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About this collection

Henry David Thoreau, born in 1817, was an American author, historian, poet, naturalist, and philosopher. He was a leader of transcendentalism and came to find a mentor and friend in Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau’s better-known works include Walden and Civil Disobedience.

The Henry David Thoreau collection contains several short manuscripts in addition to both incoming and outgoing correspondence. This collection also includes several handwritten journal entries from the 1840s and 1850s.

This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).

 

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