24, no. 1, March 1952, pp. [21]-30.

Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Foreword.” Photocopied from Thoreau’s Fact Book in the Harry Elkins Widener Collection in the Harvard College Library, Annotated and Indexed (Hartford, Connecticut: Transcendental Books, 1966), vol. 2, pp. iv-xi.

Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Thoreau Discovers Emerson: A College Reading Record.”  Reprinted from Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1953.

Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Thoreau’s Early Compositions in the Ancient Languages.”  Article photocopied from Thoreau and His Harvard Classmates . . . (Hartford, Connecticut: Transcendental Books, [1965]), pp. 75-84.

[Canadian notebook]  Willson, Lawrence.  “Thoreau’s Canadian Notebook.”  Article photocopied from Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 22, 1959, pp. 179-200.

Chateaubriand, François Auguste René, Vicomte de .  Travels to Jerusalem and the Holy Land Through Egypt . . . Translated from the French by Frederic Shoberl.  Third Edition.  In Two Volumes.  Vol. I (London: Published for Henry Colburn, 1835).  Photocopy of pp. -viii, 1, 158-169.

[Christy, A. E.] “Bibliography of Thoreau’s American Indian Notes.” Typescript, undated. 

[Chronology]  Photocopy of printed summaries of events for years 1837-1845; source unattributed; undated.

Clarkson, John W., Jr.  “Mentions of Emerson and Thoreau in the Letters of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn.”  Article clipped from Studies in the American Renasissance, 1978, pp. 387-420.

Coleridge, Henry Nelson.  Introductions to the Study of the Greek Classic Poets.  Designed Principally for the Use of Young Persons at School and College . . . Part I.  Containing, I. General Introduction. II. Homer (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1842).  Photocopy of pp. 19-28, 74-79, 133-142, [192]-235.

[Concord] Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Books Thoreau Read Concerning Concord.”  Photocopied from Transcendental Climate (Hartford, Connecticut: Transcendental Books, 1963), vol. 3, pp. 1012-1021.

Cooper, Susan Fenimore.  Rural Hours . . . In Two Volumes.  Vol. I (London: Richard Bentley, 1850).  Photocopy of pp. [vii]-viii, [1]-11, 300-306.

Copway, George. The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation . . . Illustrated by Darly (Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1851).  Photocopy of pp. [vii]-xi, 146-169.

Cosman, Max.  “Thoreau and Staten Island.”  Photocopied from The Staten Island Historian, vol. 6, no. 1 (serial no. 21), January-March 1943, pp. 1, 2, 7, 8.

Coultas, Harland.  What May Be Learned from a Tree . . . (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1860).  Photocopy of pp. [vii]-viii, 11-12, 15, 18, 21, 34, 35, 40, 41, 94, 95, 106, 109, 118, 119, 144, 145, 154-157, 184-190.

Cousin, Victor.  Introduction to the History of Philosophy . . . Translated from the French by Henning Gottfried Linberg (Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1832).  Photocopy of pp. [iii]-viii, [293]-327, 342-355.

[Review of Cousin’s Cours de l’Histoire de la Philosophie]“Art. IV.—Cours de l’Histoire de la Philosophie, par M. Victor Cousin . . . Paris: 1829.”  Photocopy of review in Edinburgh Review, July 1834, pp. 359-372.

Cuvier, Georges.  The Animal Kingdom.  Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization . . . Translated from the French and Abridged . . . by H. M’Murtrie . . . (New York: G. & C. & H. Carville, 1832).  Photocopy of pp. [1]-36. 

Box 1, Folder 6:
D:

Darwin, Charles.  Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World .. . . In Two Volumes.  Vol. I (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846).  Photocopy of pp. -vii, 1-5, 44-49.   

Delano, Georgia.  Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau: 19th-Century Pioneers in Open Education (New York: City College School of Education, 1978).

Douglas, Mary.  “Purity and danger revisited.”  Clipped from TLS, September 19, 1980, p. 1045-1046.

Box 1, Folder 7:
E:

[Ecofeminism] Scigaj, Leonard M., and Nancy Craig Simmons.  “A Bibliography of Suggested Readings on Ecofeminism . . . ALA 1992.”  Photocopied typescript.

Emerson, George B.  A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests of Massachusetts . . . Vol. I . . . Third Edition (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1878).  Photocopy of pp. 73-79 and accompanying plates.

