Henry Wadsworth Longfellow may have been a famous poet, but he was not the only interesting member of the family. His wife Fanny was an intelligent, forward-thinking woman who engaged in literary pursuits and artwork. Henry and Fanny's children included Charley, an adventurous traveler, and Alice, an important figure in the advancement of women's education and an early proponent of historic preservation. Click on the links in the navigation menu to read more about some individual members of the Longfellow family.
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Alice Longfellow, the poet's oldest daughter, was interested in women's education and was an influential figure in the founding of Radcliffe College.