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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1340.2-1340.7

Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Letters to American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Dates

  • 1761-1904
  • Majority of material found within 1820-1888

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Conditions Governing Use

Harvard purchased all rights controlled by the Longfellow Trust, including copyrights, in 1976.
Conditions Governing Use Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Extent

36 linear feet (73 boxes)

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.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. bMS Am 1340.2: Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. bMS Am 1340.3: Manuscripts by other hands; letters to other persons
  3. ___A. Manuscripts by various hands
  4. ___B. Letters not addressed to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. bMS Am 1340.4: Requests for autographs
  6. bMS Am 1340.5: Honorary memberships
  7. bMS Am 1340.6: Requests for lectures
  8. bMS Am 1340.7: Birthday greetings

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by the Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954; purchased: 1976.

Index of Overseas and Foreign-Language Correspondents in bMS Am 1340.2: Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

These names are arranged by broad geographical and linguistic groups. Thus, persons writing in German from any country are all listed under Germany, and so on. Users are warned that this index may not be absolutely comprehensive: foreigners writing in English from American addresses, while travelling or under similar circumstances, may have been unintentionally omitted.

Australia
  1. Adams, Robert Dudley
  2. Chambers, William C.
  3. Edwards, Henry
  4. Juba, Miss S. H. L. R.
  5. Lucas, Annie Esther
  6. Middleton, Alexander G.
  7. Packer, Frederick A.
  8. Ponton, T. Graham
  9. Reid, G. H.
  10. Sandbach, William
  11. Scrivenor, Frederick W.
  12. Shillinglaw, John J.
  13. Shoobridge, Annie M.
  14. Smith, Henry M.
  15. Whitcher, C. Fred
Brazil
  1. Alcantara, Pedro d', the real name for Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, 1825-1891.
  2. Doria, Franklin [formerly listed as Portugal]
  3. Rodrigues, J. C. [formerly listed as Portugal]
  4. Sousa Andrade, Joaquim
Denmark
  1. Abel, Valdemar
  2. Andersen, Hans Christian
  3. Bolling, J. A.
  4. Freetzmann [C?]
  5. Hansen, Christian
  6. Hultin, C. M.
  7. Koeppen, Adolph Ludwig
  8. Pedersen, J.
  9. Rafn, Charles C.
  10. Royal Society of Northern Antiqaries
  11. Ruse, T.
  12. Sinding, T. Chr.
  13. Watt, Robert
France
  1. Alcantara, Pedro d'
  2. Ampere, J. J.
  3. Arnot-Cohn, Leontine
  4. Aron, Emile
  5. Arnoult, Emile
  6. Barbe- d'Aurevilly
  7. Banzabe, A. R.
  8. Bartholdi, F. A.
  9. Bassenger, Henry Guillaume
  10. Baudre, H.
  11. Beaugrand, Honore
  12. Beauregard, Philip T.
  13. Bedard, O. W.
  14. Bellin, Jacques
  15. Bernard, Thales
  16. Billiet, Lily E.
  17. Blaze de Bury, Marie
  18. Blier, Paul
  19. Bonaparte, Charlotte
  20. Bossange, Hector
  21. Brunel, Charles
  22. Bugard, B. F.
  23. Cadieux, J. N.
  24. Cappelle, Marie E.
  25. Carlier, A.
  26. Chabrol, G. de, vicomte
  27. Chambonniere [ ]
  28. Chasles, Emile
  29. Chasles, Philarete
  30. Chatelain, chevalier de
  31. Chevallier, Eugene
  32. Cohn, Leontine Arnot
  33. Combe, S. Beranger
  34. Cyr, Narcisse
  35. Depret, Louis
  36. Destain, P. R.
  37. Doudiet, Cecile
  38. Druguet, Gustave
  39. Dumez, Eugene
  40. Eschenauer, A.
  41. Faraut, P.
  42. Farrere, Eugene
  43. Fauvel-Gourand, F.
  44. Fechter, Charles
  45. Fertiaul, F.
  46. Filiatrault, W.
  47. Forel, L. de la
  48. Frechette, Louis H.
  49. Gabriac, comte de
  50. Gazette Francaise
  51. Gelbert, A.
  52. Gerard, G.
  53. Girard, Louis
  54. Girardot, F.
  55. Godefrin, A.
  56. Goubert, Eugene
  57. Gourand, Francois
  58. Goy, Anatole de.
