Longfellow's Readers

Envelope addressed "To the right honourable Mr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow celebrated Poet. in America near Boston, on Washington's former country-seat via Bremen," from a scrapbook, 1842.


Longfellow Papers MS Am 1340 (198). Houghton Library.

The post office required only his name to deliver Longfellow's mail, a distinction he shared with his contemporary P. T. Barnum, the Great American Showman.