Ralph Waldo Emerson – Born in Boston on 25 May 1803

Posted on May 24th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

The American essayist, poet and lecturer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born in Boston on 25 May 1803.

As Emerson was a leading literary figure in 19th Century America, the Archive contains 100s of interesting stories about his life and work.

To celebrate the day of his birth, here is a detailed newspaper report about an eagerly awaited lecture he was due to give in Sheffield in January 1848.

Also included is a portrait of Emerson, published in ‘The Graphic’ newspaper in 1874.

historical newspaper story about Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 08 January 1848

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000181/18480108/021/0006

historical newspaper story about Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Graphic – Saturday 12 September 1874

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18740912/027/0017

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