EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 1803-1882. 2 Autograph Letters Signed ("R.W. Emerson") to "Miss [Elizabeth Palmer] Peabody" regarding "our manuscript" which Emerson was submitting to the Atlantic Monthly, 4 pp and 8 pp,

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EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 1803-1882.
2 Autograph Letters Signed ("R.W. Emerson") to "Miss [Elizabeth Palmer] Peabody" regarding "our manuscript" which Emerson was submitting to the Atlantic Monthly, 4 pp and 8 pp,

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EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 1803-1882.
2 Autograph Letters Signed ("R.W. Emerson") to "Miss [Elizabeth Palmer] Peabody" regarding "our manuscript" which Emerson was submitting to the Atlantic Monthly, 4 pp and 8 pp, 200 x 123 and 177 x 110 mm (conjoining leaves), Concord, September 27 and November 3, 1858, minor chipping, old stab holes.

Discussing three chapters from a manuscript entitled "Primeval History" which Emerson has submitted to Phillips at the Atlantic Monthly and offering a kind critique. The manuscript was eventually rejected by the editors, and may have been published as part of her Universal History in 1859. Uncollected, but see The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 8, p 537, for similar.
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