Bowdoin College News – highlighted the Maine Calling NPR presentation about Nathaniel Hawthorne and his youth in Maine.  In addition to his boyhood in Raymond, Hawthorne attended Bowdoin.

Read from the downloaded PDF here, or find the original posting  here .

National Park Service – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne – Though Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne graduated together as members of Bowdoin College’s class of 1825, the friendship between the two men truly started with the above letter, written by Hawthorne to Longfellow on March 7, 1837. Hawthorne had been “scribbling” for periodicals for years, without significant financial success. His friend Horatio Bridge encouraged him to collect some of these short works into book form and secretly[Read more]

Hawthorne in Raymond – A June 15, 1986 talk given by Professor Melinda Ponder of Boston College at the annual meeting of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society held at the Hawthorne House in Raymond, ME.  The original spelling “Hathorne” is used for the family name.  The literary and biographical references given at the end of the paper will be of interest to anyone interested in doing further research.

Click HERE to access the full transcript.

The Boyhood Home of Nathaniel Hawthorne – By Lois Varney of South Casco, Maine.  The date and name of publication is not available. Appears to be from around 1985 in a lakes area newspaper.

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Downeast Magazine, September, 1962

Nathaniel Hawthorne in Maine

From an article by Herbert Edwards

Click HERE to access the Down East article.

1921 Portland Evening Express – Article about the Hawthorne  – To Preserve Old Hawthorne Church at South Casco. 


Click HERE to access the 1921 Portland Evening Express article.