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Hawthorne at Salem

Biographical Information

Original Documents Related to Nathaniel Hawthorne at Brook Farm and The Blithedale Romance


Books
Journals
Newspapers
Letters

Books

Cover of <I> Brook Farm </I> by John Thomas Codman
Cover of Brook Farm by John Thomas Codman
 (courtesy of The Boston Public Library.)

Brook Farm in West Roxbury, MA, in 1846

Brook Farm in West Roxbury, MA, in 1846

Frontispiece from Brook Farm: Historic and Personal Memoirs by John Thomas Codman, published by Arena Publishing in Boston,MA in 1894 (courtesy of The Boston Public Library.)

Brook Farm, West Roxbury, in 1846

Brook Farm, West Roxbury, in 1846

Title page from Brook Farm: Historic and Personal Memoirs by John Thomas Codman, published by Arena Publishing in Boston,MA in 1894 (courtesy of The Boston Public Library.)

Journals

Cover of <I>The Dial</I> July, 1843
Cover of The Dial July, 1843
 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)

First page of \"The Great Lawsuit, Man vs. Men/Woman vs. Women,\" by Margaret Fuller, July 1843 in <I>The Dial</I>

First page of "The Great Lawsuit, Man vs. Men/Woman vs. Women," by Margaret Fuller, July 1843 in The Dial

 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)

from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897

from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897

 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
Brook Farm, redrawn from a sketch of the period of the community
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
Brook Farm, redrawn from a sketch of the period of the community from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)
from \"Brook Farm\" by George Willis Cooke in <I>The New England Magazine</I>, December, 1897
from "Brook Farm" by George Willis Cooke in The New England Magazine, December, 1897
 (courtesy of Terri Whitney)

Newspapers

Masthead of <i>Concord Freeman</i> newspaper, July 11, 1845
Masthead of Concord Freeman newspaper, July 11, 1845
This issue of the Concord Freeman contains the announcement of the suicide drowning of Martha Hunt (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from <i>Concord Freeman</i>, July 11, 1845
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from Concord Freeman, July 11, 1845
 (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)

Letters

Letter from George Ripley at Brook Farm to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843, page 1
Letter from George Ripley at Brook Farm to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843, page 1
Letter begins, "My dear Friend" and describes the life at Brook Farm in 1843 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)

Letter from George Ripley to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843, last page

Letter from George Ripley to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843, last page

Letter describes life at Brook Farm in 1843 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)

Envelope of letter about life at Brook Farm from George Ripley to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843

Envelope of letter about life at Brook Farm from George Ripley to Minot Pratt, July 22, 1843

 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 1
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 1
Mentions Blithedale Romance and describes the Wayside (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 2
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 2
Mentions Blithedale Romance and describes the Wayside (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 3
Letter from Hawthorne to George William Curtis, July 1852, p. 3
Mentions Blithedale Romance and describes the Wayside (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Transcription in Fruitlands Hawthorne collection of page 1 of Hawthorne's letter to George William Curtis, 1852
Transcription in Fruitlands Hawthorne collection of page 1 of Hawthorne's letter to George William Curtis, 1852
Letter begins, "My dear Howadji," (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Letter written by Hawthorne from Concord, October 8, 1862 which refers to \"Uncle Abe\" (Abraham Lincoln)
Letter written by Hawthorne from Concord, October 8, 1862 which refers to "Uncle Abe" (Abraham Lincoln) 
Letter begins, "My dear friend" (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Transcription of letter from Hawthorne on October 8, 1862 in Concord to \"My dear friend.\"
Transcription of letter from Hawthorne on October 8, 1862 in Concord to "My dear friend."
 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)