Chinese Fan

A Chinese Mandarin presented a folding fan to Longfellow. Caligraphy covers the fan with Longfellow's poem Psalm of Life written in Chinese. The paper forming the fan is thick and speckled with gold; a black border rims the top of the fan. Light-colored wooden slats support the fan folds, and the thick paper is attached at either side with carved wooden end pieces.

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General Peleg Wadsworth

Born on May 6, 1748 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Married to Elizabeth Bartlett on June 18, 1772 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Daughter Zilpah Wadsworth born on Jan 6, 1778 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Died on November 2, 1849 in Hiram, Oxford, Maine (Age: 101)
Buried in the Wadsworth Family Cemetery in Hiram, Maine

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Brothers and Sisters

Stephen the 5th (Born Aug 14, 1805)
Elizabeth Wadsworth (Born August 24, 1808)
Anne (Born March 3, 1810)
Alexander (Born May 20, 1814)
Mary (Born June 28, 1816)
Ellen (Born July 12, 1818)
Samuel (Born June 18, 1819) Occupation: Reverend

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Frances Appleton Longfellow

Frances (Fanny) Appleton's family tree:
https://www.geni.com/people/Frances-Fannie-Longfellow-Appleton/6000000003681550164
The image on this website is of the painting of Frances that hung in Henry Longfellow's bedroom.

View a painting of Frances Appleton by George Peter Alexander Healy

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Visit this link to learn more about the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, Maine:
http://www.mainehistory.org

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Bowdoin College

Visit the Bowdoin College web site: http://www.bowdoin.edu/

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Harvard

Visit the Harvard University web site: http://www.harvard.edu/
Learn more about The Longfellow Institute: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lowinus/

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Craigie House (also known as Longfellow House)


View photos of the exterior and interior of the house:
http://www.nps.gov/long/
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/18house2.html
http://santoleri.com/Limited_LH.htm
http://www.artemisia.no/arc/3/omraade/usa/cambridge/longfellow.house.html


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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Children

Charles Appleton (Born June 9, 1844. Died April 13, 1893.)
         Read more about Charles' adventurous life as a soldier:
          http://suvcw.org/mollus/art005.htm
Ernest Wadsworth (Born 1845.)
         Biography of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Wadsworth_Longfellow
Fanny (Born 1847. Died one year after birth.)
         Her mother was the first to receive ether during labor:
Alice Mary (Born 1850)
         Alice participated in creating the "Harvard Annex" women's college:
Edith (Born 1853. Died July 21, 1915.)
Anne Allegra (Born 1855)
          Anne Allegra married (look under the name "Thorp")
         

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Longfellow's Poetry in The Atlantic Monthly

Read more about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's involvement with The Atlantic Monthly:
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/poetry/longfel/hwlindex.htm

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What is Peritonitis?

The peritoneum is the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity, and it surrounds the inner organs. Peritonitis is an inflammation of the perioneum. This inflammation is accompanied by adominal pain and tenderness, constipation, vomitting and fever. Acute peritonitis is life threatening.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

View Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's grave:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/641/henry-wadsworth-longfellow

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Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey

Photos of Westminster Abbey:
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us/picture-gallery

View Longfellow's statue in the Poet's Corner:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19132/henry-wadsworth-longfellow
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