Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph books, registers, record books and logs relating to Amherst College students, alumni, administration and various college events and topics from the founding of the College to the early 20th century.
The papers consist of personal and family correspondence; geological notebooks kept by Emerson during his geological survey of Massachusetts and other areas of New England; pamphlets and scientific papers relating to Emerson's Helix Chemica and his Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island; essays and compositions written by Emerson when he was a student; and notes and letters concerning family genealogy.
The papers contain account books, diaries, essays, exams, and notebooks documenting Esty's academic career at Amherst and M.I.T. Most of the material dates from 1887-1893 and relates to courses offered at these institutions and are useful in the study of curriculum development. There are also several notebooks and scrapbooks in the letters from Esty's childhood and adolescence.