Erwin, Robert.  “Reputations reconsidered: Thoreau: An American exemplar—or an awful person whose books are exceedingly contrived?”  Article clipped from Harvard Magazine, November-December 1981, pp. 57-60.

Evelyn, John.  Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . Terra, a Philosophical Essay of Earth . . . To which is annexed Pomona . . . All which several Treatises are in his Third Edition much Inlarged . . . (London: Printed for John Martyn, Printer to the Royal Society, 1679).  Photocopy of front matter and pp. [1]-11, 16-19, 252-267, 275, [285], 287-289, [337], 339-340, 343, 356.      

“John Evelyn.” One page of manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

Box 1, Folder 8:
F:

Field, George.  Chromatography; or, A Treatise on Colours and Pigments, and of Their Powers in Painting . . . New Edition, Improved (London: Tilt and Bogue, 1841).  Photocopy of pp. [36]-64, [117]-134, [160]-187.

“George Field.”  Two pages of manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

Fleck, Richard F.  “Thoreau as Mythologist.”  Offprint of article in Research Studies, 40 (3), September 1972, pp.  195-206.

Box 1, Folders 9-10:
G:

Garber, Frederick.  “A Space for Saddleback: Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.”  Photocopy of article in The Centennial Review, vol. 24, no. 3 (Summer 1980), pp. 322-337.

Garcin de Tassy, Joseph Héliodore Sagesse Vertu.  Histoire de la Littérature Hindoui et Hindoustani . . . Tome I.  Biographie et Bibliographie (Paris: Printed Under the Auspices of the Oriental Translation Committee of Great Britain and Ireland, 1839).  Photocopy of pp. -xvi (“Préface”).

Garrison, William Lloyd.  Documents of Upheaval: Selections from William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator, 1831-1865, Edited by Truman Nelson (New York: Hill and Wang, 1969).  Photocopy of pp. 7-11, 140-149, 158-161.

Garrison, William Lloyd. William Lloyd Garrison on Non-Resistance.  Together with a Personal Sketch by His Daughter, Fanny Garrison Villard and a Tribute by Leo Tolstoi (New York: The Nation Press Printing Co., Inc., 1924).  Photocopy of pp. [22]-55.

“Garrison.”  One sheet of manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

Gilpin, William.  Dialogues on Various Subjects . . . (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807).  Photocopy of front matter and pp. [17]-19.

Gilpin, William.  An Essay on Prints . . . Third Edition (London: Printed by G. Scott for R. Blamire, 1781).  Photocopy of pp. x-xiv, 18-21.

“Gilpin, Wm.  A [sic] Essay on Prints.”  One page of manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

Gilpin, William. Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty . . . (London: Printed for R. Blamire, 1786).  Photocopy of pp. xxii-xxxi, 99-101, 123-127, 226-229, plus plates, in Vol. 1, 227-233, 251, plus plates, in Vol. 2

Gilpin, William.  Photocopy from Vol. II of unidentified edition of Gilpin’s Remarks on Forest Scenery, pp. 198-201, 232-248.

Gilpin, William.  Photocopy from unidentified edition of Gilpin’s Three Essays on Picturesque Beauty . . . , pp. [3]-37, plus plates.

[On Thoreau and Gilpin] Templeman, William D.  “Thoreau, Moralist of the Picturesque.”  Photocopy of article in PMLA, vol 47, 1932, pp. 864-889.

Gray, Asa.  The Botanical Text-Book for Colleges, Schools, and Private Students . . . (New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1842).  Photocopy of pp. [xi]-20.

Gross, Robert A.  “Change in the Countryside: The Transformation of Concord, 1750-1850.”  Typescript paper for “Conference on Economic Growth and Social Change in the Early Republic, 1775-1860,” April 1980.   

Gross, Robert A.  “The Great Bean Field Hoax: Thoreau and the Agricultural Reformers.”  Typescript paper for conference “Massachusetts and Reform: 1828-1861,” Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, October 21, 1983.

Gross, Robert A.  “The Worlds of Emerson, Dickinson, and Thoreau.”  Typescript of talk delivered to the Amherst Historical Society, May 31, 1978.

Gura, Philip F.  “‘A wild, rank place’: Thoreau’s Cape Cod.”  Photocopied proof of Chapter 10 in The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau.  Edited by Joel Myerson . . . (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 142-151.

