Concord, Part IV These New England Transcendentalists were not ostentatious in life or death. Here we are visting the “Authors Ridge” in Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Patty pays her respects at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s grave, the easiest to find. . . . Here lies Nathaniel Hawthorne. . . . . . and Louisa May Alcott. We looked a long time to find Henry David Thoreau’s gravesite; it’s simply marked “Henry”. Thoreau’s headstone is just a few inches high. Admirers leave small tokens of love.