COLLECTION GUIDES

1786-1959; bulk: 1786-1882

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection mainly consists of personal correspondence among Emerson family members, principally the brothers William, Ralph Waldo, Edward Bliss, and Charles Chauncy Emerson. It also contains diaries of William Emerson kept in Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy (1823-25); of John Haven Emerson begun when a child and continuing at the Lawrence Scientific School where he was a student (1849-50, 1860-61); and of Julia Titus Emerson kept at Yellowstone Park (1912). In addition, the collection contains poetry, Susan Tompkins Emerson's anecdotes of her children, genealogical materials on the Emerson and Haven families, notes kept by researchers doing work on the Emerson family, and some miscellaneous printed matter.

Biographical Sketches

William Emerson (1743-1776), the son of Joseph Emerson and Mary (Moody), married Phebe Bliss (1741-1825) in 1766. He attended Harvard College, studied theology, and succeeded his father-in-law in the pulpit of the Concord parish, 1765. Once in Concord, he built the house known as the Old Manse, the homestead where Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. He died in 1776 on his way home to Concord from the camp of the Continental army at Fort Ticonderoga. The Emersons had five children: William Emerson (WmE I), Hannah Bliss, Phebe Bliss, Mary Moody (MME), and Rebecca. William Emerson died in 1776 and in 1780 Phebe Bliss married (2nd) the Reverend Ezra Ripley.

William Emerson (WmE I) (1769-1811) was the son of William Emerson and Phebe (Bliss). He was graduated from Harvard College in 1789, and in 1792 became minister of the First Congregational Church at Harvard, MA. From 1799 until his death he preached at the First Church (Old Brick) in Boston. WmE I was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He was married to Ruth Haskins (RHE) (1768-1853) of Boston in 1796, and they had eight children: Phebe Ripley, John Clark, William (WmE II), Ralph Waldo (RWE), Edward Bliss (EBE), Robert Bulkeley, Charles Chauncy (CCE), and Mary Caroline.

Mary Moody Emerson (MME) (1774-1863) was the daughter of William Emerson and Phebe (Bliss), and therefore the aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his brothers. She was a frequent correspondent of RWE and brothers.

William Emerson (WmE II) (1801-1868), the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth (Haskins), married Susan Woodward Haven (SHE) (1807-1868), daughter of John Haven and Ann (Woodward), in 1833. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1818, received his A.M. degree from Harvard University in 1821, and studied theology and philosophy at the University of Göttingen, Germany from 1824 to 1825. He was appointed attorney and counsellor in the state of New York, and was named First Judge of the County Courts in the county of Richmond, NY in 1841. He and his wife lived on Staten Island, NY, with their three children, William (WmE III), John Haven (JHE), and Charles (CE).

Ralph Waldo Emerson (RWE) (1803-1882) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth (Haskins). The well known poet, preacher and man of American letters married Ellen Louisa Tucker (d. 1831) in 1829, and Lidian Jackson (LJE) (1802-1892) in 1835. This second marriage produced four children: Waldo, Ellen Tucker (ETE), Edith, and Edward Waldo.

Edward Bliss Emerson (EBE) (1805-1834) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth (Haskins). He was graduated with the Harvard College class of 1824. He began the study of law, but discontinued it due to illness. From 1831 until his death there in 1834, he worked as a merchant in Puerto Rico.

Robert Bulkeley Emerson (1807-1859) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth (Haskins). Apparently he was somehow mentally disabled, and was housed in an asylum most of his life.

Charles Chauncy Emerson (CCE) (1808-1836) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth (Haskins). He was graduated with the Harvard class of 1828, and received his A.M. and L.L.B. degrees there in 1832. He served as a lawyer in Boston, and was engaged to Elizabeth Hoar (1814-1878) at his death in 1836.

William Emerson (WmE III) (1835-1864) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan (Haven). He was graduated from Columbia College in 1853, and Harvard Law School in 1856. He was married to Sarah Hopper Gibbons (b. 1835) in 1863. They resided in New York, where he was a member of the bar.

John Haven Emerson (JHE) (1840-1913) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan (Haven). He was graduated from Columbia College in 1860, and earned his M.D. degree at the New York college of Physicians and Surgeons in 1864. A successful New York physician, he was published widely in medical journals. He married Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840) of Somers, NY in 1868, and they had six children: Ruth, William, Haven, Helena Titus, Elizabeth Hoar, and Julia Titus.

Charles Emerson (CE) (1841-1916) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan (Haven). He was graduated with the class of 1863 at Harvard College, and beginning in 1862, he served in the Civil War. He was married to Theresia Keveschi (TKE) (b. 1847) of Hungary in 1871, and they settled in Concord.

Ellen Tucker Emerson (ETE) (b. 1839) was the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian (Jackson). She resided in Concord.

Edith Emerson Forbes (b. 1841) was the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian (Jackson). She was married to William Hathaway Forbes (1840-1897) in 1865, and they resided in Milton, MA. Their children were: Ralph Emerson, Edith, William Cameron, John Murray, Edward Waldo, Waldo Emerson, Ellen Randolph, and Alexander.

Haven Emerson (HE) (1874-1957) was the son of John Haven Emerson and Susan (Tompkins). He practiced medicine, and also took an active interest in his ancestry.

Julia Titus Emerson (JTE) (b. 1877) was the daughter of John Haven Emerson and Susan (Tompkins). At age thirty-five she kept a journal about her trip to Yellowstone National Park.

For more biographical and genealogical information on the Emerson family, see Benjamin Kendall Emerson, The Ipswich Emersons (Boston: David Clapp & Son), 1900.

