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Facsimile of sketch by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1829

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Facsimile of sketch by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1829

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The facsimile is of a of sketch entitled "My book and friend," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, drawn in 1829. Longfellow studied in Europe for three years following his graduation from Bowdoin College.

The friend he refers to is Edward Deering Preble, a neighbor of the Longfellows in Portland.

This sketch was drawn in Goettingen, Germany, where Longfellow spent some time during his travels studying at the University there.

The original of the sketch is at the Craigie House, the Longfellow National Historic Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Title: Facsimile of sketch by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1829
  • Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
  • Creation Date: circa 1829
  • Subject Date: 1829
  • Town: Goettingen
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 17
  • Local Code: A85-460
  • Collection: People Graphics Series
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882


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