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MS Am 1127

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to various correspondents: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1127
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to various correspondents,
Date(s): 1830-1883.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Miscellaneous letters from the American poet to various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters to Various Correspondents (MS Am 1127). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Written from Cambridge, Mass., or Brunswick, Me., to Thomas Bailey Aldrich, James Thomas Fields, and William Greene, among others, the letters tell of Longfellow's personal and social activities. The letters answer questions about publishers and give advice about publishing poetry. Also discussed are Longfellow's health, personal finance issues, rare books, and bookbinders. Longfellow comments in many letters about his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Also included are a canceled check, a receipt, a lock of hair, a signed photograph of Longfellow, and a letter purporting to be the last letter Longfellow ever wrote.

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