  59. Gracerie, [ ] de la
  60. Grenier, E.
  61. Guillet, Isidore
  62. Guyot, A.
  63. Heimlicher, Marie
  64. Hugo, Victor
  65. Humbert [ ]
  66. Istria, Dora d'
  67. Jacob de la Cottiere, G. D.
  68. Jeanne, Gregoire
  69. Jung, Louise
  70. Kermis, Leonce
  71. Laborde, Leon, marquis de
  72. Lafayette, marquis de
  73. Lagasse, Charles
  74. Lambin [ ]
  75. Lanel, Charles
  76. LaPorte [Comte de]
  77. Laugel, Auguste
  78. Laugel, Elisabeth (Bates)
  79. Le Bron [ ]
  80. Leclerc, Louise H.
  81. LeMay, Pamphile
  82. Lenandouska, Mathilde
  83. Lewandos [Mme. Ch.]
  84. Loffler [Dr ]
  85. Lomon, E.
  86. Maltchyce, Mathilde de
  87. Manvers, Antonia
  88. Marie, T.
  89. Marion, Jules
  90. Marmier, Xavier
  91. Masson, Henry
  92. Miel [ ]
  93. Millien, Achille
  94. Miville de Chene, J. G. F.
  95. Modjeska, Helene
  96. Mont, Poldec
  97. Montreuil, F.
  98. Nault, J. Z.
  99. Nilsson, Christine
  100. Nordin, Guillaume de
  101. Patton, Ange Albert
  102. Perrot, Jules
  103. Perrot de la Gaillardiere [Mme.]
  104. Picard, Henri
  105. Poirier, Pascal
  106. Poussin, Guillaume Tell
  107. Poyen, Charles
  108. Quesne, Eugene
  109. Rabillon, Leonce
  110. Rive, Lucien de la
  111. Rive, William de la
  112. Roche, Emile de la
  113. Rouquette, Adrien
  114. Rouquette, Dominique
  115. Reichardt, H.
  116. Salette, Anatolie de la
  117. Sandrans, V. Cardon de
  118. Sartize, comte de.
  119. Souffray, Comte de
  120. Soule, Nelvil
  121. Soule, Pierre
  122. Souvy, I.
  123. Steiner, Louise
  124. Stoepel, Robert
  125. Sue, Jean B.
  126. Talbot, G. H.
  127. Talec [ ]
  128. Thomas, Frederic
  129. Trebutien, G. T.
  130. Verleijl, H.
Germany
  1. Adler, George J.
  2. Albers, Emma
  3. Arendt, Rudolph
  4. Arnold, Georg
  5. Auerbach, Berthold
  6. Baedeker, [ ]
  7. Baetheke, Ernst
  8. Bartz, George Ch.
  9. Bautenbacher, F. L.
  10. Becker, John H.
  11. Berthold, V.
  12. Bethe, Wilhelm
  13. Binzer, A. von
  14. Block, Julius
  15. Blumenfeld, Henriette
  16. Bodmer, G.
  17. Boettcher, Dorothea
  18. Bottger, Adolph
  19. Bordollo, Julius
  20. Brinckman, John T.
  21. Brockhaus, F. A.
  22. Chrobak, Dora
  23. Cohn, M.
  24. Cordes, August
  25. Cunz, Eugenie
  26. Damer, Gustavus
  27. Danse, Pauline
  28. Delffs, Sofie
  29. Deuster, P. V.
  30. Dickmann, E. H.
  31. Dickmann, Otto
  32. Dilg, Wilhelm
  33. Dippold, G. T.
  34. Dohrn, C. A.
  35. Ebbinghaus, Cl.
  36. Ebbinghaus, Friedrich
  37. Ebbinghaus, Otto
  38. Eben, Charles Theodore
  39. Eberhardt, Friederike
  40. Eichhorn, Charles
  41. Elze, Karl
  42. Engel, Eduard
  43. Ende, Amelia von
  44. Erichsen, Hugo
  45. Falckenberg, G. C. T.
  46. Fick, Heinrich
  47. Fleischer, Richard
  48. Fleischman, Alex
  49. Flugel, J. G.
  50. Frank, A.
  51. Freiligrath, Ferdinand
  52. Freiligrath, Ida
  53. Freiligrath, Kate
  54. Freitag, A.
  55. Freundt, Alexander
  56. Friedlander, J.
  57. Friedlander, Julius
  58. Furst, Livius
  59. Fuster, Anton
  60. Gage, William L.
  61. Gall, Louisa von
  62. Garnowsky, P.
  63. Gerhard, Frederick
  64. Goldschmidt, H. E.
  65. Grossmann, Eduard
  66. Gruss, Pauline
  67. Gunther, M.
  68. Haardt, Dr
  69. Hauselt, Marie
  70. Hempel, C. F.
  71. Hemsen, W.
  72. Hepp, Julie
  73. Herwig, Johanna
  74. Herzog, Emmy
  75. Hesse, Alexander
  76. Hesse, B.
  77. Heuberger, H. C.
  78. Hirschfeld, Johannes
  79. Hohenhausen, Elise de
  80. Holzamer, Joseph
  81. Hunold, Balthazar
  82. Hutten, Hugo R.
  83. Huzel, C.
  84. Immergrun, Paul Julius
  85. Jonnes, Isabella M.
  86. Julius, N. H.
  87. Keck, Karl
  88. Kellner, Louis
  89. Kiessling, Ferdinand
  90. Kindt, Hermann
  91. Kirn, Eduard
  92. Klaviz, G. von
  93. Kleeberg, C. Waldemar
  94. Klinckowstrom, Mary, baroness
  95. Knorr, Josephine
  96. Koehn, Julia
  97. Koester, Edward
  98. Kohl, J, G.
  99. Kommerell, [Prof. ]
  100. Krickmeyer, Eugen Eduard
  101. Kroeker, Kate (Freiligrath)
  102. Kuhne [Dr ]
  103. Kullberg, Hildur
  104. Laun, Adolf
  105. Lehwess, Joseph
  106. Leonhardi, D. H.
