15.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Holograph discourse delivered at the bicentennial celebration of Concord’s incorporation, 1835.  Ink on paper; encapsulated.  Presented by David Emerson, 1985.

16.   Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Historical Discourse, Delivered Before the Citizens of Concord, 12th September, 1835.  On the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town (Concord: G.F. Bemis, 1835).  Letterpress on paper; half bound in light brown morocco and marbled paper boards; original printed blue paper wrapper retained.  Myerson A2.1 (second state).  From the Emerson collection of William Taylor Newton, presented by Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

17.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Journal L (“Concord”), 1835: typed transcript, 1930.  Typescript on paper.

18.   Concord Town Records, 1650-1714 (Volume D1-3).  Ink on paper; silked and rebound in full leather.  From the Town Archives; on deposit in the library.

19.   Manuscript subscription list, September 7, [1835], for donors contributing to offset expenses beyond the town appropriation for Concord’s 1835 celebration.  From the records of the 1835 Committee of Arrangements.  Ink on paper.

20.   John Quincy Adams.  Autograph letter, signed, September 10, 1835, declining the invitation of Concord’s 1835 Committee of Arrangements to attend the September 12th celebration.  From the records of the 1835 Committee of Arrangements.  Ink on paper.

21.   Lemuel Shattuck.  A History of the Town of Concord … (Boston: Russell, Odiorne, 1835).  Letterpress on paper; heavily annotated, interleaved, and extra-illustrated by Edward Jarvis; half bound in leather and marbled paper boards. From the estate of Edward Jarvis, 1885.

22.   Carte de visite photograph of Emerson in lecture stance.  Presented by Mrs. Arthur Holland.

Exhibition table of contents - Exhibition Introduction - I. Emerson's Concord Heritage - II. Settling In  -- The Emerson House - III. Taking a Place in Town Life -- the 1835 Celebration - IV. At the Center of the Circle - V. Concord's Conscience - VI. Citizen, Townsman, Friend, and Family Man - VII. The Respect and Affection of Concord - VIII. Concord Keeps the Flame - Special Collections Home.