Obituaries of Concord Luminaries Book

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:

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 Lothrop 1844-1924
Daniel Chester French 1850-1931

"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

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