Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to Emmeline Austin Wadsworth
Letters written by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his relative Emmeline Wadsworth.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of letters from Longfellow to his sister Emmeline, addressing family news and the birth and later tragic death of the daughter and how he coped. Letters also mention the Civil War and emancipation. There are also several letters from Longfellow's wife, Fanny, to Emmeline discussing the death of her daughter. Also included in the collection are two poems by Longfellow entitled "The Fire of Drift-Wood", and "Emmeline", and some newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical
Longfellow was an American poet.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. William P. Wadsworth, 29 The Homestead, Geneseo, Livingston County New York 14454; received: 1979 January 4.
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters to Emmeline Austin Wadsworth: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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