Sandy Stott of the Thoreau Farm recently visited Special Collections at Davis Family Library to see Henry David Thoreau’s personal copy of Walden with his notes in the margins. Stott wrote about his visit in this very nice blog post– http://thoreaufarm.org/2013/07/holding-walden/
Thoreau’s personal copy of Walden is invaluable and one of Middlebury College’s most significant holdings. Special Collections plans to digitize the pages with Thoreau’s marginalia so that this unique content can be shared widely on the web. In order to preserve the hard copy safely for future generations, access to it is strictly limited and an advance appointment is necessary. Please see the Special Collections page for more information.