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Preliminary Guide to the Henry D. Thoreau / Lawrence Willson Collection
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Series 1.  Foldered Items

Box 1: 1

Miscellany -- 1 unused pencil, attributed by Willson to Thoreau

Box 1: 1

Natural History Notes -- botanical remarks written in pencil about plants, their uses, and the etymologies of their names, copied by Thoreau from printed sources, primarily John Loudon's Encyclopedia of Plants (London, 1836)

Box 1: 1

Walking-- full leaf, westward I go free portion

 

Series 2.  Framed Items

Box 1: 2

Note -- in Thoreau's hand, Aug. 15, 1859, signed by his mother Cynthia, authorizing payment to him of a stock dividend; transcription of information about blueberry bushes, Oct. 17, 1850

Box 1: 2

Walking -- full leaf; with draft of letter to John D. Milner, Nov. 20, 1854; draft of letter to C. B. Bernard, Nov. 20, 1854; index of topics for Life without Principle

Box 1: 3

Walden -- half leaf, re clothing, tattooing

Box 1: 3

Chastity and Sensuality -- half leaf, re lives of great men, Newton, sunset

Box 1: 3

The Service -- half leaf, re fools, arsenals