|These are the Digital Journals of Ralph
Waldo Emerson, an archive provided by The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute
for the use and convenience of interested students of the life and works
of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The source of these digital Journals is the
ten-volume Edward Emerson edition, originally published in Boston by
Houghton Mifflin from 1904 through 1914, and comprising over 5,000 pages
of material. This edition comprises approximately 90% of the originals,
which are housed at the Houghton Library at Harvard University. The
digital journals are completely searchable in this PDF format, which
requires Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher to access. The journals cover the
period between 1820 when Emerson was a Junior at Harvard and 1876, when
Emerson stopped writing in his journals.
We have a very special Emersonian guest here in Concord for a very short time only.
Consequently a special meeting of the Emerson Reading Circle will convene this
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
at the Concord Library at
in the Lower Community Meeting Room.
Our special guest isAntonio Caro Magallanes
of Guadalajara, México.
Antonio will give a short talk on the essay Self Reliance (Word Doc) and
the effect Emerson is having on his group and community in Mexico.
Time permitting we will read some of Self Reliance (on RWE.org)together,
which may hopefully lead to one of our lively discussions.
This is indeed an opportunity to hold hands
with our Emerson Friends around the world.
I have attached
A reminder that our usual June meeting will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the usual time and place.
I hope to see you soon,
Ralph Waldo Emerson
offering one grant and two awards
(From Journal B)
[MR. AND MRS. EMERSON were now settled in their new home, his younger brother Charles being an inmate there, beloved and reverenced by both. Each week, the stage which passed their house brought friends or visitors, for Mr. Emerson’s door was always open to high-minded persons, known or unknown. He preached every Sunday at East Lexington, where he was much esteemed, or elsewhere by exchange, and his lectures were increasingly in demand.
The Journal opens, January 16, with one of the passages in Nature (here omitted because already printed), about the titular owners of Concord’s fields, while the poet has property in the horizon.]
What would a modern day adventure in the exploration of self-reliance look like?Â Perhaps Reid Stowe gives us a glimpse of that journey through his life long passion for sailing.Â The 75 foot GaffÂ Schooner Ann is currently docked in the Hudson River, and being prepped for a 1000 day sail at sea.Â Similar to Thoreau’s retreat to Walden, Reid’s adventure is an exploration of life beyond the grid, and certainly a more rigorous test of one’s survival skills. The things that nourish Reid in his travels are the very same activities that sustain us in Manhattan; music and art!Â Take a look at this extraordinary life of a modern day globe wanderer in the video link below.Â The web site also chronicles the building of Schooner Ann in North Carolina 25 years ago, andÂ showcases Reid’s music and art.Â Â More information can be found at www.1000days.net
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