Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1804/07/04 Nathaniel Hawthorne is born at 27 Union St, Salem, (backyard of current 16 Herbert St, the house itself was moved next to the Seven Gables in 1958) Born Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, Salem Salem, MA Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthday
1808/00/00 Widow Hawthorne, two daughters and son Nathaniel move in with her parents, spring 1808, Nathaniel's room was on the 3rd floor Home Manning House Salem, MA
1816/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne home 1816 to 1819 Home Nathaniel Hawthorne Boyhood Home South Casco
1820/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne visits the area frequently before and during his enrollment at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Home Richard Manning House South Casco
1825/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne begins studies at Bowdoin College in 1821, graduates in 1825 Education Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick
1825/07/00 After graduating from Bowdoin College, Nathaniel Hawthorne returns to live at the "Castle Dismal" on Herbert St. Home Manning House Salem, MA
1828/00/00 Hawthorne Cottage is originally built by Robert Manning for his sister, Elizabeth Hawthorne and her children at 31 Dearborn St. Home Elizabeth Hawthorne Cottage Salem, MA
1831/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne sojourns at the Shaker Community in Canterbury, NH. Visitor Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury
1832/00/00 Hawthorne visits the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls in New York. Visitor Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, NY
1832/00/00 Hawthorne visits the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls in New York. Visitor Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, OT
1832/00/00 Hawthorne visits the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls in New York. Visitor Niagara Falls Niagara Falls State Park
1832/00/00 Hawthorne and his family return to the Herbert St house. Home Manning House Salem, MA
1835/00/00 "The Ambitious Guest" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published. Author The Ambitious Guest (Short Story)
1835/00/00 "The Gray Champion" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published. Author The Gray Champion (Short Story)
1835/00/00 "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published anonymously in The New-England Magazine. Author Young Goodman Brown (Short Story)
1836/00/00 "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published. Author The Minister's Black Veil (Short Story)
1836/01/00 Hawthorne moves to Boston but he will return to the Herbert St house in Salem in August. Home Manning House Salem, MA
1837/00/00 "David Swan" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published. Author David Swan (Short Story)
1837/11/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne meets Sophia Peabody at her home in Salem. Life Grimshawe-Peabody House, Salem Salem, MA
1838/07/00 During a visit to North Adams, Massachusetts, Hawthorne climbs Mount Greylock several times. Life Mount Greylock Summit Historic District Adams, MA
1839/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne is engaged as a weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House (lost) by historian George Bancroft, Collector of the Port. Work
1841/04/00 Hawthorne becomes a member of the transcendentalist Utopian community at Brook Farm. He will leave in November. Home Brook Farm Historic Site, Boston Boston
1842/07/09 Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne rent Old Manse from Ralph Waldo Emerson for $100 per annum. Home Old Manse Concord, MA
1842/07/09 Sophia Peabody weds Nathaniel Hawthorne in the upstairs parlor at the Peabody Home in Boston, MA. Groom Peabody Residence and Book Room Boston
1843/03/00 "The Birth-Mark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published in the last issue of The Pioneer, 1843, Volume 1, Issue 3. Author The Birthmark (Short Story)
1844/12/00 "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published in The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. Author Rappaccini's Daughter (Short Story)
1845/07/01 As for Thoreau, there is one chance in a thousand that he might write a most excellent and readable book.... - NH to publisher Evert Duyckinck Mentor Walden: Life in the Woods
1845/10/02 Unable to afford the rent on their Concord home, Nathaniel, Sophia, and daughter Una, return to live in Hawthorne's mother's home on Herbert St in Salem. Home Manning House Salem, MA
1846/00/00 "Mosses from an Old Manse", a collection of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is published by Wiley and Putnam, 6 Waterloo Place, London. Author Mosses from an Old Manse (short story collection)
