John Burroughs at the Ralph Waldo Emerson House, 1917

Fisher, G. Clyde, 1878-19491917

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 home in Concord, Massachusetts.

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  • Title: John Burroughs at the Ralph Waldo Emerson House, 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, Historic houses, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 00.1334.387
  • Image ID: THF241293
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.