Nathaniel Hawthorne papers
Manuscripts and letters of American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material.
The manuscript of The house of the seven gables (MS Am 121.26) is restricted from use because of its condition; readers must use photocopy.
Extent1 linear feet (8 volumes)
Manuscripts by Hawthorne and his letters to publisher James Thomas Fields. Includes: autograph manuscript of The house of the seven gables (with a photocopy available for use) that includes an autograph poem about Hawthorne's death by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; manuscripts of chapters from Our old home; and the manuscript preface to Twice-told tales. Most of the Hawthorne letters are copies, a few are autographs. Also contains a few portraits (two engravings), and an autograph signaure.
Biographical / Historical
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is best known for his novels, The scarlet letter and The house of the seven gables.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of various donors, various dates. Accession information recorded with each item.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Nathaniel Hawthorne papers, 1850-1864: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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