Key to Initials (listed alphabetically)

CCE Charles Chauncy Emerson (1808-1836)
CE Charles Emerson (1841-1916)
EBE Edward Bliss Emerson (1805-1834)
ETE Ellen Tucker Emerson (b. 1839)
HE Haven Emerson (1874-1957)
JHE John Haven Emerson (1840-1913)
JTE Julia Titus Emerson (b. 1877)
LJE Lidian Jackson Emerson (1802-1892)
MME Mary Moody Emerson (1774-1863)
RHE Ruth Haskins Emerson (1768-1853)
RWE Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
SHE Susan Woodward Haven Emerson (1807-1868)
STE Susan Tompkins Emerson (b. 1840)
TKE Theresia Keveschi Emerson (b. 1847)
WmE I William Emerson (1769-1811)
WmE II William Emerson (1801-1868)
WmE III William Emerson (1835-1864)

Collection Description

This collection is contained in four archival boxes and one oversize box. SERIES I primarily consists of personal and business correspondence between members of the Emerson family. The majority of the correspondence is written between the Emerson brothers in the years 1818 through 1868. Much pertains to their travels, and their professional goals and activities. There are also various certificates, licenses, passports, and pamphlets included. Box 1 contains the undated material and the papers of the years 1786 through 1833. Box 2 includes manuscripts dated 1834-1862, and the first half of Box 3 contains manuscripts dated 1863-1959. SERIES II includes journals, diaries, letter books, and sets of assembled papers of the Emerson family. The second half of Box 3 contains undated papers in addition to volumes of the years 1824-1825. Box 4 contains volumes of the years 1849-1912. SERIES III (also included in Box 4) consists of genealogical data, notes, and correspondence of various twentieth century researchers and scholars. working on the Emerson family. SERIES IV contains all printed material, and SERIES V includes all other material. Appendices contain lists of printed materials, artifacts, and photographs and carte de visites removed from the collection.

Acquisition Information

The Emerson Family Papers were deposited at the Massachusetts Historical Society on May 3, 1993, by Dr. Michael Wortis, great-great-grandson of Judge William Emerson. The papers were given to the Society by Dr. Wortis, Aug. 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Emerson family correspondence and papers, 1786-1959

Box 1
Undated material

Poem by William Weir, "What tho' the Atlantic Rolls Between," n.d.

Typed transcription included.

Three-line poem signed by RWE, n.d.

"The Forerunners," a poem by [RWE?], n.d.

"May Day Ode," a poem by [RWE?], n.d.

Extracts from the "Offering," by RWE, n.d.

"A Harp of Many Strings" a poem by Miss Lazarus, n.d.

RWE's critical notes on the poem attached.

Signature of Horace Howard Furness, n.d.

JHE's description of the Latin caption on the back of an 1825 portrait of RHE, n.d.

Box 1
1786-1789

WmE I (Cambridge) to Ezra Ripley (Concord), 5 October 1786.

Typed transcription included.

WmE I (Cambridge) to Ezra Ripley (Concord), 6 September 1791.

Typed transcription included.

WmE I (Harvard, [MA]) to William Farnham (Newburyport), 24 April 1792.

Typed transcription included.

WmE I (Harvard, [MA]) to William Farnham (N.P.), 12 April 1793.

Typed transcription included.

WmE I (Harvard, [MA]) to RHE (Boston), 24 May 1798.

Typed transcription included.

Box 1
1801-1812

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 20 May [18--].

(fragment)

WmE I (Concord) to RHE (Boston), 16 September 1801.

Typed transcription included.

Ezra Ripley (Concord) to WmE II (Boston), 7 April 1809.

Ezra Ripley (Concord) to RHE (Boston), 20 April 1811.

Typed transcription included.

MME (Concord) to WmE II (Boston), 7 July 1812.

Typed transcription included.

Box 1
1813-1822

WmE II (Boston) to MME (Waterford, ME), 13 June 1813.

WmE II (Cambridge) to RHE (Boston), [1]-4 October 1814.

WmE II (Cambridge) to RHE (Concord), 27 February 1815.

WmE II (Cambridge) to EBE (Andover), 9 November 1816.

WmE II (Waltham) to RHE (N.P.), 12 September [1817].

WmE II (Waltham) to RHE (Boston), 3 October 1817.

WmE II (Cambridge) to Ezra Ripley (Concord), 29 October 1817.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE (Boston), 1-10 January 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE (Boston), 24 January 1818.

WmE II (Waltham) to RHE (Boston), 23 July 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE (Boston), 11 September 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE (Boston), 24 September 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE (Boston), 18 October 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to EBE (Boston), 20 October 1818.

WmE II (N.P.) to RHE (N.P.), 20 October 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RWE (Cambridge), 15 November 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to EBE and RHE (Boston), 29 November 1818.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to EBE ("Somewhere in Massachusetts"), 20 April 1819.

WmE II (Kennebunk) to RHE and RWE (Boston), 24 July 1819.

A diploma for the A.M. degree from Harvard University, granted to WmE II, August 29, 1821.

Located in Oversize.

WmE II (Northborough) to RHE (Boston) 31 May-3 June 1822.

Box 1
1823

[WmE II] (N.P.) to George Bancroft (N.P.), [May 1823].

George Bancroft (N.P.) to [WmE II] (N.P.), [May 1823].

George Bancroft (Cambridge) to WmE II (Boston), 3 May 1823.

Edward Everett (Boston) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 30 September 1823.

Passport of WmE II, issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and signed by Governor William Eustis, October 21, 1832.

Located in Oversize.

George Bancroft (Northampton) to WmE II (N.P.), 22 November 1823.

George Ticknor (N.P.) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 1 December 1823.

WmE II (Cove of Cork, Ireland) to RHE (Boston), 31 December 1823.

