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Ralph Emerson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 199

Scope and Contents

The papers are comprised of typescript copies of writings of Ralph Emerson, the originals of which are held in the archives of Beloit College. The papers date from Emerson's matriculation at Yale College where he was the valedictorian of the class of 1811. The collection includes debates, a diary, notes from lectures of Timothy Dwight, correspondence, speeches, essays and other short writings.

Dates

  • 1808-1811

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert K. Richardson, 1937.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0199

Overview

The papers are comprised of typescript copies of writings of Ralph Emerson, the originals of which are held in the archives of Beloit College. The papers date from Emerson's matriculation at Yale College where he was the valedictorian of the class of 1811. The collection includes debates, a diary, notes from lectures of Timothy Dwight, correspondence, speeches, essays and other short writings.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Emerson was born in Hollis, New Hampshire, on August 18, 1787. He graduated from Yale College in 1811 and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the school in 1830. He served as Pastor of the Congregational Church in Norwalk, Connecticut from 1816 to 1829 and as a professor at Andover Theological Seminary from 1829 to 1854. Emerson died in Rockport, Illinois on May 26, 1863.
Title
Guide to the Ralph Emerson Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Tom Hyry
Date
September 1997
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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