  107. Lieber, Francis
  108. Lieber, Matilda
  109. Lieber, Norman
  110. Lieder, Frederika von
  111. Lilienthal, M.
  112. Lipper, Albert
  113. Machattie, Isobel Jane
  114. Marx, Friedrich
  115. Mayer, Brantz
  116. Meier, H. H.
  117. Merckells, Georg
  118. Meyer, August B.
  119. Meyer, Gustave
  120. Mittelbach, Frederika
  121. Mittelbach, R.
  122. Muller, Gustav
  123. Muller, Johann
  124. Muller, Nicholas
  125. Nathan, Albert
  126. Nathan, Julius
  127. Nickles, E.
  128. Nielo, August Rudolf
  129. Oppenheimer, George
  130. Otto, Moritz
  131. Perabeau, Charles
  132. Perabeau, H.
  133. Perabo, Ernst
  134. Pfeiffer, Joseph
  135. Pfizer, Gustave
  136. Pletzer, H.
  137. Precht, Victor
  138. Preuss, F. W.
  139. Ramm, Jacques von
  140. Raster, Hermann
  141. Rau, Carl
  142. Raumer, Friedrich von
  143. Rauscher, Ernst
  144. Reinelt, Johann
  145. Richter, Jean Paul Friedrich Eugen
  146. Rirn, Eduard
  147. Roelker, Bernard
  148. Rohr, Lorenz
  149. Rosenthal, Julius
  150. Schauzenbach, [Prof. ]
  151. Scherb, Emmanuel Vitalis
  152. Schier, Charles H.
  153. Schlegel, K.
  154. Schlesinger, Bertha
  155. Schlesinger, Julie
  156. Schmidt, Johanna
  157. Schmitt, Fred Albert
  158. Schmitt, G. A.
  159. Schuchardt, Isabella
  160. Schultz, Hermann
  161. Siedhof, Carl
  162. Siedhof, Carl, Jr.
  163. Sihler, K. Elizabeth
  164. Silbergleit, L. G.
  165. Siller, Frank
  166. Simon, Carl Hermann
  167. Steiger, E.
  168. Stein, Louis
  169. Straubenmuller, J.
  170. Strodtman, Adolf
  171. Tauchnitz, Bernhard
  172. Taylor, Marie
  173. Teschier, Eugene
  174. Teussmaul, Otto
  175. Thies, Louis
  176. Tittmann, Clara
  177. Traub, Fanny
  178. Tuckermann [ ]
  179. Unneke, Mathilde Franziske
  180. Vagt, Hermann
  181. Valckenberg, Josef
  182. Voss, Hermann
  183. Walchner, Alfred
  184. Waldstein, Charles
  185. Wartegg, Ernest von Hesse
  186. Weber, T. Henry
  187. Weiss, John
  188. Weisse, J. A.
  189. Wertheimer, Frances
  190. Wesselhoeft, F. E.
  191. Wesselhoeft, Maria
  192. Wesselhoeft, Robert
  193. Wickenburg, Albrecht
  194. Wiebe, Edward
  195. Wieksmann, Sophy
  196. Witte, Carl
  197. Witter, Conrad
  198. Wittgenstein, Carolyn
  199. Wivild, N.
  200. Wolff, Harriot
  201. Wolff, Victor H.
  202. Wuppermann, Mary Lee
  203. Wijk, Olof
  204. Wyngaert, J. J. van den
  205. Zablonsky [Dr ]
  206. Zech, [Professor ]
  207. Zingerle, Ignaz
Great Britain and Ireland
  1. Acland, Sir Henry Wentworth
  2. Acland, T. Angelina
  3. Adams, A. B.
  4. Ainsworth, J. S.
  5. Ainsworth, Thomas
  6. Ainsworth, W. M.
  7. Aitchison, Ellen Elizabeth
  8. Allen, L. Barbara M.
  9. Alletson, May F.
  10. Allingham, William
  11. Alston, James
  12. Ambler, Benjamin George
  13. Anderton, William Elijah
  14. Angus, William Craibe
  15. Annesley, Alti
  16. Armistead, Wilson
  17. Armstrong, Richard Acland
  18. Arnell, Caroline Annie
  19. Arnold, James E.
  20. Ashbee, Elizabeth (Lavy)
  21. Ashe, Thomas
  22. Askham, John
  23. Atkinson, W. Blake
  24. Avison, Caroline
  25. Axon, William Edward Armytage
  26. Back, Emily
  27. Baily, J. P.
  28. Bain, James
  29. Banks, George Linnaeus
  30. Barnett, Henry N.
  31. Barnett, John
  32. Baron, John T.
  33. Bayliss, Sir Wycke
  34. Beckett, Charles
  35. Bell, Henry Glassford
  36. Bellew, J. M.
  37. Benjamin, Robert
  38. Bennett, Alfred
  39. Bennett, T. J. Wesley
  40. Bennett, W. C.
  41. Bennoch, Francis
  42. Benson, Edward White
  43. Bensutan, Esther L.
  44. Binns, R. W.
  45. Birch, Bessie
  46. Blake, Lovewell
  47. Blockley, John
  48. Boucher, J. B.
  49. Boughton, S. H.
  50. Boulton, H. E.
  51. Bourdillon, F. W.
  52. Bourne, John
  53. Boyce, J. Edward
  54. Brennan, Ed. St. John
  55. Bright, Henry Arthur
  56. Bright, John
  57. Brine, Elizabeth
  58. Brooks, [Mrs ]
  59. Brooks, Shirley
  60. Brown, John
  61. Brown, T. R.
  62. Brown, W. H.
  63. Brunton, Sir Thomas Lauder
  64. Bryce, James Bryce, viscount
  65. Buchheim, Emma S.
  66. Bunn, Alfred
