Henry David Thoreau
Horace Mann, Jr.
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Prior to the 2012 publication of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's
Last Journey, "The Journey
West" was written about on occasion by a variety of scholars and
enthusiasts. Most often, their information was based upon one of the
following secondary sources:
Franklin B. First and Last Journeys of Thoreau, Lately Discovered
Unpublished Journals and Manuscripts.
Volume Two. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905.
it online] [find
it in a library]
Harding, Walter, ed. Thoreauís Minnesota Journey: Two Documents: Thoreauís Notes
on the Journey West and The Letters of Horace Mann, Jr. Geneseo, N.Y.: The
typewritten transcription prepared by Mabel Densmore [Quarto 917.68
T39a], on file at the
Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
original 100-page field notebook about "The Journey West" is owned by
The Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
To see Corinne
H. Smith's new annotated
transcription of each page in Thoreau's field notebook, see "Teacher
Resources" on this site.
Corinne Hosfeld. "What a Difference a Year Can Make: Henry
David Thoreau and the Grand Pleasure Excursion of 1861."
Minnesota's Heritage #4, July 2011. Copyright 2011,
Minnesota's Heritage. [read
the article online] [purchase
a copy of the issue]
Corinne Hosfeld. Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last
Journey. Green Frigate Books, 2012.
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