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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Dec 1996

Biographical History

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. He studied at Bowdoin College and later became a professor there; he also taught at Harvard.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection constitutes five letters and two autograph poems by the American author and poet, as well as a small assortment of miscellany relating to Longfellow, his children, and one of his correspondents.

Arrangement of the Collection

Letters are arranged chronologically. Miscellany is arranged alphabetically by type.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 -- Archives

Associated Titles

Arrow and the song.
Psalm of life.


Poets, American -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Business cards.
Negatives (photographs)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of John S. Mayfield; Sol Feinstone.

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