EDWIN WAY TEALE PAPERS RELATING TO THOREAU AND TO CONCORD, MASS.,
1918-1980 (BULK 1940-1980)*

Vault A35, E.W.Teale, Unit 1

First pages of manuscript journal A Week in Concord.
First pages of manuscript journal A Week in Concord.

Image not to be reproduced without permission of the Concord Free Public Library

Finding aid copyright 1999.

*NOTE: The date span of the papers reflects the period when materials were generated and/or accumulated by Teale, not the the full range of dates of publication for printed materials among the papers. The date span is based upon manuscript and typescript items and annotations within the papers. The full date span including dates for printed items (clippings and books from Teale’s library) would be 1859-1980.

EXTENT: 16.9 linear ft. (12 containers, plus 108 printed books and pamphlets)

ORGANIZATION: Organized into seven series: I. Correspondence; II. Research notes/working papers; III. Notebooks and scrapbooks; IV. Miscellaneous by form; V. Clippings; VI. Thoreau Society; VII. Books from the library of Edwin Way Teale.

BIOGRAPHY: Naturalist, author, photographer. Born Edwin Alfred Teale at Joliet, Illinois, on June 2, 1899. Received an A.B. from Earlham College in 1922, an A.M. from Columbia several years later. Married Nellie Imogene Donovan on Aug. 1, 1923. David Allen, their only child, died in Germany in 1945.

Staff writer for Popular Science from 1928 until 1941; free-lance writer and photographer from 1941 until 1980. GrassrootJungles, a 1937 book on the insect world, displayed the blending of scientific observation and love of nature that made Teale a successful author with broad popular appeal. This book began a career of prolific productivity. His other works include The Golden Throng (1940), Byways toAdventure (1942), Near Horizons (1942), DuneBoy (1943), TheLostWoods (1945), Thoreau’s Walden (illustrated with photographs by and including an introduction and comments by Teale; 1946), DaysWithoutTime (1948), NorthWith the Spring (1951), Circleof theSeasons (1953), The WildernessWorldofJohnMuir (introduction and comments by Teale; 1954), AutumnAcrossAmerica (1956), Adventuresin Nature (1959), JourneyInto Summer (1960), The Lost Dog (1961), The StrangeLivesof Familiar Insects (1962), TheThoughts ofThoreau (selected and with foreword and introduction by Teale; 1962), Wandering ThroughWinter (1965), A NaturalistBuys anOld Farm (1974), A Walk ThroughtheYear (1978), and A Conscious Stillness (1982, posthumously).

Edwin Way Teale’s work received numerous awards, among them the John Burroughs Medal (1943) and the Pulitzer Prize (1966, for WanderingThroughWinter). He received the Ecology Award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1975 and the Conservation Medal from the New England Wildflower Society in the same year. He was awarded several honorary degrees.

Teale belonged to a variety of organizations that reflected the range of his interests. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Audubon Society, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Royal Photographic Society, and the New York Entomological Society (of which he was president in 1944). He was a long-time member of the Thoreau Society, serving as its president in 1958.

Drawn to Concord by his interest in Thoreau as a naturalist and writer and by involvement in the Thoreau Society, Edwin Way Teale was both patron and friend of the Concord Free Public Library.

Edwin Way Teale died on Oct. 18, 1980, in Norwich, Conn. He left Trail Wood, his 1806-built Hampton, Conn., farmhouse with over 150 acres of land, to the Connecticut Audubon Society, ultimately to be converted into a sanctuary. He left the major portion of his personal papers to the University of Connecticut, the portion relating to Thoreau and Concord to the Concord Free Public Library.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers include correspondence (1941-1975) primarily reflecting Teale’s involvement in the Thoreau Society (with major sequences from Raymond Adams, Francis H. Allen, Theodore Bailey, Walter Harding, Ira Hoover, Gladys Hosmer, Leonard F. Kleinfeld, Roland Wells Robbins, and Ruth Wheeler); research notes and working papers accumulated in preparing publications, lectures, and seminars (most of this material organized and arranged by Teale himself); manuscript notebooks; scrapbooks compiled by Teale (incorporating correspondence, clippings, book jackets, and promotional material relating to two of his books and one lecture); pictorial material (but only a few photographs by Teale); reprints; library and museum publications (including exhibition catalogs, mailings relating to exhibitions and commemorative events, brochures, and descriptions of library and museum collections relating to Concord subjects); mailings from various organizations (New York Thoreau Fellowship, the Rochester Chapter of the Thoreau Society, the Emerson Society, the Roxbury Burroughs Club, the National Audubon Society, the Academy of Political Science, and the American Polar Society); publishers’ prospectuses and advertisements for books on Thoreau and Concord by authors other than Edwin Way Teale; Concord tourist information; ephemera (for example, a cancelled 1944 check for membership in the Thoreau Society); galley proofs for two of Teale’s books (Walden, 1946, and Thoughts of Thoreau, 1962); clippings (some about Concord, Thoreau, Walden Pond, and the Thoreau Society, some about Teale’s writings); an extensive body of material generated by the Thoreau Society between 1941 and 1976 (announcements, committee reports, etc., from 1941 to 1965, Bulletins from 1941 to 1965, and Booklets from 1942 to 1976); and 108 printed items from Teale’s personal library (many inscribed and heavily annotated).

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: The papers came to the Concord Free Public Library as a bequest in 1981. As specified in Edwin Way Teale’s will of Sept., 1980, the bequest includes his "collection of Henry Thoreau books, letters, correspondence, momentos [sic] and any other material dealing with Henry Thoreau, all ... material dealing with Ralph Waldo Emerson and all other material ... dealing with or relating to Concord, Massachusetts."

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: The major, non-Thoreau- and Concord-related portion of Edwin Way Teale’s papers were bequeathed to the University of Connecticut (Storrs). The records of the Thoreau Society are included in the Thoreau Society Archives and Collections.

NOTES/COMMENTS: The clippings in the papers have been photocopied for patron use. Several items in the Teale bequest (as noted in container list) were transferred to other of the Library’s Special Collections before the papers were processed for the Vault Collection.

PROCESSED BY: LPW, 1991 Dec.-1992 Mar. (intermittently), with addenda made 1992 May; finding aid prepared 9/28/95, revised 10/99.

CONTAINER LIST

SERIES I.  CORRESPONDENCE, 1941-1975

BOX 1            EXTENDED CORRESPONDENCE, 1941-1975:

Folder      1        Adams, Raymond, 1947-1956
                2        Allen, Francis H., 1945-1951
                3        Bailey, Theodore L., 1961-1962
                4        Bailey, Theodore L., 1963-1965
                5        Concord Free Public Library, 1948-1961
                6        Dodd, Mead, 1944-1969
                7        Harding, Walter, 1941-1950
                8        Harding, Walter, 1951-1958
                9        Harding, Walter, 1961-1975
                10       Hoover, Ira, 1950-1952
                11       Hoover, Ira, 1953-1958
                12       Hoover, Ira, 1960-1964
                13       Hosmer, Gladys, 1955-1965
                14       Kleinfeld, Leonard F., 1949-1962
                15       Longstreth, T. Morris, 1962-1963
                16       Munoz, Vladimir, [1961]-1963
                17       Piper, Fred S., 1946-1954
                18       Robbins, Roland Wells, 1947-1964
                19       Wheeler, Ruth, 1946-1965

                            MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENTS, 1944-1965:

              20        A-D
                21        E-P
                22        R-Z

                23       CORRESPONDENTS INCOMPLETELY IDENTIFIED, 1946-1958
 
 

SERIES II.  RESEARCH NOTES/WORKING PAPERS (FOR PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES, ETC.)

BOX 2          EXTENDED (MATERIALS GROUPED BY E.W.T.):

Folder      1    The Lost Woods, 1945
                2    Walden, 1945-1946
                3    Henry David Thoreau on the art of writing
                4    Burroughs ms.

                      Thoreau Society:  addresses, seminars, etc.:

              5    "Henry Thoreau and the Realms of Time" (1958 Thoreau Society presidential address)
                6    "Thoreau, Nature and Man"; "Thoreau and the Quality of Life"; "Thoreau as a Naturalist" (Concord Seminars for 1969, 1971, and 1972, respectively)
                7    "Thoreau's Cats"; "Thoreau's Prose Poems"; "The Trees and Thoreau" (1973)
                8    "Thoreau and the Cats of Zanzibar" (July 10, 1976)
 

BOX 3            MIXED NOTES (MS. AND TYPESCRIPT ON VARIOUS TOPICS:  NOT SORTED BY E.W.T.)
 
 

SERIES III.  NOTEBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOKS

 BOX 4

                   NOTEBOOKS:
Item         1    Ms. journal:  A Week in Concord, Sept. 8-15, 1945
                2    Ms. chronology:  Thoreau's Years
                3    Ms. notebook:  Thoreau and the Concord Rivers
                4    Ms. bibliography:  Concord Rivers

                      SCRAPBOOKS:
                5    Walden
                6    The Thoughts of Thoreau
                7    Concord School of Philosophy:  Summer Conversational Series, Sept. 12, 1979
 
 

SERIES IV.  MISCELLANEOUS BY FORM

BOX 5

Folder      1    Photographic, pictorial, and display materials
                2    Reprints (1917-1960; arranged by author)
                3    Library/museum publications
                4    Society and club mailings (Note:  For Thoreau Society, see Series VI.)
                5    Publishers' prospectuses and advertisements
                6    Concord tourist information
                7    1947 Thoreau calendar
                8    Clipping service material
                9    E.W.T. working schedules and calendars, 1944-1946
                10  Ephemera
 

BOX 6         GALLEY PROOFS:

Item         1   Walden (published 1946)
                2    Thoughts of Thoreau (published 1962)
 
