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Archives related to: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Family Papers, 1768-1972 (Bulk dates: 1825-1950)
repositoryLongfellow National Historic Site
collection titleThe Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Family Papers consist of correspondence, journals, research notes, and collected materials related to Longfellow and his children’s and siblings’ families. Highlights include contemporary newspaper accounts of Longfellow, letters discussing family members’ activities, and childhood mementos of growing up in Craigie Hous
extent26 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Manuscript Financial Records Legal Papers
accessResearch in the archives is by appointment. Please call (617) 491-1054 to make arrangements with the park archivist for research sessions.
record linkhttp://www.nps.gov/long/historyculture/upload/HWLfamilyaidNMSCfinal.pdf
record sourcehttp://www.nps.gov/long/historyculture/archives.htm
finding aidOnline and in repository.
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titleLongfellow Family Photograph Collection, 1845-1972.
repositoryLongfellow National Historic Site
collection titleThis collection holds the bulk of the many images related to the Longfellow family.

Approximately 11,500 photographs and negatives ranging from 1840 to 1970 encompassing a wide range of photographic processes and topics. These include daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cyanotypes, albumen prints and others.

Many of the photographs are part of collections of individual's papers. In addition, the following photograph collections consist of images unassociated with a singe individual:
Longfellow Family Photograph Collection
Longfellow National Historic Site House and Garden Photograph Collection
Art Reproductions Photograph Collection
extent11,500 photographs and negatives
formatsPhotographs Negatives
accessContact repository for restrictions
record sourcehttp://www.longfellowfriends.org/longfellowhouse/archives.php
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titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana (1881-1950) Papers, 1744-1971.
repositoryLongfellow National Historic Site
collection titleThe papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana (1881-1950), grandson of both H.W. Longfellow and Richard Henry Dana, Jr., reflect the diversity of his personal interests and prolific literary output.

Harry Dana acted at the Longfellow House's first curator, and did extensive research and writing about Revolutionary-era Cambridge, Longfellow's life and works and the history of the Dana and Longfellow families. Dana believed strongly in workers' education and helped found the Boston Trade Union College, as well as lecturing at other workers' schools. A socialist and pacifist, Harry traveled extensively in the Soviet Union and became an expert on Russian Theater.
extent100 linear feet
formatsResearch Files Writings
accessResearch in the archives is by appointment. Please call (617) 491-1054 to make arrangements with the park archivist for research sessions.
record sourcehttp://www.longfellowfriends.org/longfellowhouse/archives.php
finding aidlocated in the repository.
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titleWadsworth-Longfellow Family Papers, 1610-1971.
repositoryLongfellow National Historic Site
collection titleCorrespondence, diaries, journals, land records, legal and financial records, and other documents relating to the Wadsworth and Longfellow families, two prominent New England families. Highlights of the collection include the letters of Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) and his son-in-law Stephen Longfellow (1776-1849) written to their families while they served as U.S. congressmen. Includes extensive genealogical material documenting the family history of the Wadsworths and Longfellows.
extent27 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Journals Legal Papers Financial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
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titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection, 1821-1995 (bulk 1821-1909).
repositoryBowdoin College, Library
collection titleThe collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts and fair copies, portraits, clippings and other ephemera. It includes correspondence with Gorham D. Abbott, Thomas B. Aldrich, William D. Howells, Samuel Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Walt Whitman. Major correspondents (9 or more letters) are Edward Abbott, Jacob C. Chamberlain, and George T. Little. The manuscript material is supplemented by collections of Longfellow's published works and of musical settings for his poems, and by the manuscript and galleys of George T. Little's "Longfellow's Boyhood Poems."
extent5.00 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Clippings Ephemera
accessUse of original materials is restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.
record linkhttp://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/mss/hwlg.shtml
record sourcehttp://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/mss/hwlg.shtml
finding aidOnline and in repository.
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titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Papers, 1819-1928 (bMS Am 1340)
repositoryHoughton Library
collection titleIncludes journals, manuscripts of poems and prose works (many with notes and draft copies); lectures, personal account books and business papers, commonplace books, scrapbooks, and clippings. There are also notes and manuscripts on European languages and literatures; notes on Dante’s Divine Comedy, together with a minute book, 1881- 1928, of the Dante Society, of which Longfellow was the first president; and records of classes taught at Harvard.

History notes :
Longfellow was an American poet.
extent15 linear ft.
formatsJournals Manuscript Writings Business Records Scrapbooks
accessImages linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00425
record sourcehttp://hollis.harvard.edu/
finding aidElectronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00425 Unpublished printed finding aid available in the Houghton Reading Room Reference Collection or in the Houghton Accessions Records, 1954-1955, under *54M-8.
acquisition informationDeposited by the Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954; purchased: 1976.
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titleLetters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). (MS Am 1340.2-1340.7)
repositoryHoughton Library
collection titleThis voluminous file of incoming letters from more than 6000 correspondents includes letters from literary figures and scholars in Great Britain and Europe, as well as the U.S., including Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Thomas Fields, George Washington Greene, Charles Appleton Longfellow, Charles Eliot Norton, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Sumner, Alfred Tennyson, and Samuel Ward. There are several boxes of letters requesting Longfellow's autograph, seeking a lecture appearance, offering honorary memberships, and sending birthday greetings. Also included are a few literary manuscripts by authors other than Longfellow, and some letters from various persons to other addressees.

History notes :
Longfellow was an American poet.

Other forms :
Color digital facsimile images available of selected items.
extent36 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Electronic Resource
accessNo restrictions on use. Internet Link: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:1073025
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:1073025
record sourcehttp://hollis.harvard.edu/
finding aidUnpublished printed finding aid available in the Houghton Reading Room reference collection and electronic finding aid available (1212KB) http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00355
acquisition informationDeposited by the Trustees of the Longfellow House Trust; received: 1954; purchased: 1976.
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titleWadsworth-Longfellow family archives,1848-1907.
repositoryMaine Historical Society
collection titleThis collection is comprised of photocopies and copy photographs made for Maine Historical Society from originals at the Longfellow National Historic Site, National Park Service [Craigie House, Cambridge, MA].

They were arranged by Laura Fecych Sprague [LFS] based upon the Park Service archive finding aid to: the Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow [Jr.] [photo] Scrapbook, NPS unit 47 box 6; to Historic Photographs various units and boxes; and to Longfellow Family papers uncataloged, etc. (See folder 5). However, the photographs have since been rearranged by subject (W-L H, other buildings, and people). Photocopies are of inventories, correspondence, wills, etc. Copy photographs are of family members, and Portland area buildings, including the Wadsworth Longfellow House and several John Calvin Stevens houses. For more information on the original collection at the Longfellow National Historic Site, see also: Finding aid for Longfellow Family photograph collection, 1845-1972 (012 L861)

Collection includes correspondence to and from the following family members, and other related people, as well as photographs of the following people: Richard H. Dana (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's son-in-law), Lewis Pierce (Anne Longfellow Pierce's nephew), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana, Mary Longfellow Greenleaf, Mary King Longfellow, Alexander W. Longfellow, and Lucia Wadsworth.
extentaWadsworth-Longfellow family archives,$f1848-1907.
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Legal Papers Ephemera
accessSee repository for policies and restrictions.
record sourcehttp://minerva.maine.edu/
finding aidInventory available in library; item level control.
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titleWadsworth-Longfellow family papers, [between 1762 and 1921].
repositoryMaine Historical Society
collection titleCollection of papers pertaining to the various members of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families, ca. 1762 to 1921, of Portland, Me.

