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Henry David Thoreau to Horace Greeley [Page 4]

File name: 09_03_000131


Call no.: Griswold Mss.180


Title: Henry David Thoreau to Horace Greeley [Page 4]


Creator/Contributor: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


Created/Published: Concord


Date created: May 19, 1848


Physical description: autographed letter signed


Summary: In this letter to his publisher Horace Greeley dated May 19, 1848, Thoreau acknowledges receipt of $50 and expounds upon his recent experience living in solitude at Walden Pond:


“For the last five years, I have supported myself solely by the labors of my hands—I have not received one cent from any other source…. For more than two years past, I have lived alone in the woods, in a good plastered and shingled house, entirely of my own building, earning only what I wanted and sticking to my proper work.”


Location: Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department


Rights: No known restrictions.


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Taken on February 10, 2010