Box 1
1824

WmE II (Havre de Grace) to RWE (Boston), 13 February 1824.

WmE II (Paris) to EBE (Boston), 23 February 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RHE (Boston), 20 March 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 1 April 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to CCE (Boston), 5 May 1824.

RWE and CCE (Boston, Canterbury?) to WmE II (Göttingen), 20 May 1824.

EBE (Roxbury) to WmE II (Göttingen), 21 May 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 29 May 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RHE (Boston), 2 June 1824.

RHE (N.P.) to WmE II (Göttingen), 24 June-1 August 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to EBE (Boston), 27 June 1824.

Orville Dewey (New Bedford) to WmE II (Göttingen), 7 August 1824.

EBE's [Harvard] Commencement Oration, delivered 26 August 1824, and awarded first prize.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 27 August 1824.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (Göttingen), 11 September 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RHE (Boston), 13-15 September 1824.

RHE (Roxbury) to WmE (Göttingen), 8 October-11 November 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 10 October 1824.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (Göttingen), 1 November 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 13 November 1824.

RWE (Roxbury) to WmE II (Göttingen), 18 November 1824.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RHE (Boston), 15 December 1824.

Box 1
1825

George Bancroft (Northampton) to WmE II (Göttingen), 1 January 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE and EBE (Boston), 10 January 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 17 January 1825.

RWE and EBE (Roxbury) to WmE II (Göttingen), 18 January 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to CCE (Cambridge), 27 January 1825.

Back page of a letter displaying only the return address of WmE II (Göttingen) and address of RWE (Boston), 27 January 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 2 March 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RWE (Boston), 9 March 1825.

WmE II (Göttingen) to RHE (Boston), 29 March 1825.

WmE II (Florence) to RHE (Boston), 29 April 1825.

[WmE II] (Rome) to Calvert ----- (n.p.), 19 May and 28 June 1825.

WmE II (Rome and Milan) to EBE (Boston), 14 and 24 June 1825.

WmE II (London) to RHE (Boston), 18 August 1825.

WmE II (Liverpool) to RHE (Boston), 28 August 1825.

WmE II (Cambridge) to MME (Waterford, ME), 27 October [1825].

Box 1
1826-1827

WmE II (Cambridge) to Ezra Ripley (Concord), 4 March 1826.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1 May 1827.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 27 May 1827.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 30 June 1827.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 16 August 1827.

CCE and EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 11 October 1827.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Cambridge), 30 December 1827.

Box 1
1828

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (N.P.), 3 January 1828.

CCE (Harvard College) to WmE II (New York), 4 January [1828].

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 12 January 1828.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 20 January 1828.

CCE (Harvard College) to WmE II (New York), 24 February 1828.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (N.P.), 20 March 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 27 March-1 April 1828.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 8-12 April 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 19 April 1828.

Henry B---- (New York) to WmE II [New York], 30 April 1828.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 7 May 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE and RWE [Concord], 13 May 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 13 May 1828.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 19 May 1828.

WmE II (New York) to EBE (Boston), 27 May 1828.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 29 May 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 3-5 June 1828.

EBE (Concord) to WmE (New York), 6 June 1828.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 10 June 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 15 June 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 5 July 1828.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 10 July 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Concord), 14 July 1828.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Boston), 17 July 1828.

License for WmE II to practice as an attorney in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Issued and signed by John Savage, Esq., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature in the state of New York, 15 August 1828.

Located in Oversize.

CCE (Montgomery Place) to WmE II (New York), 12 September 1828.

WmE II (New York) to Ezra Ripley (Concord), 15 September 1828.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 10 October 1828.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3 November 1828.

CCE [Boston] to WmE II (New York), 5 November 1828.

CCE [Boston] to WmE II (New York), 9 November 1828.

License for WmE II to practice as solicitor of the state of New York, signed by Reuben Hyde Walworth, chancellor of the state of New York, 12 November 1828.

EBE (Charlestown) to WmE II (New York), 14 November 1828.

CCE [Boston] to WmE II (New York), 23 November 1828.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 18 December 1828.

Box 1
1829

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 9 January 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 22 January 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 27 January 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 9 February 1829.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 10 March 1829.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 11 March 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 March 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 6 April 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 April 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 19 April 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 23 April 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 25-26 April 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 3 May 1829.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 7 May 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 10-15 May 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 22 May 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3 June 1829.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3 June 1829.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 15 June 1829.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 24-[25] June 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1 July 1829.

EBE (Waltham) to WmE II (New York), 2-[3] July 1829.

EBE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 22 July 1829.

License for EBE to practice as an attorney in Massachusetts, signed by Charles A. Parker, 2 October 1829.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 4 October 1829.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 10 October 1829.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 12 November 1829.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 7 December 1829.

Box 1
1830

CCE (Boston) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 2 January 1830.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 3 March 1830.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 22 March 1830.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 15 April 1830.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 30 April 1830.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), May 1830.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), May 1830.

License for EBE to practice as Counsellor at Law in the Court of Common Pleas in the state of New York. Issued and signed by John T. Irving, First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the city and county of New York, on 17 May 1830.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 28 May 1830.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 27 June 1830.

CCE (Brookline) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 11 August 1830.

CCE (Brookline) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 14 August 1830.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 23 August 1830.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 24 August 1830.

EBE (Brookline) to WmE II (N.P.), 24 August 1830.

EBE (Brookline) to WmE II (New York), 27-28 August 1830.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 4 September 1830.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 24 September 1830.

CCE (Brookline) to WmE II (N.P.), 25 September 1830.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 1-[2] October 1830.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II and EBE (New York), 30 October 1830.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 3 December 1830.

