Ralph Waldo Emerson

Standard Name: Emerson, Ralph Waldo


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Education Gladys Henrietta Schütze
GHS was educated at home by governesses of several nationalities: Mademoiselle Titsie , Marie Girard , Rose Frohnstein , and the English M. L. J., on several of whom she lavished that warmth of temperament...
Education Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW 's family encouraged her in the regular pursuits of a young, middle-class Victorian woman. From her father she inherited an enthusiasm for poetry—she especially liked Shakespeare , Coleridge , and Whitman —and she read...
Education Anne Lister
As an adult she was frequently engaged in serious, self-improving study. Her reading included ancient classics (Demosthenes , Sophocles , Juvenal ) and modern writings on conduct (Henrietta Maria Bowdler 's Essay on...
Education Sarah Grand
SG continued to teach herself throughout her life, mostly by reading on various subjects. Helen C. Black writes that SG particularly enjoyed non-fiction, such as natural history, physiology and other quasi-scientific subjects.
Grand, Sarah. Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand: Volume 1. Heilmann, AnnEditor , Routledge, 2000.
But her...
Education Edna Lyall
Since the cousin with whom she shared lessons was three years older, Ada Ellen read a good many books at that time which must have been far beyond . . . [her] powers. At twelve...
Education Una Marson
For UM and her sisters, reading poetry was the chief delight of our childhood days.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press, 1998.
By the time she began formal schooling at the age of ten, Una had read and memorized much of...
Family and Intimate relationships Matilda Hays
Through her involvement with the Langham Place Group, MH met and became a friend of Adelaide Procter . In 1858 Procter dedicated the First Series of Legends and Lyrics to Hays, using a quotation from...
Friends, Associates Coventry Patmore
CP 's early contacts included Alfred Tennyson , Robert Browning , Thomas Carlyle , Ralph Waldo Emerson , and John Ruskin . Later in life, he knew Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edmund Gosse . Among...
Friends, Associates Sophia Jex-Blake
When SJB landed she was introduced to her host, Ralph Waldo Emerson . She arrived only a couple months after the American Civil War had ended, and there was a climate of hostility towards Britain...
Friends, Associates Margaret Fuller
MF 's circle of friends and associates included many of the of the pre-eminent thinkers and writers of her day. She maintained a vision of friendship that demanded total loyalty and sought integrity, sensitivity, and...
Friends, Associates Margaret Fuller
Her relationship with Emerson (recorded in their letters) was close and complicated, and was important in the intellectual development of each.
Capper, Charles. Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Friends, Associates Eudora Welty
Although she lived most of her life out of the social swing, EW maintained a web of close friendships by letters and visits. With Diarmuid Russell , who became her literary agent in 1940, she...
Friends, Associates Jane Welsh Carlyle
On their return from Edinburgh, Jane and Thomas Carlyle received an unexpected visit from Ralph Waldo Emerson , who was on a literary tour and had been sent to them by John Stuart Mill ...
Friends, Associates Anna Leonowens
In 1872 AL met John Paine , a wealthy older man with an interest in literature and a fan of her writing. Through Paine she was introduced to the elite of the New York arts...
Friends, Associates Thomas Carlyle
He shared a wide and varied social circle with his wife , as well as forging his own connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson , John Ruskin , Charles Kingsley , and Alfred Tennyson .


By 23 October 1841
Ralph Waldo Emerson 's Essays appeared in England.
Ralph Waldo Emerson published his Essays: Second Series.
19 January 1850
A series of lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson was published under the title Representative Men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 's travel book and social studyEnglish Traits appeared.
1 April 1857
Herman Melville 's last novel, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, appeared.
2 December 1859
White American abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charles Town by the state of Virginia, with the approval of the federal government .
16 April 1926
The Book-of-the-Month Club , newly founded in the USA, mailed out its first monthly choice: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner .