Lecture from Ralph Waldo Emerson

On December 30, 1858, Ralph Waldo Emerson was warmly welcomed on a cold night in St. Louis. He was giving a lecture on “The Anglo-Saxon.” 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Image from Picryl by the Library of Congress licensed under the public domain