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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, Volume 1857

114. Daniel Shattuck surveyed and made a plan of his Merrimick’s Pasture lots. Jan 10’57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/87.htm

March 30, 1857. John Thoreau bought some land at 25 Main Street  from Julius M. Smith which he had used as a garden and Thoreau allowed him to remove his crops. The Concord Library owns a manuscript which describes this land.  The Morgan Library & Museum owns Henry Thoreau’s survey, a copy of which they have generously provided.

Plan of John Thoreau’s House Lot, Concord, Mass courtesy of  Morgan Library &  Museum Record ID:         116219

Accession Number:  MA 2111http://www.themorgan.org/home.asp

Louis A. Surrette made a plan cemetery lot for.Mar 31, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/127.htm

Concord Museum’s image

Courtesy of the Concord Museum

John Keyes, Surveyed the Dennis pasture for.Apr 24, ‘57

Louis A. Surrette made a plan cemetery lot for.  Mar 31, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/127.htm

John Keyes, Surveyed the Dennis pasture for.  Apr 24, ‘57

Willard T. Farrar, Found position of his woodlot lying in Lincoln. Apr 28, ‘57

Copy of Hubbard’s? plan this farm.

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/40.htm

Willard T. Farrar and Geo Heywood, founds bounds for on the home lot in? Apr 30, ‘57

115. Geo Brooks – measured Gibson’s Mill in Littleton and made plan for. May 9, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/42.htm

Daniel Shattuck, surveyed woodlot bought Peter Hutchinson; for. May 19, ‘57

Variation of timepiece observed. Jul 1, ‘57 11 ½ AM 10 3/8 W

THE. ALLEGASH AND EAST BRANCH

“I started on my third excursion to the Maine woods Monday, July 20, 1857, with one companion, arriving at Bangor the next day at noon. We had hardly left the steamer, when we passed Molly Molasses in the street.  As long as she lives, the Penobscots may be considered extant as a tribe. The succeeding morning, a relative of mine, who is well acquainted with the Penobscot Indians and who had been my companion in my two previous excursions into the Maine woods, took me in his wagon to Oldtown, to assist me in obtaining an Indian for this expedition. We were ferried across to the Indian Island in a batteau . The ferryman’s boy had got the key to it, but the father, who was a blacksmith, after a little hesitation cut the chain with a cold chisel on the rock. He told me that the Indians were nearly all gone to the seaboard and to Massachusetts, partly on account of the smallpox — of which they are very much afraid -having broken out in Oldtown, and it was doubtful whether we should find a suitable one at home. The old chief Neptune, however, was there still. The first man we saw on the island was an Indian named Joseph Polis, whom my relative had known from a boy, and now addressed Familiarly as ” Joe.” He was dressing a deer-skin in his yard. The skin was spread over a slanting log, and he was scraping it with a still. Held it with both hands. He was stoutly built, perhaps a little above the middle height, with a broad face, and, as others said, perfect Indian features and complexion.”

 After his return from the Allegash and East Branch he wrote as follows to Mr. Blake under date of August 18, 1857: ” I have now returned, and think I have had a quite profit.”  The third of Thoreau’s excursions in the Maine woods was made very largely for the purpose of studying Indian life and character in the person of his guide.

http://www.walden.org/documents/file/Library/Thoreau/writings/Writings1906/03Maine/Allegash.pdf

“Courtesy of the Concord Museum, http://www.concordmuseum.org”
Plan of Bateman Wood-lots (so called) Belonging to Charles Gordon, Concord Mass.

http://www.concordcollection.org/default.asp?IDCFile=DETAILS.IDC,SPECIFIC=19176,NEXTRECORDS=0,PREVRECORDS=0,DATABASE=44571093,LISTIDC=PAGE.IDC,RECORDMAX=10,RECNO=1,WORDS=th0001

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31a.htm


R. W. E. Wyman’s lot Dec ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31a.htm


Plan of the Goose Pond & Walden Pond Woodlots (so called) Belonging to the Heirs of John Richardson, Jr Esq …Nov. & Dec. 1857

Abel Moore & John Hosmer woodlot copied from Hubbard Dec ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/68.htm

R. W. E. acquired bounds with Bartlett for, Dec 14, ‘57 in accordance with James Burke.

116. Plan of a Woodlot Near Walden Pond Belonging to Samuel Staples … Dec. 8, [18]57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/119.htm

Abel Moore & John Hosmer woodlot copied from Hubbard Dec ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/68.htm

Rufus, Morse Surveyed and made plans of his land in Lincoln made of part of Richardson lot?  Dec 8, ‘57 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/106.htm