1846/04/09 Nathaniel Hawthorne is awarded Surveyor of the Port of Salem, earning $1,200 per year. His office was in the Custom House on Derby Street, 1846-1849. Work Salem Custom House Salem, MA
1846/07/00 Shortly after the birth of their son Julian, the Hawthorne family moves into the Bott-Fabin House. Home Bott-Fabin House Salem, MA
1847/00/00 During his time at the Custom House in Salem from 1846 through 1849, Nathaniel Hawthorne often visits his second cousin, Susanna Ingersoll. Family House of Seven Gables Salem, MA
1849/00/00 Hawthorne's work as Surveyor of the Port of Salem ends. Work Salem Custom House Salem, MA
1850/02/23 Nathaniel Hawthorne finishes reading "The Scarlet Letter" to his wife, Sophia. Mall St will be the Hawthorne home until March 1850. Author The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter House Salem, MA
1850/03/16 "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. Author The Scarlet Letter Old Corner Bookstore Boston
1850/07/00 In the cottage he named Tanglewood, Nathaniel Hawthorne works on "The House of the Seven Gables" in Lenox. Home The House of the Seven Gables Hawthorne's Little Red Cottage Stockbridge
1850/08/05 Taking refuge under overhanging rocks during the thunderstorm, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville have a vigorous discussion which will influence Melville's new book, Moby-Dick. Guest Moby Dick (book) Monument Mountain Great Barrington, MA Evert Duyckinck's Monument Picnic
1851/00/00 "The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. Author The House of the Seven Gables Old Corner Bookstore Boston
1851/07/00 In Melville's barn, Hawthorne and Melville sit in the hayloft for many long evenings discussing Melville's progress with "Moby Dick", 1850-1852. Mentor Moby Dick (book) Herman Melville House, Pittsfield Pittsfield, MA
1851/11/00 In the dining room of the Little Red Inn in Lenox, Herman Melville presents an inscribed copy of his new novel, Moby-Dick, to his friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the man to whom the work was dedicated. Life Moby Dick (book) Little Red Inn, Stockbridge Stockbridge
1852/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne makes a home at The Wayside in Concord, staying until 1870. Home The Wayside Concord, MA
1853/06/14 Longfellow host a farewell dinner party for Nathaniel Hawthorne. Guest of honor Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Cambridge, MA Nathaniel Hawthorne Farewell Dinner Party
1854/10/09 My ancestor left England in 1635. I return in 1853. Sometimes feel as if I myself had been absent these two hundred and eighteen years-leaving England just emerging from the feudal system, and finding it on the verge of Republicanism. NH notebook Author Liverpool Merseyside
1855/00/00 US Consul to Liverpool from 1853 to 1857, Nathaniel Hawthorne lives at Mrs Blodgets boarding house at 153 Duke Street, Liverpool from 1856-1857. Home Mrs Blodgets Boarding House, Liverpool Duke Street
1855/08/00 In August, Nathaniel Hawthorne visits Smithell's Hall, near Bolton, and learns the legend of the Bloody Footstep. Guest Smithills Hall Bolton
1857/00/00 US Consul Hawthorne speaks at the Foundation Stone ceremony for the William Brown Library And Museum. Designed by Thomas Allom, it opened in 1860. Dignitary William Brown Library And Museum Liverpool
1864/05/19 While on a tour of the White Mountains, Nathaniel Hawthorne dies in his sleep, in Plymouth, New Hampshire. His final resting place is in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Died Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Concord, MA
1882/00/00 Hawthorne uses the Peabody home as a setting for "Dr Grimshawe's Secret". Unfinished, the work was published in 1882. Another incomplete work, "Dr Dolliver's Romance", is also set here. Author Grimshawe-Peabody House, Salem Salem, MA

10 Creative Works by Nathaniel Hawthorne »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Ambitious Guest (Short Story) Author Short Story 1835/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Gray Champion (Short Story) Author Short Story 1835/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Young Goodman Brown (Short Story) Author Short Story 1835/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Minister's Black Veil (Short Story) Author Short Story 1836/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
David Swan (Short Story) Author Short Story 1837/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Birthmark (Short Story) Author Short Story 1843/03/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Rappaccini's Daughter (Short Story) Author Short Story 1844/12/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Mosses from an Old Manse (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1846/00/00
The Scarlet Letter Author Book 1850/03/16
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas
The House of the Seven Gables Author Book 1851/00/00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas

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