Box 1, Folders 11-12:
H:

Harding, Anthony John.  “Thoreau and the Adequacy of Homer.”  Photocopy of article in Studies in Romanticism, 20, Fall 1981, pp. 317-332.

Harding, Walter.  A Catalog of the Thoreau Society Archives in the Concord Free Public Libraryb (Geneseo, New York: The Thoreau Society, 1978).  Thoreau Society Booklet 29.

Harding, Walter.  “A Check List of Thoreau’s Lectures.” Article photocopied from Bulletin of the New York Public Library, February 1948, pp. 78-87.

Harding, Walter, and Carl Bode.  “Henry David Thoreau: A Check List of His Correspondence.”  Article photocopied from Bulletin of the New York Public Library, vol. 59, no. 5, May 1955, pp. 227-252.

Harding, Walter.  Thoreau’s Library (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1957).  Photocopy of entire publication.

Harding, Walter.  Thoreau’s Minnesota Journey: Two Documents.  Thoreau’s Notes on the Journey West and The Letters of Horace Mann, Jr. (Geneseo, New York: Thoreau Society, 1962).  Thoreau Society Booklet 16.  Photocopy of entire publication.

Harding, Walter.  “Thoreau’s Text and Murphy’s Law.”  Photocopy of article in ESQ, vol. 33, 4th quarter, 1987, pp. 202-221.

Hardy, R. Spence.  Eastern Monachism: An Account of the Origin, Laws, Discipline, Sacred Writings, Mysterious Rites, Religious Ceremonies, and Present Circumstances, of the Order of Mendicants  Founded by Gótama Budha . . . (London: Partridge and Oakey, 1850).  Photocopy of 38-45, 338-347, 382-389.

Hardy, R. Spence.  Manual of Budhism, in Its Modern Development; Translated from Singhalese Mss. . . . (London: Partridge and Oakey, 1853).  Photocopy of pp. [36]-39, 386-399, 424-427, [460]-461.

[Harvard College Library]  Cameron, Kenneth Walter.  “Books Thoreau Borrowed from Harvard College Library.”  Photocopied from Emerson the Essayist . . . Volume II (Raleigh, North Carolina: The Thistle Press, 1945), pp. 192-198.  (Article begins on p. [191], which is not included in photocopy.)

Hoagland, Edward.  “All This Good World.”  Photocopy of article in Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, vol. 6, no. 1, Summer 1994, pp. 65-69.

Hoagland, Edward.  “Bragging for Humanity.”  Photocopied from Heart’s Desire: The Best of Edward Hoagland: Essays from Twenty Years (New York: Summit Books, 1988), pp. 261-273.

Hoagland, Edward.  “Nature’s Seesaw: On the flux and balance of Vermont’s other residents.”  Photocopy of article in Vermont Magazine, May-June 1994, pp. 38-40.

[Hortus Botanicus]  MacPhail, Ian.  Hortus Botanicus: The Botanic Garden and the Book: Fifty Books from the Sterling Morton Library Exhibited at the Newbury Library . . . ([Lisle, Illinois]: Morton Arboretum], 1972.  Photocopy of pp. 66- [77], [86]-[97].

Howarth, William L.  “Successor to Walden?  Thoreau’s ‘Moonlight—An Intended Course of Lectures.’”  Photocopy of article in Proof, 2, 1972, pp. 89-115.

Howe, Daniel Walker.  “Henry David Thoreau on the Duty of Civil Disobedience.”  Typescript paper, 1990, accompanied by ALS, Daniel Walker Howe to Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Oxford, July 12, 1990, on letterhead of The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Humboldt, Alexander von.  Aspects of Nature, in Different Lands and Different Climates . . . (Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1850).  Photocopy of pp. [403]-410.

Hunter, John D.  Manners and Customs of Several Indian Tribes Located West of the Mississippi . . . (Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, Inc., 1957).  Photocopy of Chapter 6 (pp. [222]-238). 

Box 1, Folder 13:
J:

[Japanese prose] Classical Japanese Prose: An anthology.  Compiled and Edited by Helen Craig McCoullough (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991).  Photocopy of pp. [377]-393.

Jersey Information Digest (Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands: States of Jersey Tourism Committee, Tourist Information Office, 1978).

