Early Collectors and Donors: Alfred Winslow (Fred) Hosmer’s Thoreau Collection

19.  Henry David Thoreau.  Walden; or, Life in the Woods . . . (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854).


Inscribed: “Alfred W. Hosmer / from Hattie S. Wheeler / Feb. 14, 1903.”  From the Thoreau library of Alfred W. Hosmer (part of the CFPL Concord Authors Collection).  Gift of Herbert Buttrick Hosmer, 1949.

Fred Hosmer’s copy of the first edition of Walden, added to his Thoreau collection a few months before his death.

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