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Estes, J. Worth
Unpublished draft of a biography of Ralph W. Emerson
[Cambridge?], 1950. Typescript draft, pp. [166], consisting of a partial introduction, Book I: chapters 6, 8, 10-13; and Book II: chapters 1, 3, 4, 9; nibbling to edges, not affecting text, a few minor edits, bound in a black buckram binding with paper label on spine. Very good. An unpublished and incomplete biography of Emerson, written by Estes J. Worth, a well-respected and wide-ranging scholar who generally focused on medical histories. His bibliography of published titles is large, including Hall Jackson and the Purple Foxglove (1979), The medical skills of Ancient Egypt (1993), Naval Surgeon: Life and death at sea in the age of sail (1998), and more. He majored in biology at Harvard as a member of the class of 1955, and after became a practicing physician and longtime professor of pharmacology at the Boston University School of Medicine. A biography on Emerson is a departure from his usual topics, and as the content of this biography draws significantly from Emerson's own journals, held at Harvard, this may have been work done while he was a student. Chapter six, the first contained here, covers the influence of the Channing brother's on Emerson while at Harvard. Chapter eight covers his early career as clergy and his brief marriage to Ellen Walker, who died at the age of 20. Chapter ten through thirteen starts at 1832 and covers Emerson's travels through Europe, including visits to France, Italy and London, and includes visits to the Jardin de Plantes and Emerson's ideas on evolution pre-Darwin, as well as meetings with Coleridge and Wordsworth. Book II starts a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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