Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849

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Lawyer and jurist, of Portland, Me.

From the description of Stephen Longfellow diary, 1833 Jan. 1-Mar. 26. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978471

From the description of Stephen Longfellow correspondence, 1801-1816. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70977305

U.S. representative from Maine; lawyer; member of Massachusetts General Court; elected to 18th Congress (1823-1825); overseer of Bowdoin College; president of Maine Historical Society; and father of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; of Portland, Me.

From the description of Stephen Longfellow correspondence, 1809-1833. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 276116038

Stephen Longfellow was born in Gorham, Maine on March 23, 1776. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1798 and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1801 and became a prominent lawyer in Portland, Maine. In 1814 and 1815, he was a delegate to the Hartford Convention. Longfellow received an L.L.D. from Bowdoin College in 1828. He and his wife had eight children, including the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Stephen Longfellow died in Portland, Maine on August 3, 1849.

Jabez Kimball was born on January 21, 1772 in Hampstead, New Hampshire. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1797 and an A.M. in 1800. He was a tutor at Harvard from 1800 to 1801, after which he practiced law in Chesterfield, New Hampshire and Haverhill, Massachusetts. Jabez Kimball died in Haverhill on March 19, 1805.

From the description of Letter from Stephen Longfellow to Jabez Kimball, December 10, 1797. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 589199016

Stephen Longfellow was born in Gorham, Maine on March 23, 1776. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1798 and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1801 and became a prominent lawyer in Portland, Maine. In 1814 and 1815, he was a delegate to the Hartford Convention. Longfellow received an L.L.D. from Bowdoin College in 1828. He and his wife had eight children, including the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Stephen Longfellow died in Portland, Maine on August 3, 1849.

Daniel Appleton White was born to John and Elizabeth (Haynes) White in what is now Lawrence, Massachusetts on June 7, 1776. He grew up on the family's farm, leaving in June 1792 to study under Silas Dinsmoor at Atkinson Academy. White was a diligent student and gained admission to Harvard College in July 1793. He received an A.B. with highest honors from Harvard in 1797, taught at the Medford grammar school from 1797 to 1799, and was Latin tutor at Harvard from 1799 to 1803. He studied law while he was a Harvard tutor and was admitted to the bar in 1804. After living in Salem, Massachusetts for a brief time from 1803 to 1804, White moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts, where he established a law practice. White stayed in Newburyport until 1817, when he returned to Salem. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature from 1810 to 1815 and was elected a judge in Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1815; he held this office for thirty-eight years, until 1853. White was also an active member of the Essex Institute and the Massachusetts Historical Society and served as an Overseer at Harvard from 1842 to 1853. He was married three times. Daniel Appleton White died in Salem, Massachusetts on March 30, 1861.

From the description of Letter from Stephen Longfellow to Daniel Appleton White, May 29, 1799. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 631108211

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referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Deed of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alexander W. Longfellow, and Anne L. Pierce, for land transferred to Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad Company, 1853. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Stephen Longfellow correspondence, 1809-1833. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Purinton, J. Account book, 1809-1863. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Greene, Roscoe G. (Roscoe Goddard). Deed from Roscoe Greene to Daniel Pettengill, 1838. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Longfellow family. Longfellow family correspondence, 1823-1856. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1887 (bulk 1832-1882). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 26: U. S. Coast Guard.
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1775-1849. Letter, 1825, February 9, Washington, D.C. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lewis, Lothrop. Warrants for nonpayment of debt, Cumberland County, Maine, 1800-1818. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Hoar, Samuel, 1778-1858. Samuel Hoar autograph letter signed, 1855. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Cumberland County (Me.). Sheriff's Office. Court summons for Daniel Conant of Falmouth, 1805 Nov. 6. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smith, Francis O. J. (Francis Ormond Jonathan), 1806-1876. Papers, 1818-1876. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Andrews, Charles, 1814-1852. Charles Andrews calling cards and invitation, ca. 1840s-1852. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wadsworth, Alexander S. (Alexander Scammel), 1790-1851. Copy of a letter written by Alexander S. Wadsworth, 1812 Aug. 31. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Roberts family. Roberts family deeds, 1783-1855. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dana family financial records, 1757-1929 (inclusive) 1767-1811 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Receipt, 1813. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Southgate, William Scott, 1831-1899,. William Scott Southgate collection, 1633-1852. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Stephen Longfellow correspondence, 1801-1816. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Correspondence, 1833-1882. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to various correspondents, 1823-1876. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Speeches given on the occasion of Lafayette's visit to Portland, Maine [manuscript], 1825 June 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Letter from Stephen Longfellow to Daniel Appleton White, May 29, 1799. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Longfellow family. Longfellow family papers, 1741-1859. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Kimball, Betsy. Power of attorney of Betsy Kimball to Stephen Longfellow, 1821. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wiley, W. W. Wiley ALS, 1834 Nov. 15. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853. Course of legal study by Simon Greenleaf, Stephen Longfellow & Hon. Prentiss Mellen, C. Jus. SJC, Maine, between 1835 and 1840. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Weston, James. Stenographia : or short-hand in a far more easy, exact, speedy, lineal, and legible method than any yet extand / invented by James Weston and taught by Ca. Philipps : manuscript, [17--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1685-1764. Wadsworth-Longfellow family papers, 1610-1971 (bulk 1745-1950). Longfellow House, Longfellow National Historic Site
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Portland (Me.). Overseers of the Poor. Portland, Me., Overseers of the Poor record books, 1805-1913. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Goold, Nathan, 1846-1914. The Longfellow house : its history and its occupants : a full and authentic account of a dwelling famous among the early homes of Portland, 20th century. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Letter from Stephen Longfellow to Jabez Kimball, December 10, 1797. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849. Stephen Longfellow diary, 1833 Jan. 1-Mar. 26. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hunt, Sarah Rea, b. 1785. Sarah Rea correspondence, 1793-1831. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Daveis, Charles Stewart, 1788-1865. Letter to John Holms, 1823 May 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879. Autograph collection [manuscript] 1725-1933. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Wadsworth-Longfellow family papers, [ca. 1762-ca. 1921]. Maine Historical Society Library
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Burr--Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804
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Birth 1776-06-23

Death 1849-08-03

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