Selected Scholarship on Mary Moody Emerson

Baker, Noelle A. “Family.” Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context. Ed. Wesley T. Mott. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 155-162.

___. “‘Let Me Do Nothing Smale’: Mary Moody Emerson and Women’s ‘Talking’ Manuscripts.” Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism. Ed. Jana L. Argersinger and Phyllis Cole. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014. 35-56.

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

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

___. “The Youngest Person in Concord: Mary Moody Emerson Was a Thinker, a Writer, and an Inspiration to All Who Knew Her.” NEH Humanities 38 (Winter 2017): 12-15, 42-43.

Baker, Noelle A., Sarah Connell, and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis.  “Mary Moody Emerson as Reader and Reviewer.” Women Writers in Context. 2017.

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.” ESQ 6 (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 Cameron. Hartford, CT: Transcendental Books, 1982. 25-47.

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

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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