Walden and other manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) from the Huntington Library
This is an essential source for all those doing detailed work on:
- the life and writings of Henry David Thoreau;
- natural history writing and ecology;
- transcendental philosophy, civil disobedience and non-violence;
- the 19th Century New England influence on American Literature.
This project brings together a magnificent array of sources from the Huntington Library including:
- The holograph manuscript of Walden, or Life in the Woods [1184pp, HM 924], plus annotated proofs of the printed edition.
- A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers [various manuscript versions],
Cape Cod [322pp, HM 13206], and An Excursion to Canada [various drafts].
- Many individual essays and poems.
- An important collection of letters to, from and relating to Thoreau. Correspondents include John Thoreau , Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Ticknor & Fields, Daniel Ricketson, and Sophia Thoreau.