  67. Burgon, John William
  68. Burr, A. E.
  69. Burrowes, Henry A.
  70. Burrowes, Rose
  71. Bussell, Euphemia S. G.
  72. Butler, Henry Montagu
  73. Caldwell, Anne Marsh
  74. Calvert, William
  75. Cameron, Julia Margaret
  76. Campbell, D. C.
  77. Camperdown, Lord
  78. Capern, Edward
  79. Capper, Samuel James
  80. Carlyle, Thomas
  81. Carmichael, Mary (Graham)
  82. Carpenter, Russell Lant
  83. Carryer, Alfred Percy
  84. Carter, George
  85. Catte, Louisa E.
  86. Caulfeild, Sophia
  87. Chapman, Jane Frances
  88. Christie, James C.
  89. Clarke, Fred W.
  90. Clarke, James G.
  91. Clarke, Mary Cowden
  92. Clarke, W. H.
  93. Clerk, Alice M.
  94. Cleveland, C. W.
  95. Clouston, T. G.
  96. Cochrane, Frances J.
  97. Cochrane, J. Inglis
  98. Cochrane, May L.
  99. Cocks & Co.
  100. Colburn, Zerah
  101. Cole, George
  102. Cole, Robert
  103. Collins, Wilkie
  104. Constable & Co.
  105. Cook, Eliza
  106. Cooper, Frederick
  107. Cooper, J. E.
  108. Costello, Dudley
  109. Costello, Louisa
  110. Costley, Thomas
  111. Cottett, James W.
  112. Couper, James
  113. Craik, Dinah Maria
  114. Craik, George Lillie
  115. Curwen, John
  116. Daldy, F. R.
  117. Dallas, Eneas Sweetland
  118. Dalrymple, Charles
  119. Davies, Peter H.
  120. Dayman, John
  121. Denny, Harmar Charles
  122. Deverall, William
  123. Dicey, A. V.
  124. Dick, Robert
  125. Dison, Cecilia
  126. Dohse, Frederick de
  127. Dolman, George
  128. Domett, Alfred
  129. D'Orsey, Alexander J. D.
  130. Doveton, F. B.
  131. Downer, George
  132. Drew, E. P.
  133. Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple
  134. Duggan, John
  135. Dunbar, David
  136. Dyne, [Rev. Dr. ]
  137. Eardley, E. G. Culling
  138. Eden, Robert
  139. Eden, W.
  140. Edgcomb, John Treeve
  141. Edgcomb, L. B.
  142. Edmondson, Thomas
  143. Edwards, Amelia B.
  144. Edwards, W. B. Waller
  145. Elkins, Frank A.
  146. Ellerton, J. L.
  147. Elliott, John Arthur
  148. Elliott, W.
  149. Elliott & Fry
  150. Ellis, Isabel
  151. Ellis, Joseph
  152. Engelbach, George F.
  153. Enoch, Frederick
  154. Everett, H. Sidney
  155. Faed, Thomas
  156. Farrer, Fanny
  157. Fellows, Eleanor
  158. Fellows, Louisa Mary
  159. Fells, William
  160. Ferguson, Elizabeth
  161. Ferguson, Robert
  162. Flockton, M. J.
  163. Flower, Edgar F.
  164. Forester, Ella
  165. Forster, John
  166. Forwood, W. B.
  167. Foss, M.
  168. Fowler, Julian De Courcy
  169. Fox, W. J.
  170. Frankland, John
  171. Freeland, H. W.
  172. Freeman, James
  173. Frere, W. E.
  174. Fry, Clarence E.
  175. Fry, Herbert
  176. Fulcher, Edmund Syer
  177. Fuller, I. J.
  178. Furnivall, F. J.
  179. Galbraith, Rose
  180. Gardiner, Mina Jane Allen
  181. Geberne, Isabel
  182. Gibson, Jane Grace
  183. Gibson, Julia Elizabeth
  184. Gibson, Margaret
  185. Gibson, S. A. Milner
  186. Gilbert, John
  187. Gilfillan, George
  188. Gillum, W. J.
  189. Gilman, R. J.
  190. Goddard, Arthur
  191. Going, Meta
  192. Golding, J.
  193. Goodman, John
  194. Graham, R.
  195. Greenbury, Thomas
  196. Greenhill, Joseph
  197. Greenwell, Dora
  198. Greves, J. E. H.
  199. Griffin, Charles
  200. Griffin, Richard & Co.
  201. Groome, Francis H.
  202. Gross, M. Isabella
  203. Grove, G.
  204. Guest, Edwin
  205. Gurney, Emilia
  206. Hall, Charlotte
  207. Hall, Fitzedward
  208. Hall, John Vine
  209. Hall, Anna Maria
  210. Hall, Newman
  211. Hall, S. C.
  212. Hamilton, A.
  213. Hancocks, T.
  214. Hardwicke, Lord
  215. Hardy, Lady Duffus
  216. Harris, J.
  217. Harris, John
  218. Harris, Josiah
  219. Harvey, Mary Frances
  220. Hatton, J. L.
  221. Haughton, G. D.
  222. Haweis, H. R.
  223. Hawker, Pauline A.
  224. Hawker, Robert Stephen
  225. Hawkins, Annie
  226. Hayward, Abraham
  227. Heath, Richard
  228. Heaton, George
  229. Heckethorne, Charles William
  230. Heine, E. L.
  231. Hellon, H. G.
  232. Herbert, Mary Elizabeth
  233. Herbert, Sidney Herbert, baron
  234. Herries, Isabelle M.
  235. Hicks, W. H.
