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MS Am 1340.12

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Emmeline Austin Wadsworth: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1340.12
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Title: Letters to Emmeline Wadsworth,
Date(s): 1847-1877.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters written by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his relative Emmeline Wadsworth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mr. William P. Wadsworth, 29 The Homestead, Geneseo, Livingston County New York 14454; received: 1979 January 4.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.


Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Longfellow to his sister Emmeline, addressing family news and the birth and the later tragic death of the daughter and how he coped. Letters also mention the civil war, and emancipation. There are also several letters from Longfellow's wife Fanny to Emmeline discussing the death of her daughter. Also included in the collection are two poems by Longfellow entitled "The Fire of Drift-Wood", and "Emmeline", and some newspaper clippings.

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