R. W. E. Wyman’s lot Dec ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31a.htm

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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, Volume 1858
118. Nathan and Cyrus Hoar surveyed for Jan 12, ‘58 

Plan of Land in Lincoln Mass. Belonging to Wm Rice … Jan. 20, 1858

119.Charles Gordon, surveyed farm for.Mar 23, ‘58

Samuel Staples, surveyed Kettle farm for Apr 8 & 26 ‘58

Plan of the Kettell Farm (so called) in Concord Mass. Belonging to Samuel Staples … Apr. 8 & 9, 1858 …

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/74.htm

Plan of Woodland in Acton Belonging to Wm. D. Brown The Wood Chiefly White Pine Sold to Warner …Apr. 12, [18]58

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/15.htm

Samuel Staples, surveyed Kettle farm for Apr 8 & 26 ‘58

R Warner surveyed to this point for etc May 19, 58

Geo Brooks surveyed part  of farm Brooks. Lincoln for Jun 5, ‘58

R. Harrier? Surveyed woodlot bought of

120. John Brown near Concord and Acton Jun 5, ‘58

Julius Smith, ran line between him and Keyes, Jun 9, ‘58

May 6 ’59  Edward Damon Factory Site May 6, 7, 13, 14, 1859 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/25a.htm

May 23 John Brown and Channing

Clark June 10, 1859

River west connection? Line 21

Cyrus Rufus July 11, ‘59

Rufus Marsh Smith August Aug 17’59

R.W.E. (Bedford Road) Sep 16’59

John Hosmer Loring of round top? Oct 29’59

Samuel Staples surveying T Wheeler woodlot for Dec 21 ‘59

Plan of Dec 28 ‘59

Town – Measured road improved by John Monroe from of north?  of town woods west of Tuttles (?) to the base of Strawberry? Hill (3.73ch this side of town land) Mar 15, ‘60

130. Aug. 2,’60 measured off ½ acre W of C Tarbell’s house in Lincoln.

Includes sketch.

Aug. 20, 1860 Surveyed N Hawthorne land

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/51a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/51b.htm

Aug 28 & 29 measured entire township of Lincoln on plan. 9,342 1/3 acres

Aug. 30 & 31 surveyed Minot’s plan in north Acton

Sep 28 & 29 Surveyed S houseboats house lot

Oct 1st Measured area of plan from map for Rhodes

131. Wm Monroe Jr Plan of land and on monument street Dec 1,’60

Lot on Shattuck’s plan Nov 13, ‘60

135. John Hosmer new house lot on factory road, after Channing survey 59-6

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/64.htm

Nov 13, ’60 House lots for D. Shattuck on monument lot

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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, Volume 1859&1860
 

121.William Cyrus and kin established bounds for Apr 5, ’59 between his woodlot and etc, etc with sketch

 

122. Apr 18, ’59 Woodlot on the south boundary of Acton beginning at red barn Buttrick being sold Rosemary Blood

 

May 3, ’59 Made plan of new Bedford Road etc etc.

 

May 6, ’59 Willis at factory home to woodlot

 

 Plan of Samuel A. Willis’ House & Woodlot at the Factory Village Concord Mass. Surveyed by Henry D. Thoreau & William D. Tuttle May 6, 1859 & Apr. 25, 1864

 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/121b.htm

 
 Plan of a Woodlot Near Flint’s Pond, Lincoln Mass. Belonging to Cyrus Stow … May 9, [18]59

May 9, ’59  Cyrus Moore (and White) northeast of Flint’s Pond in Lincoln

 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/150b.htm

May 6, 7, 13 and 14 During day some surveyed Damon’s land

May 17, ‘59 Fremont Lees land and factory

Plan of a Tract of land at the Factory Village in the SW Part of Concord Belonging to Samuel Lees …May 17, [18]59

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/77.htm

Clark June 10, 1859

Plan … of a Small Woodlot in … Concord–Belonging to Prescott Barrett … June 10, 1859

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/4.htm 

 

150a  Plan of Samuel A. Willis’ House & Woodlot at the Factory Village Concord Mass. Surveyed by Henry D. Thoreau & William D. Tuttle May 6, 1859 & Apr. 25, 1864

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/150a.htm

107b  Statistics of the Bridges Over Concord River, Between Heard’s Bridge and Billerica Dam, Obtained June 22, 23, & 24, 1859 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/107b.htm

John Hosmer Loring  Oct 29’59

 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/64.htm

 

Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, Volume 1860

53 Plan of a Farm in Lincoln Mass. Belonging to Edward S. Hoar … March 1860 (27 & 28) [Notation on reverse: “Snelling Farm, South Lincoln

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/53.htm

 

94c    Plan of John B. Moore’s Farm … Apr. 1860 [apparently the draft for printed plan 94b]

