BibliographyThis bibliography, based on a manuscript notebook of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, was originally compiled by the Cambridge Public Library, in 1906, in honor of the author's eighty-third birthday. This list has been revised and brought up to date by Colonel Higginson's private secretary. It does not aim to include all of his writings, but only the more important ones. In the following list the place in parenthesis under the year indicates where Higginson resided during that time. Def. I, II, etc., after a title refers to the volume in the definitive edition (1900) in which that title also appears.
1843 (Cambridge）A History. [Poem.] (In Christian Examiner, Nov.) Signed H. Mrs. Child's Letters from New York. (In the Present, Nov. 15.) La Madonna di San Sisto. [Poem.] (In the Present, Dec. 15.) Def. VI. Same. (In Our Book. [A Salem Fair publication.] Sept., 1844.) Same. (In Longfellow. Estray. 1846.)
1845 (Cambridge）Lay of the Humble. [Poem.] (In New York Tribune, Oct. I.) Tyrtaeus. [Poem.] (In Harbinger, Nov. I.) Same. (In Liberator, Nov. 7.) Articles. (In Christian World, Jan., Feb.) Signed H.
1846 (Cambridge）Four hymns. (In Longfellow and Johnson. Book of Hymns.) The Railroad. [Poem.] (In Harbinger, April 4.) Holiness unto the Lord. [Sonnet.] (In Harbinger, June 20.) Hymn of Humanity. (In Harbinger, June 27.)  Hebe. [Poem.] (In Harbinger, July 4.) A Word of Hope. [Poem.] (In National Anti-Slavery Standard, Sept. 3.) Sonnet to William Lloyd Garrison. (In Liberty Bell.) (Tr.) A Cradle Song, from the German of Ruckert. (In Harbinger, July 4.) Same, entitled Nature's Cradle Song. Def. VI. Two articles on licentiousness. (In Chronotype.)
1847 (Cambridge—Newburyport)Hymn. (In University of Cambridge Exercises at the Thirty-first Annual Visitation of the [Harvard] Divinity School, July 16.) Pph. Def. VI. Ordination Exercises, Sept. 15, with letter about ecclesiastical councils. Pph.
1848 (Newburyport）‘Man shall not live by bread alone’: Thanksgiving Sermon, Newburyport, Nov. 30. Pph. Fugitives' Hymn. (In Liberty Bell.)
1849 (Newburyport）The Twofold Being. [Poem.] (In Peabody, Elizabeth P., ed. Aesthetic Papers.)
1850 (Newburyport）Address to the Voters of the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts. Pph. Birthday in Fairyland. Pph. Same. (In Phillips. Laurel Leaves for Little Folks, 1903.) The Tongue: Two Practical Sermons. Pph. （With C. Cushing and F. L. Dimmick.) Address to the Citizens in Behalf of the Public Library [Newburyport]. Broadside.
1851 (Newburyport）Merchants: a Sunday Evening Lecture, Jan. Pph. Same. (In Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, Oct.)  Newbury School Committee Report, 1850-51. Pph. Newburyport Free Evening School Report, 1851. Pph. To a Young Convert. [Poem.] (In Liberty Bell.) Same. (In his Afternoon Landscape. 1889.)
1852 (Newburyport—Worcester)Things New and Old: An Installation Sermon, Sept. 5. Pph. Address for Freedom Club, Worcester. Broadside. Address to the Citizens of Worcester. (Young Men's Library Association.) Broadside. Elegy without Fiction: Sermon, Oct. 31, suggested by the deaths of Webster and Rantoul. Broadside. Man and Nature. (In Christian Examiner, July.) (Tr.) Forward. [Poem], from the German of Hoffman von Fallersleben. (In Liberty Bell.) Def. VI. Same. (In Sword and Pen, Dec. 17.)
1853 (Worcester）Thalatta: a book for the Seaside, Ed. anonymously by Higginson and Samuel Longfellow. Contains three of Higginson's poems. Address on the Operation of the Anti-Liquor Law, Boston, Jan 21. (State Temperance Committee Report.) Pph. Unitarian Autumnal Convention: A Sermon. Pph. Remarks before the Committee of the Constitutional Convention on the Qualification of Voters, June 3. Broadside. Am I my Brother's Keeper? Sermon. (In Liberty Bell.) Vindication of the Lord's Supper. Sermon. Pph. Conscience in the Counting-Room. (In Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, Jan.） Speech at Anti-Slavery Convention. (In Liberator, Feb. 11.) Woman and her Wishes: An Essay inscribed to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention. (Several editions and reprinted in London.) Pph., reprinted in London; originally written for the Una. November; December. [Poems.] (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, April.) December. (In his Afternoon Landscape. 1889.) Moral Results of Slavery. (In Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, June.)  The Lovers. [Poem.] (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Sept.） Odensee. (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Nov.） Same. (In Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places.) A Day in Carter Notch. (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Dec.） Sermons to Children. (In Sunday School Gazette.) Speech at the Legislative Temperance Society. (In Life Boat.) （Ed.) Whole World's Temperance Convention Report. Pph.
1854 (Worcester）Does Slavery Christianize the Negro? (Anti-Slavery Tract, no. 4.) Massachusetts in Mourning: A Sermon preached in Worcester, June 4. Pph. Scripture Idolatry: A Discourse. Pph. Same. (In Liberator, Oct. 6.) reprinted in London. Letter. (In Hartford Bible Convention. Proceedings. Appendix.) Sermon on the Nebraska Bill. (In Liberator, Feb. 17.) Speech at Abington, Aug. I: Celebration of West Indian Emancipation. (In Liberator, Aug. 11.) African Proverbial Philosophy. (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Oct.）
Worcester School Committee Report, Dec. 31, 1854. Speech at New England Anti-Slavery Convention. (In Liberator, June 8.) Anti-Slavery Colporteurage. (In Liberator, Sept. 7.) Signed H. Speech at Anniversary of Boston Mob Convention. (In Liberator, Nov. 2.) At Fayal began a book, the Return of Faith, of which only one chapter was afterwards published as the Sympathy of Religions (1871).
Mount Katahdin. (In Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Sept.) Purporting to be written by one of the ladies of the party.  Portugal's Glory and Decay. (In North American Review, Oct.） Letters from Kansas to New York Tribune. Published later as an anti-slavery tract (no. 20), under the title A Ride through Kansas, and also published independently.