Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Born in Boston, Emerson was an essayist and poet. He began as a clergyman, but had dreams of literary greatness and soon resigned his post. In 1835 he began his long career as a lecturer and in 1836 emerged as a leader in the Transcendentalist movement. He published his first volume of Essays in 1841. The second volume appeared in 1844. He turned his attention toward poetry and in 1847 published Poems. He continued to lecture and travel widely, enjoying his fame. He was buried in Concord, close to the graves of the Alcotts, the Hawthornes, and the Thoreaus.

1876 circa 5 years
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William S. Warren (Boston)
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