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Title
The Dispersion of Seeds [and related matters]
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: 1860 - 1862
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 Dispersion of Seeds and Related Matters +
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Nature study
Genres
notes
Botany
Natural history
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): F30.
Ownership: W. T. H. Howe
Publications: Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings, ed. Bradley P. Dean ([Washington, DC]: Island Press, 1993).
Physical Description
Manuscripts
Extent: 92 single leaves & 56 double leaves.
[411 numbered pages.] Leaves of varying sizes, and with additional slips attached with wax as additions or emendations. MS also written on paper of 10 letters [1857-60], 1 form, and 6 copies of advertisement for The Martyrdom of John Brown (Dec. 2, 1857). In addition, newspaper clippings from New-York Weekly Tribune, Saturday Oct. 6, 1860, "The Succession of Forest Trees," by Henry D. Thoreau. 2 leaves [one with section excised--material pasted onto pages 303, 306 and 313 of "The Dispersion of Seeds" below]. 1-45: 4 single, 9 double leaves, (of which, 1 with attachment, written on verso of John Brown notice)-- The Dispersion of Seeds. 46-57: 7 small-format leaves -- notes. 58-67a: 2 oversize leaves; 1 double leaf; 1 single leaf -- on Huckleberries. 67b-95: 3 single leaves; 6 double leaves -- The Dispersion of Seeds. 96-128: 11 single leaves; 3 double leaves -- Journal entries, June 9, 54; June 10-13, 51; June 15, 54; June 16, 52; June 18, 52; June 18, 53. 129-138: 3 single leaves; 1 double leaf -- Journal entries, May 13, 56; June 3, 56; Sep 24, 57; Mar 25, 55; Nov 10, 58; Oct 16, 57; Aug 30, 54; Jun 17, 60; Mar 5, 55; Ju[?] 28, 54; Sep 24, 57; Oct 6, 57; Ap 29, 57; Feb 14, 56; July 20, 60. 139-65: 3 single leaves; 5 double leaves (of which, 2 with attachments) -- The Dispersion of Seeds. 166-193: 7 single leaves & 3 double leaves (of which, 1 with attachment) -- The Dispersion of Seeds 194-201: 3 single leaves; 1 double leaf -- Dispersion of Seeds. 202-208: 4 single leaves (includes verso of John Brown and letter) -- Dispersion of Seeds. 209-232: 7 single leaves; 2 double leaves (of these: 3 singles on verso of John Brown, foot of page in bad condition; 2 singles have one or more attachments/additional pages attached) -- Journal / Dispersion. 233-235: 1 leaf with attachment -- Notes on introduced plants. 236-245: 4 single leaves; 1 double leaf -- Dispersion of Seeds. 247-399: 29 single leaves (4 with one or more attachments); 23 double leaves (5 with one or more attachments) -- Journal/Dispersion. 400-411: 3 single leaves; 1 double leaf -- notes, index notes. (Pages 336-338a is particularly complex with extra elements being affixed over others; 358-363 includes 3 attachments.) Uses incoming letters: Adams Express Co. (Joseph Stubbs), printed form for HDT. Jan. 31, 186- (p. 35) ; Welch, Bigelow & Co., ALS to HDT. Oct. 30, 1860 (p. 52) ; Johnson, L., & Co, MS letter to HDT. Mar. 22, 1861 (p. 55) ; HDT draft ALS to Welch, Bigelow & Co. Jul. 27, 1860 (p. 194) ; Field, Benjamin F., (Frederic Tudor p.p.), letter to HDT, Feb. 12, 1861 (p. 203) ; Hobart & Robbins, MS letter to HDT. Dec. 3, 1860 (p. 226) ; Chase, A. S., ALS to HDT. Oct. 5, 1860 (p. 283) ; Ricker, Charles P., ALS to HDT. Sep. [6?], 1860 (p. 298) ; Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], ALS to HDT. Nov. 26, [1860] (p. 309) ; Ricker, Charles P., ALS to HDT. Aug. 31, 1860 (p. 384) ; C_____, Edwin Brown, ALS to HDT. Jul. 14, 1857 (p. 400) .
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520476
MSS Unit ID: 19098
Accession number: 173770B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4af08970-1a4a-0130-3ba9-58d385a7b928
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1860: 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. "The Dispersion of Seeds [and related matters] " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860 - 1862. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fa3521d0-e90a-0131-5848-58d385a7bbd0

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1860 - 1862). The Dispersion of Seeds [and related matters] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fa3521d0-e90a-0131-5848-58d385a7bbd0

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The Dispersion of Seeds [and related matters]