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Title
"As I left my door..." Holograph poem, in honor of J. R. Lowell's fortieth birthday, unsigned, undated.
Names
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (Author)
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 (Dedicatee)
Collection

Ralph Waldo Emerson collection of papers

Series I: Manuscripts

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859-02-22
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Emerson
Shelf locator: Aut MS Poem on Lowell's 40th Birthday in 1859 RWE
Topics
Intellectuals -- United States
Genres
Manuscripts
Poetry
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Publications: The Century Magazine, XLVII:1, November 1893, 3-4. See also E. W. Emerson, The Early Years of the Saturday Club, 1855-1870 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1918), 200.
Date: February 22, 1859 is the date of the dinner at which the poem was read by Emerson.
Ownership: W. T. H. Howe
Physical Description
Extent: 2 double leaves
[5 written pages] Accompanied by page or off-print from The Century Magazine, November 1893, printing it. With ALS from Edward Waldo Emerson to Charles Eliot Norton, Aug. 10, 1892, enclosing this and the poem for Lowell's fiftieth birthday "The bard has reached the middle state..."
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19738382
MSS Unit ID: 22322
Accession number: 154094B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 77416a50-2d14-0130-3efd-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1803: Creator Born
  • 1859: Issued
  • 1882: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""As I left my door..." Holograph poem, in honor of J. R. Lowell's fortieth birthday, unsigned, undated." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859-02-22. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ef50ce10-bb43-0130-55ad-58d385a7bbd0

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""As I left my door..." Holograph poem, in honor of J. R. Lowell's fortieth birthday, unsigned, undated." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ef50ce10-bb43-0130-55ad-58d385a7bbd0

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1859-02-22). "As I left my door..." Holograph poem, in honor of J. R. Lowell's fortieth birthday, unsigned, undated. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ef50ce10-bb43-0130-55ad-58d385a7bbd0

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"As I left my door..." Holograph poem, in honor of J. R. Lowell's fortieth birthday, unsigned, undated.