 

SERIES V.  CLIPPINGS, 1902-1965

BOX 7          ABOUT CONCORD, THOREAU, WALDEN, AND THOREAU SOCIETY (PHOTOCOPIES)

Folder      1    1902
                2    1917
                3    1920
                4    1942
                5    1943
                6    1944
                7    1945
                8    1946
                9    1947
                10  1948
                11  1949
                12  1950
                13  1951
                14  1952
                15  1953
                16  1954
                17  1955
                18  1956
                19  1957
                20  1958
                21  1959
                22  1960
                23  1961
                24  1962
                25  1963
                26  1964
                27  Incompletely identified
 

BOX 8            ABOUT E.W.T. AND HIS WRITINGS (PHOTOCOPIES):

Folder      1    The Lost Woods, 1945-1946
                2    Wandering Through Winter, 1965
                3    Walden, 1946-1947
                4    Byways to Adventure, 1946
                5    General articles and references, 1945-1947
 

BOX 9

Folder     1-32    Thirty-two folders containing originals of photocopies in Boxes 7 and 8, arranged in sequence as listed on the container lists for those boxes.  (Originals not to be used by researchers).
 

SERIES VI.  THOREAU SOCIETY

BOX 10        SOCIETY MAILINGS (ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS, ETC.):

Folder      1    Annual meeting, 1941-1965
                2    Executive Committee, 1955-1957
                3    Thoreau-Alcott House Fund, 1948
                4    Treasurer's report, 1950-1951
                5    Save Walden Committee, 1957-1958
                6    Nominating Committee, 1960
                7    Hall of Fame Committee, 1961
                8    Centennial celebration, 1962
                9    Typescript Bulletin notes (E.W.T. contributions, [1955])
                10    Thoreau Newsletters, 1942, 1944
                11    Membership directory, 1960
                12    Membership forms
                13    Miscellaneous
 

BOX 11          BULLETINS

                      Bulletin, numbers 1-91 (9 and 12 lacking; duplicates of some numbers included)
                        Supplement to Bulletin, [1946] (reprint of "Thoreau's Incarceration" by S.A. Jones; foldered)
 

BOX 12          BOOKLETS

                      Numbers 1, 2, 6, 7, 9-16, 18-20, and 28 (1942-1976)
                        Note:  Booklet 21 included in Series VII, under author Harding
 
 

SERIES VII.    BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF EDWIN WAY TEALE

Adams, Raymond. Prayers for Seasons. [Without place: Raymond Adams, without date.]
11 pages, including wrapper. 22.9 cm.
Paper wrapper.

Alcott, Louisa May. Thoreau's Flute: A Poem. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: The Oriole Press, 1950.
[8] pages. 14.7 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Item and original mailing envelope from Ishill's Craft Printery (addressed by hand to Edwin Way Teale) laid into archival envelope.

The Archaeological Society of Delaware. Excerpts from Works of Henry David Thoreau: A Selection…on the Amenities of Collecting Indian Relics. Arranged and Edited by Arthur G. Volkman. Wilmington, Delaware: The Society, [1943]. (Paper No. 5)
11 pages. 28.3 cm.
Paper wrapper.

The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. X, No. LX (October, 1862).
Pages [385]-512. Illustrated. 25.2 cm.
Paper wrapper.
First publication of Thoreau's "Autumnal Tints": pages [385]-402.
Signature of previous owner on front of wrapper.
Enclosed by E.W.T. in envelope with "Presented by Leonard Kleinfeld, April 1, 1951" noted at bottom. (Annotated front of original storage envelope photocopied, the photocopy enclosed with item in archival envelope; original envelope discarded.)

The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. X, No. LXI (November, 1862).
Pages [513]-648. Illustrated. 25.2 cm.
Paper wrapper.
First publication of Thoreau's "Wild Apples": pages [513]-526.
Signature of previous owner on front of wrapper.
Enclosed by E.W.T. in envelope with "Presented by L. Kleinfeld--April 1, 1951" noted at the bottom. (Annotated front of original storage envelope photocopied, the photocopy enclosed with item in archival envelope; original envelope discarded.)

Brooks, Van Wyck.  The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865. New York: The Modern Library, c1936.
[14], 550 pages. 21 cm.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: To Edwin-------From Nellie / June 2, 1945.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Canby, Henry Seidel. Thoreau. With Illustrations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1939.
xx, 508 pages, plus plates. Illustrated (including portraits). 22 cm. Dust jacket.
Sticker of Concord Bookshop affixed to front free endpaper.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: Purchased in Concord / on September 14, 1945 / while on our week in / the Thoreau Country. / [gathering material for the / Edwin Way Teale edition of / "Walden."]
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Includes underlining, marginal annotations, and, on lining leaf following page 508, a lengthy (and wrathful) note signed "E.W.T. July 22, '47."

