Ralph Waldo Emerson

Standard Name: Emerson, Ralph Waldo


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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. Editor Heilmann, Ann, Routledge.
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.
By the time she began formal schooling at the age of ten, Una had read and memorized much of...
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...
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 Rebecca Harding Davis
She established a friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne through an early, enthusiastic letter, in which she described the delight of her first encounters with his work. She nevertheless felt that he always stood somewhat aloof from...
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
Ralph Waldo Emerson praised Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic and The Flag. She in turn was a great admirer of his work. After his death on 27 April 1882 she wrote in her...
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
JWH 's membership of the Boston Radical Club was an important source of literary contacts for her. Formed in the fall of 1867, the club met monthly in the home of the Reverend John T. Sargent
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
In the USA HM became a good friend of Margaret Fuller , although differences developed between them after Martineau published Society in America, which she saw as objecting to Fuller's gorgeous pedantry and disregard...
Friends, Associates Louisa May Alcott
LMA was a friend of, among others, Frances Hodgson Burnett , Ralph Waldo Emerson , who helped her family manage their financial difficulties, and Henry David Thoreau , who taught science to her and her...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
In addition to his intellectual heterodoxy, Charles Bray was a sexual nonconformist. He had several illegitimate children, of whom he and his wife adopted at least one. GE may or may not have known about...
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
They became close to a young friend met in Rome, Margaret Foley , a sculptor from New England, who took up summer residence in the same spot. Visitors to their house in Rome included...
Friends, Associates Geraldine Jewsbury
While in ParisGJ was once again introduced to Ralph Waldo Emerson , whom she had previously met after attending his November 1847 lecture in Manchester. GJ grew to like the man she had...


By 23 October 1841: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays appeared in...

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By 23 October 1841

Ralph Waldo Emerson 's Essays appeared in England.

1844: Ralph Waldo Emerson published his Essays:...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson published his Essays: Second Series.

19 January 1850: A series of lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson...

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19 January 1850

A series of lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson was published under the title Representative Men.

1856: Ralph Waldo Emerson's travel book and social...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson 's travel book and social studyEnglish Traits appeared.

1 April 1857: Herman Melville's last novel, The Confidence-Man:...

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1 April 1857

Herman Melville 's last novel, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, appeared.

2 December 1859: White American abolitionist John Brown was...

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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...

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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 .


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