79. David Scott. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1848. Oil on panel. Presented by Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, Elizabeth Hoar, and Reuben N. Rice, 1873.
80. William James Stillman. The Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks, 1858. Oil on canvas. From the bequest of Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, 1895.
81. Daniel Chester French. Ralph Waldo Emerson, carved 1883/84, from original clay model 1879. Marble bust. “ … gift from one hundred and thirty-five contributors, including Mr. French himself, who was the largest contributor … ”—Report of the Trustees of the Free Public Library, 1883/84.
82. Black, photographer. Photograph of Emerson in middle age, from Emerson family photograph album. Album from the estate of Amelia Forbes Emerson, 1982.
83. Gutekunst, photographer. Mounted commercial card photograph of Emerson (head and shoulders) in old age.
84. Committee on the Emerson Statue. Typed minutes, including original 1896 vote of Concord to erect a public memorial to Emerson and committee’s vote to replace departed members, December 10, 1905. Typescript on paper. From records of the Committee on the Emerson Statue, in the Keyes-Brown family papers.
85. Daniel Chester French. Two letters (autograph letter, signed, April 5, 1896, and typed letter, signed, December 6, 1905) to George A. King of Concord’s Committee on the Emerson Statue. One letter ink on letterhead, one typescript on letterhead. From records of the Committee on the Emerson Statue, in the Keyes-Brown family papers.
86. Committee on the Emerson Statue. Invitation to unveiling on Saturday, May 23, 1914, of French’s seated Emerson Statue. Engraved, on paper. From records of the Committee on the Emerson Statue, in the Keyes-Brown family papers.
87. Photograph of Daniel
Chester French’s seated Emerson in marble (statue in the Concord Free Public
Library), from the collection of the Frick Art Reference Library.
Statue commissioned and erected by subscription.
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