[Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods."

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Title
[Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods."
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: 1846-04-17 - 1846-12-02
Place: various places
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Thoreau
Shelf locator: Thoreau: Journal 1846
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Nature study
Genres
journals
Natural history
Poetic diaries
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: In Howarth (The Literary Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1974): D10f, D24b, E12d.
Citation/reference: "All four portions of The Maine Woods are represented by a liberal quantity of surviving manuscript material, mainly early drafts. For 'Ktaadn' the most important document is a notebook formerly owned by Stephen Wakeman and now in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. Like Thoreau's other composition books of the mid- to late-1840s, the Berg Collection volume served both as a journal and as a draftbook for books and essays in progress. It has been cannibalized to some extent; of the 269 pages in Thoreau's original numbering, 20 full pages and parts of several others have been scissored out.... The bulk of the book is devoted to the 'Ktaadn' drafts, which begin on page 79 and continue through page 241 with only four internal digressions.... A pencil index to the 'Ktaadn' passages occupies page 242...." Joseph J. Moldenhauer, The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau (12 vols.), The Maine Woods, vol. 2 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972), pp 377-78.
Ownership: (Stephen H. Wakeman)
Physical Description
Manuscripts
Extent: 124 leaves
[250 pages numbered, including inside front and back cover]. Very fragile condition. See separate envelope with notes of contents and some transcriptions: [Journal] April 17, 1846 249pp [25 leaves]; ALS to Stephen Wakeman (Mar 13, 1912) concerning Journal [1 leaf] & envelope.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520476
MSS Unit ID: 19098
Other local Identifier: 66B0614
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): abbbbdd0-02aa-0131-eb6c-58d385a7bbd0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1846: Created (Approximate)
  • 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. "[Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1846 - 1846. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c23db590-2728-0132-a4dc-58d385a7bbd0

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c23db590-2728-0132-a4dc-58d385a7bbd0

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1846 - 1846). [Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c23db590-2728-0132-a4dc-58d385a7bbd0

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[Journal] Unsigned, dated Walden, April 17, 1846. Relates to "Ktaadn and the Maine Woods."