[A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839."

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Title
[A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839."
Names
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Author)
Collection

Henry David Thoreau Papers, 1837-1917 bulk (1837-1860)

Series I: Manuscripts by Henry David Thoreau

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1839-08-31 (Approximate)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Thoreau
Shelf locator: HDT Original Autograph Manuscript -- Concord +
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Nature study
Genres
Travel writing
Meditations
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Date: The date "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839" appears on p. 8 and relates to the date of the original journey. The first full drafts of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers date to 1845-47, with publication in 1849.
Citation/reference: William Howarth, The Literary Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1974): D2b, D3a, D8g.
Ownership: W. T. H. Howe
Physical Description
Manuscripts
Extent: 9 double leaves & 2 single leaves
[40 written pages], ink and pencil.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520476
MSS Unit ID: 19098
Accession number: 179895B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 559db160-17da-0130-7375-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1839: Created
  • 1862: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1839. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69302510-6d0b-0132-b4f9-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69302510-6d0b-0132-b4f9-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1839). [A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69302510-6d0b-0132-b4f9-58d385a7b928

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[A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers]. Early holograph draft of chapters "Concord River" and "Saturday." Unsigned, part dated "Sat. Aug. 31, 1839."