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Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862 Author; born in Concord, Mass., July 12, 1817; graduated at Harvard College in 1837; became Henry David Thoreau. a lecturer and writer, and was strongly opposed to slavery; was an intimate friend of Bronson Alcot and Ralph Waldo Emerson. His publications include Resistance to Civil government: a week on the Concord and Merrimac rivers; Walden, or life in the woods; The Maine woods; Cape Cod; Letters to various persons: a Yankee in Canada, etc. He died in Concord, Mass., May 6, 1862.