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May 6

William Emerson Jr.

1769 – William Emerson, Jr. was born in Concord, Massachusetts. His pulpit eloquence and cultural activism in Boston led to a call to the city’s First Church (Unitarian). His son was Ralph Waldo Emerson. After William Emerson’s death, the Boston Athenaeum bought his library, which became the core of its collection. Read more about William Emerson, Jr.

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