Henry D. Thoreau Letter
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a letter written in 1855 by Henry David Thoreau to Mrs. Simon Brown.
Transcription of the letter:
Concord Feb. 29th '55
Though I failed to recognise you last eve- ning in the dusky entry, I assure you that I have not forgotten a pleasant call which I made at your house some years ago.
Yrs truly Henry D. Thoreau [Please note: The date is wrong, as there was no February 29 in the year 1855.]
- Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
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Born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau became a member of the transcendentalist movement as well as an important American author with works such as Walden and "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." An ardent critic of slavery, Thoreau died on May 6, 1862.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of a letter written by Henry D. Thoreau to Mrs. Simon Brown on February 29, 1955, to discuss seeing her previously and remembering a previous visit.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives, probably as a donation prior to 1955.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Henry D. Thoreau Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry D. Thoreau Letter commenced and completed in November 2006. Additional description was added in November 2022.
- Henry D. Thoreau Letter, 1855
- LM Rozema, Archivist, and Special Collections and University Archives Staff
- 2006 (CC0 1.0)
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