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Walter Crane Emerson papers

Identifier: M055

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Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of three documents: a letter, regarding the manuscript for "When The North Winds Blow;" an autographed manuscriped copy of "When The North Winds Blow;" and the manuscript for "Home Harbours."


  • Creation: 1922-1923


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Crane Emerson was born on January 18, 1868, in West Waterville (Oakland), Maine. He prepped at Coburn Classical Institute and was graduated from Colby College in 1884. After a long career of authorship and journalism, including employment as manager of the Boston Herald, Emerson retired to Squirell Island, Maine, and worked as local librarian. He completed two books on Maine, The Latchstring (1916), and When The North Winds Blow (1922), and was working on a third, Home Harbours, when he died in May 21, 1929.


0.33 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Letter and writings.

Guide to the Walter Crane Emerson Papers
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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