The Obituaries of Concord Luminaries book was
created and published by the Board of Directors
of the Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery –
spearheaded by Susan M. Dee – to collect the
original death notices of twelve well-known
individuals who helped shape the cultural history
of America. Included in the book are:
New Book from The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Henry David Thoreau
1817-1862
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1804-1864
Sophia Hawthorne
1809-1871
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882
Amos Bronson Alcott
1799-1888
Louisa May Alcott
1832-1888
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
1804-1894
Ephraim Wales Bull
1806-1895
William Ellery Channing
1818-1901
Frank Sanborn
1831-1917
Harriet Lothrup
1844-1924
Daniel Chester French
1850-1931
Excerpt:
"Hawthorne, in his sudden and comparatively early death, was saved the most awful of miseries that
can befall the aspirant for permanent renown - that of seeing the honor and glory of youth
extinguished in his own presence." The New York Times, May 20, 1864

The
Obituaries of Concord Luminaries book is now available at:

  • The Colonial Inn, Concord Center
  • Concord Hand Designs, Concord Center
  • The Concord Museum, Cambridge Turnpike, Concord
  • House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem
  • Montague Gallery,Walden Street, Concord Center
  • The Old Manse, Monument Street, Concord
  • Orchard House, Lexington Road, Concord
  • The Shop at Walden Pond, Route 126, across from Walden Pond
  • Sophia's, 105 Essex Street, Salem
  • The Town House, Concord Center
  • The Visitor's Center, Main Street, Concord Center

If you can't visit one of these stores, you can buy the book online from the Shop at Walden Pond web
site
.