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Hawthorne at Salem

Biographical Information

Websites Related to Hawthorne's Early Life

 

Silhouette of Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1825(?)
from <I>Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Iconography</I> by Rita Gollin
Silhouette of Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1825(?) from Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Iconography by Rita Gollin (courtesy of Northern Illinois UP)
 

 

Hawthorne Community Association, Raymond, Maine

This site provides information about the house in Raymond, Maine where Hawthorne spent time as a boy and information about current and past events sponsored by the Association. It also provides links to articles related to Hawthorne's life in Raymond, Maine.

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"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields. 

Fields was one of Hawthorne's publishers and wrote the article around 1870, based on a conversation he had with Hawthorne about ten years earlier. In the article, Fields describes Raymond, Maine and its importance to Hawthorne.

Salem in 1800: A Sample of the Range of Meanings Applied to One Place at One Time

Project by Margaret Warren for Topics in American Studies, Salem State College (courtesy of http://www.witchcity.org ). Read about life in Salem around the time of Hawthorne’s birth in 1804.

 

Bicentennial Exhibit/Peabody Essex Museum

Includes interactive exhibit on the seven issues of 

The Spectator that Hawthorne published for his family from August 21, 1820 to September 25, 1820