Channing, William Ellery. Thoreau the Poet-Naturalist. New Edition, Enlarged. Edited by F.B. Sanborn. Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1902.
xx, 396, [1] pages, plus plate. Portrait. 22.1 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down endpaper.
Inscribed on back free endpaper: 7/11/1937.

Clarke, Mary Stetson. The Old Middlesex Canal. Melrose, Massachusetts: The Hilltop Press, 1974.
191 pages. Illustrated (including portraits, facsimiles, and maps). 23 cm.
Paper edition.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on half-title.
Some pencil markings and underlining.

Cruickshank, Helen. Thoreau on Birds. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1964.
331 pages. Ilustrated (including facsimiles). 25.4 cm.
"First edition."
Dust jacket.
Presentation card from author to Nellie and Edwin Teale laid in.
Inscribed on title-page: With grateful appreciation to Nellie / and Edwin; all suggestions made by / you which the publisher would permit are / incorporated here. / Affectionately / Helen Cruickshank / 1964.

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fauna of Massachusetts Series, No. 1-4. [Boston?]: The Division, 1978-1979.
4 numbers, as follows:

[1]. List of the Birds of Massachusetts. Bradford G. Blodget (1978).
2.   List of the Mammals of Massachusetts (2nd ed.) James E. Cardoza (1979).
3.   List of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Massachusetts. James E. Cardoza and Peter G. Mirick (1979).
4.   A List of the Freshwater Fishes of Massachusetts. David B. Halliwell (1979).
Paper covers.

Eidson, John Olin. Charles Stearns Wheeler: Friend of Emerson. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, c1951.
xii, 117 pages, plus plates. Illustrated (including portrait). 21.7 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Pencil note on bottom of front free endpaper: Presented by Ira Hoover--Feb. 23, 1952.

Emerson, Edward Waldo. Emerson in Concord: A Memoir Written for the "Social Circle" in Concord, Massachusetts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889, c1888.
[4], 266 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 20.3 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: [Presented April 16, 1949 / By Leonard Kleinfeld].
Some underlining and marginal markings in ink.
Signature of earlier owner (dated 1889) on front paste-down endpaper.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Conduct of Life. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1904. (The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Centenary Edition, Volume 6)
434 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 20.3 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper; printed bookplate of E.W.T. on front paste-down endpaper.
Underlining and scattered marginal markings throughout.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.  Essays: Second Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1903. (The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Centenary Edition, Volume 3).
358 pages. 20.2 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper; printed bookplate of E.W.T. on front paste-down endpaper.
Lengthy inscription in ink (beginning "In memory of a moonlight / walk in Concord…Sept. 1, 1925…") on front free endpaper.
Scattered underlining and marginal markings.
Some pages unopened.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Heart of Emerson's Journals. Edited by Bliss Perry. New York: Dover Publications, c1958.
ix, 357 pages. 20.4 cm.
Paper edition.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: (Concord Bookshop--October 11, 1969).
Includes pencil underlining, marginal marking, and annotation.

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University: Official Handbook. Edited by Theodore Morello. [New York]: New York University Press, 1962.
192 pages. Illustrated (portraits and diagram). 21.7 cm.
Dust jacket.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: To Edwin / from / "Webster" /  November 27th, 1962.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Harding, Walter Roy. Henry David Thoreau: A Profile. New York: Hill and Wang, 1971. (American Century Series)
xxiii, 260 pages. 20.4 cm.
"First edition."
Paper edition.
Inscribed on half-title: For Edwin and Nellie Teale / from a fellow ex-urbanite / Walt Harding / Groveland, N.Y. / Dec. 13, 1971.

Harding, Walter Roy.  The Thoreau Centennial: Papers Marking the Observance in New York City of the One Hundreth Anniversary of the Death of Henry David Thoreau. [Albany]: State University of New York Press, c1964.
119 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 21.6 cm.
Dust jacket.
Sticker affixed to title-page: Distributed by The Thoreau Society as Booklet 21. (FOR ADDITIONAL THOREAU SOCIETY BOOKLETS, see Series VI.)

Harding, Walter Roy.  Thoreau: Man of Concord. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1960.
xx, 251 pages. 21 cm.
Paper edition.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front of paper cover.
Correction in ink on page 196.

Harding, Walter Roy.  Thoreau's Library. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1957.
102 pages. 22.9 cm.
Unbound, without wrapper (stapled).
"Published jointly by the Thoreau Society and the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia."

Hoover, Ira. A Birthday Year with My Inspirers. [Without place: Ira Hoover, without date.]
[12] pages. 16.7 cm.
Paper wrapper; wrapper title only.
Signature of Ira Hoover on inside of front of wrapper; one correction in ink (page [7]).
Stamp dated 1955 affixed to page [6].

Hosmer, Horace. Remembrances of Concord and the Thoreaus: Letters of Horace Hosmer to Dr. S.A. Jones. Edited by George Hendrick. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1977.
xxvi, 157 pages. Facsimile. 21.1 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Hough, Henry Beetle. Thoreau of Walden: The Man and His Eventful Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
viii, 275 pages. 21.7 cm.
"First printing."
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Some underlining and marginal annotations in pencil.

