Selected Scholarship on Mary Moody Emerson

Baker, Noelle A., Sarah Connell, and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis. “Mary Moody Emerson as Reader and Reviewer.” Women Writers in Context. Women Writers Project, 2016.

Baker, Noelle A., and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis. “Mary Moody Emerson Was a Scholar, Thinker, and an Inspiration.” NEH Humanities 38.1 (Winter 2017): 12-15, 42-43.

Baker, Noelle A.  “‘Somthing more than material’: Nonverbal Conversation in Mary Moody Emerson’s Almanacks.” Resources for American Literary Study 35 (2010): 29-67. Published 2012.

___. “‘Let Me Do Nothing Smale’: Mary Moody Emerson and Women’s ‘Talking’ Manuscripts.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 57.1-2 (2011): 21-48.

Baker, Noelle A.,  and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis. “The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition.” Documentary Editing 31 (2010): 10-24.

Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel Myerson. The Emerson Brothers: A Biography in Letters. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.

Cole, Phyllis.  Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1998.

___. “Conversation that Makes the Soul: Writing the Biography of Mary Moody Emerson.”Lives Out of Letters: Essays in American Biography and Documentation. Ed. Robert Habich. Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004. 205-24.

___. “Pain and Protest in the Emerson Family.” The Emersonian Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform. Ed. T. Gregory Garvey. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001. 67-92.

___. “Woman Questions: Emerson, Fuller, and New England Reform.” Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts (Massachusetts Historical Society Studies in American History and Culture, 5). Ed. Charles Capper and Conrad E. Wright. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society and Northeastern University Press, 1999. 408-46.

___. “Emerson in His Family.” The Cambridge Companion to Emerson. Ed. Joel Porte and Saundra Morris. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 30-48.

___. “Men and Women Conversing: The Emersons in 1837.” Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson. Ed. Robert E. Burkholder and Wesley T. Mott. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1997. 127-59.

___. “Mary Moody Emerson.” The Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Ed. Wesley T. Mott. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 80-82.

___. “The Advantage of Loneliness: Mary Moody Emerson’s Almanacks, 1802-1855.”Emerson: Prospect and Retrospect (Harvard English Studies 10). Ed. Joel Porte. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982. 1-32.

___. “From the Edwardses to the Emersons.” CEA Critic 49 (Winter/Summer 1986-1987): 70-78.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “Mary Moody Emerson.” In The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson [centennial ed.]. Ed. Edward Waldo Emerson and James Elliot Cabot. 12 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1903-4, 10: 399-433. [orig. pub. in Atlantic Monthly 52 (December 1883): 733-45.

Fenn, Mary R. “Mary Moody Emerson.”  Tales of Old Concord. 29-31. Concord, Mass.: Privately Printed for The Women’s Parish Association, 1965.

Hastings, Louise. “Transcendentalism and the ‘Almanacks’ of Mary Moody Emerson.” ESQ6 (1957): 9.

Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin. “New England Women: Mary Wilder White, Sarah Peabody, and Mary Moody Emerson.” In Transcendental Youth and Age: Chapters in Biography and Autobiography. Ed. Kenneth Walter Cameron. Hartford, CT: Transcendental Books, 1981. 104-6.

___. “Thoreau’s Autumn and Mary Moody Emerson.” In Transcendental Writers and Heroes. Ed. Kenneth Walter Cameron. Hartford, Conn.: Transcendental Books, 1978. 97-98.

___. “The Women of Concord.” In Transcendental Epilogue: Primary Materials for Research in Emerson, Thoreau, Literary New England, the Influence of German Theology, and Higher Biblical Criticism. Ed. Kenneth Walter CameronHartford, CT: Transcendental Books, 1982. 25-47.

[Sanborn, F.B]. untitled obituary notice of MME. Boston Commonwealth 8 May 1863.

Tenzis, Lou. “Mary Moody Emerson.” Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, vol. 1. Ed. John R. Shook. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. 352-56.

Tolman, George. Mary Moody Emerson. Privately printed by Edward Waldo Forbes, 1929.

Williams, David R. “The Wilderness Rapture of Mary Moody Emerson.” Studies in the American Renaissance (1986): 1-16.


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