Henry David Thoreau 1851 Fragment | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Scope and Contents: Manuscript fragment matching Henry David Thoreau's journal for September 9, 1851. Includes the phrase "Why should I fear to tell that it is Knight's factory bell at Assabet." AMs, 1 p. Written on the verso of letter fragment from W[illiam] Cushman to Thoreau in connection with a lecture engagement. Letter dated April 1851 by Kenneth Walter Cameron, Over Thoreau's Desk: New Correspondence, 1838-1861 (Hartford, 1965), pp. 12-13. Letter fragment published in Thoreau's Correspondence, edited by Walter Harding and Carl Bode (New York, 1958), pp. 653-54.