Table of contents for Emerson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates / edited by Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson.


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Photographs follow page 110
Introduction                                                   ix
Chronology                                                 xxxiii

Amos Bronson Alcott, [A Visit to Emerson at Concord in 1837]  1
Convers Francis, [Remarks on Emerson in 1838,1855, and 1858]  3
Ellis Gray Loring, [A Visit from Emerson in 1838]             10
[Annie Sawyer Downs], [Reminiscences of a Childhood in Concord
  in the 1840s]                                               12
Richard Frederick Fuller, "The Younger Generation in 1840 from
  the Diary of a New England Boy"                             16
[Margaret Fuller], [At Concord with the Emersons in 1842]   21
Jane Welsh Carlyle and Thomas Carlyle, [A Visit from Emerson
  in 1847]                                                    28
Anonymous, "Emerson as a Lecturer" (1849)                     33
Herman Melville, [Letter to Evert A. Duyckinck about Emerson
  as a Lecturer] (1849)                                       35
Fredrika Bremer, From The Homes of the New World; Impressions
  ofAmerica (1853)                                            38
[Franklin Benjamin Sanborn], "Mr. Emerson's Lectures" (1864)  42
[George William Curtis], [Emerson as Seen from the "Editor's
  Easy Chair" in 1865]                                        46
Anonymous, "Ralph Waldo Emerson" (1865)                       49
James Russell Lowell, From My Study Windows (1871)            53



Bronson Alcott, "Fuller, Thoreau, Emerson.... The Substance
  of a 'Conversation"' (1871)                                58
Anna Alcott Pratt, Louisa May Alcott, and Ellen Tucker Emerson,
  ["House burned, Wednesday, 24 July (1872)"]                62
Anonymous, "Emerson: A Literary Interview" (1874)             70
Octavius Brooks Frothingham, From Transcendentalism in New
  England: A History (1876)                                   74
Walt Whitman, From Prose Works 1892 (1881-1882)               80
Ellen Tucker Emerson, [Emerson's Death] (1882)                84
Louisa May Alcott, "Reminiscences of Ralph Waldo
  Emerson" (1882)                                            89
Frederic Henry Hedge, [Reminiscences of Emerson] (1882)      95
[Edwin Percy Whipple], "Some Recollections of Ralph Waldo
  Emerson" (1882)                                           102
Julia Ward Howe and Ednah Dow Cheney, From Concord
  Lectures on Philosophy... at the Concord School of Philosophy
  in 1882                                                   111
A. B. Muzzey, From Reminiscences and Memorials of the Men of
  the Revolution and Their Families (1883)                  116
Oliver Wendell Holmes, From Ralph Waldo Emerson (1884)      121
Pendleton King, "Notes of Conversations with Emerson" (1884)  128
[Annie Adams Fields], "Glimpses of Emerson" (1884)          136
Frank Bellew, "Recollections of Ralph Waldo Emerson" (1884)  143
E. P. Peabody, "Emerson as Preacher" (1885)                  150
Edward Waldo Emerson, Ellen Tucker Emerson, and Edith
  Emerson Forbes, [Emerson as Remembered by His Children]
  (1889 and 1897,1902,1921)                                 157
Charles J. Woodbury, From Talks with Ralph Waldo Emerson (1890)  173
Francis Espinasse, From Literary Recollections and Sketches (1893)  178
William Henry Furness, "Random Reminiscences of Emerson"
  (1893)                                                    184



W.J. Stillman, "The Philosophers' Camp. Emerson, Agassiz, Lowell,
  and Others in the Adirondacks" (1893)                      189
William Dean Howells, "My First Visit to New England" (1894)  195
Frank Preston Stearns, From Sketchesfrom Concord and Appledore
  (1895)                                                    200
Rebecca Harding Davis, "A Little Gossip" (1900)              209
John Muir, [Emerson in the Yosemite Valley] (1901)           213
WilliamJames and Caroline Hazard, From The Centenary of the
  Birth ofRalph Waldo Emerson (1903)                         217
Julian Hawthorne, "Personal Glimpses of Emerson" (1903)      224
Moncure D. Conway, "Emerson: The Teacher and the Man" (1903)  229
Daniel Chester French, "A Sculptor's Reminiscences of Emerson"
  (1916)                                                    233
Robert Underwood Johnson, From Remembered Yesterdays (1923)  238
Kate Douglas Wiggin, From My Garden of Memory: An Autobiography
  (1923)                                                    242
Elizabeth Oakes Smith, "Recollections of Emerson, His Household
  and Friends" (1924)                                       248

Index                                                       255





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882, Authors, American 19th century Biography, Transcendentalists (New England) Biography