Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1846

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Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow (1778-1851) was the daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth Bartlett Wadsworth of Portland. In 1804, she married Stephen Longfellow, a lawyer, judge, and legislator who was active in civic affairs.

The couple had eight children. Among them was the noted poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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About This Item

  • Title: Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1846
  • Creation Date: circa 1846
  • Subject Date: circa 1846
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: LONG 4823
  • Object Type: Image

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Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491

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