Related Sites

Among the many sites devoted to Emerson, readers will probably find these the most comprehensive:

An especially good study of Emerson as a philosopher is by Russell Goodman in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. For video clips from and the entire program about Emerson and Thoreau that ran on C-SPAN in 2001, see their American Writers Series page, which also has classroom resources.

Sites dedicated to Emerson’s contemporaries include:

Amos Bronson Alcott

Orestes Augustus Brownson

William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing the Younger (Ellery Channing)

William Henry Channing

James Freeman Clarke

Moncure Daniel Conway

Christopher Pearse Cranch

John Sullivan Dwight

Octavius Brooks Frothingham

Margaret Fuller

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Frederic Henry Hedge

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Theodore Parker

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody

George Ripley and Brook Farm

Franklin Benjamnin Sanborn

Henry David Thoreau

Jones Very

Walt Whitman

Among the many sites devoted to Transcendentalism, readers will probably find these the most comprehesive:

The two primary sites for studying Unitarianism are

Many libraries contain materials by Emerson but not all have made them available digitally. These have:

The Concord Free Public Library has a fine collection of manuscript and printed materials relating to Emerson and Concord. The Special Collections page always has interesting items on display, such as Thoreau’s survey maps.

Harvard University has a large collection of Emerson materials that may be searched by clicking on ‘Hollis’. The Houghton Library contains the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association Collection in addition to many manuscript and printed works by Emerson’s contemporaries; the finding lists for many collections many be located on their Oasis catalogue.

The University of South Carolina has digitized The Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth-Century American Manuscripts, Images, and Ephemera, a subset of the Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth-Century American Literature, which contains letters, manuscripts, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and a variety of other ephemeral material relating to nineteenth-century American authors associated with the Transcendentalist movement.

The archives of the Emerson Society are at the Thoreau Institute.