Longfellow, Henry W. (ON HOLD)

The great popular poet praises a singer, apparently a protege of a noted Unitarian minister

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(1807-1882) American educator and poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", “The Song of Hiawatha” and "Evangeline". He was the 1st American to translate Dante's “The Divine Comedy” and was one of the 5 members of “the Fireside Poets”. After spending some time in Europe, he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were “Voices of the Night” (1839) and “Ballads and Other Poems” (1841). He retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He was the most popular American poet of his day and had much success overseas. 7 x 4 1/2 ALS, 2pps (1st & 2nd pages of folded sheet), Cambridge (Mass.), December 30 1880. to "My Dear Sir" (recipient noted as Rev. Minot J. Savage in pencil by another hand at top of 1st page).Longfellow is pleased to hear that a Miss Miller will be singing at a private complimentary concert before singing in public. Longfellow has "great confidence in her artistic ability" and has "no doubt of her success." He concludes: "Moreover, I think it, a merited compliment to one who has been so diligent and persevering in her professional studies." MINOT JUDSON SAVAGE (1841-1918) Maine-born Unitarian minister and author. He graduated from the Bangor Theological Seminary in 1864, and for 9 years was in the Congregational ministry. Savage then became a Unitarian, and was pastor of the Third Unitarian Church of Chicago 1873-74, of Boston's Church of the Unity 1874-96, and of NYC's Church of the Messiah (now renamed the Community Church) 1896-1906. His sermons were distributed in the pamphlets Unity Pulpit and Messiah Pulpit. He wrote many books and was a director of the American Unitarian Assn. In 1896 he was granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Harvard.

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