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Longfellow, Charles Appleton

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role Collector
dates 1844-1893
city Cambridge
stateMA
gender M
historical notes Collector, traveler, yachtsman, and Henry and Fanny Longfellow's eldest son.

Charles collected a wide range of ceramics, textiles, paintings, and bronzes during his twenty-month sojourn in Japan, from June 1871 until March 1873, shipping over twenty crates of furnishings and decorative arts home to his family in Cambridge.

A year after his return, Charles and his cousin Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow Jr. decorated his sitting room in the Longfellow House with many of his finds, covering the ceiling with Japanese fans, and displaying prints and furniture in the room.
decades
of activity
1870-1880
1880-1890
websitehttp://www.longfellowfriends.org; www.hwlongfellow.org
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:22
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Longfellow National Historic Site
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Charles Appleton Longfellow (1844-1893) Papers, 1842-1996 (Bulk dates: 1862-1891) see details...
Longfellow National Historic Site
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Frances Elizabeth Appleton Longfellow (1817-1861) Papers, 1825-1961 (Bulk dates 1832-1861) see details...

see also:
Longfellow, Fanny Appleton, 1817-1861
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882