ARCHIVES OF FULLER MANUSCRIPTS AND PAPERS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, HOUGHTON RARE BOOK LIBRARY

The single most important collection of Fuller papers, the Houghton Library contains many of Fuller’s journals, notes, manuscripts, letters, as well as bound copies of many of her essays.

Follow this link for an index of the Margaret Fuller Collection Ms AM 1086.

 

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, DEPT. OF MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE BOOKS

Many of Fuller’s most important journals entries and poems are located under the call number MS Am 1450.

 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Massachusetts Historical Society contains half of Fuller’s crucial 1844 journal, published by Martha L. Berg and Alice De V. Perry as “’The Impulses of Human Nature’: Margaret Fuller’s Journal from June through October 1844” in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. CII (1990).

 

FRUITLANDS MUSEUM, HARVARD, MASS.

The Fruitlands Museum holds the other half of Fuller’s 1844 journal.

 

FULLER’S SYMBOLS

Alchemical symbolism and imagery
     The Alchemy Web site
     The stages of the alchemical process

Carbuncle
        Wikipedia article
        Hawthorne story, “The Great Carbuncle” (etext)

Divine feminine
       Isis, Egyptian goddess
       Sistrum of Isis
      Minerva

Flowers
       Sara Josepha Hale, Flora’s Interpreter

Phoenix (often spelled “phenix” by Fuller)
       Adam McLean, “The Birds in Alchemy” (including the phoenix)
         Phoenix in mythology

Rosicrucian symbols
       Secret symbols of the Rosicrucians of the 16th and 17th centuries

Sacred Marriage
       Overview of Carl Jung’s view of the “mysterium coniunctionis