Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Summer home Home Wadsworth Hall Hiram
Wadsworth-Longfellow House Portland, ME
1807/02/27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born in Portland, Maine. Portland, ME Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday
1815/00/00 Henry spends summers on his grandfather's farm fishing in Indian Camp Brook and the Curtis River (Stroudwater River). Visitor Stephen Longfellow House Gorham
1825/00/00 Graduates from Bowdoin College, enrolled in 1821 Graduate Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick
1829/09/02 Henry Longfellow becomes Professor of Modern Languages and College Librarian at Bowdoin College, 1829 to 1835 Professor Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick
1837/00/00 Spring 1837, Henry Longfellow begins renting rooms from widow Elizabeth Craigie. Home Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Cambridge, MA
1842/00/00 "The Wreck of the Hesperus" is published in "Ballads and Other Poems" Poet The Wreck of the Hesperus
1843/07/13 Fanny Appleton marries Henry W Longfellow in the second floor drawing room of 39 Beacon St. Groom Nathan Appleton Residence Boston Marriage of Fanny Appleton and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1853/06/14 Longfellow host a farewell dinner party for Nathaniel Hawthorne. Host Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Cambridge, MA Nathaniel Hawthorne Farewell Dinner Party
1861/01/00 The Atlantic Monthly publishes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere's Ride. Author Paul Revere's Ride (poem) The Midnight Ride
1862/10/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow visits the Howe Tavern. Inspired by the Inn's atmosphere and pastoral landscape, he will write a series of poems focused on a group of fictitious characters that regularly gathered at the old Sudbury tavern. Visitor Tales of a Wayside Inn (book) Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA
1863/00/00 "The Cumberland" is included in "Tales of a Wayside Inn". Author The Cumberland
1863/00/00 "The Theologian's Tale" is included in "Tales of a Wayside Inn". Author Torquemada
1863/00/00 "The Falcon of Ser Federigo" is included in "Tales of a Wayside Inn". Author The Falcon of Ser Federigo
1863/11/00 Stereotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow and Co, "Tales of a Wayside Inn" is published by Ticknor and Fields. Author Tales of a Wayside Inn (book)
1866/07/01 HWL writes a friend: I have left the little girls in Portland, where I passed a day or two with them and among other things had a sail down Casco bay through the wooded islands and wished you were there. Visitor Portland, ME Maine Great Portland Fire of 1866
1866/07/23 After visiting Portland, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes to a friend, "I have been in Portland since the fire. Desolation! Desolation! Desolation! It reminds me of Pompeii, the sepult city." He also donated $200 dollars to the sufferers. Visitor Portland, ME Maine Great Portland Fire of 1866
1867/11/20 Henry W Longfellow visits Charles Dickens at the Parker House. "Perfectly white in hair and beard, but a remarkably handsome and notable-looking man." - CD Dinner Guest Parker House Boston Charles Dickens' 1867 Tour of America
1867/11/21 Henry W Longfellow, Ralph W Emerson, Oliver W Holmes and Louis Agassiz dine with Charles Dickens. Dinner Guest Charles Dickens' 1867 Tour of America
1871/00/00 "The Poet's Tale, Lady Wentworth" is written circa 1871. Author The Poet's Tale, Lady Wentworth
1871/00/00 Henry W Longfellow tours the Wentworth-Coolidge house, which he describes in his poem, Lady Wentworth Visitor The Poet's Tale, Lady Wentworth Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Portsmouth, NH Marriage of Martha Hilton and Benning Wentworth
1876/07/00 As copper is removed from the roof of Old South Meetinghouse, a group of 20 Boston women organize buy the building. They enlist Ralph W Emerson, Julia W Howe, Henry W Longfellow, Louisa M Alcott and Wendell Phillips to rally people to pledge funds. Benefactor Old South Meetinghouse Boston
1888/09/29 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument unvieled Memorial Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument Portland, ME

7 Creative Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Wreck of the Hesperus Poet Poem 1842/00/00
  • 30 or so Notable Poems to Read for a Life List
Paul Revere's Ride (poem) Author Poem 1861/01/00
  • 30 or so Notable Poems to Read for a Life List
The Cumberland Author Poem 1863/00/00
Torquemada Author Poem 1863/00/00
The Falcon of Ser Federigo Author Poem 1863/00/00
Tales of a Wayside Inn (book) Author Poems 1863/11/00
The Poet's Tale, Lady Wentworth Author Poem 1871/00/00

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