Ralph Waldo Emerson Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Ralph Waldo Emerson, the time, place, players, and culture?
Emerson's famed essay.
One of the key essays outlining Emerson's philosophies.
Emerson's lecture before the Phi Beta Kappa society.
The introduction to Emerson's famous series.
Emerson's essay on the subject of immortality.
Emerson's 1862 essay in The Atlantic eulogizing his late friend.
Emerson's 1862 essay supporting Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Emerson's 1862 essay in favor of emancipation.
Poems Emerson published in an 1857 issue of The Atlantic.
Emerson's poem, published 1863.