CCE (Boston) to RHE (New York), 11 December 1830.

Box 1
1831

William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to [?], [1831].

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 6 January 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 30 January 1831.

EBE (St. Croix) to WmE II (New York), 31 January 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 6 February 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II(New York), 6-[8] February 1831.

Spanish document [15 February 1831].

EBE (St. Croix) to WmE II (New York), 19-22 February 1831.

CCE (Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 1 March 1831.

EBE (San Juan) to [WmE II or CCE] (N.P.), 25 March 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 April 1831.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 8 May 1831.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 9 May 1831.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 14 May 1831.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 3 June 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (N.P.) 12-13 June 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 26 June 1831.

WmE II (Catskill Mountain House) to RHE (Boston), 4 July 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 10 July 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 16-20 July 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (N.P.), 17 July 1831.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 17 July 1831.

Ezra Ripley (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 25 July 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (N.P.), 14 August 1831.

WmE II (Saugatuck, CT) to RHE and RWE (Boston), 20 and 23 August 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE and CCE (N.P.), 2 September 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE and CCE (N.P.), 4 and 6 September 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (N.P.), 11 September 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1 October 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE and RWE (Boston), 23-24 October 1831.

License for WmE II to practice as a counsellor in the Supreme Court of New York, signed by John Savage, 27 October 1831.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE (New York), 28 October 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 6 November 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 16 November 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 20 November 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 27 November 1831.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1-[2] December 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 3-[5] December 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (N.P.), 4 December 1831.

WmE II (New York) to RHE (Boston), 18 December 1831.

Box 1
1832

CCE and EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 4 January 1832.

CCE (Santa Barbara, PR) to WmE II (New York), 5 February 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 11-16 February 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 20 February 1832.

EBE (PR) to WmE II (New York), 7-12 March 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 14 March 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 16 March 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 17 March 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 25 March 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 28 March 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 1 April 1832.

EBE (PR) to WmE II (N.P.), 10 April 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 13 April 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 13 April 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 26 April-8 May 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (N.P.), 5 May 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 7 May 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (N.P.), 14 May 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 15 May 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 17 May 1832.

EBE (PR) to WmE II (New York), 26 May 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 27 May 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 29 May 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 29 May 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 6 June 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 7 June 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 18 June 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 19 June 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 20 June 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 29 June 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 4-5 July 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 6 July 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 15 July 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 24 July 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 29 July 1832.

CCE and EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 31 August 1832.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 7 September 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II [New York], 7 September 1832.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 September 1832.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 15 September 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 18 September 1832.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 19 September 1832.

EBE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 20 September 1832.

H.C. Loring and CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 24 September 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 26 September 1832.

EBE (Boston) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 4 October 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 5 October 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 9 October 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 14 October 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 19 October 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 29 October 1832.

EBE (St. Thomas) to WmE II (New York), 29 October 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 10 November 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 13 November 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (New York), 25 November 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 27 November 1832.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3 December 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II [New York], 6 December 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to WmE II (N.P.), 6 December 1832.

EBE (San Juan) to [WmE II] (N.P), 6 December 1832.

EBE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 11 December 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 27-29 December 1832.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 31 December 1832.

Box 1
1833

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 7 January [1833].

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 14 January 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 22 January 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 29-[30] January 1833.

RWE (Naples) to Susan W. Haven (Portsmouth, N.H.), 22 March 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 29 March 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 7 April 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 25 April 1833.

John L. Morton (New York) to WmE II (New York), 2 May 1833.

A letter naming WmE II an honorary member of the National Academy of Design.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 14-15 May 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 27 May 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 31 May 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 24 June 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 6-10 July 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 19-20 July 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 6 September 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 9 September 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 15 September 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 28 September 1833.

EBE (PR) to WmE II (New York), 29 September-17 October 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1 October 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 8 October 1833.

EBE (PR) to WmE II (New York), 15 October 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 2 November 1833.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 6-14 November 1833.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 21 November 1833.

Box 2
1834

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 7 January 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (N.P.), 11 January 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 21 January 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 25 January 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 13 February 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 13 February 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 17 February 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3 March 1834.

RHE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 March 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 14 March 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 22-26 March 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 31 March 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 April 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 14 April 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 13 May 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 14 May 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 20-21 May 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 22-23 May 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 26-27 May 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 3-[5] June 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 11 June 1834.

Included is a copy of a letter from MME to WmE II, written in CCE's hand.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 8 July 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 18 July 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 21 July 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 26 July 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 21 August 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 26-27 August 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 5 September 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 12 September 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 17 September 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 22 September 1834.

S. Mason (PR) to WmE II (New York), 30 September-8 October 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 16 October 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 20 October 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 31 October-3 November 1834.

Letter from New York Historical Society naming WmE II one of its "Resident Members," 14 November 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 17 November 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 3 December 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 6 December 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 13 December 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 19 December 1834.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 22 December 1834.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 30 December 1834.

Box 2
1835

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 1 January 1835.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 14 January 1835.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 22 January 1835.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 26 January 1835.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 5 February 1835.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 12 February 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 3 March 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 13 March 1835.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 22 March 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 7 April 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 11-15 April 1835.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 29 April 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 7 May 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 29 May 1835.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 30 May 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 17 June 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 7 July 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 25 July 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 10 August 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 18 August 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 29 August 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 14 September 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 10 October 1835.

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 7 November 1835.

An invitation for WmE II to attend a lecture delivered by Mr. Perdicaris,"a native of Greece," on 14 December 1835, at Columbia College, 7 December 1835.

CCE (East Cambridge) to WmE II (New York), 16 December 1835.

CCE (Boston) to WmE II (New York), 28 December 1835.

