John Burroughs at Ralph Waldo Emerson's Grave, 1917

George Clyde Fisher1917

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) greatly influenced John Burroughs. Burroughs first read Emerson's works in 1856 when Burroughs was a 19-year-old preparatory school student. A few years later, Burroughs' first significant essay was mistakenly attributed to Emerson. Other writers knew and shaped the budding naturalist, but Emerson remained his spiritual father. This photo shows the aged Burroughs visiting Emerson's grave in Concord, Massachusetts.


  • Title: John Burroughs at Ralph Waldo Emerson's Grave, 1917
  • Creator: Fisher, G. Clyde, 1878-1949
  • Date: 1917-10-02
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Location: United States, Massachusetts, Concord
  • Subject Keywords: Burroughs, John, 1837-1921, Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Concord, Mass.), Cemeteries, Graves, Sepulchral monuments, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 00.1334.397
  • Image ID: THF241313
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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