Hubbard, Elbert.  Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers: Thoreau. East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1904. (Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers, Vol. XV, No. 6, Dec. 1904)
Pages [151]-189, plus plates. Illustrated (including portraits). 20.6 cm.
Paper wrapper.

Jaeger, Benedict. The Life of North American Insects. By B. Jaeger … Assisted by H.C. Preston, M.D. With Numerous Illustrations from Specimens in the Cabinet of the Author. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.
319 pages. Illustrated. 19.5 cm.
Inscription in ink on front free endpaper: A duplicate of one / of the insect books / that Thoreau used. / For the Teales from / the Walter Hardings. / Hampton, Conn., August / 20th, 1963.
A few marginal markings in pencil.

Jones, Samuel Arthur. Thoreau: A Glimpse. Concord, Mass.: Albert Lane (The Erudite Press), 1903.
[6], 35 pages, plus plates. Illustrated (including portrait). 22.6 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. XLVII, No. 2 (June, 1939).   Edited by Harry Weiss.
Pages [105]-205. Illustrated (including charts). 25.2 cm.
Paper wrapper.
"A Contribution to a Bibliography from 1909 to 1936 of Henry David Thoreau" by J.S. Wade: pages 163-203.

The Keene National Bank (Keene, N.H.). Barry Faulkner's Men of Monadnock: The Story of the Murals in the Keene National Bank, Keene, New Hampshire. With Historical Notes by M.A. DeWolfe Howe. [Keene: The Bank, 1950.]
[24] pages. Illustrated. 23.8 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Some markings in pencil.

Keyes, Langley Carleton. Thoreau: Voice in the Edgeland. A Biography in Sonnets. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, c1955.
xv, 131 pages. 22.2 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Review copy, with slip from publisher laid in.

Kleinfeld, Leonard F. (compiler). Henry David Thoreau Chronology. Forest Hill, Long Island: [The Compiler], 1950.
10 pages. 20 cm. (height) x 27.8 cm. (width).
Paper wrapper.
Query in ink (concerning use of one word) on page 7.

Krutch, Joseph Wood. Henry David Thoreau. [New York]: William Sloane Associates, c1948. (The American Men of Letters Series)
xiii, 298 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 21.9 cm.
"1st printing."
Dust jacket.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: For Edwin Way Teale / whom I would consider it / a great honor to please / Joseph Wood Krutch.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Underlining and marginal markings in pencil.

Krutch, Joseph Wood.  The Last Boswell Paper. [New York]: Printed for the Friends of Philip & Fanny Duschnes, 1951.
[15] pages. 20.9 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Colophon: 660 copies have been printed by Elm Tree Press, Woodstock, Vermont, for Philip C. Duschnes … New York …
Inscribed by Joseph Krutch for Edwin Way Teale (the inscription dated Jan., 1952) on title page.

Lee, Harry. More Day to Dawn: The Story of Thoreau of Concord. With a Foreword by Brooks Atkinson. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, c1941.
xvi, 167 pages. 21 cm.
"First edition."
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed on bottom of front free endpaper: [Presented April 16, 1949 / by Leonard Kleinfeld.]

Longstreth, T. Morris. Two Rivers Meet in Concord. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, c1946.
286 pages. 21.2 cm.
Dust jacket.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: To my friend / Edwin Way Teale / with friendliest regards, / T. Morris Longstreth.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Manuscript note on front free endpaper: Concord / 12 July '47.
Marginal markings in pencil.

Macpherson, James. The Poems of Ossian … To Which Are Prefixed a Preliminary Discourse and Dissertation on the Aera and Poems of Ossian. Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1864.
492 pages, plus added engraved titlel-page. 16 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscription relating to previous ownership on front free endpaper.
Manuscript notes (in hand of E.W.T.) laid in.
Underlining and marginal markings in pencil.

Muir, John. Edward Henry Harriman. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912, c1911.
38, [1] pages. 19.2 cm.
Inscriptions concerning previous ownership on front free endpaper.
Letter from Walter H. Page to Miss Clara Barrus (a previous owner of book), dated June 26, 1912, tipped in at end.
Scattered marginal markings in pencil.

Munoz, Vladimir. Thoreau: El Quijote de Walden. Montevideo (Uruguay): Ediciones Voluntad, 1958.
16 pages. 19.2 cm.
Paper wrapper.

The Reader's Digest, Vol. 44, No. 266 (June, 1944).
95, [1] pages. Illustrated. 17.7 cm.
Paper wrapper.
A condensation from E.W.T.'s Dune Boy: pages [81]-[96].
Formerly enclosed with Spanish edition of Reader's Digest (Sept., 1944) in envelope from publisher of the magazine, addressed to E.W.T.; both items now enclosed in archival envelope with photocopy of original envelope (the original discarded).

