Volume 5 | 1838-1841
These are the journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) in PDF Acrobat Reader format. They derive from the 1904-14 edition of the Journals edited by Emerson's son Edward and form 5000 pages of material. Volume 5 (1838-1941) contains the full range of Emerson's creativity. The volume is full of entries that would later appear in his major essays and lectures. In his personal life in Concord, these years are full of close friendships - Alcott, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Jones Very, Ellery Channing and Hawthorne. This period also celebrates the life of Emerson's son Waldo Junior, who brought great joy to the household.
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The Digital Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson is an archive provided by The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute and www.rwe.org for the use and convenience of interested students of the life and works of America’s Founding Thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson. The source of these digital Journals is the ten-volume Edward Emerson edition, originally published in Boston from 1904 through 1914, and comprising over 5,000 pages of material.