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MS Am 1340.1

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

Call No.: MS Am 1340.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to various correspondents,
Date(s): 1823-1876.
Quantity: 1 collection (14 boxes, 43 empty cases (12.8 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*54M-9. Gift of The Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954 July.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters to Various Correspondents (MS Am 1340.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.


This group of Longfellow letters has a confusing arrangement. The finding aid is organized chronologically (with some letters to Ferdinand Freiligrath and his family grouped together at the end), but the actual papers are housed alphabebetically by last name of recipient of letter. Readers should request letters on call-slips by box number AND by recipient's last name. Item numbers can also be included if known. Box arrangement is by last name of recipient as follows: Please note that several item numbers were inadvertently skipped in this finding aid. Numbering will not always be sequential.

Scope and Contents

Letters are to Lewis G. Clarke, Willis G. Clarke, James Thomas Fields, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Alice Longfellow, Stephen Longfellow, Zilpah Longfellow, Charles Eliot Norton, and Charles Sumner, among many other correspondents. The empty cases were the former housing of these letters.

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