[Reader's Digest. Spanish]. Selecciones del Reader's Digest, Tomo VIII, No. 46 (Septiembre de 1944).
118 pages. Illustrated. 19.2 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Spanish condensation from E.W.T.'s Dune Boy (Chico de las Dunas): pages 101-117. (For information concerning former and present storage of item, see under The Reader's Digest, Vol. 44, No. 266, above).

Richardson, Laurence Eaton. Concord River. With the photographs of Katharine Knowles. Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1964.
73 pages. Illustrated. 23 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on blank recto of leaf preceding title page.
Extensive underlining in ink throughout; some marginal markings and annotation.

Ricketson, Daniel. Daniel Ricketson and His Friends: Letters, Poems, Sketches, Etc. Edited by His Daughter and Son, Anna and Walton Ricketson. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1902.
[10], 397 pages, plus plates. Illustrated (facsimiles and portraits). 22.7 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Underlining and marginal markings in pencil.

Rusk, Ralph L. The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Scribner's, c1949.
ix, 592 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 24 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Marginal markings and underlining in pencil.
NOTE: ITEM REMOVED FROM TEALE COLLECTION FOR SHELVING WITH LIBRARY'S R.W. EMERSON COLLECTION.

Salt, Henry S. Life of Henry David Thoreau. London: Walter Scott, 1896.
208, x pages. 18 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper; earlier stamp of ownership also on front free endpaper.
Inscribed in pencil at bottom of front free endpaper: Presented L. Kleinfeld--April 1--1951.
Clipping laid in.

Shanley, J. Lyndon. The Making of Walden. With the Text of the First Version. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1957.
vii, 207, [1] pages. 24 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Some underlining in ink.

Stowell, Robert F. A Thoreau Gazetteer. Calais, Vermont: The Poor Farm Press, c1948.
[7] pages, stapled, plus loose sheets, all laid into stiff paper folder. Maps. Folder, 30.6 cm.
Two copies. One copy inscribed (inside folder): To Edwin Way Teale / who surely exemplifies / "The perfect correspondence of / nature to man, so that he is / at home in her!" as lifted / from Thoreau's Journal, of / October 26, 1857 / From Corinne Tenneyson Davids / January 2, 1954. Date (1949) inscribed in pencil on front of folder of other copy.

Sudbury Valley Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Report of the Sudbury Valley Commission, Established by Chapter 34, Resolves of 1949, Providing for a Study Relative to the Sudbury River and Its Environs. [Without place]: The Commission, 1950.
[113] pages in various pagings, plus plates. Illustrated (charts, maps, plan, and tables). 28.5 cm.
Photocopy, showing reproduced markings and underlining made on original; additional markings and underlining made on photocopy.
Photocopy stapled within paper covers, with typed label (stamped with E.W.T.'s ownership stamp) affixed to front cover.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Autumn. From the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1892. (The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Riverside Edition, Vol. VII).
viii, 470 pages. 19.7 cm.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: In memory of / The Publication of The / Golden Throng-- / October 22, 1940.
Ownership stamps of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Some underlining in pencil.

Thoreau, Henry David. Cape Cod. With an Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch and Illustrations by R.J. Holden. New York: The Heritage Press, c1968.
xiv, 215, [1] pages. Illustrated (including map printed on endpapers). 26 cm. (in box, 27 cm).

Thoreau, Henry David.  Cape Cod. Arranged, with Notes, by Dudley C. Lunt. Introduction by Henry Beston. Illustrated by Henry Bugbee Kane. New York: W.W. Norton, c1951.
300 pages. Illustrated. 21.9 cm.
"First edition."
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Civil Disobedience. Boonton, New Jersey: Liberty Library (Published for the New York Thoreau Fellowship), 1946.
32 pages. 19.7 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on inside of front of wrapper.
Stored by E.W.T. in envelope also containing Thoreau's "Walden" (Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944); the two items now shelved separately in archival envelopes, each including photocopy of typed front of original envelope (the original discarded).

Thoreau, Henry David.  Consciousness in Concord. The Text of Thoreau's Hitherto "Lost Journal" (1840-1841). Together with Notes and a Commentary by Perry Miller. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
xi, 243 pages. 22 cm.
"1st printing."
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on half-title.
Some underlining and marginal marking in pencil.

Thoreau, Henry David.  The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau. Lately Discovered Among His Unpublished Journals and Manuscripts. Edited by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Boston: Printed Exclusively for Members of the Bibliophile Society, 1905.
2 volumes, including plates. Illustrated (facsimiles, portrait). 24.1 cm, (in boxes, 24.5 cm).
From an edition limited to 489 copies.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Friendship. New York: Barse & Hopkins, [without date].
60 pages, plus plate. Portrait. 17.8 cm.
Soft suede cover.
Pencil signature of Anton Kovar on reverse of frontispiece plate; signature crossed through with purple ink, and inscribed beneath it--also in purple ink--: E.W.T.
Markings, annotations, and underlining in pencil throughout.

