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MS Am 1340

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1340
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow papers,
Date(s): 1819-1928.
Quantity: 1 collection (227 volumes (15 linear ft.)
Abstract: Papers of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*54M-8. Deposited by the Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954; purchased: 1976.
2014M-166. [Item (110), first page of Inferno Canto I] Purchased with funds from the Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for Early American Literature and History and the Jacob Blanck Book Fund, 2015 May 27.

Processing Information:

The S.V. numbers listed with the items appear to represent numbers assigned when the material was housed in the "Study Vault" at Craigie House. This arrangement was largely preserved in Houghton cataloging.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


Harvard purchased all rights controlled by the Longfellow Trust, including copyrights, in 1976.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Papers (MS Am 1340). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.


Arranged by topic.

Scope and Contents

Includes journals, manuscripts of poems and prose works (many with notes and draft copies); lectures, personal account books and business papers, commonplace books, scrapbooks, and clippings. There are also notes and manuscripts on European languages and literatures; notes on Dante's Divine Comedy, together with a minute book, 1881- 1928, of the Dante Society, of which Longfellow was the first president; and records of classes taught at Harvard.

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