The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau is a project that aims to provide, for the first time, accurate texts of the complete works of Henry David Thoreau, the American author, including his journal, his personal letters, and his writings for publication. Since the project was founded in 1966, Princeton University Press has published sixteen of its volumes.
The project is located in the Davidson Library at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is directed by Elizabeth Witherell. Funds for the project come from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Trust for the Humanities, and UC Santa Barbara.
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