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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1370

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miscellaneous papers

Autograph manuscripts of American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


  • 1840-1882

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.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.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. See individual items for full accession information.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miscellaneous papers, 1840-1882: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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