Concord, Part III

Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson et al

This was pretty amazing; within sight of the bridge where the American revolution began is the
This was pretty amazing; within sight of the bridge where the American revolution began is the “Old Manse”, the family home of Ralph Waldo Emerson. His grandparents stood at the windows and watched the battle begin. .
Later in the early 19th Century, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his bride, Sophie, spent the first 3 years of their marriage here. A collection of his short stories,
Later in the early 19th Century, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his bride, Sophie, spent the first 3 years of their marriage here. A collection of his short stories, “Mossses from an Old Manse” were written here. Emerson, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and other Transcendentalists routinely met here. It never left the Emerson family until turned over to the historical society that cares for it today so everything is authentic and unchanged
This grandfather clock in the upstairs study of the Old Manse has been in this spot and continuously running since before 1775.
This grandfather clock in the upstairs study of the Old Manse has been in this spot and continuously running since before 1775.
Sophie Hawthorne etched messages iwith her diamond ring n the glass panes of the Old Manse.
Sophie Hawthorne etched messages iwith her diamond ring n the glass panes of the Old Manse.
One of Sophie's etched messages says she stood at this spot on a winter's day with her 10-month old daughter, Una, watching the snow fall. . .
One of Sophie’s etched messages says she stood at this spot on a winter’s day with her 10-month old daughter, Una, watching the snow fall. . .
Brent and Patty reading etchings from the past left by the Hawthorne's in the 1830's.
Brent and Patty reading etchings from the past left by the Hawthorne’s in the 1830’s.
A young Nathaniel Hawthorne considered the
A young Nathaniel Hawthorne considered the “most handsome man in New England”.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's writing chair at the Old Manse.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s writing chair at the Old Manse.
Our tour guide at the Old Manse? A relocated Seattlite, Ron Strickland, a writer himself and founder and past president of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association. . . Wryly funny and informative; we loved meeting him too!
Our tour guide at the Old Manse? A relocated Seattlite, Ron Strickland, a writer himself and founder and past president of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association. . . Wryly funny and informative; we loved meeting him too!
Ralph Waldo Emerson's house in Concord. He lived for his entire adult life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house in Concord. He lived for his entire adult life.
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