Thoreau, Henry David.   H.D. Thoreau: A Writer's Journal. Selected and Edited, with an Introduction by Laurence Stapleton. New York: Dover Publications, c1960.
xxxii, 234 pages. 20.5 cm.
Paper edition.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front of paper cover.

Thoreau, Henry David. Letters to Various Persons. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865.
229 pages. 18.5 cm.
Dated signatures of previous owners on front free endpaper.
A few pencil markings in volume.

Thoreau, Henry David. Letters to Various Persons. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1888, c1865.
229 pages. 19.9 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on blank page at front, with pencil note "Gift of Ben Richards--Feb. 26, 1957" on blank page opposite.
Bookplate of earlier owner on front past-down endpaper.
Scattered marginal markings and underlining.
Notes in ink on verso of blank lining leaf at end of volume and on recto of back free endpaper, which follows lining leaf.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Men of Concord, and Some Others. As Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau.
Edited by Francis H. Allen. With Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1936.
xi, 255 pages, plus plates. Illustrated. 24.6 cm. (in box, 25.5 cm.).
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on label on front of box.
Sticker of The Concord Bookshop affixed to front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Men of Concord, and Some Others. As Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. Edited by Francis H. Allen. With Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. New York: Bonanza Books, c1936. [Facsimile reprint].
iv, [6], 244, [8] pages, plus plates. Illustrated. 23.6 cm.
Dust jacket.
Annotations in ink on plates (concerning ownership of original Wyeth paintings and subject of one).
Presentation inscription (dated 1974) to owner prior to E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Mr. Thoreau Declines an Invitation. Two Unpublished Papers by Thoreau: An Original Letter and an Annotated Questionnaire. Walter Harding. Richmond, Virginia: The Attic Press, 1956. [Consists of facsimiles of Thoreau pieces, with Harding's transcription and commentary.]
[12] pages, plus plates (printed on inside of twice-folded wrapper). Facsimiles. 22.1 cm.
Paper wrapper.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Night and Moonlight. New York: Hubert Rutherford Brown, 1921.
23 pages. Engraved vignette (woodcut). 17.4 cm.
"Four hundred copies printed under the direction of Bruce Rogers at the press of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, New York, January, 1921…"
Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down endpaper.
Stored by E.W.T. in envelope with his ownership stamp on it and note "Presented by L. Kleinfeld, April 16, 1949" (photocopy of the front of the original envelope laid with item in archival envelope; original envelope discarded).

Thoreau, Henry David.  The Ponds. New York: The Comet Press, c1949.
39, [1] pages. Illustrated. 22.9 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David. The River. Selections from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. Arranged, with Notes, by Dudley C. Lunt. New Haven, Conn.: College & University Press, c1963. (The Masterworks of Literature Series).
244 pages. Illustrated. 20.4 cm.
Paper edition.
Sticker of Thoreau Lyceum affixed to front free endpaper.
Underlining and marginal markings in pencil throughout.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Summer. From the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. Edited by H.G.O. Blake, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1884. (The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Riverside Edition, Vol. VI).
vii, 382 pages, plus double plate. Map. 19.6 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: Bought at The Old Corner / Bookstore (--in existence be- / fore Thoreau went to Walden--) / April 2, 1941, to commemorate / my travels in Concord / on that date----.
Sticker of Old Corner Bookstore affixed to front free endpaper.
Clipping (concerning 1941 founding of Thoreau Society) laid in.
Some underlining in ink.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Theodore Dreiser Presents the Living Thoughts of Thoreau. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, 1958, c1939. (The Living Thoughts Series; A Premier Book).
176 pages. 18 cm.
"1st Premier printing, Feb. 1958." Paper edition.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Thoreau's Thoughts. Selections from the Writings of Henry David Thoreau. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891, c1890.
V, 153 pages. 17.4 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed in pencil on front free endpaper: Presented L. Kleinfeld--April 1--1951.
Annotation in ink, page 76.
Earlier ownership inscription on blank page at front of volume.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Thoreau's World: Miniatures from His Journal. Edited by Charles R. Anderson. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
ix, 370 pages. Illustrated. 24.3 cm.
"Second printing."
Dust jacket.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Through the Year with Thoreau. By Herbert W. Gleason. Sketches of Nature from the Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, with Corresponding Photographic Illustrations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1917.
xxxiv, 135 pages, plus plates. Illustrated. 23.5 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: For our Library / N.Y. City Feb 2nd 1918.
Some marginal marking and underlining in ink.

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
357 pages, plus plate. Map. 18.8 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper, with inscription in ink below it: [Presented by Mark Van Doren, October 10, 1966].

Thoreau, Henry David. [Walden. c1939]. Walden, or Life in the Woods. With Wood-Engravings by Thomas W. Nason. New York: The Heritage Press, c1939.
355 pages. Illustrated. 20.4 cm.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. c1944] Thoreau's "Walden". Condensed, with a Foreword, by Miriam Allen deFord. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944.
31 pages. 21.7 cm.
Paper wrapper.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front of wrapper.
Inscribed on inside of front of wrapper: [Presented April 16, 1949 by Leonard Kleinfeld].
Stored by E.W.T. in envelope also containing Thoreau's Civil Disobedience (New York Thoreau Fellowship, 1946); the two items now shelved separately in archival envelopes, each including photocopy of typed front of original envelope (the original discarded).

