Mary Moody Emerson

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Mary Moody Emerson

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. William Emerson Sr. and Phebe Emerson
Sister of Rev. William Emerson; Hannah Bliss Farnham; Rebecca Emerson and Phebe Bliss EMERSON
Half sister of Samuel Ripley

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About Mary Moody Emerson

Mary Moody Emerson, aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Mary Moody Emerson wrote thousands of letters and journal entries, and she authored an essay on the “importance of imagination in religious life” published in The Monthly Anthology, a journal her brother William edited. Mary Emerson filled her diary, her “Almanack,” with everything from detailed accounts of the quotidian to complex political, philosophical, and religious issues. In his biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert D. Richardson claims that Mary Emerson’s writing has been “shamefully ignored,” for her influence on her nephew’s thought and writing was immense.

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Mary Moody Emerson's Timeline

August 25, 1774
May 1, 1863
Age 88