The Edmund A. Schofield Collection

Edmund A. Schofield, Jr. (1938-2010)

Schofield

"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered." – Thoreau, Walden


The Edmund A. Schofield Collection consists of materials collected and created by Edmund A. Schofield, Jr. — botanist, ecologist, educator, editor, writer, and conservationist; former director and president of the Thoreau Society; a founding director and president of the Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance; and president of Walden Forever Wild. Among materials in the Collection are research materials, institutional records, memorabilia and ephemera, artifacts, clippings, audio and video tapes, CDs, maps, photographs (including aerial photographs), scientific reports and papers, and correspondence.

The Schofield Collection was given to the Walden Woods Project in honor of its founder, Don Henley, in gratitude for his valiant efforts to preserve Thoreau's natural, literary, and spiritual heritage for future generations.


Edmund A. Schofield E-Texts

  • The Date(s) and Context of Thoreau's Visit to Brook Farm (PDF)
  • Thoreau, the Reverend Book-Peddler Hawkins, and the Doctor Lunsford Lane (PDF)
  • The Walden Ecosystem (PDF)
  • Words for Nature: Spirit, Wildness, and the Sublime in the Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, Compiled, edited and with a foreword by Edmund A. Schofield  (PDF)


The above items are ©The Walden Woods Project and may not be reproduced either electronically or in print without prior permission of the Walden Woods Project. For more information, please contact the curator.