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Title
"Immortality." Holograph essay/lecture, draft, unsigned, undated
Names
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (Author)
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 (Owner)
Forbes, Edith Emerson 1841 - 1929 (Owner)
Collection

Ralph Waldo Emerson collection of papers

Series I: Manuscripts

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1872 (Approximate)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Emerson
Shelf locator: Immortality -- Original Manuscript -- Ralph Waldo Emerson +
Topics
Intellectuals -- United States
Genres
Manuscripts
Essays
lectures
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Content: Part of text for lecture delivered in 1870s; remaining leaves in Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.For relationship between lecture materials (formed by Berg and Houghton leaves) and published essay, as edited by Ellen Tucker Emerson and James Elliot Cabot, see Glen M. Johnson, "Emerson's Essay 'Immortality': The Problem of Authorship," American Literature, v. 56, no. 3 (Oct. 1984), 313-330.
Ownership: Owen D. Young
Publications: Letters and Social Aims (Boston: James R. Osgood, 1875).
Citation/reference: The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 8, Letters and Social Aims, ed. Ronald A. Bosco, Glen M. Johnson and Joel Myerson (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2010), 178-194.
Physical Description
Extent: 104 leaves
[104 leaves within wrapper, 163 written pages]. 40 double leaves and 64 single leaves, some held together with thread. Some double leaves enclose sections of text. Enclosed within parchment folder; within suede leather pouch, tooled with "Charles Eliot Norton"; within tooled leather box, with color portrait of RWE on inside cover. Accompanied by ALS from RWE to A. T. Goodman, Mar. 1, 1866, 1 leaf. Accompanied by ALS from Edith Emerson Forbes to Charles Eliot Norton, May 15, 1890, 1 double leaf [3 written pages], with envelope, presenting the manuscript.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19738382
MSS Unit ID: 22322
Other local Identifier: 4883297
Other local Identifier: 361fa480-2ddb-0130-6ca6-58d385a7bbd0
Other local Identifier: Berg Coll MSS Emerson +
Archives EAD ID: 945936
Accession number: 122905B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3158b030-091a-013a-772c-0242ac110004
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1803: Creator Born
  • 1872: 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. ""Immortality." Holograph essay/lecture, draft, unsigned, undated" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1872. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90049c50-3ff9-0131-4151-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""Immortality." Holograph essay/lecture, draft, unsigned, undated" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90049c50-3ff9-0131-4151-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1872). "Immortality." Holograph essay/lecture, draft, unsigned, undated Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90049c50-3ff9-0131-4151-58d385a7b928

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"Immortality." Holograph essay/lecture, draft, unsigned, undated