Posted here (PDF above) is Chapter XI (“Recollections of Emerson and Alcott’) from
John Townsend Trowbridge, My Own Story: Recollections of Noted Persons (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903)
John Townsend Trowbridge (1827-1916) was an American author and novelist. He lived for most of his adult life in Arlington, Massachusetts. Trowbridge was a friend of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.
Also posted here:
John T. Trowbridge obituary, Boston Globe, February 13, 1916
j. T. Trowbridge obituary, Chicago Tribune, February 13, 1916
“Trowbridge and Whitman,” Boston Globe, February 20, 1916
— posted by Roger W. Smith