[Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett.

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Title
[Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett.
Names
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Author)
Thoreau, John, 1815-1842 (Author)
Thoreau, Sophia E. (Author)
Collection

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

Series I: Manuscripts by Henry David Thoreau

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1837 - 1842
Place: Concord, MA
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Thoreau
Shelf locator: Thoreau Nature and Bird Notes +
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Nature study
Genres
Natural history
Nature study
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: William Howarth, The Literary Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1974): B40b, B41b, B90, F17; A Walk to Wachusett: C4a.
Ownership: Stephen H. Wakeman; W. T. H. Howe.
Physical Description
Manuscripts
Extent: 63 leaves
(1 leaf and 1 double leaf laid in; 15 leaves excised). Leaves of main part numbered up to 74 by Thoreaus. Volume also numbered in pencil by library, omitting blank pages. 39 leaves: index & 1-74 (pencil 1-61): classified headings of avifauna and observations between 1837 and 1842. [15 leaves excised] see below: (pencil 62): fragment, upside down: "It may be as well if first of all I should [sic] some account first of off my own species and sanity..." laid in: 1 double leaf: observations by John and Henry Thoreau 13 leaves: (pencil 63-87): A Walk to Wachusett (q.v.) 11 leaves: (pencil 20-1): starting at back and upside down, reported bird behavior (Peabody and Nuttall); the months, with bird observations. laid in: 1 leaf: HDT observations. Throughout the book, plants were laid in to be pressed and preserved, many with scraps of paper with botanical or common name in HDT's hand (49 items now removed to manuscript boxes).
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520476
MSS Unit ID: 19098
Accession number: 173802B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85ae0af0-1bdf-0130-8ed7-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1837: 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. "[Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1837 - 1842. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c68db370-6d0b-0132-d7db-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c68db370-6d0b-0132-d7db-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1837 - 1842). [Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c68db370-6d0b-0132-d7db-58d385a7b928

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[Nature and Bird Notes.] MS journal and list of birds, kept by Sophia, John and H. D. Thoreau. Also contains HDT's A Walk to Wachusett.