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/94b.htm

36 Plan of North Part of R.W.E. Woodlot Burned Last March … Apr. 30, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/36.htm

55 Plan of the Boundary Line Between Land of Moses Prichard and Land of Joseph Holbrook on … Main Street in Concord Mass. … May 12, 1860

 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/55.htm

  107a  Plan of Concord River from East Sudbury & Billerica Mills, 22.15 Miles, To be used on a trial in the S.J. Court, Sudbury & East Sudbury Meadow Corporation vs. Middlesex Canal, Taken by agreement of Parties, By L. Baldwin, Civil Engineer. Surveyed & Drawn by B.F. Perham. May 1834 [1859/1860] (rolled survey)

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/107a.htm

129 107b  Statistics of the Bridges Over Concord River, Between Heard’s Bridge and Billerica Dam, Obtained June 22, 23, & 24, 1859

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/107b.htm

51a   Plan of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Estate in Concord Mass. … Aug. 20, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/51a.htm

51b   [Draft for 51a; n.d.]

 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/51b.htm

91  Plan of Geo. Minot’s Land on the Mill Brook … Aug. 30 & 31, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/91.htm

113    Plan of the Estate of Daniel Shattuck in Concord Mass. … Sept. 29, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/113.htm

23       Measured Area of Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Boxborough, Acton, Littleton, Stow, Bedford for Rhodes …Oct. 1, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/23.htm

128    Plan of Meadow Land in Concord Mass. Belonging to Cyrus Temple … Oct. 3, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/128.htm

114     Plan of House Lot Concord Mass. Belonging to Daniel Shattuck … Nov. 13, 1860 (Notation on reverse in very faint pencil: “Daniel Shattuck’s Land Monument Street … “)

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/114.htm

93a    Plan of a Piece of Land in Concord Mass. Belonging to William Monroe Jr. … Dec. 4, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/93a.htm

93b    Plan of Land in Concord Mass. Belonging to William Monroe Jr. … Dec. 1, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_Surveys/93b.htm

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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, Volume 1860

 

Plan of a Farm in Lincoln Mass. Belonging to Edward S. Hoar … March 1860 (27 & 28) 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/53.htm

 

Plan of John B. Moore’s Farm … Apr. 1860 [apparently the draft for printed plan 94b]

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/94c.htm

Plan of John B. Moore’s Farm in Concord Mass. Surveyed by Henry D. Thoreau. To be Sold at Public Auction on the Premises on Thursday May 10th 1860 at 1 o’clock p.m. N.A.  Thompson & Co. Auctioneers. Office Old State House, Boston.

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/94b.htm

Plan of North Part of R.W.E. Woodlot Burned Last March … Apr. 30, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/36.htm

 

The earliest map created by Thoreau in the CFPL collection is his Plan of Concord River from East Sudbury & Billerica Mills, 22.15 Miles, to be used on a trial in the S.J. Court, Sudbury & East Sudbury Meadow Corporation vs. Middlesex Canal, Taken by agreement of Parties, By L. Baldwin, Civil Engineer. Surveyed & Drawn by B.F. Perham. May 1834 [1859/1860] (rolled survey)

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/107a.htm

 

 

 Plan of the Boundary Line Between Land of Moses Prichard and Land of Joseph Holbrook on … Main Street in Concord Mass. … May 12, 1860

 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/55.htm

 

Aug. 20, 1860  Surveyed N Hawthorne land

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/51a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/51b.htm

Plan of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Estate in Concord Mass. … Aug. 20, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/51a.htm

 

 Plan of Geo. Minot’s Land on the Mill Brook … Aug. 30 & 31, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/91.htm

 

Plan of the Estate of Daniel Shattuck in Concord Mass. … Sept. 29, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/113.htm

 

Measured Area of Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Boxborough, Acton, Littleton, Stow, Bedford for Rhodes …Oct. 1, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/23.htm

 

 Plan of Meadow Land in Concord Mass. Belonging to Cyrus Temple … Oct. 3, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/128.htm

 

lan of House Lot Concord Mass. Belonging to Daniel Shattuck … Nov. 13, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/114.htm

 

 Plan of a Piece of Land in Concord Mass. Belonging to William Monroe Jr. … Dec. 4, 1860

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/93a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/93a.htm

 

 

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Thoreau died on May 6, 1862. He was 44 years old.
 
Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, volume 1858
 

May 6, ’59     Willis at factory home to woodlot

Plan of Samuel A. Willis’ House & Woodlot at the Factory Village Concord Mass. Surveyed by Henry D. Thoreau & William D. Tuttle May 6, 1859 & Apr. 25, 1864

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/150a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/150b.htm

 

May 9, ’59   Cyrus Moore (and White) northeast of Flint’s Pond in Lincoln

Plan of a Woodlot Near Flint’s Pond, Lincoln Mass. Belonging to Cyrus Stow … May 9, [18]59

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/121b.htm

 

Plan of a Tract of land at the Factory Village in the SW Part of Concord Belonging to Samuel Lees …May 17, [18]59

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/77.htm

 

Clark June 10, 1859

Plan … of a Small Woodlot in … Concord–Belonging to Prescott Barrett … June 10, 1859

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/4.htm

 

 

John Hosmer Loring  Oct 29’59

 http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/64.htm

 

 

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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, part 6- post Oct. 1, 1857

 

116.Samuel staples, surveyed by Walden Pond lot for. Dec 8, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/119.htm

 

 

Abel Moore & John Hosmer woodlot copied from Hubbard Dec ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/68.htm

 

 

Rufus, Morse Surveyed and made plans of his land in Lincoln made of part of Richardson lot?  Dec 8, ‘57

Plan of a Woodlot Near Walden Pond Belonging to Samuel Staples … Dec. 8, [18]57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/106.htm

 

R. W. E. Wyman’s lot Dec ‘57

 RWE [Ralph Waldo Emerson] Lot by Walden … Dec. 1857

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31a.htm

 

 

R. W. E. acquired bounds with Bartlett for, Dec 14, ‘57 in accordance with James Burke. 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31b/31b-m.jpg

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/31a.htm

 

116.  Samuel Staples surveyed his Walden Pond lot for, Dec 6’57

Plan of a Woodlot Near Walden Pond Belonging to Samuel Staples … Dec. 8, [18]57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/119.htm

 

Moore and Hosmer’s woodlot, copied from Hubbard Dec ‘57

 

Rufus Moore surveyed and made plan of his land in Lincoln and against the Richardson lot December 30, ‘57

 

 

R.W.E Wyman lot plan of Hubbard Jun – Dec ‘57

 

R.W.E adjust bounds with Bartlet for, Dec ’57 

 

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Thoreau’s Illustrated Atlas, 1849-1860, part 5-1855

 

Augustus Tuttle surveyed woodlot near Flints pond.  Jun 21, ‘55

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/132a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/132b.htm

 

109.  Geo Brooks surveyed and made plans of collier and long North premises Oct 31, ’55  http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/88a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/88c.htm http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/88b.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/88d.htm

 

Geo Brook surveyed road at East Quarter School house Nov 9, ‘55

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/152a.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/152b.htm

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/152c.htm

 

Samuel Maples? Surveyed the Davis piece on northeast of brook for Apr 28, ‘56

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/143.htm

 

Samuel Maples? Surveyed the house lot of Mr. T Wheeler farm for Apr 30 ’56 and the Ox pasture May 5, ‘85

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/144.htm

 

Plan of the "Ox Pasture" (so called) Belonging to Thomas Wheeler Concord, Mass. … May 5, [18]56

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/145a.htm

 

Mrs. Whitman cemetery lots surveyed. May 24, ‘56

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/149.htm

 

 

John Hosmer surveyed and made plan for.   Surveyed pail factory. Jun 3 & 4, ‘56

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/63a.htm

112.  Geo. Brook, Surveyed house lot of David Loring Sep 17, ‘56

 

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/82.htm

 

R.W. Emerson Examined the two southernmost bounds of his wooded lot on the RR  March 18, ’56?

 

Daniel Shattuck surveyed lot on Monroe Street.  Annexed from plan of his cottage house lot.  Oct 6, ‘56

 

114. Daniel Shattuck surveyed and made a plan of his Merrimick’s Pasture lots. Jan 10’57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/87.htm

 

 

John Thoreau surveyed and plotted land bought Hestis Smith from.  Mar. 30, ‘57

 

Louis A. Surrette made a plan cemetery lot for.  Mar 31, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/127.htm

 

John Keyes, Surveyed the Dennis pasture for.  Apr 24, ‘57

 

Willard T. Farrar, Found position of his woodlot lying in Lincoln. Apr 28, ‘57

Copy of Hubbard’s? plan this farm.(Vol 2)

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/40.htm

 

Willard T. Farrar and Geo Heywood, founds bounds for on the home lot in? Apr 30, ‘57

 

115. Geo Brooks – measured Gibson’s Mill in Littleton and made plan for. May 9, ‘57

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/42.htm

 

J. B. Moore surveyed land to A. B. Alcott for. Sep 22, ‘53

 Plan of A. Bronson Alcott’s Estate; Concord, Mass. … Sept. 22, 1857

http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/Thoreau_surveys/2a.htm

 

 

 

 

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