Box 2
1836-1838

CCE (Concord) to WmE II (New York), 18 February 1836.

CCE (N.P.) to WmE II (New York), 6 April 1836.

RWE (Concord) to Thomas Carlyle (London), 8 April 1836.

License for WmE II to practice as a counsellor in New York state, 2 November 1838.

Signed by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Chancellor of the state of New York.
Box 2
1840-1841

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 1-2 March 1840.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 6-8 April 1840.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 13 April 1840.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 7 May 1840.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), June 1840.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 12 July 1840.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 28 August 1840.

WmE II (Staten Island) to MME (Waterford, ME), 16 September 1840.

Certificate naming WmE II First Judge of the County Courts of the County of Richmond, NY. Signed by Walter Betts, clerk of the county of Richmond, 31 May 1841.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), August 1841.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 4 September 1841.

Box 2
1842

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 22 March 1842.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), [29] March 1842.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 13 May 1842.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 29 May-8 June 1842.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 30 June 1842.

WmE II (New York) to MME (Waterford, ME), 28 July 1842.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 4 August 1842.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 29 September 1842.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 3 October 1842.

Box 2
1843

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 23 February 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 11 March 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 30 March 1843.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 5 April 1843.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 3 May 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 24 May 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 4 August 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 19 August 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 29 August 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 27 September 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 4 October 1843.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 16 October 1843.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RHE (Concord), 14 November 1843.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 18 December 1843.

Box 2
1844-1846

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 10 January 1844.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), [28] September 1844.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 8 October 1844.

WmE II (N.P.) to MME (Waterford, ME), [31 April-1 May 1845].

Obituary for John Haven, father of SHE, [October 1845].

Obituary for John Haven, father of SHE, [October 1845].

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 20 March 1846.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 30 July 1846.

Penmanship sample of the name "Emerson," from Samuel M. Akerly, July 1846.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 19 August 1846.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 28 September 1846.

Box 2
1847

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 31 January 1847.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 17 February 1847.

JHE (Staten Island) to RHE (Concord), 22 February 1847.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 19-20 March 1847.

Elizabeth Hoar (Concord) to JHE (Staten Island), 23 March 1847.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 27 March 1847.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 30 March 1847.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), [?]-9 April 1847.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 19 September 1847.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 29 September 1847.

WmE II (New York) to LJE (N.P.), 13 November 1847.

WmE II (Staten Island) to MME (Waterford, ME), 28 November 1847.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 29-30 November 1847.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Liverpool, England), 15 December 1847.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Manchester, England), 31 December 1847.

Box 2
1848

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Manchester, England), 14 January 1848.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Liverpool, England), 11 February 1848.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (London), 24 March 1848.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (Concord), 29 [July] 1848.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 12 August 1848.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 19 August 1848.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE [Concord], 25 September 1848.

WmE II [New York] to RWE (Concord), 30 September 1848.

WmE II [New York] to RWE (N.P.), 31 October 1848.

Box 2
1849

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 3 January 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 17 January 1849.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 8-12 February 1849.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 16 April 1849.

WmE III (Portsmouth, NH) to RWE (Concord), 18 April 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 21 April 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 7 [May 1849].

WmE II (New York) to RWE (Concord), 2 May 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 22 June 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 5 July 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 1 September 1849.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 16-19 September 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 9 October 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 27 October 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 14 November 1849.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 23 November 1849.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 7 December 1849.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 27 December 1849.

Box 2
1850

WmE II (Strawberry Hill) to RWE (N.P.), [1850].

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 3 July 1850.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 12 August 1850.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 8 December 1850.

Box 2
1851

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.),

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 13 January 1851.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 12 April 1851.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 30 June 1851.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 1 August 1851.

WmE III (Staten Island) to RWE [Concord], 30 August 1851.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 1 September 1851.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 2 September 1851.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 18 September 1851.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 21 September 1851.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 5 November 1851.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 14 December 1851.

Box 2
1852

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 20 January 1852.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 20 March 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 30-31 March 1852.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 2 April 1852.

WmE II (Boston) to RWE (N.P.), 16 June 1852.

WmE II (Boston) to RWE (N.P.), 21 June, 1852.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 2 July 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 7 August 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 19 August 1852.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 31 August-[1 September] 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 2 September 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 3 September 1852.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 10 September 1852.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 9 October 1852.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 24 November 1852.

WmE II (New York) to LJE (N.P.), 9 December 1852.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 22 December [1852].

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 29 December 1852.

Box 2
1853

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 3 February 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 10 February 1853.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 15 February 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 15-16 February 1853.

RWE (Concord) to WmE II (N.P.), 18 February 1853.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 30 March 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 7 April 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 14 April 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 19 April 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 22-23 April 1853.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 26 April 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 8-9 May 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 25 May 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 9 June 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 10 June 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 29 June 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 14 July 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 17 July 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 22 August 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 25 September 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to [MME] (N.P.), 16 October 1853.

WmE III (Staten Island) to RWE (Concord), 10 November 1853.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 22 November 1853.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 12-13 December 1853.

Box 2
1854

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 12-13 January 1854.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 23 February 1854.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 9-[10] March 1854.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 15 March 1854.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 29 March 1854.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 27 April 1854, attached to a letter of 24 April 1854, from "a correspondent" of WmE II's in Cincinnati.

WmE II (Staten Island) to ETE (N.P.), 22 June 1854.

WmE II (Helvellyn) to RWE (N.P.), 2 July 1854.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), [2 July] 1854.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 14 August 1854.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (N.P.), 5 September 1854.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (Concord), 7 September 1854.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 19 September 1854.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 25 September 1854.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 18 October 1854.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 12 December 1854.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (Concord), 24 December 1854.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 28 December 1854.

Box 2
1855

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 1 January 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 14 January 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 1 February 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 14 February 1855.

WmE II (N.P.) to LJE (N.P.), 20 February 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 26 February 1855.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (Concord), 17 April 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 20 April 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 3 May 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 5 May 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 17 May 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 22 May 1855.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (Concord), 7 June 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 16 June 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 2 August 1855.

G.P. Putnam (New York) to WmE II (N.P.), 2 August 1855; on verso: brief note from WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 3 August 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 9 September 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 15 September 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 27 September 1855.

WmE III (Cambridge) to RWE (Concord), 20 November 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 21 November 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 5 December 1855.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 21 December 1855.

WmE II (N.P.) to ETE (N.P.), [31 December ] 1855.

Box 2
1856

WmE II and JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 2-3 January 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 19 January 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 8 February 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 30 March 1856.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 6 May 1856.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 29 June 1856.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 7 July 1856.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 19 August 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 25 August 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 30 October 1856.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 12 December 1856.

Box 2
1857-1859

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 1857.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 6 July 1857.

Certificate of WmE II's life membership in the New England Society in the city of New York, 30 January 1858.

WmE II (Helvellyn) to RWE (N.P.), 17 April 1858.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 17 December 1858.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 4 February 1859.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 15 July 1859.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 31 October 1859.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 7 December 1859.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 28 December 1859.

Box 2
1860

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 4 March 1860.

WmE II (Staten Island) to MME (N.P.), 20 March 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 27 March 1860.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 10-11 April 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 17 April 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 23 April 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 26 April 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 28 April 1860.

WmE II (Staten Island) to RWE (N.P.), 1 May 1860.

WmE III (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 18 October 1860.

WmE II (New York) to Elizabeth [Hoar] (N.P.), 24 November 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 8 December 1860.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 30 December 1860.

Box 2
1861

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 25 February 1861.

WmE III (Farmington, NY) to RWE (Concord), 25 March 1861.

JHE (Cambridge) to WmE III [New York], 18 April 1861.

CE (N.P.) to his father WmE II (N.P.), 29 April 1861.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 25 June 1861.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 7 July 1861.

JHE (Boston) to SHE (N.P.), 21 July 1861.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 24 July 1861.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 24 November 1861.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 26 December 1861.

Box 2
1862

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 10-11 January 1862.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 16-17 March 1862.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 30-31 March 1862.

JHE (Yorktown and Williamsburg, VA) to WmE II (N.P.), 18 and 24 May 1862.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 3 September 1862.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 2 October 1862.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 18 October 1862.

WmE III (New York) to RWE (Concord), 16 November 1862.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 29 December 1862.

Box 3
1863

Notes on J.D. Philbrick's pamphlet on "Truancy and Compulsory Education," and on education acts in the state of Massachusetts, [1863].

WmE II (New York) to RWE and ETE (N.P.), 10-11 February 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 14 March 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 3-4 May 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE and ETE (N.P.), 10 May 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE and ETE (N.P.), 22-23 May 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 3 June 1863.

SHE (New York) to LJE (N.P.), 30 July 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 30 October 1863.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 13 December 1863.

Box 3
1864

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 22 January 1864.

WmE III (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 27 January 1864.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 1 February 1864.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 29 February 1864.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 1 April 1864.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 4 April 1864.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 24 April 1864.

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 6 May 1864.

Envelope containing the following two items:

1) a contract between JHE and the US government concerning his position as medical officer in the army, 26 May 1864

2) letter from the Department of the Gulf to JHE, 9 June 1864

WmE (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 25 June 1864.

Obituary of Lieutenant Ezra Ripley (grandson of the Rev. Ezra Ripley), who died 28 July [1864].

JHE's receipt of payment for medical supplies from J & W Grunow, 1 October 1864.

Box 3
1865-1867

WmE II (N.P.) to RWE (N.P.), 1865.

H.M. Cullrich (?) (of the Treasury Department) to WmE II (New York), 23 March 1865.

Photostat of a certificate for JHE's appointment as "Sanitary Instructor," 24 March 1866.

WmE II (Concord) to RWE (N.P.), 16 January 1866.

Attached is an extract from W.A.H. Lecky's History of Rationalism in Europe, vol. 1, pages 111 ff.

WmE II (Concord) to JHE (N.P.), 7 August 1866.

SHE (Concord) to JHE (N.P.), 15 January 1867.

J. Chamberlain (Birmingham) to Alfred Field (N.P.), 2 March 1867.

A bill for medical supplies from the Faculte de Medecine de Paris to JHE, 11 April 1867.

John Bigelow (Highland Falls, Orange Co., NY) to [WmE II] (N.P.), 10 May 1867.

Sarah H. Emerson (N.P.) to JHE (N.P.), 7 July 1867.

SHE and WmE II (Concord) to JHE (N.P.), 8 July 1867.

A diploma for the A.B. degree from Harvard College, granted to CE, July 17, 1867.

Signed by President Thomas Hill. Located in Oversize.

Edith Emerson Forbes (Naushon) to JHE (N.P.), 27 July 1867.

Box 3
1868

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 5 May 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 14 May 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 18 May 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 1 June 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 17 June 1868.

"A Transcript from the Record of Marriages in the city of Brooklyn," 18 June 1868.

In an envelope addressed to Dr. JHE from the Metropolitan Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Record of the marriage of JHE and STE on 2 June 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 23 June 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 26 July 1868.

WmE II (New York) to RWE (N.P.), 4 September 1868.

Typed transcription of a letter from RWE (New York) to LJE (N.P.), 13 September 1868; and a note from ETE to "Children" (being Edith Emerson, etc.).

