Early Collectors and Donors: William Taylor Newton's Emerson Collection

26.  Ralph Waldo Emerson.  An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge, Sunday Evening, 15 July, 1838 . . . (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1838).

Emerson, Divinity School Address
Page 30

Emerson, Divinity School Address
Page 31

William Taylor Newton’s copy, with wrapper retained in the binding.  From the Newton/Emerson Collection (part of the CFPL Concord Authors Collection).  Gift of Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

A first printing of the “Divinity School Address,” which triggered the reactionary response of the conservative Andrews Norton, a biblical scholar and professor at the Harvard Divinity School, and resulted in Emerson’s decades-long exile from Harvard.


Next Image       Previous Image
Back to Essay
Back to Table of Contents

Comprehensive Index

Special Collections Home
Library Home


These images may not be reproduced in any form, including electronic, without permission from the Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, Mass.