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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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dates 1807–1882
city Cambridge
stateMA
other citiesPortland, ME; Brunswick, ME
gender M
historical notes Collector Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America. Born in Portland, Maine, in 1807, he became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and a world- famous personality by the time of his death in 1882.
He was a traveler, a linguist, and a romantic who identified with the great traditions of European literature and thought. At the same time, he was rooted in American life and history, which charged his imagination with untried themes and made him ambitious for success.
He married Frances ("Fanny") Appleton in 1843, her father bought Craigie House in Cambridge for them as a wedding present, Longfellow having previously rented rooms in the house.

His first wife, former Miss Mary Storer Potter of Portland, died of a complicated miscarriage (ca. 1835).
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1840-1850
1850-1860
1860-1870
1870-1880
websitehttp://www.longfellowfriends.org; www.hwlongfellow.org
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Longfellow National Historic Site Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Family Papers, 1768-1972 (Bulk dates: 1825-1950) see details...
Longfellow National Historic Site Longfellow Family Photograph Collection, 1845-1972. see details...
Longfellow National Historic Site Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana (1881-1950) Papers, 1744-1971. see details...
Longfellow National Historic Site Wadsworth-Longfellow Family Papers, 1610-1971. see details...
Bowdoin College, Library Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection, 1821-1995 (bulk 1821-1909).
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Houghton Library Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Papers, 1819-1928 (bMS Am 1340) see details...
Houghton Library Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). (MS Am 1340.2-1340.7) see details...
Maine Historical Society Wadsworth-Longfellow family archives,1848-1907.
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Maine Historical Society Wadsworth-Longfellow family papers, [between 1762 and 1921]. see details...
Maine Historical Society Wadsworth Longfellow families research collection, 1723-1995 see details...
Maine Historical Society [Wadsworth Longfellow house] [scrapbook] see details...
Houghton Library Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Miscellaneous papers, 1840-1882 (MS Am 1370). see details...
Houghton Library Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters to Emmeline Austin Wadsworth, 1847-1877 (MS Am 1340.12). see details...

see also:
Longfellow, Fanny Appleton, 1817-1861
Longfellow, Charles Appleton