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Edward J. Geary papers

Identifier: M214

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Scope and Contect

Edward Geary's research notes on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's life and works, and drafts of his book, Evening Star.


  • Creation: 1991, undated


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Biographical/Historical Note

Edward J. Geary was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1922. After graduating from Lewiston High School, he attended the University of Maine (Class of 1942). He then briefly taught at Mechanic Falls High School before joining the Air Corps in World War II. During this time he married his wife, Eleanor Wood Geary. Geary obtained a masters degree from Columbia University in 1948 and earned a fulbright scholarlship to study in Paris, and subsequently earned his doctorate from Columbia (1953). He taught at Harvard (1953-1963) and Cornell (1963-1965) before coming to Bowdoin in 1967 as professor in the romance languages department; he later served as a dean. Edward Geary died in 1997.


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This collection is composed primarily of Professor Geary's notes on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's life and works. The bulk of this research was used for his short book, "Evening Star".


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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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