Emerson Collection

Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind, and that state of the mind can only be described by presenting that natural appearance as its picture. An enraged man is a lion, a cunning man is a fox, a firm man is a rock, a learned man is a torch. A lamb is innocence; a snake is subtle spite; flowers express to us the delicate affections. Light and darkness are our familiar expressions for knowledge and ignorance ; and heat for love. Visible distance behind and before us, is respectively our image of memory and hope.
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Language”, collected in Nature: An Essay
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Emerson is the older twin, by only a few seconds. Despite her seniority, she lacks a certain self confidence that her sister has an abundance of. Emerson is quite and collected on the outside, but can let her anxieties get the best of her. She’s the kind of person who will shut the sink after she brushes her teeth, climb into bed and get up thee minutes later to check on it just to make sure she actually shut it. Her anxieties stem from being one of the only humans living in Fortitude. She doesn’t feel as strong and as dominant when there are so many powerful supernaturals roaming around. She loves writing and painting, and just wants to see what’s out in the world so she can get a spark of inspiration and pen her masterpiece. She knows her idea is out there, she just has to find it. 


Peyton is the younger of the twins, taking after her mother in both her looks and attitude. At a young age, she awoke with a mysterious scar. No one knows just how it got there or what it means. Despite the marking on her face, Peyton is excitable. She loves life. You’ll find her out socializing and…solving mysteries. She takes after her father in the investigative department. She wants to be a police officer, a forensic scientist or a private investigator. Things are happening and she will find out what. There is no hiding anything from Peyton. Her intentions are all good, and you will never see her putting a case over the welfare of a person. Her good heart may be her downfall, but if you ask her, she doesn’t think so. 

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations

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Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson; Collected Poems and Translations
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1. Emerson Recording Laboratories, Inc. (1924-1926), Consolidated Record Corporation (1926-1928) - Ryan Barna Collection.

When the Consolidated Record Corporation took over Emerson’s recording operations in 1926, they converted to electrical recording, but continued the same 3000 matrix series that Emerson used to supply recordings for Grey Gull. Thus, any matrix numbers higher than 3876 are electrical recordings (beginning with 3877).

2. Emerson Phonograph Company, Inc. (1918-1923) - Ryan Barna Collection, Emerson 7" discs.