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About Thoreau's Life and Writings: The Research Collections

Texts and Links about Thoreau's life and writings, including his contemporaries,
his readings, current scholarship and other related documents

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1898 Walton Ricketson bust of Thoreau (From Daniel Ricketson and His Friends, 1902)

We are conscious of an animal in us, which awakens in proportion as our higher nature slumbers. — Walden

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