Swedenborgian House of Studies mentioned in NYT’s article

March 23, 2013

Megan Marshall, author of “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” writes in a New York Times opinion article of how she learned from an man in Idaho that the Swedenborgian House of Studies at PSR possessed “a rare unpublished letter by Ralph Waldo Emerson concerning the 1850 shipwreck in which his dear friend Margaret Fuller had drowned at age 40.”

“Soon I was sitting in the windowless basement archive of the Swedenborgian House of Studies in Berkeley reading a four-page letter in Emerson’s bold and mercifully legible script addressed to Hugh Maxwell, Collector of the Port of New York.”

Megan Marshall teaches nonfiction writing in the M.F.A. program at Emerson College.

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Another article also mentions Marshall coming to PSR to read the letter.
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