This catalog accompanied the exhibit which displays a portion of the Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth-century American Literature. It brings to the library comprehensive collections of first editions for Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Walt Whitman (1819-1892), and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), along with manuscripts, letters, proofs, later and posthumous editions, and associated scholarship. With these core collections are smaller collections for lesser-known writers of the Transcendentalist movement, such as Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892), significant groups of early editions from other writers of the period such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Harold Frederic, important runs of contemporary periodicals, and a seven thousand-volume reference collection of the scholarly publications about the period. A selection of these items is on display.
University of South Carolina, "University of South Carolina Libraries - Transcendentalists & Friends, November 2001". http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/rbsc_pubs/43/