RWE (Concord) to JHE (N.P.), 27 December 1868.

Box 3
1870-1882

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 16 August 1870.

CE and wife TKE (Paris) to ETE (N.P.), 10 April 1873.

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 16 October 1873.

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 1 November 1874.

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 20 June 1875.

CE (Paris) to ETE (N.P), 1 January 1876.

CE and TKE (Milton) to ETE (N.P.), 24 October 1876;

On verso: brief note from ETE to Elizabeth [Hoar].

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 8 April 1877.

JHE (New York) to Edith Emerson Forbes (N.P.), 31 August 1877.

CE (N.P.) to Edith Emerson Forbes (N.P.), 29 January [1878].

TKE (Concord) to ETE (N.P.), 25 March 1878.

CE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 20 April 1878.

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 28 August 1878.

Ruth Emerson (daughter of JHE) (Somers, NY) to ETE (N.P.), 1 September 1878.

SHE (Somers, NY) to ETE (N.P.), 1 September 1878.

JHE (N.P.) to ETE (N.P.), 22 September 1878.

CE (Concord) to Edith Emerson Forbes (N.P.), 2 May 1879.

Typed transcription of notes by Edith Emerson Forbes after Thanksgiving [1880].

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 6 November 1880.

JHE (New York) to ETE (N.P.), 24 April 1882.

Box 3
1893-1912

JHE (Chicago) to [JTE] (N.P.), 11 June 1893.

A poem, "To the Emersonian Twins," 1898.

A copy of a written bequest from ETE to her cousin HE and his wife Grace, January 1909; with a letter from her brother Edward Waldo Emerson explaining the bequest, 12 January 1909.

JTE (Hanging Rock Camp, Cody, WY) to her family (N.P.), 5-8 July [1912].

The text of this letter is also part of the typed transcript of her 1912 diary located in Series II of this collection.

Box 3
1913

Notes from JHE (N.P.), "To My Executors," [1913].

H--- Flexner (N.P.) to HE (N.P.) [1913].

John Curtis to HE (N.P.), 6 May 1913.

George Jackson (N.P.) to HE (N.P.), 6 May 1913.

CE (Southold) to HE (N.P.), 8 May 1913.

Theodore Janeway (New York) to HE (N.P.), 9 May 1913.

Two copies of words spoken at memorial service for JHE by CE and HE, 26 May 1913.

D. Bryson Delavan (?) (The Wyoming) to HE (N.P.), 12 June 1913.

Alfred A. Whitman (New York) to HE (N.P.), 30 June 1913.

Box 3
1917-1939

Passport of Mary Emily Livermore Haven, issued by the US Department of State, 14 February 1917.

Located in Oversize.Photograph attached.

Richard Hale (Boston) to HE (New York), 8 May 1931.

HE (N.P.) to Richard Hale (Boston), 29 May 1931.

Home for Incurables "History of Patient" form for M. Emily Livermore Haven, 29 April 1938.

Rockwell S. Brank (Summit, NJ) to HE (New York), 4 June 1939.

HE (N.P.) to Mrs. Edward Potter Lathrup (Rockford, Illinois), 6 July 1939.

Box 3
1950-1959

W.C. Wright (Bryn Mawr, PA) to HE (N.P.), [1950], attached to typescript of a letter of 8 September 1950.

Both contain references to a photograph of RWE, Samuel Bradford, and W.H. Furness, entitled "The Three Boys."

Notes by Arthur S. White, concerning an inscription about WmE II, which he found on a monument at Southwark Cathedral.

Series II: Emerson family diaries and other volumes, 1824-1912

Box 3
Charles Emerson's childhood and Civil War recollections, n.d.Composed of one volume, and some loose papers (tied together).

Poetry, short stories, and reminiscences about his childhood, wartime sea voyages and foreign travels.

Box 3
Haven Emerson's biographical notes on his grandfather William Emerson II, n.d.Loose papers.

Genealogical data, and notes on WmE II's youth, maturity, travels, and other information reaped from letters and journals.

Box 3
Diary of William Emerson II, 5 December 1823 - 21 February 1824, with gap between 26 January and 11 February.Composed of 21 loose folios.

Entries about his sail to Europe, and descriptions of his experiences and observations in Ireland; his arrival in Havre-de-Grace, France, and his subsequent travel to Paris.

Box 3
"Letter boxes" of William Emerson II, 13 February 1824 - 10 January 1825.Composed of 19 loose folios.

Contains short summaries of some of his letters, and long edited versions and drafts of others. Letters from Havre-de-Grace, Paris, Göttingen, and addressed to RHE, RWE, EBE, CCE, MME, and various others. Thoughts on his travels and his new acquaintances; on his studies and observations of religion, theology, and philosophy; records of his purchases and expenses; brief anecdotes and amusements.

Box 3
Diary of William Emerson II: "Journal of a Tour from Gottingen to Dresden," 16 September - 9 October 1824.1 volume (64 pages).

Photostat available.

Record of a walking tour through Germany with other students. Descriptions of scenery, villages, cities, architecture, and people; experiences at sermons, churches, museums.

Box 3
Photostat of the Diary of William Emerson II: "Journal of a Tour from Gottingen to Dresden," 16 September - 9 October 1824.
Box 3
Diary of William Emerson II, 31 March - 10 July 1825.Composed of 13 loose folios.

Kept during his travels (by foot) through Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Once again, descriptions of scenery, villages, cities, architecture, antiquities, and people and their practices.

Box 4
Diary of John Haven Emerson, 25 August 1849 - 26 August 1850.1 volume

Begun when he was nine years old, this "journal book" records JHE's daily activities, his time spent in school, at play with his siblings and cousins, and at music lessons. He mentions going to Uncle Waldo's lectures, and the pleasant visits of his friends and relatives.

