Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881).

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881).

Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881).

Collection contains portions or fragments of manuscripts, early drafts and fair copies of a variety of prose and verse. Correspondents, chiefly recipients, include George L. Austin, Arlo Bates, Charlottes Fiske Bates, Richard Bentley, D. Bogue, Robert Bonner, Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen, George W. Childs, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Frederic S. Cozzens, Charles Deane, Theodore S. Fay, W. P. Fessenden, J. T. Fields, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Sara Josepha Hale, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Dean Howells, John Keese, Fanny Kemble, Edith Longfellow, Fanny Longfellow, James R. Lowell, H. H. Milman, John Neal, Charles Eliot Norton, J. W. Palmer, Epes Sargent, Minot J. Savage, Horace E. Scudder, Ann S. Stephens, Charles Sumner, W. W. Follett Synge, George G. Ticknor, Osmond Tiffany, [Henry T.?] Tuckerman, Samuel Ward, John F. Weir, and William A. Wheeler. The collection also contains some miscellaneous items including a court order in favor of Stephen Longfellow; and photographs of Longfellow.

ca. 290 items.

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author. From the description of Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1853-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301761440 American author, writer of romances, stories, and juvenile works. Born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Mass.; died May, 1864, in Plymouth, N.H. Sometime resident of Concord, Mass. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne's association with the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields began ...

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892

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Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth, 1848-1895

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Bogue, D.,

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Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871

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Dana, Edith Longfellow, 1853-1915

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Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898

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Theodore Sedgwick Fay was an American novelist and poet. In 1828 he joined N. P. Willis and George Pope Morris in the editorship of the New York mirror. In 1833 he began supplying the Mirror with a series of sprightly travel sketches from Europe. Edgar Allan Poe's excoriating review of Fay's popular novel, Norman Leslie, in 1835 launched Poe's career as a critic. After holding various diplomatic posts in London, Berlin, and Switzerland, Fay retired in 1861 to Germany where he died. F...

Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899

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Robert Bonner (1824-1899) was a newspaper publisher and trotting horse breeder. He owned and published the New York Ledger. From the guide to the Bonner, Robert letters and miscellany, 1858-1886, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) From the guide to the Robert Bonner papers, 1860-1899, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American editor and publisher. From the description of Autograph letter sig...

Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857

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Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

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American author and editor John Neal was born in Maine and raised as a Quaker, although he broke with the church at a young age due to his fighting. A career as a merchant was bankrupted by the War of 1812, and he turned to literature, joining Baltimore's Delphian Club. He served as editor of various journals, and wrote long, complexly-plotted adventure novels, as well as critical essays, always seeking to promote American literature. While living in England, he wrote a long series of articles p...

Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869

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Republican legislator from Maine who became a U.S. Representative, Senator, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Secretary of the Treasury. He was a strong opponent of slavery. From the description of Papers, 1837-1869. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17462689 William Pitt Fesssenden was a U.S. senator from Maine (1854-1864, 1865-1869) and Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War (1864-1865). His sons, General Francis and Brigadier General ...

Wheeler, William A. (William Adolphus), 1833-1874

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Tiffany, Osmond, 1823-

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Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902

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Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mifflin and Company and editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1890-1898). From the description of Papers, 1879-1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370549 From the description of Additional papers, 1859-1903. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82251260 From the guide to the Additional papers, 1859-1903., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mi...

Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893

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Actress and author. Full name: Frances Anne Kemble. Married name: Frances Anne Butler. From the description of Fanny Kemble papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79162205 Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble (1809-1893) was a British actress & writer; she was the daughter of Charles Kemble and Maria Theresa (DeCamp) Kemble. From the description of Letter by Fanny Kemble to [Mr. Heath?], ca. 1854? (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens...

Longfellow, Frances Elizabeth Appleton, 1817-1861,

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Childs, George William, 1829-1894

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Keese, John, 1805-1856

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American bookseller and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1846 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489025 ...

Palmer, John Williamson, 1825-1906

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American author. From the description of Papers of John Williamson Palmer, 1856-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31448315 ...

Austin, George Lowell, 1849-1893

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Milman, Henry Hart, 1791-1868

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Epithet: Reverend; Professor of Poetry, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000474.0x0001fd Henry Hart Milman, historian and dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. From the guide to the Henry Hart Milman manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1828-1839, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: Subject of Mss Eur E301 British Library...