Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk)

About this Collection

Type
government publication
Collection Title
Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
36 linear feet (73 boxes)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990088621170203941
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Subjects
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
American literature
American poetry
Authors and publishers

Content Notes

This voluminous file of incoming letters from more than 6000 correspondents includes letters from literary figures and scholars in Great Britain and Europe, as well as the U.S., including Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Thomas Fields, George Washington Greene, Charles Appleton Longfellow, Charles Eliot Norton, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Sumner, Alfred Tennyson, and Samuel Ward. There are several boxes of letters requesting Longfellow's autograph, seeking a lecture appearance, offering honorary memberships, and sending birthday greetings. Also included are a few literary manuscripts by authors other than Longfellow, and some letters from various persons to other addressees.
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Biographical Notes

Longfellow was an American poet.