Box 4
Diary of John Haven Emerson, kept while he was a student of chemistry at the Scientific School in Cambridge, Mass., 9 September 1860 - 13 February 1861.1 volume.

Describes his time in school, the lectures he attends, and his studies. Records his wanderings around Boston and Cambridge, and visits with relatives in Concord. Entries between 16 January and 13 February are written from New York, where he explored and visited friends and relatives.

Box 4
Diary of John Haven Emerson, 2 March - 1 October 1861.1 volume.

Written from Cambridge, this diary contains entries about his studies, his personal engagements, his visits with brother CE at Harvard College. Also mentions trips to Boston, Concord, and New York, where he visited relatives and attended social gatherings.

Box 4
Anecdotes of the children of John Haven Emerson and Susan Tompkins Emerson, written mostly by STE and some by Ruth and Sarah (her sisters?), 1872 - 1888.1 volume and some loose papers and letters.

Approximate typed transcription included.

The children of STE and JHE were Ruth, William (Willy), Haven, Helena (Henna), Julia (Dula), and Elizabeth (Bobo). Brief stories about the childrens' amusing behavior and curious retorts.

Box 4
Diary of Julia Titus Emerson: "Journal [of a trip] to Yellowstone National Park," 2 July - 23 August 1912.Typescript; loose pages.

The entry of 5-8 July 1912 is also in the form of a handwritten letter to her family, located in Series I, Box 4.

Series III: Genealogical data, notes and correspondence of various researchers

Box 4
Misc. genealogical notes on the Haven and Emerson families.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of James T. Callow.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of John Duffy and Edward W. Forbes.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of Karen Kalinevitch and Lewis Leary.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of Elizabeth Maxfield-Miller.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of Joel Myerson.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of Henry F. Pommer.
Box 4
Research notes and correspondence of R.L. Rusk, Eleanor M. Tilton, and Gay Wilson- Allen.
Box 4
Misc. researchers' notes.

Series IV: Printed material, 1767-1978

Box 4
Bookplates of the Haven and Emerson families and crest sample of the Emerson family.
Box 4
Page from an unidentified hymnal, n.d.
Box 4
Newspaper clipping of a photograph of the Judge William Emerson house from the N.Y. Sun, n.d.
Box 4
Two pamphlets from the Old Manse in Concord, n.d.
Box 4
Article on the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, July 1882. Engraving included.
Box 4
Emerson, John Haven. Various articles from the N.Y. Medical Journal, 1884 - 1892.
Box 4
N.Y. Times article of 6 April 1961, on Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
Box 4
Korrell, Priscilla. Concord Journal article on the origins of the Emerson Hospital, 2 March 1978.

The Concord Journal, vol. III, no. 5, Jan. 30, 1930. Contains articles entitled "Funeral of Dr. [Edward Waldo] Emerson" and "Edward Waldo Emerson: A Neighbor's Appreciation." Pages 1-2.

Located in Oversize.

Mercantile Advertiser and New York Advocate, December 12, 1833.

Located in Oversize.

Contains marriage notice of William Emerson and Susan Woodward Haven. Page 2, column 4.

The New Hampshire Gazette and Historical Chronicle, vol. XX, no. 1001, January 9, 1776. Pages 1-2.

Located in Oversize.

"A Proclamation for a Day of Public Fasting and Prayer," on April 5, 1804, made by Gov. Caleb Strong, Esq. on February 17, 1804. Broadside.

Located in Oversize.

The Staten Island Sun, vol. I, no. 9, May 14, 1842. Pages 1-2.

Located in Oversize.

Series V: Other material

Box 4
Engravings and drawings

Sketch of the Old Manse by Ross Turney.

Sketch of Staten Island house of WmE II.

Engraving of Mrs. Siddons.

Pen and ink drawing of General La Torre, by F. Goyena.

Box 4
Miscellaneous

Misc. articles folded into a piece of paper and inscribed: "Articles found in the copy of The New Testament which had been Grandmother Emerson's and was given by Sarah H. E. to Ruth E. in 1910.

Hair sample of Elizabeth [Hoar Emerson (1877-1882)] "at 19 days old."

Preferred Citation

Emerson family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Haven family.
Emerson family--Genealogy.
Haven family--Genealogy.
Emerson, Charles Chauncy, 1808-1836.
Emerson, Edward Bliss, 1805-1834.
Emerson, John Haven, 1840-1913.
Emerson, Julia Titus, b. 1877.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Emerson, Susan Titus Tompkins, b. 1840.
Emerson, William, 1801-1868.

Organizations:

Lawrence Scientific School.

Subjects:

Children.
Poetry.
Voyages and travels.
Women travelers.
Family history--1800-1849.
Family history--1850-1899.
Europe--Description and travel--1800-1918.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Printed Material Removed from the Collection

For a list of printed materials removed from this collection, see Curator of Manuscripts.

Artifacts Removed from the Collection

The following artifacts were removed from the collection for storage and cataloging with the MHS Museum Collection.

Silhouettes

Charles Chauncy Emerson (photomechanical)

Edward Bliss Emerson (photomechanical)

Mary Moody Emerson (photomechanical)

Ruth [?] Titus, "1800--about" (framed)

Unidentified subject (framed)

Miniatures

[Judge William Emerson] (WmE II), in case.

Reverend Joseph Emerson of Malden, in black frame.

Susan Woodward Haven Emerson (SHE) (1807-1868), "about 1834," in case.

Three-dimensional

Plaster bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson (approx. 1 1/4 ft)

Photographs Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection were removed to the Emerson family photographs, ca. 1845-1983. Photo. Coll. 152.