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  • "Other topics include friends and fellow writers particularly Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry D. Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Franklin Pierce, Ellery Channing and Richard W. Gilder; meetings of the American Social Science Association; his school in Concord, Mass.; lectures in Iowa; and thoughts on the outbreak of the Civil War."
  • "There are also three photographs, a newspaper clipping regarding Sanborn's arrest for disturbing the peace, and a typed description of Hawthorne's ideas."
  • "The collection contains the manuscripts of 61 partial or complete poems, two partial verse plays, a biographical and critical discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a prologue spoken by Edward W. Emerson at the opening of the Concord Theatre in 1857, and a quotation about John Brown."
  • "A facsimile of a letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne to an unidentified correspondent (mistakenly believed to have been Sanborn) mentions the "Old Manse.""
  • "Sanborn's correspondence is chiefly about his writing. Letters to and from the Torch Press of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, concern the "Life of John Brown," "Recollections of 70 years, " and monographs on Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and discuss illustrations, printing, publication, costs and advertisements."

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  • "Papers of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn"