Henry David Thoreau – Born on 12 July 1817

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on 12 July 1817.

Thoreau is probably best known for his book, ‘Walden’, in which he reflects upon the joys that can be experienced from simple living while in tune with nature.

The Archive contains 100s of stories about H.D. Thoreau, and we’ve chosen three 19th Century newspaper articles which offer a terrific  insight into Thoreau’s life and philosophy – we especially like his thoughts on walking.

historical newspaper reports on henry thoreau

Evening Telegraph – Friday 26 April 1878

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historical newspaper reports on henry thoreau

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 15 April 1892

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historical newspaper reports on henry thoreau

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 15 November 1877

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