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Hawthorne at Salem

Biographical Information

Original Documents Related to Hawthorne's Adult Life

Article from the June 11, 1849 edition of the <I>Salem Register </I> on Hawthorne's firing from his position as Surveyor of the Port at the Salem Custom House. Part 1.
Article from the June 11, 1849 edition of the Salem Register on Hawthorne's firing from his position as Surveyor of the Port at the Salem Custom House. Part 1.
 (courtesy of The Boston Public Library.)
	Article from the June 11, 1849 edition of the Salem Register  on Hawthorne's firing from his position as Surveyor of the Port at the Salem Custom House. Part 2.
Article from the June 11, 1849 edition of the Salem Register on Hawthorne's firing from his position as Surveyor of the Port at the Salem Custom House. Part 2.
 (courtesy of The Boston Public Library.)
James Thomas Fields to \"My dear Sir.\"
Autograph note signed, Boston, February 14, 1877.
Gift: Richard Harwell.
James Thomas Fields to "My dear Sir." Autograph note signed, Boston, February 14, 1877. Gift: Richard Harwell. 
This note reads: "An autograph of Hawthorne is among the impossibilities [and] I really should not know where to look for one." Fields, a partner of William Ticknor in the publishing firm Ticknor & Fields, was Hawthorne's publisher. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.  (courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)