[Jesuits] “Le Jeune, Paul.”  Eight photocopied pages of facsimiles and bibliographical entries from source with running title Jesuit Relations of Canada

[Jesuits] The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents.  Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 . . . Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites . . . Vol. V. Quebec: 1632-1633 (Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1897).  Photocopy of front matter, pp. [1]-3, 82-151, and related, unnumbered facsimile pages.

[Journal] “Thoreau’s Journals.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

Box 1, Folder 14:
K:

Keiser, Albert.  “Thoreau’s Manuscripts on the Indians.”  Photocopy of Article in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 27, 1928, pp. 183-199.

Keiser, Mary I.  “‘Conversing with the Sky’: The Imagery of Celestial Bodies in Thoreau’s Poetry.”  Photocopy of article in Thoreau Journal Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 3, 1977, pp. 15-28.

King, Martin Luther, Jr.  “A Legacy of Creative Protest.”  Photocopied piece from The Massachusetts Review, Autumn 1962, p. 43.

Koopman, Louise Osgood.  “The Thoreau Romance.”  Photocopied chapter from Thoreau in Our Season, Edited with an Introduction by John H. Hicks (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1966), pp. 97-103.    

Box 1, Folder 15:
L:

Leary, Lewis.  “Thoreau, Henry David” [bibliographical entries for scholarship on Thoreau].  Photocopy of listing in Articles on American Literature, 1968-1975 (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1979), pp. 487-505.

Leary, Lewis. “Thoreau.”  Photocopy of chapter in Eight American Authors (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1956), pp. [153]-206.

Lindley, John.  Botany.  In Four Parts . . . (London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1838; Library of Useful Knowledge).  Photocopy of front matter, pp. 158-165, 196-199.

[Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth] Carbon copy of completed Houghton Library (Harvard University) application for the examination of Longfellow manuscripts in conjunction with research on Thoreau and Longfellow, September 9, 1980.  

Box 1, Folder 16:
M:

[Maps] Photocopied map titled “Thoreau’s Cape Cod” (Henry F. Walling, 1858); section of undated printed color map showing Canada, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; photocopied undated map captioned “The Maine Woods.”

Mayhew, Henry.  London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work . . . Vol. I.  The London Street-Folk . . . (London: “Office, 16, Upper Wellington Street, Strand”; George Woodfall and Son, 1851.  Photocopy of front matter and pp. [1]-12, plus plates.

McElrath, Joseph R.  “The First Two Volumes of the Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: A Review Article.”  Photocopy of article in Proof, 4, 1975, pp. 215-235.

Meyer, Michael.  “Thoreau and Black Emigration.” Typescript paper, undated, accepted for publication in American Literature in 1981, accompanied by TLS, Michael Meyer to Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Charlotte, September 15, 1980, on University of North Carolina at Charlotte English Department letterhead.

Meyer, Michael.  “Thoreau’s Rescue of John Brown from History.”  Offprint of article in Studies in the American Renaissance, 1980, pp. 301-316.

Miller, Hugh.  Photocopy from unidentified edition of Miller’s The Old Red Sandstone . . . , pp. xxiv, 1-15.

Moldenhauer, Joseph J.  “Historical Introduction.”  Typescript contextual chapter edited for publication in Thoreau’s Cape Cod (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988; part of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau).

Morison, Samuel Eliot.  “President Quincy.”  Photocopy of Chapter 11 in Morison’s Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1936), pp. [246]-272, plus pp. 278-279.

Mortland, Don.  “Thoreau’s Friend Ricketson: What Manner of Man?”  Typescript article, undated (published in Concord Saunterer, vol. 18, no. 2, December 1985, pp. 1-19).

Box 1, Folder 17:
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“Newspapers.”  Eleven pages of manuscript notes about Concord, Massachusetts, newspapers in Thoreau’s time, in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., undated.

[Newspapers] Photocopy from Concord, Massachusetts, newspapers (Concord Freeman and Yeoman’s Gazette) for 1837, 1838 and 1841.

Nocera, Gigliola.  “Thoreau, Henry David.”  Typescript biographical sketch in Italian, undated.

Nuttall, Thomas.  An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany . . . (Cambridge: Hilliard and Brown; Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1827).  Photocopy of pp. [v]-viii, [1]-7.    

