The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition

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In a June 1830 letter to nephew Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Moody Emerson refused to lend him an additional Almanack “fascicle” or hand-made booklet, a frustrated response to his frequent borrowing, reviewing, extracting, and retention of her manuscripts. “I send you an Almanack! ‘Catch me’– Soberly–I will not till you return the others. They are my home–the only images of having existed” (Mary Moody Emerson, The Selected Letters of Mary Moody Emerson, ed. Nancy Craig Simmons [University of Georgia Press, 1993], 287).

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