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Orestes Augustus Brownson Papers

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Author photograph from The Works of Orestes A. Brownson. 1882


(Microfilm Edition)

University of Notre Dame Archives

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Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was a New England intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer, and noted Catholic convert and writer. Brownson was affiliated with the New England Transcendentalists. In 1836, the same year that Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature was published, hr participated in the founding of the Transcendental Club. Correspondence and manuscript drafts (1823–75) of the prominent author, critic, editor, philosopher, radical, and convert to Catholicism. Correspondents include Lord Acton, John C. Calhoun, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William H. Seward, Charles Sumner, and Henry David Thoreau.

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