Thoreau’s Lectures Before Walden: Lecture 37



LECTURE 37

 

17 March 1852, Wednesday; 7:00 P.M.
Concord, Massachusetts; Brick or Centre School
House, High School Room
“AN EXCURSION TO CANADA” (II)

 

 NARRATIVE OF EVENT: The records of the Concord Lyceum—which read “Wednesday [March] 17th [1852] Lecture by H. D. Thoreau. Subject: Canada” (MassLyc, p. 166)—suggest that Thoreau read a second installment of his Canada trip account on this date. His talk was the sixteenth of eighteen in the season’s course of lectures (MassLyc, pp. 165-66).
 ADVERTISEMENTS, REVIEWS, AND RESPONSES: None known.
 DESCRIPTION OF TOPIC: See lecture 33 above. Thoreau apparently read the second half of the extant lecture manuscript housed at CSmH (HM 949).