  236. Hill, Herbert
  237. Hill, Louisa Mary
  238. Hill, Rosa F.
  239. Hill, William Haswell
  240. Hodges, J. Sidney
  241. Hodgson, Amelia A.
  242. Hodson, Henry Edward
  243. Holcombe, William Fred
  244. Holden, James
  245. Holder, C. W.
  246. Holland, Thomas Agar
  247. Hollond, John R.
  248. Holmes, John Williams
  249. Holt, David
  250. Hood, John Vernon
  251. Hornor, S. S.
  252. Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes,1st baron
  253. Houstoun, George L.
  254. Howard, Philip H.
  255. Howe, Russell
  256. Howell, Isabel M.
  257. Howes, E. F.
  258. Howitt, Mary
  259. Howitt, William
  260. Howson, John Saul
  261. Hughes, Thomas
  262. Humphreys, Margaret
  263. Hunt, Charles
  264. Hutchison, William J. M.
  265. Hutton, Henry Dix
  266. Ingelow, Jean
  267. Ingram, John H.
  268. Ireland, Alexander
  269. Jackson, J. E.
  270. Jackson, M.
  271. James, Sophie A. M.
  272. Jameson, Anna
  273. Johnson, Alice E.
  274. Jones, Hugh
  275. Jones, Walter W.
  276. Keatinge, E. F.
  277. Keene, Richard
  278. Kent, Charles
  279. Kent, W.
  280. Kenward, J.
  281. Kenyon, John
  282. Kingston, William H. G.
  283. Kislingbury, Emily
  284. Knight, William
  285. Knott, S. Dyer
  286. Lahee, Henry
  287. Lambert, Agnes
  288. Lane, Annie L.
  289. Lees, Maria J.
  290. Lefevre, G. Shaw
  291. Leighton, Francis Knyvett
  292. Leith, Alicia Amy
  293. Leith, John
  294. Lester, John W.
  295. Llewelyn, W. H.
  296. Lloyd, A. R.
  297. Logan, William
  298. Longmuir, J.
  299. Lothian, Robert
  300. Love, A.
  301. Lowe, Harriet A.
  302. Lumley, Arthur
  303. McAuslane, William T.
  304. MacCarthy, D. F.
  305. McCarthy, Justin H.
  306. MacDonald, George
  307. MacDonnell, S.
  308. Mackay, Charles
  309. Macmillan, Alexander
  310. McMillan, R. A.
  311. Maffei, A.
  312. Main, James Leslie
  313. Maitland, John F.
  314. Maitland, M. Fuller
  315. Mallett, Fanny
  316. Madge, Ellen
  317. Manning, J. B.
  318. Mantles, William
  319. Mapleson, Henry
  320. Marsh, Catherine
  321. Marshall, E.
  322. Marshall, Emma
  323. Marshall, George
  324. Marston, Westland
  325. Martin, J. Royle
  326. Martin, Theodore
  327. Mason, Woodward
  328. Maugham, W. C.
  329. Mayall, Arthur
  330. Metzler & Co.
  331. Milburn, W. H.
  332. Millar, J. H.
  333. Miller, Duncan S.
  334. Mills, Arthur
  335. Milman, Henry Hart
  336. Milner, Edith
  337. Milner, Fred
  338. Milner, R. C.
  339. Miolnir [ ]
  340. Mode, Rutherford
  341. Money, D. Inglis
  342. Montgomery, Mrs A.
  343. Moor, A. P.
  344. Moore, F. Frankfort
  345. Moore, Joseph
  346. Moran, Benjamin
  347. More, I. S.
  348. Morris, Lewis
  349. Muller, Hermann G.
  350. Muir, Adam Stuart
  351. Muirhead, James P.
  352. Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey
  353. Murdoch, John
  354. Murphy, P.
  355. Muspratt, James Sheridan
  356. Nainby, Mary Ann
  357. Nash, Charles
  358. Neill, William M.
  359. Nichol, J. P.
  360. Nichol, Jane I.
  361. Nichol, John
  362. Nightingale, Parthe
  363. Nixon, Maria L.
  364. Noel, Ernest
  365. Norton, Caroline
  366. Norton, Jane
  367. Norton, John Bruce
  368. Nottage, George S.
  369. Nuttall, T. H.
  370. Oates, Charlotte
  371. O'Mahony, Denis P. M.
  372. Ormerod, Thomas
  373. O'Ryan, Julia
  374. Osgood, J. N.
  375. Ouseley, W. C.
  376. Oxford Journal
  377. Palgrave, Francis Turner
  378. Parker, Henry T.
  379. Pasley, Ella
  380. Peel, Emily
  381. Pennell, H. Cholmondeley
  382. Pfeiffer, J. E.
  383. Pinder, North
  384. Pocock, C. A. B.
  385. Porter, Thomas
  386. Potter, Thomas B.
  387. Powell, George E. J.
  388. Preston, Benjamin
  389. Price, Bartholomew
  390. Prior, C. H.
  391. Procter, Adelaide A.
  392. Procter, Bryan Waller
  393. Quilter, Ellen
  394. Rae, William Fraser
  395. Ralston, William Ralston Shedden
  396. Rawes, H. A.
  397. Rawlins, James H.
  398. Reed, Charles
  399. Reed, Howard
  400. Reform club
  401. Reid, T. Wemyss
  402. Rhodes, Joshua
  403. Richards, Alfred Bates
