Themes with Henry David Thoreau

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1817/07/12 Henry David Thoreau is born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of John Thoreau, a pencil maker, and Cynthia Dunbar. Born Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse Concord, MA
1817/10/12 David Henry, son of Cynthia wife of Joh, is baptized by Rev Ezra Ripley. First Parish in Concord (lost). Faith First Parish in Concord Concord, MA
1835/00/00 Henry David Thoreau contracts tuberculosis Illness
1837/10/00 Thoreau teaches children at the schoolhouse on the northwest end of the common. He will leave his teaching post because of the school's policy on corporal punishment. Work Concord Monument Square-Lexington Road Historic District Concord, MA
1838/00/00 Thoreau gives speeches before for the Concord Lyceum in a free lecture series sponsored by the town. Using such venues as the Masonic Hall and the Town House, Thoreau wive a total of 19 talks at the Concord Lyceum between 1838 to 1860. Work Concord Monument Square-Lexington Road Historic District Concord, MA
1841/01/06 Henry David Thoreau signs-off from membership at First Parish Concord (lost). Faith First Parish in Concord Concord, MA
1844/00/00 Henry David Thoreau visits Mount Monadnock four times between 1844 and 1860 and spends a great deal of time observing and cataloging natural phenomena. Visitor Mount Monadnock
1844/07/00 Thoreau spends a night on the summit of Mount Greylock. His depiction of this trip in "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" (1849) describes his climb up what is today the Bellows Pipe Trail. Life Mount Greylock Summit Historic District Adams, MA
1845/03/25 Henry Thoreau lectures on "Concord River" at the Unitarian Church (lost) in Concord, Massachusetts for the Concord Lyceum. Speaker First Parish in Concord Concord, MA
1845/03/30 Near the end of March, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber. - HDT Architect Walden: Life in the Woods Walden Pond Concord, MA
1845/07/04 Henry Thoreau goes to live at Walden Pond. "My house makes me think of some mountain houses I have seen, which seemed to have a fresher auroral atmosphere about them, as I fancy of the halls of Olympus." Home Walden Pond Concord, MA
1845/08/05 HDT sends Benjamin Watson fruit: One box is full of red huckleberries warranted not to change their hue, or lose their virtues in any climate.... The other contains half a dozen cherries (Sand Cherries, Bigelow?) The last grew within a rod of my lodge,... Home Walden: Life in the Woods Walden Pond Concord, MA Red Huckleberry
1845/10/10 Ralph Waldo Emerson pays Thoreau $5 for building a fence in Concord, Mass. Work
1845/11/00 I built the chimney after my hoeing in the fall, before a fire became necessary for warmth, doing my cooking in the meanwhile out of doors on the ground, early in the morning.... HDT Architect Walden: Life in the Woods Walden Pond Concord, MA
1846/07/23 Thoreau spends a night in the jail on the west side of the common, arrested for non-payment of taxes. Released after a relative paid the tax, he wrote "Civil Disobedience External" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"). Life Walden: Life in the Woods Concord Monument Square-Lexington Road Historic District Concord, MA
1849/00/00 Henry Thoreau visits Cape Cod, the first of four trips Visitor Cape Cod (Thoreau book) John Newcomb House Wellfleet
1850/00/00 Thoreau home 1850-1862 Home Thoreau-Alcott House Concord, MA
1852/07/06 Edmund Hosmer is "the most intelligent farmer in Concord, and perchance in Middlesex." Thoreau journal entry Friend Hunt-Hosmer House, Concord Concord, MA
1853/00/00 Henry David Thoreau visits Chesuncook Lake with Penobscot guide Joe Attean. Visitor Chesuncook, ME Maine
1853/06/22 Henry David Thoreau writes in his Journal "Left our horse at How's Tavern. The oldest date on the sign is 'D.H. 1716.'" Guest Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA
1854/00/00 Walden - published Author Walden: Life in the Woods Old Corner Bookstore Boston
1862/05/06 Henry David Thoreau dies of Tuberculosis, he is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Thoreau-Alcott House Concord, MA
1862/05/06 Henry David Thoreau dies of Tuberculosis, he is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Concord, MA
1865/00/00 Cape Cod - published Author Cape Cod (Thoreau book)

2 Creative Works by Henry David Thoreau »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Walden: Life in the Woods Author Book 1854/00/00
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Cape Cod (Thoreau book) Author Book 1865/00/00

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