Included in the collection is the manuscript of "A Story About A Good Little Boy" by Peleg Wadsworth; correspondence to his sons John and George concerning the death of their brother Henry in the Tripolitan War in 1804. Also included is a plan of the House of Representatives sketched by Peleg in 1805; an A.L.S. from John Quincy Adams to John Wadsworth, 1809; a telegram from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow thanking the Maine Historical Society for remembering his birthday, dated February 27, 1882; sheet music presumably belonging to Zilpah and Elizabeth Wadsworth; geometry, poetry, arithmetic, and geography notebooks belonging to Ann Longfellow, Elizabeth Wadsworth, and Stephen Longfellow; deeds, account books, wills, poetry; scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on various members of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families. Other persons and family members represented include Prentiss Mellen, Charles Coffin, Abigail Longfellow, Catherine Longfellow, Tabitha Longfellow, Samuel Longfellow, Lucia Wadsworth, Elizabeth Wadsworth, Alexander Scammel Wadsworth, and Charles L. Wadsworth.
extent1 box and oversize material.
formatsClippings Correspondence Financial Records Legal Papers Scrapbooks
accessSee repository for policies and restrictions.
record sourcehttp://minerva.maine.edu/
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titleWadsworth Longfellow families research collection, 1723-1995
repositoryMaine Historical Society
collection titleThe Wadsworth Longfellow families research collection contains the personal papers of and the accumulated research done by Ms. Butler on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (HWL) (1807- 1882), HWLs extended family, and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. The Collection contains a great deal of information (correspondence, articles, citations, lectures, manuscripts, notes, presentations, rough drafts, etc.) in varied organizational fashion (topically, chronologically, randomly) and offers a glimpse into the process of Ms. Butlers scholarship, not just the end product.

Joyce Butler was born in Portland, Maine on June 27, 1933. She received her A.B. degree from Boston University in 1955, and was a founding member of the society of Maine Archivists. From 1980-1995 Ms. Butler was Curator of Manuscripts and Exhibitions at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, and in 1993 was named Citizen of the Year by the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce.

She was the Curator of Museum Collections at the Maine Historical Society from 1996 2000. Ms. Butler lives in Kennebunk, Maine, where she has been Town Historian since 1990. She is the author of seven books and a contributor to eight others. She has also written numerous articles for newspapers, magazine, and scholarly publications, and is the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History (1981). Ms. Butler was awarded the Neal Allen award in 2004 by the Maine Historical Society.
extent1.5 linear feet + 7 notebooks and 4 card-files.
formatsPersonal Papers Clippings Correspondence Printed Materials Manuscript
accessBox 2, Folder 8 restricted access; Maine Historical Society staff access only.
record sourcehttp://minerva.maine.edu/
finding aidInventory available in library; folder level control.
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title[Wadsworth Longfellow house] [scrapbook]
repositoryMaine Historical Society
collection titleTitle supplied by cataloger.

A collection of newspaper clippings, mostly concerning the Wadsworth Longfellow House, and garden, and the Longfellow birthplace in Portland. Also includes information about the Wadsworth House in Hiram, Maine, including a 1908 obituary for Lusannah Wadsworth Hubbard, daughter of Gen. Peleg. Jr. and Lusannah Wadsworth, who lived in Hiram. Also includes articles about "Evangeline land" and the Craigie House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
extent1 v. ; 28 cm.
formatsScrapbooks
accessSee repository for policies and restrictions.
record sourcehttp://minerva.maine.edu/
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titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Miscellaneous papers, 1840-1882 (MS Am 1370).
repositoryHoughton Library
collection titleIncludes 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.

Historical Note
Longfellow was an American poet.
extent1 box (.5 linear ft.)
formatsCorrespondence Memoranda Writings
accessImages linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01207
record sourcehttp://hollis.harvard.edu/
finding aidIn repository and online guide.
acquisition informationReceived from various sources at various times. See individual items for full accession information.
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titleHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters to Emmeline Austin Wadsworth, 1847-1877 (MS Am 1340.12).
repositoryHoughton Library
collection titleContains letters from Longfellow to his sister Emmeline, addressing family news and the birth and the later tragic death of the daughter and how he coped. Letters also mention the civil war, and emancipation. There are also several letters from Longfellow's wife Fanny to Emmeline discussing the death of her daughter. Also included in the collection are two poems by Longfellow entitled "The Fire of Drift-Wood", and "Emmeline", and some newspaper clippings.

History notes :
Longfellow was an American poet.
extent1 box (.5 linear ft.)
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Writings
accessContactr repository for restrictions.
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00550
record sourcehttp://hollis.harvard.edu/
finding aidIn repository with an online guide.
acquisition informationGift of Mr. William P. Wadsworth, 29 The Homestead, Geneseo, Livingston County New York 14454; received: 1979 January 4.
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