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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1370

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miscellaneous papers

Overview

Autograph manuscripts of American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Dates

  • 1840-1882

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes autograph manuscript draft poems and prose by Longfellow, materials about Longfellow, and letters to him. Includes drafts of The wreck of the Hesperus, Twelfth-night, Excelsior, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Longfellow was an American poet.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. See individual items for full accession information.

Title
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miscellaneous papers, 1840-1882: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01207

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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