Box 1, Folder 18:
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O’Callaghan, Edmund Bailey.  Jesuit Relations of Discoveries and Other Occurrences in Canada and the Northern and Western States of the Union.  1632-1672 . . . From the Proceedings of the New York Historical Society, Nov., 1847 (New York: Press of the Historical Society, 1847).  Photocopy of pp. [3]-22.

Ovid.  Publii Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon Libri XV.  Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Daniel Chrispinus Helvetius ad Usum Serenissimi Delphini . . . (New York: J. Eastburn and Company, 1817).  Photocopy of front matter and pp. [3]-11.

[Orphic Argonautica] ΟΡΦΕΩΣ ΑΡΓΟΝΑΥΤΙΚΑ ΥΜΝΟΙ ΚΑΙ  ΠΕΡΙ  ΛΙΘΩΝ.  Orphei Argonautica Hymni et de Lapidibus, Curante Andrea Christiano Eschenbachio Noribergense . . . (Utrecht: “Apud Gulielmum vande Water,” 1689).  Photocopy of front matter and pp. 2-3, 104-107, 132-135, 138-139.

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Palissy, Bernard.  Oeuvres Complètes . . . avec des Notes et une Notice Historique par Paul-Antoine Cap.  Nouvelle Tirage augmenté d’un Avant-Propos de M. Jean Orcel . . . (Paris: Librairie Scientifique et Technique Albert Blanchard, 1961).  Photocopy of front matter and pp. 12-[13], 88-91, accompanied by two pages of manuscript notes (“Bernard Palissy” and “Michelet”), undated, both in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

“Coventry Patmore.”  One page of manuscript notes, undated, in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

Porte, Joel.  “‘God Himself Culminates in the Present Moment’: Thoughts on Thoreau’s Faith.”  Photocopy of piece in Thoreau Society Bulletin, 144, Summer 1978, pp. [1]-4.

Price, Lucien.  “Concord’s Non-Conformist: Thoreau Succeeded in Personal Revolution Each Man Can Make for Himself; It’s Still Going Today.”  Article clipped from the Boston Sunday Globe, August 8, 1954.    

Box 1, Folder 20:
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Rémusat, Jean-Pierre Abel- (translator).  Iu-Kiao-Li: or, The Two Fair Cousins.  A Chinese Novel.  From the French Version of M. Abel-Remusat . . . Vol. I (London: Hunt and Clarke, 1827).  Photocopy of pp. [v]-xxxv, [1]-25.

Ricketson, Daniel.  The Autumn-Sheaf: A Collection of Miscellaneous Poems . . . (New Bedford: Published by the author, 1869).  Photocopy of pp. [12]-15, 156-157, 178-181.

Ricketson, Daniel.  Daniel Ricketson and His Friends: Letters, Poems, Sketches, etc.  Edited by His Daughter and Son Anna and Walton Ricketson . . . (Boston; New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1902).  Photocopy of pp. [11]-21, [134]-144, 154-157, [185]-189, plus plates.

Ricketson, Daniel.  The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts . . . (New Bedford: Published by the author, 1858).  Photocopy of pp. 34-35.

Rivero, Mariano Eduardo de, and John James von Tschudi.  Peruvian Antiquities . . . Translated into English, from the Original Spanish, by Francis L. Hawks . . . (New York: George P. Putnam, 1853).  Photocopy of pp. [vii]-xi, xiv-xxii, 1, 68-69.

[Robbins, Roland Wells]  Hinds, Michael deCourcy.  “Anyone Can Copy Thoreau.”  Article clipped from the Denver Post, June 21, 1980.

Robinson, David M.  “Entering the Kingdom: The Alien Landscape of Henry David Thoreau and Mary Oliver.”  Photocopied typescript paper for Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference, April 1988.

Robinson, David M.  “Statement of Plans: A History of New England Transcendentalism.”  Photocopied typescript proposal, undated.

Robinson, David M.  “‘Unchronicled Nations’: Agrarian Purpose and Thoreau’s Ecological Knowing.”  Offprint of article in Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 48, no. 3, December 1993, pp. 326-340.

Robinson, Kenneth Allan.  Thoreau and the Wild Appetite (Hanover: Westholm Publications, 1957).  Photocopy of entire pamphlet.

