Eustis Estate

Historic New England and William Ralph Emerson

Sepia toned photograph of a three story house with shingles.Historic New England and William Ralph Emerson

Historic New England’s interests and connections with William Ralph Emerson began decades before the 2012 purchase of the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts. As Historic New England’s founder, William Sumner Appleton, acquired items for what was then called The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, he was particularly drawn to photographs and architectural drawings.