  404. Richardson, Mary
  405. Riddle, Alfred
  406. Ritchie, Anna Cora Mowatt
  407. Ritchie, Archibald Tucker
  408. Rivington, A. John
  409. Roberts, Albert A.
  410. Roberts, Charles F.
  411. Robertson, A. C.
  412. Robinson, Charles
  413. Robinson, H. M.
  414. Robinson, J. R.
  415. Rodd, Handescombe
  416. Rogers, Charles
  417. Rogers, Louie L.
  418. Roslyn, Guy
  419. Royal Irish Academy
  420. Rule, Frederick
  421. Rusbridge, Alfred
  422. Ruskin, John
  423. Russell, Fanny
  424. Russell, Matthew
  425. Russell, N. Scott
  426. Russell, W. H.
  427. Sage, Edward
  428. Salts, Emma L.
  429. Sampson Low, Son, & Marston
  430. Sandbach, Henry R.
  431. Sandbach, Margaret
  432. Sandeman, Hugh
  433. Saunders, W. H.
  434. Scott, Arthur John
  435. Seabrooke, J. H.
  436. Selle, W. C.
  437. Sewall, Ellen Mary
  438. Sewell, J. E.
  439. Sharp, Irwin
  440. Shelton, John
  441. Shore, T. Teignmouth
  442. Simpson, H. F. M.
  443. Simpson, Mary
  444. Simpson, W. G.
  445. Skelton, John
  446. Skene, Alexander
  447. Skinner, J. E. Hilary
  448. Smirke, H. A.
  449. Smith, Catherine Payne
  450. Smith, D. C. Wharton
  451. Smith, E. Palmer
  452. Smith, John
  453. Smith, S. Annie
  454. Smith, William
  455. Smith, Elder & Co.
  456. Smithwick, Robert
  457. Smythe, Alfred E.
  458. Soleman, William
  459. Speed, J. G.
  460. Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer, 5th earl
  461. Spenser, Mary Comyn
  462. Spooner, W. A.
  463. Stanford, C. Villiers
  464. Stanhope, Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th earl of
  465. Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn
  466. Stanley, Augusta
  467. Stapleton, John
  468. Stewart, Mark J.
  469. Stockall, Harriett
  470. Stokes, Henry Sewall
  471. Stradbroke, countess of
  472. Strutt, John W.
  473. Sutton, Alfred J.
  474. Swanwick, Anna
  475. Symington, A. J.
  476. Synge, William Webb Follett
  477. Taunton, T. H.
  478. Taylor, Caroline (Longfellow)
  479. Taylor, Sir Henry
  480. Taylor, Henry
  481. Taylor, John
  482. Tebb, William
  483. Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st baron
  484. Tennyson, Emily, lady
  485. Thackeray, William Makepeace
  486. Thistlethwayte [Mrs ]
  487. Thompson, Henry
  488. Thompson, Jacob
  489. Thompson, Metford
  490. Thomson, Ada White
  491. Thornton, Sir Edward
  492. Thornton, L. M.
  493. Thynne, John C.
  494. Tilt, Charles
  495. Timmins, Samuel
  496. Trendell, Arthur J. R.
  497. Trowsdale, Thomas B.
  498. Trubner, N.
  499. Trumper, Josephine E.
  500. Tucker, Edward
  501. Tupper, Martin Farquhar
  502. Turland, Ephraim
  503. Turner, John Pemberton
  504. Twentyman, Elizabeth Ann
  505. Van De Weyer, G.
  506. Venn, William Osmonde
  507. Verney, F. P.
  508. Vince, Henry S.
  509. Vizetelly, Henry
  510. Waddington, S.
  511. Wadsworth, John
  512. Waley, S. W.
  513. Walford, Edward
  514. Walker, Charles
  515. Walker, J. A.
  516. Walker, John
  517. Walker, Samuel A., & Co.
  518. Walter, A. F.
  519. Walter, J.
  520. Walter, James
  521. Walter, John Francis
  522. Warne, Frederick
  523. Warren, Benjamin
  524. Watkins, Herbert
  525. Watkins, John
  526. Watson, Arthur G.
  527. Watson, Mary Yates
  528. Watson, Thomas
  529. Watts, George Frederick
  530. Waugh, Francis G.
  531. Webb, Helen R.
  532. Webster, James Claude
  533. Wedgwood, Fanny
  534. Weiss, Georgiana A.
  535. Weiss, Willoughby Hunter
  536. Weld, C. R.
  537. West, Edward
  538. West, Henry W.
  539. Westmacott, Arthur
  540. Whitaker, J.
  541. Whitaker, John Henry
  542. White, G. L.
  543. Whitworth, R. H.
  544. Whyte, Lydia C.
  545. Wickes, C.
  546. Wilberforce, Mabel
  547. Wilde, Jane Francesca (Elgee) lady
  548. Williamson, David R.
  549. Wingfield, John
  550. Winthrop, Frances Maria
  551. Wood, Isabel
  552. Wood, Marshall
  553. Woollett, Sidney
  554. Wright [Miss ]
  555. Wright, T. C.
  556. Wright, W. H. K.
  557. Yates, Edmund
  558. Yates, Frederick
  559. Yonge, Charlotte
Greece
  1. Botassi, D. W.
