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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1127.1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Letters from American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Atlantic Monthly editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich.


  • 1858-1882

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes letters from Longfellow to Aldrich, mostly concerning Aldrich's poetry, and one letter from Annie Allegra Longfellow to Aldrich, concerning two of her father's poems.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Longfellow to Aldrich, and one letter from Annie Allegra Longfellow to Aldrich.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet; Aldrich was a poet, novelist and short story writer, and editor of Every Saturday (1865-1974) and the Atlantic Monthly (1881-1890).


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*42M-887. Gift of the Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial Trustees; received: 1948 July.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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