Henry Wadsworth Longfellow papers
Papers of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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Harvard purchased all rights controlled by the Longfellow Trust, including copyrights, in 1976.
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Extent15 linear feet (227 volumes and 1 box)
Includes journals, manuscripts of poems and prose works (many with notes and draft copies); lectures, personal account books and business papers, commonplace books, scrapbooks, and clippings. There are also notes and manuscripts on European languages and literatures; notes on Dante's Divine Comedy, together with a minute book, 1881- 1928, of the Dante Society, of which Longfellow was the first president; and records of classes taught at Harvard.
Biographical / Historical
Longfellow was an American poet.
Arranged by topic.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*54M-8. Deposited by the Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954; purchased: 1976.
2014M-166. [Item (110), first page of Inferno Canto I] Purchased with funds from the Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for Early American Literature and History and the Jacob Blanck Book Fund, 2015 May 27.
The S.V. numbers listed with the items appear to represent numbers assigned when the material was housed in the "Study Vault" at Craigie House. This arrangement was largely preserved in Houghton cataloging.
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow papers: Guide.
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