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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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