Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burial Location Visited
Concord, Massachusetts August 30, 2010


                                                

Some of America's most prominent authors                                  Ralph Waldo Emerson was a proponent of
are interred in Concord, Massachusetts at                                     transcendentalism, which puts emphasis
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Among them is                                      on humanity's connection to nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.



                                

Emerson's wife and daughter, Lidian and                                     "The passive Master that lent his hand to
Ellen Emerson, are also interred in Authors                                  the vast soul that o'er him planned", which
Ridge.                                                                                      is inscribed on this plaque, comes from a
                                                                                               poem of Emerson's titled "The Problem".




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Spouse: Ellen Louisa Tucker Emerson (1811-1831)
              Lidian Jackson Emerson (1802-1892)

Last Words: Unknown
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