Documenting the events in Emerson’s long life is a daunting task. In the two chronologies that follow, one identifies the major events in Emerson’s personal and professional lives, and the other attempts to contextualize Emerson’s life by detailing the important events of the time.
A comprehensive chronology of Emerson’s life is in Albert J. von Frank, An Emerson Chronology. 2nd Edition. 2 Vols. (Albuquerque, NM: Studio Non Troppo, 2016).