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For more information on the historical figure, see Ralph Waldo Emerson on Wikipedia.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was an American poet, lecturer and essayist who advocated individualism and led the transcendentalist movement.


Born in Boston, Emerson became a pastor in 1829 at the age of 26. After several disagreements with church officials, Emerson resigned, going on to tour Europe in 1833.

After he returned, he began lecturing in schools and writing essays. In 1836, he founded the transcendental club, a central organization that sprouted transcendentalism. In 1837, he befriended philosopher Henry David Thoreau and acted as his mentor. Emerson rose to become a popular lecturer in the region, with his lecture count totaling 1500.


A plaque at the Old Corner Bookstore mentions that some of his works were published by American publisher Ticknor and Fields.


Ralph Waldo Emerson is mentioned only in Fallout 4.