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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 6: marriage and life at Brunswick (search)
cript lectures delivered by him at Bowdoin College and still preserved there, to find them accompanied by pages of extracts, here and there, in her handwriting. It will therefore be interesting to make her acquaintance a little farther. Mary Storer Potter was the second daughter of the Hon. Barrett Potter and Anne (Storer) Potter of Portland, neighbors and friends of the Longfellow family. She had been for a time a schoolmate of Henry Longfellow at the private school of Bezaleel Cushman in attractive person, blooming in health and beauty, the graceful bride of a very attractive and elegant young man. Some books from her girlish library now lie before me, dingy and time-worn, with her name in varying handwriting from the early Mary S. Potter to the later Mary S. P. Longfellow. They show many marked passages and here and there a quotation. The collection begins with Miss Edgeworth's Harry and Lucy; then follow somewhat abruptly Sabbath Recreations, by Miss Emily Taylor, and The
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix I: Genealogy (search)
he had married Zilpah, daughter of General Peleg Wadsworth, of Portland. Of their eight children, Henry Wadsworth was the second. He was named for his mother's brother, a gallant young lieutenant in the Navy, who on the night of September 4, 1804, gave his life before Tripoli in the war with Algiers. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on the 27th February, 1807; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825; in 1829 was appointed Professor of Modern Languages in the same college; was married in 1831 to Mary Storer Potter (daughter of Barrett Potter of Portland), who died in 1835; in 1836 was appointed Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres in Harvard College, which office he held till 1854. He was again married in July, 1843, to Frances Elizabeth Appleton, daughter of Nathan Appleton, of Boston. She died in 1861. Their children were Charles Appleton, Ernest Wadsworth, Frances (who died in infancy), Alice Mary, Edith, and Anne Allegra. He died on the 24th March, 1882. Zzz.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
, 52; beginning of Outre-Mer, 55; Hyperion, 55; returns home, 56; becomes professor of modern languages at Bowdoin College, 56; prepares his own text-books, 57; contributes to the North American Review, 58; publishes translations, 60; marries Mary S. Potter, 60; salary at Bowdoin, 64; life at Brunswick, 65, 66; writes to G. W. Greene, 67; publishes sketches in New England Magazine, 67; early sketches, 68; comparison of the Sketch Book and Outre-Mer, 69-71; a puzzle about his writings, 72-74; hisbout his wife's death, 107-111. Potter, Eliza A., 109-111; Longfellow's letter to, 113-115; Longfellow's letter to, announcing his engagement, 172; Frances Appleton's letter to, 174, 175. Potter, Margaret. See Thacher, Mrs. Peter. Potter, Mary Storer. See Longfellow, Mary S. P. Pratt, Dexter, 289. Prescott, William H., 146, 161; on Longfellow's poems, 149. Prothero, Canon, presides at Longfellow commemoration in Westminster Abbey, 249; accepts bust, 255. Pulaski, Casimir, Cou