Hungary
  1. Molitor, A.
  2. Pulszky, Therese
  3. Remeny, Edward
India
  1. Dall, C. H. A.
  2. Grant, C.
  3. Hossein, Syud
  4. Krishna, A.
  5. Lock, E.
  6. Malabari, B. M.
Italy
  1. Adamoli, Luigi
  2. Albina, Giuseppe P.
  3. Alessandro, Pietro d'
  4. Annuvola, Antonino
  5. Arriotti, G. V.
  6. Bachi, Pietro
  7. Bertieri, C.
  8. Botta, Vincenzo
  9. Bourgeois, Luigi
  10. Bozzi, A.
  11. Bracciforti, Ferdinando
  12. Brunetta, Eugenio
  13. Caetano, Michel Angelo
  14. Caminoni, Filippo
  15. Casoni, Giovanni
  16. Cerqua, Augustus Edward
  17. Cesati, Vincenzo
  18. Cesnola, L. P. di
  19. Chizzola, C. A.
  20. Ciani, Luigi de
  21. Corsini, E.
  22. Dall'ongaro, F.
  23. Dalmedico, Angelo
  24. Dal Monte Casoni, G.
  25. De Luca, Ferdinando
  26. Demaria, Innocente
  27. Di Gubernati, Angelo
  28. Epifani, Louis
  29. Fabbrini, Alessando
  30. Fabbrini, Giuseppa
  31. Ferranti, M. A. de
  32. Finotti, Gustavo M.
  33. Fontana, G. B.
  34. Franchi, Gaetano
  35. Frattini, Caterino
  36. Gajani, Guglielmo
  37. Gallenga, A.
  38. Giuseppe, G.
  39. Greene, Maria Carlotta
  40. Incontri, Clementina
  41. Lambert, Etienne
  42. Lanza [Mrs Gaetano]
  43. Loniga, Emilio
  44. Loparto, Lucian
  45. Magni, Achille
  46. Mahon, Emilie
  47. Mariotti, L.
  48. Maroncelli, Piero
  49. Menasci, J.
  50. Micchini, Filippo
  51. Mignoty, Margaret Albana
  52. Minervini, Giulio
  53. Molajoni, Pio
  54. Monti, Luigi
  55. Nobile, A.
  56. Ongaro, Maria Dall'
  57. Orsini, C.
  58. Parini, Armida Kranichfeld
  59. Parma, Francesco de
  60. Peruzzi, Emilia
  61. Prati, G.
  62. Prosperi, Gherardo
  63. Redi, Emilia
  64. Rudersdorff, Erminia
  65. Salvini, Tommaso
  66. Sandon, Carlo A.
  67. Sebastiani, E. C.
  68. Simona, Giorgio
  69. Spada, Flamini & Cie
  70. Spandri, Giuseppe
  71. Spasiano, Camillo
  72. Trovanelli, Nazzareno
  73. Ufigli, Carlo
  74. Urbini, S.
  75. Valerio, G.
  76. Vannini, E.
  77. Wagner, Virginie
  78. Zendrini, Bernardino
  79. Zenone, Antonio
Netherlands
  1. Koenen, H. J.
  2. Merz, Catherina
  3. Meyboom, Margaret
  4. Oosterzee, Cornelie van
  5. Schaap, Cato
  6. Storm, Anna M. M.
  7. Van de Poll, Clara
Norway
  1. Appleton, J. J.
  2. Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth
  3. Bull, Ole
  4. Knutsen, H. C.
  5. Kongelige Nordiske Oldskrift Selskab
Poland
  1. Gosnynska, Molowa
  2. Gurowski, Adam
  3. Lewald, Felix T.
  4. Modjeska, Helena
  5. Soboleski, Paul
  6. Wisniowski, J. S.
Portugal
  1. Allen, W.
  2. Arriaga, Miguel Street d'
  3. Arriaza, Maria Amelia
  4. Doria, Franklin [NOT Portugal but Brazil]
  5. Edla, Elise, countess of
  6. Fernando, King of Portugal
  7. Galvao, Joao Luis
  8. Rodrigues, J. C. [NOT Portugal but Brazil]
Russia
  1. Arsenier, George d'
  2. Ouronssow, Kitty
  3. Ouronssow, May
  4. Ouronssow, Sophy
  5. Panin, Ivan
Spain
  1. Bannelos, M.
  2. Baralt, Luis A.
  3. Bracho, F.
  4. Corella, M. M.
  5. Cortes y Sesti, Jose
  6. Cubi y Soler, Mariano
  7. Cuyas, Arturo
  8. Genoa, Juan Clemento
  9. George, Anita
  10. Gonzalez, Florencia
  11. Guiteras, Antonio
  12. Gutierrez, Eusebio
  13. Haro Gad, Maria de
  14. Merle, Ernesto
  15. Mitre, Bartolome
  16. Moretto, Pedro de
  17. Padro, Gustavo
  18. Peralta, Manuel M.
  19. Perez Bonalde, Juan Antonio
  20. Pisani de Trapolli, Carmen
  21. Pombo, Rafael
  22. Puard, Guillermo
  23. Puento y Apezechia, Jermin de la
  24. Quintero, J. A.
  25. Rivera y Rio, Jose
  26. Rodriguez, Jose Ignacio
  27. Sales, Francis
  28. Santa Anna, A. L. de
  29. Sarmiento, D. F.
  30. Sellen, Francisco
  31. Spain. Real academia
  32. Vallejo, M. G.
  33. Vinageras, Nicolas
Sweden
  1. Borg, Selma
  2. Edgren, A. H.
  3. Enander, John A.
  4. Ericsson, Olof A.
  5. Falkenberg, Hans & Carl
  6. Fritzes, C. E.
  7. Gezen, Arthur von
  8. Liljegren, John G.
  9. Meurling, Kate Gore
  10. Nicander, Karl August
  11. Palm, Swante
  12. Schele de Vere, Maximilian
  13. Sodling, Carl E.
  14. Stackelberg, Baron Oscar
  15. Tegner, Esaias, bishop