[Robinson, Marilynne] Hartshorne, Sarah D.  “Lake Fingerbone and Walden Pond: A Commentary on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.”  Article removed from Modern Language Studies, vol. 20, no. 3, Summer 1990, pp. 50-57.

Rourke, Constance.  The Roots of American Culture (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1942).  Photocopy of pp. 45-46.

Ruskin, John.  The Elements of Drawing (London: George Allan, 1904; vol. 15 of The Works of John Ruskin, edited by Edward T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn).  Photocopy of pp. 132-161.   

Box 1, Folders 21-22:
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Saint Armand, Barton Levi.  “Luminism in the Work of Henry David Thoreau.”  Photocopy of article in The Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, Spring 1980, pp. [13]-30.

Sattelmeyer, Robert. “‘The True Industry for Poets’: Fishing with Thoreau.”  Photocopy of article in ESQ, vol. 33, 4th quarter, 1987, pp. 189-201.

[Sattelmeyer, Robert]  Photocopy of undated manuscript source index to Thoreau’s manuscript Extracts mainly concerning Natural History (“Fact Book”) in the Harvard College Library, accompanied by photocopy of related material published by Kenneth Cameron in Thoreau’s Fact Book (Hartford, Connecticut: Transcendental Books, 1966).

[On Robert F. Sayre’s Thoreau and the American Indians (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977)]  Krupat, Arnold.  “Ethnohistory and Literature: A Review Article.” Article removed from The Centennial Review, vol. 23, no. 2, Spring 1979, pp. 141-152.

Schneider, Richard J.  “Thoreau and Nineteenth Century American Landscape Painting.”  Photocopied typescript paper, 1983.

Schofield, Edmund A.  “Abstract: First Fruits: Thoreau’s Literary Response to Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species,” 1987.

Sherwin, J. Stephen, and Richard C. Reynolds.  “A Word Index to Walden with Textual Notes: A Corrected Edition.”  Photocopy of piece in ESQ, no. 57 (supplement), 1969, pp. 4-20, 32, 63.

Smith, Marion Whitney.  Thoreau’s West Branch Guides (Millinocket, Maine: Marion Whitney Smith, “Printed by Ye Olde Print Shop,” 1971).

Snyder, Helena Adell.  Thoreau’s Philosophy of Life, with Special Consideration of the Influence of Hindoo Philosophy.  Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Hohen Philosophischen Facultät der Grossherzoglich Badischen Ruprecht-Karls-Universität zu Heidelberg [photocopy of published dissertation, 1903].

Stoever, Dietrich Heinrich.  Of Sir Charles Linnaeus . . . to Which is Added, A Copious List of His Works, and a Biographical Sketch of the Life of His Son . . . Translated from the Original German by Joseph Trapp . . . (London: Printed by E. Hobson for B. and J. White, 1794).  Photocopy of pp. 48-71.

[Stoicism] Cochnower, Mary Edith.  “Thoreau and Stoicism.”  Photocopied typescript dissertation, State University of Iowa, 1938.

[Stoller, Leo, editor]  Thoreau, Henry David.  Huckleberries.  Edited, with an introduction, by Leo Stoller.  Preface by Alexander C. Kern ([Iowa City, Iowa]: Windhover Press; New York Public Library, 1970).  Photocopy of  Stoller’s introduction and textual notes.

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Thoreau, Henry David.  The Journal of Henry David Thoreau [nineteen photocopied pages of entries, 1837-1839, from the Dover reprint edition of the Bradford Torrey edition of Thoreau’s journal (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906)].

Thoreau, Henry David.  The Moon (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1927).  Photocopy of entire publication.

[Thoreau Lyceum]  Three clipped newspaper articles about Thoreau Lyceum programs, 1980 and undated.

Torrey, John.  A Flora of the State of New York . . . (Albany: Carroll and Cook, 1843).  Photocopy of five plates.

Tripp, Raymond P., Jr.  “Lilacs and Elegy in Thoreau and Whitman.”  Photocopied typescript paper, undated, read to the Japanese Thoreau Society, accompanied by undated manuscript presentation note.

Tripp, Raymond P., Jr.  “Thoreau and Marcus Aurelius: A Possible Borrowing.”  Brief article in Thoreau Society Bulletin, 107, Spring 1969, p. 7.

