Familiar Letters



    Table of Contents

    • Title Page (PDF)
    • Introduction (PDF)
    • I. YEARS OF DISCIPLINE  (PDF)
      • Sketch of Thoreau's Life from Birth to Twenty Years
      • Letters to his Brother John and Sister Helen
      • Early Friendship and Correspondence with Emerson and His Family
      • Staten Island and New York Letters to the Thoreaus and Emersons
    • II. THE GOLDEN AGE OF ACHIEVEMENT  (PDF)
      • Correspondence with C. Lane, J. E. Cabot, Emerson, and Blake
    • III. FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS  (PDF)
      • The Shipwreck of Margaret Fuller
      • An Essay on Love and Chastity
      • Moral Epistles to Harrison Blake of Worcester
      • Acquaintance and Correspondence with Daniel Ricketson of New Bedford
      • Excursions to Cape Cod, New Bedford, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey
      • Excursions to Monadnock and Minnesota
      • Last Illness and Death
    • Appendix: Letters to Isaac Hecker and Calvin H. Greene  (PDF)
    • Index of Familiar Letters (PDF)