# 861 - 3¢ R.W. Emerson: plate block - Author

Best remembered as a leader of the Transcendentalist movement in literature, Emerson was an acclaimed American essayist, philosopher, and poet. Emerson helped launch the career of another famed American word smith, Walt Whitman, by encouraging the publication of the latter's "Leaves of Grass". Scott 861 R.W. Emerson