37.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  “The Cherokees,” as printed in the Yeoman’s Gazette (Concord), May 19, 1838; reprinted from the Daily National Intelligencer (Washington), May 14, 1838. Intelligencer version: Myerson E10.  Letterpress on paper.

38.   Ralph Waldo Emerson. An Address Delivered in the Court-House in Concord, Massachusetts, on 1st  August, 1844, on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1844).  Letterpress on paper; half bound in light brown morocco and marbled paper boards; original printed light brown paper wrapper retained.  Myerson A17.1.a.  From the Emerson collection of William Taylor Newton, presented by Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

39.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  “The Fugitive Slave Law: Address to Citizens of Concord, 3 May, 1851,” pages [177]-214 in Miscellanies, Volume 11 of the Autograph Centenary Edition of The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1904).  Letterpress on paper; bound in green/brown linen.  Autograph Centenary Edition (12 volumes, 1903-1904): Myerson B19.  Purchased from the Town Fund, 1904.  Copy number 332 of a limited edition of 600 copies.

40.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  “Mr. Emerson’s Address,” pages 222-224 of Kossuth in New England: A Full  Account of the Hungarian Governor’s Visit to Massachusetts … (Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852).  Letterpress on paper; bound in brown cloth.  Myerson D21.  From the collection of the Concord Town Library.

41.   Kossuth at Concord! Friday, May 7th, at 2 o’clock, P.M. … Town Hall … [printed broadside],  1852.  Letterpress on paper.

42.   City Hall, 1875; from the stereoptic series “The Centennial Celebration, at Concord, Mass.,” which forms part of the series “American Scenery: New England Scenes.”  Card stereograph.

43.   John Brown, bearded, as he appeared in 1859 on his second visit to Concord.  Photograph, matted and framed.  Presented by John Marrs, 1923.

44.   Annie Keyes Bartlett.  Autograph letter to Edward Jarvis Bartlett, February 20, 1860.  From a collection of twenty-four letters from Annie Keyes Bartlett to Edward Jarvis Bartlett, 1860-1865.  Displayed letter presented by Dr. William Bartlett.

45.   Ralph Waldo Emerson.  “Abraham Lincoln,” from the Commonwealth (Boston), April 29, 1865.  Myerson E167. Clipping in Volume II of Uncollected Writings, a two-volume compilation of Emerson pieces collected by William Taylor Newton.  Letterpress on paper.  Uncollected Writings from the Emerson collection of William Taylor Newton, presented by Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

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