Volume 6 | 1842-1844
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 6 (1841-1844) continues the record of Emerson's great creative powers. His writing during this period is particularly strong, although darkened somewhat by the death of his son, Little Waldo, age 5, from scarlet fever. The result of this trauma is reflected in his essay "Experience," which was written during this period.
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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.