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

27.  Portrait of Orestes A. Brownson, engraved by A. L. Dick from a daguerreotype miniature by Augustus Morand, Jr.  (New York: J. & H. G. Langley, [undated]).

O.A. Brownson

Added portrait in Vol. 2, Pt. 1 of William Taylor Newton’s extra-illustrated copy of the large paper edition of James Elliot Cabot’s A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1887).  Newton’s Cabot is from the Newton/Emerson Collection (part of the CFPL Concord Authors Collection).  Gift of Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

An engraved portrait of Orestes Brownson—editor of the Boston Quarterly Review and  sometime defender and frequent critic of Transcendentalism—from William Taylor Newton’s copy of the Emerson biography by James Elliot Cabot (Emerson’s sanctioned biographer and literary executor).    Published in two volumes, Cabot’s biography consists of four volumes as extra-illustrated by Newton.


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