Emerson Society


Albee, John, Remembrances of Emerson. New York: Robert G. Cooke, 1901.

Allen, Gay Wilson, Waldo Emerson: A Biography. New York: Viking, 1981.

Baker, Carlos, Emerson Among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait. New York: Viking Press, 1996.

Barish, Evelyn, Emerson: The Roots of Prophesy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Barish, Evelyn, Emerson in Italy. New York: Henry Holt, 1989.

Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel Myerson, The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Buell, Lawrence. Emerson. Belknap Press, 2004.

Cabot, James Elliot, A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 2 vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1887.

Charvat, William, Emerson’s American Lecture Engagements: A Chronological List. New York: New York Public Library, 1961.

Cole, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Conway, Moncure Daniel, Emerson at Home and Abroad. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882.

Cooke, George Willis, Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1881.

Diary and Letters of William Emerson 1743-1776, ed. Amelia Forbes Emerson. Boston: Thomas Todd, 1972.

Emerson, Edward Waldo, Emerson in Concord. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1889.

Emerson, Ellen Louisa Tucker, One First Love: The Letters of Ellen Louisa Tucker to Ralph Waldo Emerson, ed. Edith W. Gregg. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962.

The Letters of Ellen Tucker Emerson, ed. Edith E. W. Gregg, 2 vols. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1982.

Emerson, Ellen Tucker, The Life of Lidian Jackson Emerson, ed. Delores Bird Carpenter. Boston: Twayne, 1980.

The Selected Letters of Lidian Jackson Emerson<, ed. Delores Bird Carpenter. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987.

The Selected Letters of Mary Moody Emerson, ed. Nancy Craig Simmons. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Engstrom, Sallee Fox, The Infinitude of the Private Man: Emerson’s Presence in Western New York, 1851-1861. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

Firkins, O. W., Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1915.

The Letters and Journals of Waldo Emerson Forbes, ed. Amelia Forbes Thomas. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1977.

Garnett, Richard, Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. London: Walter Scott, 1888.

Gonnaud, Maurice, An Uneasy Solitude: Individual and Society in the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, trans. Lawrence Rosenwald. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987 [Paris: Didier, 1964].

Haskins, David Greene, Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Maternal Ancestors. Boston: Cupples, Upham, 1886.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Ralph Waldo Emerson>. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.

Ireland, Alexander, In Memoriam. Ralph Waldo Emerson. London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1882; new ed. as Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Genius, and Writings. London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1882.

Kleinfield, H. L., “The Structure of Emerson’s Death,” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 65 (January 1961): 47-64.

McAleer, John, Ralph Waldo Emerson: Days of Encounter. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.

Pommer, Henry F., Emerson’s First Marriage. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967.

Richardson, Robert D., Jr., Emerson: The Mind on Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Rusk, Ralph L., The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Scribners, 1949.

Sanborn, Frank B., Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: Small, Maynard, 1901.

Sanborn, F. B., The Personality of Emerson. Boston: George E. Goodspeed, 1903.

Scudder, Townsend, The Lonely Wayfaring Man: Emerson and Some Englishmen. London: Oxford University Press, 1936.

Simmons, Nancy Craig, “Man without a Shadow: The Life and Work of James Elliot Cabot, Emerson’s Biographer and Literary Executor,” Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 1980.

Simmons, Nancy Craig, “Arranging the Sibylline Leaves: James Elliot Cabot’s Work as Emerson’s Literary Executor,” Studies in the American Renaissance 1983, pp. 335-389. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983.

Simmons, Nancy Craig, “Philosophical Biographer: James Elliot Cabot and A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson,” Studies in the American Renaissance 1987, pp. 365-392. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1987.

Snider, Denton J., A Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson. St. Louis: William Harvey Miner, 1921.

[Thayer, James Bradley], A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1884.

von Frank, Albert J., An Emerson Chronology. New York: G. K. Hall, 1994.

–. An Emerson Chronology. 2nd Edition. 2 Vols. Albuquerque, NM: Studio Non Troppo, 2016.

Woodberry, George Edward, Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Macmillan, 1907.

Woodbury, Charles J., Talks with Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Baker and Taylor, 1890.

York, Maurice, and Rick Spauling. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The infinitude of the Private Man. Wrightwood, 2008.