Advertisement

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1840/06/00 Sophia Willard Dana Ripley Home The summer after the death of her mother in 1840, Sophia and George Ripley retreat to Brook Farm, a milk farm in West Roxbury.
1840/11/09 George Ripley Leader George Ripley writes RWE about Brook Farm: My Dear Sir - I wish to submit the plan more distinctly to your judgment, that you may decide whether it is one that can have the benefit of your aid and cooperation.
1840/11/09 Ralph Waldo Emerson Significant name George Ripley writes RWE about Brook Farm: My Dear Sir - I wish to submit the plan more distinctly to your judgment, that you may decide whether it is one that can have the benefit of your aid and cooperation.
1841/04/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Home Hawthorne becomes a member of the transcendentalist Utopian community at Brook Farm. He will leave in November.
1841/04/00 George Ripley Home Rev George and Sophia Ripley move back to Milk Farm to create their own version of an ideal society.
1841/04/00 Sophia Willard Dana Ripley Home Rev George and Sophia Ripley move back to Milk Farm to create their own version of an ideal society.
1841/09/00 Charles Anderson Dana Home Charles Dana moves to Brook Farm, where he will become one of the trustees of the farm and write for the Transcendental publication, the Harbinger.
1841/10/00 George Ripley Home The Ripleys buy Milk Farm in Roxbury.
1842/00/00 George William Curtis Home George William Curtis and his brother, James Burrill Curtis, begin two years at Brook Farm, 1842-1843.
1846/03/00 Charles Anderson Dana Home Charles Dana departs Brook Farm.
1846/05/00 George Ripley Home George and Sophia Ripley quit Brook Farm.
1846/11/05 George Ripley's book collection is auctioned to help cover the Brook Farm's debts.
1855/00/00 James Freeman Clarke Owner James Clarke buys Brook Farm in order to start a new Utopian community, but this never came to fruition.

Data »

Particulars for Brook Farm Historic Site, Boston:
Historic Use Agricultural outbuildings
Historic Use Camp
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Social History
Philosophical Movement Transcendentalism
Social Attribute Utopia



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000141
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Brook Farm Community
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1841, 1846
Associated People: Emerson,Ralph Waldo,et al.
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Camp, Agricultural outbuildings
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Cemetery

Shop Amazon
Google Ad

Google Ad
?