1. Display poster: text against background photograph by Alfred Winslow Hosmer of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody and William Torrey Harris on grounds of Orchard House and Hillside Chapel (Concord School of Philosophy), [ca. 1885].
EARLY COLLECTORS AND DONORS: ELIZABETH PEABODY’S FOREIGN LIBRARY
2. Photographic portrait of Elizabeth Peabody at mid-life, seated at table, reading book, [undated].
3. Richard Stevenson. Photograph of set from Peabody’s Foreign Library, .
4. George Ripley. Letters on the Latest Form of Infidelity, Including a View of the Opinions of Spinoza, Schleiermacher, and DeWette . . . (Boston: James Munroe, 1840).
5. François Auguste René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand. Génie du Christianisme . . . Livre Quatrième . . . (Brussels: Adolphe Weissenbruch, 1827).
6. Jósef Straszewicz. The Life of the Countess Emily Plater. Translated by J. K. Salamonski, a Polish Exile (New York: John F. Trow, 1842).
EARLY COLLECTORS AND DONORS: SOPHIA THOREAU AND HER BROTHER’S MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS
7. Photographic portrait of Sophia Thoreau, [undated].
8. Samuel Worcester Rowse. Henry David Thoreau, .
9. Henry David Thoreau. Draft survey of Edward Damon factory site, [May 6, 7, 13, 14, 1859].
10. Henry David Thoreau. Field-Notes of Surveys Made by Henry D. Thoreau Since November 1849, 1849-1861.
11. Thomas Loraine McKenney. Memoirs, Official and Personal; with Sketches of Travels Among the Northern and Southern Indians . . . Two Volumes in One . . . (New York: Paine and Burgess, 1846).
12. William Macgillivray. Descriptions of the Rapacious Birds of Great Britain (Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1836).
EARLY COLLECTORS AND DONORS: ALFRED WINSLOW (FRED) HOSMER’S THOREAU COLLECTION
13. Alfred Winslow Hosmer. Photograph of Thoreau’s flute, spyglass, and bird book, [189-]
14. Alfred Winslow Hosmer. Photographic self-portrait, [189-]
15. Harrison Gray Otis Blake. Autograph letter, signed, Worcester, [Mass.], to “Mr. Hosmer,” September 6, 1890.
16. Walton Ricketson. Autograph letter, signed, New Bedford, Mass., to “Dear Mr. Hosmer,” Aug. 5, 1902.
17. Samuel Arthur Jones. Typed letter, signed, to “Dear Mr. Hosmer,” Ann Arbor, July 15, 1890.
18. Henry Stephens Salt, as enhanced by Alfred Winslow Hosmer. Life of Henry David Thoreau (London: Walter Scott, 1896): Alfred Hosmer’s Grangerized (extra-illustrated) copy of the second edition of Salt’s biography, the original single volume expanded to two volumes through the addition of photographs, letters, and manuscripts between 1896 and 1903.
19. Henry David Thoreau. Walden; or, Life in the Woods . . . (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854).
20. Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, editor. The Life and Letters of John Brown, Liberator of Kansas, and Martyr of Virginia (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885).
EARLY COLLECTORS AND DONORS: WILLIAM TAYLOR NEWTON’S EMERSON COLLECTION
21. Printed label and bookplate: William Taylor Newton’s shelf-mark, [undated]; Concord Free Public Library bookplate, .
22. Photograph of Ralph Waldo Emerson seated next to table, holding book, [185-].
23. The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. Vol. 1, No. 1, July 1840 (Boston: Weeks, Jordan, and Company).
24. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nature . . . (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836).
25. Ralph Waldo Emerson. An Oration, Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, 1837 . . . (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1837).
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).
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]).
28. Portrait of Theodore Parker, engraved by S. A. Schoff from a daguerreotype by Allen & Horton (from Parker's Prayers, Boston: Walker, Wise & Co., 1862).
29. William Taylor Newton, compiler. Emersoniana: Being Criticisms of the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Chiefly, from American and English Reviews . . . [an assemblage of pieces removed from periodicals and bound together as 16 volumes in 17, the title varying in some volumes], compiled 1887-1918.
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: INFLUENCES
30. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Aids to Reflection, in the Formation of a Manly Character . . . First American, from the First London Edition . . . With a Preliminary Essay, and Additional Notes, by James Marsh . . . (Burlington [Vermont]: Chauncey Goodrich, 1829).
31. Johann Gottfried Herder. The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry . . . Translated from the German, by James Marsh. In Two Volumes (Burlington [Vermont]: Edward Smith, 1833).
32. Germaine de Staël. De L’Allemagne . . . Seconde Édition . . . (London: John Murray, 1813), in three volumes.
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: COLLECTING EMERSON
33. Emerson: “All history becomes subjective . . . ” ([Berkeley]: University of California Press, [1995?]).
34. Second Church and Society (Boston). Order of Services at the Ordination of Mr Chandler Robbins, as Pastor of the Second Church and Society in Boston, Wednesday, December 4, 1833 ([Boston]: I. R. Butts, ).
35. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Original Hymn [the “Concord Hymn”] ([no place: no publisher, 1837])
36. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Partial proofsheets (pages 1-24) for the second edition (1838) of the “American Scholar” address.
37. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Order to James Munroe & Co. for copies of Phi Beta Kappa (“American Scholar”) and Divinity School addresses, April 18, 1839.
38. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Manuscript discourse read in Concord at the September 12, 1835 bicentennial celebration of the town’s incorporation, .
39. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Autograph letter, signed, Concord, Mass., to “My dear Thoreau,” May 11, 1861.
40. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Manuscript for the essay “Culture,” readied for publication in the Atlantic Monthly, .
41. Admit the Bearer to Mr. Emerson’s Lectures on Human Culture at the Masonic Temple [Boston: no publisher, 1837].
42. Concord Lyceum. Program for RWE’s 100th and final talk before the Concord Lyceum, 1880.
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: COLLECTING THOREAU
43. I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least;” . . . The Thoreau Quarterly: A Journal of Literary and Philosophical Studies (Minneapolis: The Thoreau Quarterly, , ©1981).
44. Photographic portrait of Henry David Thoreau, from the 1861 E. S. Dunshee ambrotype.
45. Island Press/Shearwater Books. Henry D. Thoreau: Faith in a Seed: The First Publication of Thoreau’s Last Manuscript (Washington, D.C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, [1993?]).
46. Henry David Thoreau. Manuscript for the essay “Walking,” readied for publication in the Atlantic Monthly, .
47. A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits, from a Persian Translation, Made from the Original, Written in the Shanscrit Language (London: [no publisher], 1776).
48. Margaret Fuller. Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman, ed. Arthur B. Fuller. “Third Thousand” (Boston, John P. Jewett; Cleveland, Ohio; Jewett Proctor & Worthington; New York, Sheldon, Lamport, 1855).
49. [John Thoreau & Co.] Strip of three printed labels for pencil leads, [undated].
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: COLLECTING BRONSON ALCOTT
50. Warren’s (Boston). Photographic portrait of Bronson Alcott, [187-].
51. T. Lewis (Cambridgeport, Mass.). Photographic portrait of Bronson Alcott in Orchard House study, [187-].
52. Concord School of Philosophy. The Concord Summer School of Philosophy (Concord: Concord School of Philosophy, 1881). Printed
53. Photographic portrait of Bronson Alcott on steps of Hillside Chapel (Concord School of Philosophy building), [188-].
54. Concord School of Philosophy. The Concord School of Philosophy (Concord: Concord School of Philosophy, 1885).
55. Photograph of Bronson Alcott, William Torrey Harris, and child seated in front of Orchard House (Hillside Chapel visible in image), [188-].
56. Amos Bronson Alcott. Manuscript for the book Emerson, readied for private publication, .
57. Amos Bronson Alcott. Emerson (Cambridge: Privately Printed [University Press: Welch, Bigelow, and Co.], 1865).
58. Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Autograph letter, signed, Concord, to “My dear Mr. Harris,” August 4, 1879.
59. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Autograph letter, signed, to “My dear Mr. Harris,” June 26, 1883.
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: COLLECTING MARGARET FULLER
60. Concord Celebrates 200: Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, May 21, 22 & 23, 2010. At First Parish in Concord & Concord Free Public Library . . . (Concord: Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord, 2010).
61. Margaret Fuller. Woman in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1845).
62. Margaret Fuller. Woman in the Nineteenth Century (London: H. G. Clarke & Co., 1845).
63. Margaret Fuller. Autograph letter, signed, to “Lizzie” [Elizabeth Hoar], January 16, .
64. Evelina Metcalf. “School Journal” kept from April 23 to May 16, 1838, in Providence, Rhode Island.
KEY COLLECTING AREAS: COLLECTING BROOK FARM
65. The Harbinger, Devoted to Social and Political Progress . . . Vol. I. Published by the Brook Farm Phalanx (New York: Burgess, Stringer, and Company; Boston: Redding and Company, 1845).
66. George Ripley. Autograph letter, to John Sullivan Dwight, November 4, 1847.
67. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Autograph letter, signed, to “My dear Charles” [Charles King Newcomb], Concord, August 16, 1842.
68. William James Stillman. The Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks, 1858.
69. Christopher Pearse Cranch. Caricature sketch of a rotund man proclaiming “They are content to be brushed like flies from the path of a great person,” [1838?].
70. Christopher Pearse Cranch. Caricature sketch of Emerson as a transparent eyeball: “Standing on the bare ground,—my head bathed by the blithe air, & uplifted into infinite space,—all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent Eye-ball,” [1837?].
71. Christopher Pearse Cranch. Caricature sketches of zoomorphic figures lined up before a man: “The ambitious soul sits down before each refractory fact”; of beasts chasing a man with the caption “The man has never lived that can feed us ever”; and of bugs: “Men in the world of today are bugs, ” [1838?].
72. The Stephen H. Wakeman Collection of Books of Nineteenth Century American Writers, the Property of Mrs. Alice L. Wakeman. First Editions, Inscribed Presentation and Personal Copies, Original Manuscripts and Letters of Nine American Authors: Bryant, Emerson, Hawthorne, Holmes, Longfellow, Lowell, Poe, Thoreau, Whittier (New York: American Art Association, ).
73. Bibliography of American Literature. Compiled by Jacob Blanck for the Bibliographical Society of America. Volume One . . . (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955).
74. Samuel Arthur Jones. Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau, with an Outline of His Life (New York: Printed for the Rowfant Club of Cleveland by the DeVinne Press, 1894).
75. Raymond R. Borst. Henry David Thoreau: A Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 1982).
76. George Willis Cooke. A Bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1908).
77. Joel Myerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982).
78. Joel Myerson. Margaret Fuller: A Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978).