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Guide to the Henry David Thoreau Letter and Engraving
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Description
This collection consists of a holograph letter from Henry David Thoreau to the publishing firm Wiley & Putnam and an engraved portrait of Thoreau. The letter is dated January 14, 1847 and is addressed to Evert A. Duyckinck. Thoreau asks Duyckinck to relay a message to John Wiley, head of the publishing firm. Thoreau indicates that he would like to make corrections to his Walden manuscript and requests that it be sent via mail. The engraved portrait is undated and unsigned, although it is similar to Samuel Worcester Rowse's 1854 portrait.
Background
Henry David Thoreau was an American writer, naturalist, and philosopher known for his Trancendentalist work Walden and essays.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.