Sunday, July 19, 2009

Margaret Fuller RIP

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Margaret Fuller in 1850 at the age of 40. She died in a shipwreck with her companion and her young son returning from her time in Italy during which she became involved in the Revolution. Emerson sent Thoreau to search for belongings but all was lost (including her history of the Revolution.) Fuller was a giant intellect and one of the most fascinating of the "transcendentalists."

I have mentioned before that I am on the committee that will celebrate her life and work at General Assembly next year. If you have any suggestions as to what would be truly helpful please let me know.


1 comment:

Rob Velella said...

Let's also not forget that Thoreau searched for Margaret's body - and, like her belongings, it was never found. Thank you for honoring her memory today and as a member of that committee!