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Henry Longfellow's writing table, portrait, and the 'Children's Chair'

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site

This partial view of Henry Longfellow's study shows the "Children's Chair" made from the wood of "the spreading chestnut tree" beside the table where he wrote many of his famous poems. The portrait of Longfellow was placed in the room after his death in 1882.

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  • Title: Henry Longfellow's writing table, portrait, and the 'Children's Chair'
  • Creator: Longfellow National Historic Site
  • Creation Date: 2003
  • Subject Date: 1882
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491
http://www.nps.gov/long/

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