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. c1948] Walden; or, Life in the Woods. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. Introduction by Norman Holmes Pearson. New York: Rinehart & Co., c1948. (Rinehart Editions)
xii, 304 pages. 18.7 cm.
Paper edition.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front of paper cover.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. 1949] Walden, or, Life in the Woods. New York: New American Library, 1949. (A Signet Book)
221 pages. 18.2 cm.
"Fifth printing, Dec. 1949."
Paper edition.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. c1951] …Walden. Introduction by Basil Willey. Illustrated By Henry Bugbee Kane. New York: W.W. Norton, c1951.
354 pages. Illustrated. 21.9 cm.
"First edition."
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
NOTE: ITEM REMOVED FROM TEALE COLLECTION FOR SHELVING WITH LIBRARY'S H.D. THOREAU COLLECTION.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. c1962] Thoreau: Walden and Other Writings. Edited and with an Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch. New York: Bantam Books, c1962.
[7], 435 pages. 17.9 cm.
Paper edition.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. c1969] Walden; or Life in the Woods. Adapted by Ralph K. Andrist. New York: Macfadden-Bartell Corporation, c1969. (A Ladder Edition at the 2,000-Word Level) ["…for readers for whom English is a second language…"]
128 pages. Illustrated (vignettes). 18 cm.
Paper edition.

Thoreau, Henry David. [Walden. c1969] Walden. Introduced by Willard Thorp. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, c1969. (Charles E. Merrill Standard Editions)
xix, 357 pages. Map. 22.8 cm.
Paper cover.
"This text of Walden is a facsimile of the first impression, first edition published by Tichnor [sic] and Fields, 1854…"
Inscribed on half-title: For a fellow Thoreauvian / Edwin Way Teale -- /
Cordially, / Leonard F. Kleinfeld / 9th July, 1976.
Some underlining and marginal marking in pencil.

Thoreau, Henry David.  [Walden. 1971] Walden. Edited by J. Lyndon Shanley. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971. (The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)
[8], 409 pages, plus plates. Facsimiles, map, and portrait. 21 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper. Sticker of Thoreau Lyceum affixed to front free endpaper.

Thoreau, Henry David. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
413 pages. 20 cm.
Presentation inscription for a previous owner on blank lining leaf preceding title page.
Several marginal markings in pencil.
Typed material (2 leaves) laid in.

Thoreau, Henry David.  The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. Walden Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1906.
20 volumes, including plates. Illustrated (portraits and a folding map among the illustrations). 19.9 cm.
Half green morocco, boards covered with marbled paper, top edges gilt.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front lining leaves in Volumes 7 and 9.
Dated inscriptions concerning reading, rereading, and selection for publication by E.W.T. of passages from this edition of Thoreau's writings found throughout the twenty volumes; markings, annotations, and underlining throughout the set.
Dealer's markings and price for set ($100.00) found in Volumes 1 and 7.
Clipping (Thoreau's poem "Life") laid into Volume 14.
Four Thoreau stamps (U.S. $.05) and piece of birch bark with dated inscription laid into Volume 20.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Wild Apples. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. (The Evergreen Series)
57 pages, plus plate. Illustrated. 17.3 cm.
Dust jacket.
Ownership stamp of E.W.T. on front free endpaper.
Inscribed on front free endpaper: [Presented April 16, / 1949 By Leonard / Kleinfeld].
Signature of previous owner on half-title.
Stored by E.W.T. in envelope with his stamp of ownership on it; photocopy of front of envelope enclosed with item in archival envelope (the original envelope discarded).

A Thoreau Profile. By Milton Meltzer and Walter Harding [editors]. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, c1962.
viii, 310 pages. Illustrated (including facsimiles, maps, and portraits). 23.5 cm.
Dust jacket.

University of North Carolina Extension Bulletin, Vol. XXIV, No. 4 (November, 1944).
First Series: Lectures in the Humanities, 1944-1945.
54 pages. 23 cm.
Paper wrapper.
"Thoreau at Walden" by Raymond Adams: pages [9]-23.
Pencil signature of Edwin Way Teale on front of wrapper.
Some marginal markings in pencil.

Wheeler, Ruth R. Concord: Climate for Freedom. Concord, Massachusetts: The Concord Antiquarian Society, 1967.
xv, 253 pages. Illustrated (including facsimiles, maps, and portraits). 23.6 cm.
Dust jacket.
Presentation note from author (dated December, 1967) laid in.
Inscribed on front lining leaf: for Nellie and Edwin Teale / with the affectionate regards of / Ruth R. Wheeler.
Some underlining in ink.

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