Familiar Letters

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Amos Bronson Alcott (From the Paul Brooks Collection)


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)