Guide to the Henry David Thoreau Letter and Engraving

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Guide to the Henry David Thoreau Letter and Engraving

Collection number: MS-M039

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-7227
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Adrian Turner
Date Completed:
2001
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

Box FB-19 : 8

Engraving, undated

Box FB-19 : 8

Holograph letter, 1847 January 14