Processing Information

When the letters to Longfellow were received, they were in three main groups: 1. Letters from 1821 to 1853, chronologically arranged in 25 volumes bound in three-quarters red leather, evidently made up by Longfellow or under his supervision. All volumes had been more or less broken by the extraction of various pieces, and some were little better than portfolios of separate letters. Some letters had been removed bodily, some leaving stubs or whole leaves. There was evidently no record kept of these extractions. A list was made of the contents of these volumes, in order, as received at Harvard, and in it notes were made regarding stubs and other evidence, together with charts of the saw-cuts made by the binder. These cuts vary from one volume to another and may be used in dating and to identify material believed once to have belonged in the papers. The list is preserved as bMS Am 1340.2 (6232). The bindings themselves, now empty, are preserved in three boxes as bMS Am 1340.2 (6230).

2. Letters from 1854 to 1882, chronologically arranged in a series of dust-proof file boxes. These, at least in part, perpetuated another of Longfellow's arrangements, for among the papers were found several labels in his and other hands cut from the wrappings of bundles made up by years. The series of labels is far from complete; the survivors are preserved as bMS Am 1340.2 (6231). Among the hands identified are those of Samuel Longfellow and Alice Mary Longfellow, who noted on them the fact that they had examined the contents. The correspondence for the year 1871 was not preserved, or more probably it was at some time inadvertently lost; the file-box for that year was empty when received and bore an appropriate notation. There is no record of the stage at which this loss occurred. Nevertheless a few letters from the year 1871 have survived, scattered through the collection.

3. Letters removed from the other two series because the writers were deemed especially important, or for other reasons. These were kept in separate boxes and cases as follows: Carlyle, Dickens, Emerson, G. W. Greene (2 boxes), Hawthorne, Holmes, Howells, Lowell, C. E. Norton, Poe, Charles Sumner (3 boxes), Tennyson, and Samuel Grey Ward (2 boxes). There were also boxes for Ticknor & Fields, letters from German correspondents with a folder of Spanish correspondents, letters from his children, letters from relatives, and lastly a small collection kept by Longfellow as "Curious Letters." The top of the cigar-box once containing these last and so inscribed by his hand is preserved in bMS Am 1340.2 (6231).

In almost every case various letters of the persons concerned had been overlooked and still remained in the other two groups. Groups 1 and 2, which evidently had once represented to some extent Longfellow's intentions with respect to arrangement, no longer did so and could not be reconstituted. Not only had most of the materials in Group 3 been extracted from them, but also over the course of time various other pieces had disappeared from the collections by various means, some escaping into the channels of the book trade, from which a few have been recovered by purchase or gift. There appears to be no way of determining what or how many pieces still are missing. Since there was no question of preserving the organic form of the correspondence, the entire mass of material has been rearranged.

In the first place, certain groups more significant for bulk than for content have been segregated and each placed in a chronological series: persons merely seeking Longfellow's autograph (2 boxes; bMS Am 1340.4); literary societies offering honorary memberships, often a thinly camouflaged attempt to secure an autograph (1 box; bMS Am 1340.5); attempts by lyceums and others to book him for a lecture or a reading, something that he always avoided if possible (1 box; bMS Am 1340.6); and persons, mostly unknown to him, writing to send birthday greetings, especially numerous towards the end of his life when his birthday was celebrated nationally by school children (2 boxes; bMS Am 1340.7). There are also a few literary manuscripts by authors other than Longfellow, and some letters from various persons to other addressees; these are grouped and listed as bMS Am 1340.3.

The removal of these groups leaves in 66 boxes what may be regarded as the significant portion of Longfellow's correspondence, containing letters from 6,228 identified writers. These are arranged and listed alphabetically. The letters of each writer are in turn arranged chronologically, with undated letters grouped at the end of the chronology, and the series for each writer is numbered in pencil in the lower left corner of each piece beginning at 1 for each person. Should the series in any case be found to be out of its true order, or should a reader be able to date an undated letter, this serial number should not be changed; instead, the corrected or new data should be recorded on the outside of the folder in question. In this way the numbers now assigned will serve as permanent references for the individual pieces, which is far more important than having the precise arrangement adjusted to match more detailed or more accurate information. In the index each person receives a single entry, under which is recorded the number of letters and their inclusive dates. The notation "n.d." following this indicates the presence of one or more undated letters. No. 6229 in this series, comprising the whole 66th box, contains 251 letters written over pseudonyms or by writers who have not been identified. These are arranged chronologically, and any identifications that can be supplied by readers will be welcomed.

There is an additional index of overseas and foreign-language correspondents, to make more readily accessible this most interesting side of Longfellow's correspondence.

W. H. Bond Curator of MSS., 10 March 1959
Link to catalog
Title
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882, recipient. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00355

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