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Guide to the Henry David Thoreau Letter and Engraving
MS-M039  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry David Thoreau letter and engraving,
    Date (inclusive): 1847
    Collection number: MS-M039
    Creator: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
    Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry David Thoreau Letter and Engraving. MS-M039. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Source and date unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Adrian Turner, 2001.

    Biography

    Henry David Thoreau was an American writer, naturalist, and philosopher known for his Trancendentalist work Walden and essays.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.
    For further information about this letter, see Walter Harding and Carl Bode, eds., The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau (New York: New York University Press, 1958, p. 173).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862--Correspondence.
    Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862--Walden.