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Title
"Of Beauty." Holograph essay, draft, unsigned, undated
Names
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (Author)
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 (Dedicator)
MacDonald, George, 1824-1905 (Dedicatee)
Collection

Ralph Waldo Emerson collection of papers

Series I: Manuscripts

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1860 (Approximate)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Emerson
Shelf locator: RWE Of Beauty Holograph
Topics
Intellectuals -- United States
Genres
Manuscripts
Essays
lectures
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Ownership: Owen D. Young
Publications: Conduct of Life, Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1860.
Citation/reference: The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 6, Conduct of Life, ed. Barbara L. Packer, Joseph Slater, Douglas Emory Wilson (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2003), 149-163.
Physical Description
Extent: 66 leaves
[leaves bound into book]. Binding fragile, first leaves loose. Three leaves and then numbered by pages, 1 - 125 (in many cases renumbered, often more than once). Inside front cover, engraving of "Residence of R. W. Emerson, Concord, Mass." pasted in. First leaf recto, engraved portrait of RWE pasted in. First leaf verso, presentation of volume by James T. Fields to George MacDonald; George MacDonald's bookplate. Second leaf recto, letter from RWE to J. T. Fields, Dec. 28 [1862], 1 double leaf, pasted on. Third leaf recto, "Beauty"; verso, list in pencil of Conduct of Life I-VII: "Fate | Power | Wealth | Culture | Behaviour [sic]| Worship | Consid [sic]" [page] 1, "Of Beauty," etc.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19738382
MSS Unit ID: 22322
Other local Identifier: 4882861
Other local Identifier: 0e486c90-2b97-0130-f2a2-58d385a7b928
Other local Identifier: Berg Coll MSS Emerson
Archives EAD ID: 945942
Accession number: 185417B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3402fce0-091a-013a-0367-0242ac110004
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1803: Creator Born
  • 1860: Created
  • 1882: Creator Died
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""Of Beauty." Holograph essay, draft, unsigned, undated" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6e2511a0-bd5d-0130-c063-0050568c6644

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""Of Beauty." Holograph essay, draft, unsigned, undated" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6e2511a0-bd5d-0130-c063-0050568c6644

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1860). "Of Beauty." Holograph essay, draft, unsigned, undated Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6e2511a0-bd5d-0130-c063-0050568c6644

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"Of Beauty." Holograph essay, draft, unsigned, undated