Box 1, Folder 24:
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Uhlig, Herbert.  “Improved Means to an Unimproved End.”  Photocopy of article in Thoreau Society Bulletin, 128, Summer 1974, pp. [1]-3.

Box 1, Folder 25:
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[Van Anglen, Kevin]  Three-page conference handout (original ancient Greek verses with translations by Thoreau and Vellacott), inscribed in hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.: “MLA 80.  Kevin Van Anglen on T’s trans. as v. close to orig. in effort to recapture prim. energy of early lang.”

[Vergil]  “Spencer and Vergil, 1970-1980: A Selected Bibliography.”  Photocopied typescript.

Box 1, Folder 26:
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Walker, Eugene H. “The History Back of the Name Walden.”  Article comprising Concord Saunterer, supplement no. 2, June 1972.

White, E. B.  “The Retort Transcendental.”  Photocopied chapter from Poems and Sketches of E. B. White (New York: Harper & Row, 1981), pp. 64-65.

White, William. “An Unpublished Thoreau Poem.”  Reprinted from American Literature, vol. 34, no. 1, March 1962, pp. [119]-121, accompanied by manuscript presentation note, May 22 [no year given], “Owen” [?] to “Bob.”

Wilson, John B.  “Darwin and the Transcendentalists.”  Photocopy of article in Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 26, April-June 1965, pp. 286-290.

Witherell, Elizabeth Hall.  Four pages of photocopied typescript reflecting Witherell’s methodology for editing Thoreau’s poems, accompanied by TLS, Elizabeth Hall Witherell to Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Princeton, New Jersey, February 9, 1981, on The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau letterhead.

Woolf, Virginia.  “Thoreau.”  Photocopied essay from Books and Portraits: Some further selections from the literary and biographical writings of Virginia Woolf.  Edited and with a Preface by Mary Lyon (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978), pp. 72-79.

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Subseries I.C.  Thoreau notebooks, contents gathered ca. 1975-ca. 1986:

Box 1, Folder 27:

“Thoreau: Outlines, Chronology.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., with some photocopied published material included.

Box 1, Folder 28:

“T.’s Life.  Lost section outlines.  Notes.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

Box 1, Folder 29:

“Thoreau File” (Robert D. Richardson, Jr.’s manuscript index to his Thoreau files).

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Emerson: the mind on fire, by Robert RichardsonSeries II.  Materials relating to Richardson’s Emerson: The Mind on Fire, ca. 1985-1995:

Subseries II.A.  Emerson notebooks, contents gathered ca. 1985-1995:

Box 2, Folders 1-2:

“Emerson Writings: to Oct. 41 (Essays 2nd Series & Dial).”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., with some photocopied published material included.

Box 2, Folders 3-4:

“Writings II: 1842 on.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., and one typed transcript.

Box 2, Folders 5-6:

“Emerson Chronology.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., with some photocopied published material included.

Box 2, Folders 7-8:

“Emerson: Topics.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., with some photocopied published material included.

Box 2, Folders 9-10:

“Books Emerson Read.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., with some photocopied published material included.

Box 2, Folder 11:

“Emerson: Outlines (File).”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

Box 2, Folder 12:

“Emerson: Outlines (Current).”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

Box 2, Folder 13:

“Emerson: Bibliographic Control.”  Manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., photocopied published and typescript material, and carbon copies of request forms for the examination of manuscripts at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Box 2, Folder 14:

“Emerson: Photos.” File includes: art inventory form; typescript listing of photo captions; invoices and correspondence, 1992-1994, relating to image use between Robert D. Richardson, Jr., and the Concord Free Public Library Special Collections, the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Concord Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); annotated photocopies of images in various repositories; manuscript notes in the hand of Robert D. Richardson, Jr.; and some photocopied published and typescript material.   

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Subseries II.B.  Photograph file: images used for reproduction in Emerson book, gathered ca. 1992-1994:

Box 2, Folder 15:

Includes copy images obtained from various repositories, some original photographs from the author’s personal collection, and some photocopy from published sources.

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Series III. Papers relating to teaching career, 1969-1987:    

Box 2, Folders 16-20:

Five minimally processed folders containing material, 1969-1987 (much undated), gathered during Robert D. Richardson’s academic career, consisting primarily of mimeographed and photocopied typescript reading lists for students, manuscript notes in Richardson’s hand, syllabi, and examinations.

 

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