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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1349.1

Frederick Goddard Tuckerman correspondence


Correspondence of Greenfield, Massachusetts poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman with Alfred Tennyson and Tuckerman family members.


  • Creation: 1833-1873

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains two typed copies of letters to Alfred Tennyson thanking him for his hospitality and acknowledging his happiness at their acquaintance. Includes one manuscript by his father, Edward, entitled Records of My Children which enumerates the birth, christenings, vaccinations, health and ailments of his children. The collection includes a letter dated 1868 from Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne offering to sell the family's home, the Wayside, to Frederick Tuckerman. The other correspondence included in the collection is personal, detailing the exchange of books and poetry as well as the conditions of friends and family.

Biographical / Historical

Tuckerman was a poet of Greenfield, Mass.


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Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

60M-202. Gift of Orton Loring Clark, Amherst, Massachusetts; received: 1961 March 30.

Tuckerman, Frederick Goddard, 1821-1873. Frederick Goddard Tuckerman correspondence, 1833-1873: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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