The Wheelwright Collection consists of five manuscripts donated to the Thoreau Society by the Wheelwright Family. Of note is the unpublished traced map of Cape Cod, in Thoreau's hand, which he copied from Alexander Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth, from 1602-1625.
Also included in the collection, on loan from the Wheelwright Family, is the four-volume 1838 edition of Thomas Carlyle's Critical and Miscellaneous Essays presented to Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Creator: The Wheelwright Family
Title: The Wheelwright Collection in the Thoreau Society Collections
This collection consists of Thoreau-related materials owned by the Wheelwright Family. Manuscripts are a gift of the Wheelwright Family to the Thoreau Society. Books are on loan from the Wheelwright Family to the Thoreau Society