Joel Myerson Collection of 19th Century American Literature 

This collection out of the University of South Carolina represents over 11,000 volumes of important works from Nineteenth-century American history including comprehensive collections of first editions for Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Theodore Parker, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, along with manuscripts, letters, proofs, later and posthumous editions, and associated scholarship. Also included with these core collection are smaller collections for lesser-known writers of the Transcendentalist movement, such as Christopher Pearse Cranch; significant groups of early editions from other writers of the period such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Harold Frederic; and a 7,000 volume reference collection of scholarly publications about the period.